Posh Cockney partner with Rave to the Moon

Two-step all the way to the moon this NYE.

Pick a charity, dust off your rave outfit, and log in to what is sure to be the biggest virtual rave ever.

Rave to the Moon is a totally free online party, and the world’s very first Rave-a-thon, aiming to stomp the distance to the moon (577M steps…approximately) with the collective steps of ravers across the world. Similar to any other sponsored event, ravers will be able to select their own charity and ask for sponsorship from friends and family.

The event has been created by world-record-breaking beatboxer and festival mainstage staple, SK Shlomo, following his string of award-winning digital raves. Electrifying virtual DJ sets will be beamed live into homes worldwide from global stars including Rob Da Bank, Mr Scruff, Arielle Free, Ellie Prohan, DJ Yoda, Basement Jaxx’ Felix Buxton and Vula, Beardyman, Heartless Crew, and many more.

Posh Cockney is delighted to be partnering with Rave to the Moon and supporting this fantastic initiative. We will be live streaming the event directly to our social media platforms and cannot wait to join the party.

2020 has seen thousands of events canceled all around the world, this not only means that many people have lost their jobs, but incredibly important charities have lost a huge amount of donations. This virtual event aims to start putting money back into the pockets of those that need it most, whilst throwing an incredible party for everyone to enjoy.

With collective steps being counted in real-time using the free app Sweatcoin, revelers can rave at home and battle for the top spot in the live leader board to win big prizes.

Want to sign up to the event? Head to http://ravetothemoon.tv to sign up now!

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We are not Alone this Christmas

Tier 4 announcements have left many Londoners feeling alone and isolated this Christmas. We just wanted to take this opportunity to reach out to you all and let you know that we are here. This year has been incredibly difficult for everyone in the hospitality industry, but now more than ever, it is important to see the enormity of the community we find ourselves in. You are not alone in this fight, please reach out if you need to, we are stronger together.

Stay connected with friends and family. If you can’t be there in person, pick up the phone. I know we all hoped we would have seen the back of Zoom by now, but it could be the only connection for some, this festive season. That quiz that is an annoyance to you, could be the only social interaction for another.

If you can’t reach out to friends and family, there are many organisations, ready and waiting to speak with you. Below is a list of just a few.

Your mental health is important. It is perfectly okay to feel however you are feeling. If we stick together, we will get through these new restrictions, and come out the other side in a world full of vaccinations and celebrations.

The team at Posh Cockney would like to thank you once again, for everyone’s continued support this year. We are proud of how much we have grown, and we can’t wait to see where 2021 takes us.

Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and a much brighter New Year.

Samaritans: Call 116123

Mind: Call 03001233393 Text 86463

Shout: Text 85258

Young Minds: Call 08088025544

Sane: Call 03003047000

Café de Paris Closes its doors after 96 Years

Another day, another sad announcement.

Café de Paris is one of London’s oldest and most iconic venues. Known not only for its incredible cabaret shows and memorable parties but for its phenomenal history.

The venue first opened its doors in 1924. Back then, Café de Paris was frequented by famous faces such as Cole Porter, as well as Louise Brookes who made history there, by performing the first-ever Charleston in London.

During the Second World War, the venue initially stayed open with its manager promoted it as the “safest and gayest restaurant in town, being 20ft below ground.” In 1941 the venue was hit during the Blitz, with many performers, staff, and guests sadly losing their lives.

The venue didn’t reopen until 1948 when it firmly re-established itself as one of the leading theatre clubs in London, playing host to Judy GarlandFrank SinatraGrace Kelly, and many more. Since then, the venue has been host to many incredible performers, as well as providing the backdrop for films and TV shows.

In 2002, Café de Paris was bought by Maxwell’s Restaurant Group, which also owns Tropicana Beach Club as well as many other well-known bars, clubs, and restaurants. Unfortunately, this month the group has had to make the heartbreaking decision not to reopen any of these much-loved venues. 400 jobs will be lost, and that of course does not include the dancers, performers, DJs, and others who freelance there.

The closure of these iconic places really goes to show the impact that this pandemic is having on the nightclub scene.

The NTIA has been campaigning for better support from the Government, as the move into Tier 4 puts even most strain on the sector. “The Night Time Economy & Hospitality sector has lost all confidence in the government strategy against Covid,” said Night Time Industries Association CEO Michael Kill in a statement. “The unrelenting closing and reopening of businesses are costing owners hundreds of thousands of pounds, and coupled with the erratic decision-making around restrictions, is rapidly destroying the ability of the sector to bounce back.”

Café de Paris welcomed a new General Manager, Aaron Sinkia at the end of last year. After an incredibly successful January and February, they were set to have their best year yet. But with their doors tightly shut for the last nine months, the story has sadly had a very different ending.

Posh Cockney CEO Liam Norval spent 10 years working at Café de Paris as Marketing Director. Here he built his career, making contacts right across the hospitality world, and hosting incredible events such as Celebrity Saturday.

This is truly heart-breaking news. I spent almost a decade at this amazing venue and have some unforgettable memories that I will cherish for the rest of my life. I think back to some of the incredible parties we threw, the celebrities we had through the door, the people I met, and the friends I made.  Café de Paris was an institution and will always be in my heart as I know it will be in many others. The team I worked with over that 10-year span were fantastic, and I call them all very dear friends today, I wish them all the very best of luck. Who knows if this is the end for Café de Paris, I certainly hope not.” – Liam Norval, CEO at Posh Cockney

This is a venue close to the hearts of the whole team here at Posh Cockney, and we are hugely saddened by the news. However, we know that with closure, comes opportunity. We are confident that these venues will not stay closed for long, and we are excited to watch the next stage of their history unfold. 2024 will be Café de Paris’ 100th birthday, that sounds like a party everyone will be wanting an invite to.

Liam Norval is announced as Non exec director at PURE Vodka, WM Spirits

PURE is an Organic Vodka brand which has already seen huge success this year with the launch of their latest product PURE Lite. Managing Director Adam Player developed the idea for this home-grown British brand, after realising the need for a cleaner, healthier vodka alternative.

After working with the brand for over a year, Liam and Adam have built up an exceptional working relationship, this is a fantastic step towards further developing the brand.

“I am very excited to take on this new role within PURE Vodka, I have worked closely with the brand for over a year and moving into a non-exec role will allow me to help the company grow and develop further. I am delighted to be able to lend my experiences and knowledge to this fast-growing brand, watch this space for some huge announcements in the next year.” – Liam Norval

“It’s been a pleasure working with Liam and his Posh Cockney team for the last year, bringing Liam on board with his experience and contacts is a great move for the business, and we look forward to having more success as a company and seeing where this new relationship can take us.” – Adam Player, Managing Director at PURE

2021 is looking like a big year for PURE Vodka as they hope to build on their recent success. With Liam on board, we can be sure that there will be star studded events and exciting new product launches coming your way very soon.