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We at MBN are excited to announce this year’s plan for our events. Our calendar has a variety of occasions where clients and customers can talk in a relaxed atmosphere and create memorable experiences. We believe in providing the best experience for our guests with stunning venues and our world-class speakers.

Six Nation Podcast Special

Our first major event for this year is the Six Nations Podcast Special, taking place at 12 pm on the 8th of March, at the historic Brewery in London. This event allows rugby fans to immerse themselves in a breadth of Six Nations knowledge. Our event brings together two of the most popular podcasts in world rugby; the ‘Rugby Pod’ and the ‘Flats & Shanks’. Talks from David Flatman, Tom Shanklin, Andy Goode and Jim Hamilton will take place before an exquisite three-course lunch is served. Throughout lunch, there will be memorable stories shared by the speakers. In addition, a special Q&A session will commence with legendary winger, Jason Robinson. Our speakers will be sure to give exciting and entertaining interviews with a unique twist. After which everyone will be treated to the Six Nation podcast live from the venue, with no need to leave the comfort of the Brewery. This event will be a wonderful opportunity to meet the stars and create a long-lasting memorable experience.

The Pride of St George Lunch

The Pride of St George Lunch is one of our most popular lunches, taking place at the on the 26th of April. There will be a delicious three-course meal from the Brewery’s award-winning chefs. Lunch is only one part of this unmissable experience, with some of sporting’s greats in attendance ready to regale tales from their careers and answer any and all questions. A true footballing legend and King of the Jungle Harry Redknapp, manager for a number of top clubs will be there, bringing his warm personality and honest views to get you thinking. Kevin Keegan had a long-standing career with Liverpool as well as stints with Newcastle (as both player and manager), Southampton and Hamburg. Also entering the ring is Frank Bruno, a former professional boxer, who won an inspiring 40 out of 44 contests. Frank gave us some of the most memorable nights in British boxing, including winning the WBC World Heavyweight Championship.

World Cup Glory Dinner

Ever wanted to dine with legends? How about the icons of the game? What about future legends? Such an event is available at the World Cup Glory Dinner on the 22nd of May. Guests will experience the warm atmosphere of the Grosvenor House Hotel, the historic 1930s luxury hotel where a sublime three-course meal will be served. The company is as spectacular as the setting. As the hype of the Rugby World Cup starts to grow we have gathered together stars from England’s awe-inspiring victorious 2003 team and those from the current 2019 squad. The World Cup winners include Captain Martin Johnson and the infallible Lawrence Dallaglio will see themselves joined by the formidable fresh blood of Owen Farrell and Mako Itoje and many more. These sporting heroes will be speaking throughout the night, offering expertise and stories to inspire victory on the upcoming world stage. After the speeches, guests will have the opportunity to take part in an intimate and casual Q&A session. This is a ‘must attend’ event for any rugby enthusiasts out there, dine with and under the stars.

Legends of Lord’s Lunch

In a summer that includes both a World Cup and an Ashes series what better way to immerse yourself in English Cricket tradition than by attending the Legends of Lords Lunch? Our Legends of Lord’s Lunch will take place two days after England vs Australia at the Cricket World Cup on the 27th of June. The venue is the beautiful five star Landmark Hotel, which has a rich history as one of London’s first and foremost grand hotels, a perfect place to mark such a significant day. The event will have renowned cricketing stars Justin Langer and Andrew Strauss. Langer is regarded as one of the best opening batsmen for Australia and is now the head coach for the Aussie side. On England’s side, Andrew Strauss is one of England’s greatest batsman who took England to number one in the world during his career. These cricketing legends will give speeches and express their perspective on the results for the World Cup and the Ashes. The floor will then be open for questions from the guests in a personal friendly manner. Our event will capture the ecstatic vibe surrounding the World cup and Ashes, with legendary guests and venue, this is a must for any member of the Barmy Army.

Coming up later this year, MBN has some other dates for the diary…

 

The Edge – What does it take to be the best in the world?

Our most intimate lunch with the biggest names in sports, taking place at The Savoy in London on the 13th of September. These sporting heroes will describe first-hand what lead them to become some of the greats. From struggles to success stories, hear the skills that were acquired to achieve the goal of being the best. Something businesses and individuals alike strive for.

Rugby Speaker of the Year – Enjoy an afternoon with Legends of World Rugby.

One of our most successful lunches year on year will return to the Brewery in Moorgate on the 11th of October. With a range of players, front row players to the fastest speedsters, as well as those behind the whistle, the referees. The likes of John Smit, Sean Fitzpatrick and Jason Leonard with special guest Paul Gustard sharing their knowledge and stories. It’s a day to remember which with a star-studded guest list will be an unmissable event at an outstanding venue.

Greatest ever sports quiz – test your knowledge with the greatest sports quiz around!

Come join our competitive table vs table dinner on the 7th of November, putting your sports knowledge and teamwork to the test to win the converted trophy. This will take place at the home of cricket Lords at the famous Nursery Pavilion, a truly perfect setting to test your sporting knowledge. Enjoy a vibrant and entertaining night of trivia alongside quiz master Al Murray, Paul Merson and Phil Tufnell. With an excellent spread and some difficult questions, it’s a perfect evening of entertainment.

Later on in the year, the Sporting Speaker of the Year event will return, our hugely popular Sportsman Comedy Christmas Lunches will take place as well as the highly successful Soccer Speaker of the Year. With a truly stellar line-up, 2019 will surely be an inspired year made up of events dedicated to exciting, enlightening and enriching the lives of each and every one of our guests. 

Chris Ashford

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