Happy Friday

What a glorious day. The sun is shining, the birds are singing and it’s so hot you could fry an egg on the doorstep.  If you live in Africa.   In this month's news: a Summer Party to end all others; a venture capitalist, a night of romance oh, and the British Government’s Real X-Files.  Enjoy. 


Following the enormous success of our first Village Business networking evening last night, we're over the moon to reveal that another judge from Dragons Den is behind us; serial entrepreneur, venture capitalist and multi-millionaire, James Caan, is to join us in the Autumn for an evening of drinks and networking. 

Caan has been creating, building and selling businesses for over 20 years.  Commenting on attendance, Caan says: "I'm thrilled to be invited to share with members of Village Drinks my experiences in business."  Thanks James, we're thrilled too.

You can read about this news click here  

For photos from last night’s event, please click here

Village Drinks began life as a networking event for people interested in politics.  That’s why we've reinstated our political networking evenings. 

We return to Village Politics on the 5th August, at the beautiful Arts Club in Mayfair, where we’ll be joined by Nick Pope, the man who left the MOD and revealed the explosive details of its real X-Files.   Our entire politico crowd will be there, and Matthew Parris, too; so it looks set to be a fun night.  If you’d like to come, please login to our site and reserve your place through our online system. Click here



You asked for it; so here it is… Hold your fires, as its summer; we’re hosting a SPECIAL, ONE OFF, evening of speed dating.  Can we be clear; this isn’t anything silly like 'speed networking'; this is unashamedly the raw and real deal; a night of speed dating

We think it's going to be like a wonderful holiday romance but without the tall stories, fake email addresses, or tearful goodbye at Luton airport… Places are limited.  If you would like to come, please click here

The very first Manchester Village Drinks event will be up and running from the 18 September. 

Please spread the word to Manchester friends and colleagues and encourage them to register their details on our website. 

They can sign up click here



For some reason, the lovely editorial people at Beige magazine asked us for an interview about Village Drinks, how it started, why we did it, and where we’re going.  Who were we to say no! 

This article goes to press in the next few days, but you can read it here first… if you like.  Just click here   



Since summer is being a bit flaky this year, here's a quick fix for the days the sun forgets to shine.  Sponsored by Barclays, our annual summer party will be our best yet; a string quartet, a chocolate fountain, Live DJ and complimentary cocktail on arrival, too! 

If that wasn’t enough, competitions throughout the night for tickets for West End Shows, champagne and lots more.  We’ve invited everyone we could think of, so don’t miss it!  To attend click here



We hope you can join us for what promises to be our best event yet!

Have a lovely weekend, with many thanks for your support.

The Village Drinks Team
(Known by the company we keep)