HOTTEST SHOW IN TOWN, WOK TO WALK, FIRES UP IN COVENTRY

The custom-made eat-as-you-go healthy food group, Wok to Walk, opens the hottest show in town with its first restaurant in Coventry on Friday, 15 November. 

Wok to Walk prides itself in offering something a little bit different, serving simple, sizzling Asian food in a flash.  The new restaurant, in the heart of Coventry at 2 Cross Cheaping, has created 11 jobs, seats 38 and will be open until late every night.

Wok to Walk aims to give customers total flexibility and involve them in the cooking experience through the use of open kitchens.

Explains Wok to Walk’s Coventry manager, Hassan Kamara: “We’re about firing up fresh, healthy ingredients, before your very eyes. Customers design their recipe picking the base, ingredients and sauce of their choice, and we stir it on the spot. All sorts of cravings are welcome: our 3-step menu has thousands of possible combinations!”  

Hassan added: “But that’s not the only thing we’re known for. We’re also referred to as the hottest show in town! Our fearless wokkists love to play with fire, and that’s what they do while cooking customers’ delicious custom recipes. There are options for everyone, from vegans to meat lovers. Each meal is prepared in less than five minutes, so it is fast but, make no mistake, this is not fast food.”

Wok to Walk offers rice and noodle bases cooked with a choice of meat, fish and vegetables, with a selection of sauces stirred through. Options include udon noodles with prawns, bamboo shoots and teriyaki sauce, and brown rice with tofu, broccoli and Asian hot sauce. Meals can be eaten inside or taken out.

Wok to Walk’s first restaurant opened its doors in Amsterdam in 2004 and is now one of the leading noodle food groups with over 70 outlets around the world. It has restaurants in Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, Leeds, Liverpool, London and Reading.

Santa Is Coming To The Belgrade!

Santa Claus is back in town this Christmas with Imagine Theatre’s festive family show Santa’s Dizzy Day returning to the Belgrade Theatre. Last staged at the Belgrade in 2014, this interactive, song-filled production offers little ones an ideal introduction to the magic of live theatre. 

Aimed at kids aged 2-6, Imagine Theatre’s popular Santa shows have fast become something of a seasonal tradition for Coventry families, each one including a chance to meet Father Christmas himself and receive an early Christmas present. 

Previous shows have included Santa’s Sparkly Surprise, Santa’s Mixed-Up Martian, Santa’s Polka dot Pirate and Santa’s Rusty Robot all written by Belgrade panto legend Iain Lauchlan, drawing on his extensive experience in the children’s entertainment industry. In addition to his 25 years writing, directing and performing in pantomime at the Belgrade, Lauchlan created the BAFTA-winning children’s series The Tweenies, and has worked on a wide range of other successful television programmes including Playdays, Fun Song Factory and Fingermouse. 

Iain Lauchlan said: “I think it is really important for children to be introduced to theatre at a young age, and even more important that they have a wonderful experience. Santa’s Dizzy Day has been specially designed to get them involved in what is happening in the show, shouting out and joining in with the songs before meeting Santa at the end.” 

Coventry-based Imagine Theatre specialises in pantomime and children’s theatre, co-producing the annual Belgrade panto, as well as creating its own shows and supplying sets for productions across the country. 

Steve Boden, Managing Director of Imagine Theatre and producer of Santa’s Dizzy Day, said: “Since our ‘Santa’ series first began five years ago, it’s been wonderful to see them go from strength to strength, receiving fabulous feedback from families who have taken their children to see the shows. This year, we’re delighted to be returning to the show that started it all off in 2014, and introducing the story to a whole new audience of little ones. 

“Running at around 45 minutes long, it’s great for children who are just a bit too young for panto, combining a Christmas show with a visit to Santa – although in my experience, the adults seem to enjoy it just as much!” 

Santa’s Dizzy Day shows at the Belgrade Theatre from Thursday 12 until Tuesday 24 December. Tickets are available to book now by calling the box office on 024 7655 3055, or visiting http://www.belgrade.co.uk where prices are even cheaper.

The Urge is coming to Coventry!

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Our wonderful blogger Ellena form Ellena’s paradise is launching her very own jewellery brand called The Urge. It is a mix of glamour and then sustainability as her products are vegan, ethical and no plastic is involved!

She has been on a journey in her life and came to Coventry to study tourism and has just finished her degree! So well done for that and now she is starting her own business and the website will be going live, so make sure you check it out from tonight here. Continue reading

The UK’s best unsigned talent in Coventry, for an exciting one night showcase!

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The Empire Coventry will be the location for an incredible night of live music, taking place on Saturday 7th September 2019. Six of the most exciting unsigned acts from around the country will take to the stage and it promises to be a spectacular night.

Performing on the night are Callow Youth, a fresh four-piece band from Manchester who have a huge following already despite having released just one EP. They recently performed a stripped-back version of their latest single ‘Wake Up’ for XS Manchester Radio. The song was also played on Steve Lamacq’s BBC 6 Musicevening show.

Another band to feature on BBC 6 Music and performing on the night are Wigan- based The Lathums, who have created a huge buzz on social media recently. This was after being scouted by Tim Burgess of The Charlatans and invited to play at Kendal Calling festival. They played recently at iconic Manchester venue Jimmys to a sold-out crowd and are ones to watch for the future.

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Fancy being on stage at the Belgrade Theatre! Open auditions announced for Crongton Knights

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Performers sought for the world stage premiere of Alex Wheatle’s award-winning YA novel

Fancy a chance to perform on stage at the Belgrade Theatre? With the world stage premiere of Crongton Knights coming to Coventry in February 2020, up-and-coming actors, musicians and beatboxers are now being invited to submit audition videos for a chance to appear in the show.  Continue reading

Esquires Coffee Coventry Celebrates Launch Of Ice-Brew Trio With Novel Partnership

Penguin Random House has partnered with Esquires Coffee for BAFTA-winning TV writer Ruth Jones’ debut novel launch.

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Esquires Coffee, the ethical community focused coffee brand, is launching a brand new trio of of ice-brewed drinks just in time for summer! It launches on 22nd June so make sure you head on down. The 3 drinks were Black & Tonic, Iced Chocolate and Iced Raspberry & Vanilla tea. Continue reading

The newest addition to your Coventry focused reading list!

By this, I obviously mean our fabulous new website, Ta-da! We are so excited to share with you the official home for Coventry Bloggers. Here you will see exclusive content from some of our amazing bloggers and writers. You will see articles here about:

  • Local events and parties
  • Lifestyle in Coventry
  • Places to go
  • Fashion and beauty in Coventry
  • Places to eat
  • Upcoming events/shows
  • Interviews with local legends and visiting celebs/VIP’s
  • Competitions

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