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Six Nations Championship 2018

Centred right to left: Ireland's Mick Galway and Templeton's Justin Kelly. 
Just some of the Irishmen working hard at Twickenham on St Patrick's Day.

 

As the 124th edition of the tournament commenced, with the bonus point system still in swing, all eyes were on the team who could not only dominate the Six Nations Table but also attain the Triple Crown and Grand Slam, ensuring them an additional 3 bonus points.

Ireland had denied England the Grand Slam and Triple Crown last year. Tensions rise in the wait to see if England could go all the way this year as defending champions.

Few would have missed out on the action this year. 

At Templeton Events, we always have a Director present at all times to ensure everything is set up correctly prior to the arrival of you and your party, and to ensure the day continues to run smoothly throughout. Towards the end of the event, we ensure that nothing has been accidentally misplaced or left behind and return it safely to its rightful owner. We also provide personalised table placecards so you can plan in advance where you would like guests to sit during your lunch. Templeton Events offers consistency from one event to the next.


The results of this year’s 2018 tournament were as follows:

1. Ireland – 5W 0L – 26 points - Grand Slam and Triple Crown Winners

2. Wales – 3W 2L – 15 points

3. Scotland – 3W 2L – 13 points

4. France – 2W 3L – 11 points

5. England – 2W 3L – 10 points

6. Italy – 0W 5L – 1 point

Top try scorer this year was awarded to Ireland’s 21-year-old Jacob Stockdale, scoring 7 tries in total,
followed by Italy’s Minozzi and England’s May, who scored 4 tries each.

 

Here’s how [most of] the tournament unfolded: 

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Six Nations Championship 2017


Manu Tuilagi not playing for England at the France match at Twickenham due to injury - chatting with Templeton's Robin Mays. 

2017 Six Nations Championship was certainly a notable one
For the 123rd edition of the tournament, the 2017 Six Nations Championship was certainly a notable one. For the first time in the Six Nations, this year saw the introduction of the bonus point system in which a team scoring four or more tries in a match were awarded an additional league table point. In addition to this, a winner of a Grand Slam (all five matches) would be awarded three bonus points as so to ensure a clear Championship win. 

England had won the Grand Slam and the Triple Crown last year in 2016 – could they muster up the same strength and determination and do it again?

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Japanese Food for Dummies

 

1. Make your way over to a quality Japanese restaurant or if you're in London try Kiku.

Kiku restaurant is a contemporary Japanese restaurant on Half Moon Street in Mayfair known across London as one of the most authentic of its kind. The design of the restaurant is minimalist and dignified, a clear reflection of Japanese culture. The rooms are long and narrow, plainly furnished with light wood with rattan screens that stop it being monotonous. As we entered, the staff greeted us with a friendly welcome, allowing us to change our booking and sit at the counter for a unique view of the food preparation.

For the first few visits to Japanese restaurants, it is good to go to the more high end examples as you will be looked after very well and likely to feel comfortable about the experience. Soon you will be a natural. Being more relaxed you will enjoy the atmosphere, the subtlety of the flavours and begin to experiment with the more unusual menu choices for example sea urchin (Japanese word "Uni" pronounced oo-nee).

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Greenray Group Team Event, Edinburgh

St Georges day was spent in a sunny Edinburgh for a large contingent of the Greenray Group and their partners.

We hope you enjoy our short film of the event.

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Close to you - What's it all about?

Bacharach Reimagined...

Effortlessly Cool...

A seriously fun evening with Templeton Events...

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What’s the point of Sports Hospitality anyway?

Let’s be honest about things; when a client or a supplier accepts an invitation to spend the day with you at a major sporting event, they are not coming primarily for the pleasure of your company. That is not to say that they do not enjoy your company, but would they leave their family or their workplace to spend a day with you under different, less entertaining circumstances?

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Royal Ascot - Dress Code


 

So another Royal Ascot comes to an end, and not just any Royal Ascot, but one held in the Diamond Jubilee year of Her Majesty The Queen.

 

In many ways, it was arguably the best Royal Ascot ever - not just because of the above, but with the performances of Frankel and Black Caviar, Frankie winning the Gold Cup, and a Royal winner to boot (all of which I am sure you have already witnessed or read about), the racing managed to overshadow the fashion. And it is the latter that I would like to briefly touch upon...

 

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The art of giving back

Is the Art of Giving Back is Good Business Practice... 

Honest and trusting relationships with our clients...
I’m a firm believer in what goes around, comes around. We’ve always tried our best to practise good business karma, and I believe that it has helped us enormously in forging honest and trusting relationships with our clients.

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Wimbledon - Surprise and Certitude

An almost equal measure...

As usual, Wimbledon this year mixed surprises and inevitability in almost equal measure. In the Men’s Championship, Rafa Nadal went out early to the dreadlocked Dustin Brown, although this should not really have been such a shock as Brown had beaten him last year in Germany.

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Royal Ascot - it's horses for courses...

The Fourth Day...

Royal Ascot, Friday 19th June 2015

Friday was the day when Jockey Ryan Moore secured a record-breaking ninth winner at Royal Ascot on Aloft in the Queen's Vase, beating the existing modern day record of eight winners held by Pat Eddery and Lester Piggott.

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Bacharach Reimagined...

Effortlessly Cool...

A seriously fun evening with Templeton Events...


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Blog Updated 22 Feb 2016...

We were delighted that the Burt Bacharach show "What's it all about" was renamed to "Close to You", its planned showing duration extended and the show transferred to the wonderful west end theatre "The Criterion" where show played until 14th February. It was our pleasure to design an event around the show where our client and guests stayed at the Five Star Metropolitan Hotel on London's Park Lane. Please see the below itinerary for the evening... 

Arrival at Metropolitan Hotel

19 Old Park Lane, London W1K 1LB

14:00 Check-in opens

16:00 Rendezvous in your reserved area of The Met Bar for Master Mixologist Cocktail Making & Tasting Class

17:00 Three course pre-theatre dinner served in your private dining room

18:40 Prepare to depart for The Criterion Theatre

18:50 Depart Hotel

19:30 Close to You curtain up

Champagne Interval

22:05 Show ends. Return to Hotel

Post theatre buffet and refreshments in your reserved private area

Late Retire to your executive room for overnight stay

Sunday Full English breakfast available until 11.00

Midday Check out

Bags can be left in storage for those who wish to explore nearby Bond Street

 

Event feedback comments include:

“I just wanted to Thank You and Lucy Electric again for an Absolutely Fantastic weekend which we thoroughly enjoyed from beginning to end!

The experience Exceeded Expectations in every way! The hotel, the hospitality, the food, the theatre – Everything was sensational.

The organization was superb and myself and Baz had an Extraordinary experience.

We feel very honoured to have been invited to such a calibre of event and once again, Thank you for the efforts that everyone went to, too make it such a special weekend.”

Operations Director - Stone

 

 

“Thank you so much for the invite to London over the weekend.

I have to say that I am fortunate enough to be invited to a number of corporate events but this event was one of the best I have ever attended. Claire and I had a fabulous time.

The organisation and attention to detail was superb. To be sat on the stage is something we will “dine out” on for many years.

Please pass on my gratitude to Justin and Robin – nothing was too much trouble.

Again, thank you and I look forward to catching up with you all soon.”

J B
Group Managing Director

 

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Before the show we all enjoyed a delicious early dinner at Hutong at the Shard before the short stroll over to the very cosy Menier Chotolate Factory Theatre...

Burt Bacharach’s songs are exquisitely beautiful emotional bombs that evoke an era that could possibly have been the swinging sixties, but probably some other scene too hip to ever have been part of before it was over.

Each song is quite distinct from any of his others, so that one could easily be forgiven for not realising it was written and arranged by the same man even though it becomes obvious with hindsight that only one man could have conceived them.

It was as though he had discovered the source of the themes of popular songs- dancing, flirting, desire, unrequited love, love and rejection, sexiness or despair-  and let the listener feel these sensations as intensely as if for the first time, over and over again.

You really should have been there. we were, last Friday, in a former Chotolate Factory in Southwark called the Menier Theatre on a sofa in a timeless Grenwich Village bar, spotlit by borrowed furniture lamps so that you could barely make out the band’s instruments. So dreamlike it could have been the set of a theatre show, so intimate it should have been a love nest.

Burt Bacharach described Kyle Riabko’s ‘What’s It All About? Bacharach Reimagined’ as a love letter to him and that is the most accurate review I can think of.

Riabko and the rest of the cast are so multi-talented in their singing, dancing, musicianship and posing that it makes the suspension of belief so irresistible that you feel as if you have become part of the Bacharach cognoscenti - the “in crowd”, gathered around to hear his latest song, where he wrote it.

The classics; ‘Walk On By’, ‘Say A Little Prayer’, ‘What’s New Pussycat?’ et al; are showcased in a seamless cavalcade of vignettes each celebrating the unique atmosphere of the individual song and bringing a deeper appreciation of Bacharach’s craft. Above all though is the romance, the smooth giddy romance of the moment, the swift delusional romance that can’t last forever. But at least you can say you were there.

After the show we retired to the bar at our Park Lane hotel for finger buffet and drinks until late in the knowledge our comfortable rooms were just a short stroll away ...

Effortlessly cool...

 

Anastacia McCleskey sings "Don't make me over"...
I knew in the moment I was witnessing something very special.
This lady sings with the veracity and passion of Dionne Warwick.

 

For those of you who do not know the music of Burt Bacharach and Hal David and are wondering...

"What's it all about"?

We suggest you might enjoy at the below recording of Trijntje Oosterhuis "Best Of Burt Bacharach Live Full Concert".

Best of Burt Bacharach live concert.
Burt also appeared live on the Pryamid Stage at Glastonbury on June 27th 2015.

 

 

Song List:

00:06 - Look of Love
06:00 - Never Fall In Love Again
09:15 - Love's Still The Answer
13:20 - House is Not a Home
17:23 - Stronger Than Before
21:12 - Don't Make Me Over
25:10 - House is Empty Now
30:57 - Walk On By
36:37 - Close to You
41:12 - Anyone Who Had a Heart
48:08 - Any Day Now
54:20 - Who'll Speak for Love
58:38 - Waiting for Charlie to Come Home