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Moving Venue wins contract for ‘Mandela Remembered’ gala dinner

London based caterer Moving Venue will cater for the first ‘Mandela Remembered’ charity gala dinner on 18th July 2014, Nelson Mandela’s birthday.
The dinner will take place at the iconic Roundhouse, Camden and will see Moving Venue cater for over 700 people. The evening will celebrate the life and legacy of Nelson Mandela and is set to draw an influential list of celebrities, politicos and corporate supporters.

A Champagne reception will set the tone for the celebrations and be followed by a three-course seated dinner created by Moving Venue’s brigade of chefs. The menu will be designed with a South African theme, inspired by seasonal ingredients largely sourced from the country. A charity auction followed by special performances from guests including Heather Small and Beverley Knight will bring the evening to a fitting crescendo.

The gala dinner was inspired by a House of Commons tribute book of messages started by noted entrepreneur Nic Careem. The book, built up over 10 years, now contains over 700 handwritten messages, from to world famous celebrities, business leaders and politicians, with a final sign off from Barack Obama.

Richard Beggs, Moving Venue’s managing director, said, “We are delighted to be involved in such an exciting project which will remember an exceptional man whilst also raising funds to continue his legacy. We are looking forward to creating some amazing dishes and contributing to what is set to be a truly memorable evening.”

Nic Careem, director of the Blue Sky Network, said, “We chose Moving Venue to work with as they have a longstanding reputation for flare, quality and are used to working on high profile events. They also understood the objectives behind the event and are on board as a long-term partner.”

Gold, Silver and Bronze packages are available for the evening ranging from £2,500 to £10,000 per table with all proceeds going towards building the first ‘Blue Sky Village’ in Rwanda.

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