EYES DOWN AND BOTTOMS UP, AS GINGO COMES TO SUNDERLAND | Sunderland BID

EYES DOWN AND BOTTOMS UP, AS GINGO COMES TO SUNDERLAND

EYES DOWN AND BOTTOMS UP, AS GINGO COMES TO SUNDERLAND

Monday 29 April 2019

Bingo lovers are invited to get their Legs Eleven to Sunderland this summer and raise a glass to their favourite game.

As part of Sunderland city centre’s first ever Food and Drink Festival, from 21 and 23 June, a series of Gingo classes are planned, at The Looking Glass, Athenaeum Street.

The hour-long sessions will give participants the chance to learn more about the nation’s favourite spirit, while wielding their dabbers for a game of bingo – and organisers are expecting a full house.

“Some exceptional gins are being produced in this region,” said Gingo ginstructor, Georga Spottiswood.

“And, at Gingo, we bring in distillery owners to talk about their passion, how they started their business, the botanicals they use and how people should drink their gin.”

“Gin is a hugely popular drink - sales of UK gin at home and abroad doubled in the last five years and last year reached a record £2bn – and this is a great way to support artisan distilleries and have fun at the same time.”

The Sunderland Food and Drink Festival is the brainchild of Sunderland BID, and Sunderland City Council and the BID’s head of business operations, Sharon Appleby, said they are delighted Gingo will form part of the schedule.

“The festival will showcase a range of food and drink from local, regional and international traders and we will also be providing a packed programme of entertainment for the whole family.

“Gingo is a great addition to the programme because those who take part will have great fun playing the game while learning about one of our favourite tipples at the same time.”

The Sunderland Food and Drink Festival has also lined up a hat trick of famous faces from the culinary world with Jean-Christophe Novelli, former Masterchef finalist and tv favourite Dean Edwards and Cbeebies presenter, Katy Ashworth all set to take part.

Nicola Collinson, owner and event manager at The Looking Glass, said: “The launch of Sunderland Food Festival is excellent for the city and will hopefully help boost our local economy, while people can tuck into some tasty delights at the same time.

“We’re thrilled The Looking Glass is helping to host Gingo, which will be great fun for those who come along.”

The hour-long sessions will take place on Friday 21 June at 6pm and 8pm and on Saturday 22 at 12 noon, 2pm and 4pm.

Tickets, which cost £12 and include gin and tonic combinations, a game of bingo and the chance to win some top prizes, can be booked at https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/event/316113.  

For further information about the Sunderland Food and Drink Festival visit https://www.seeitdoitsunderland.co.uk/sundfoodfest.

 

Share this

Sign up to our newsletter

BID Newsletter

Sign up to receive regular news and events in your area

Latest Tweets

Children’s storybook sensation, , is coming to Sunderland this July for a very special series of fr… https://t.co/RggC5TBg9t
Thanks for the photo guys, we've been sunning ourselves all afternoon on the deck chairs ☀️ https://t.co/x2UXYwIFzj
Take a trip to on a Tuesday night for two delicious burgers and two soft drinks of your choi… https://t.co/1aHqUHp2UQ
It's come to our attention that are running extremely low and in need of support to stock up on the… https://t.co/uMs3jkLm1a
Visit in the heart of Sunderland's city centre for their exclusive Wednesday midweek offer of 2 cou… https://t.co/90SRalJF58
Head over to the fun packed bar and bistro for their weekly grown ups disco starting every Saturday… https://t.co/jYgB345rlN
The international, award-winning musical THE BODYGUARD is coming to this November featuring X factor wi… https://t.co/d3Y7JUYnNt
RT : Tickets for our pre-season friendly against at the are now on sale! Buy now 🎟️… https://t.co/6uyFsBP7dt
RT : Have you ever been behind the scenes of our magnificent theatre? It is quite magical! Did you know we run regular t… https://t.co/4FaCNFWZYY