Every week, life should be a mixture of physical, mental, mystery and skill, with plenty of good food thrown in.
On this hilarious, yet educational episode Damian Clarkson, founder of the London Kitchen, drops by to discuss his history and their intriguing plans to make use of the Cabmen’s Shelters (the little green huts). Then Tom Lionetti-Maguire, founder of the Crystal Maze Experience, talks: saving cats, crowd funding, immersive theatre and the perfect number of pints for inspiration.
1:34 Acknowledgements and round up of last week
3:16 Letter of the week
4:08 What happened at the weekend
7:18 Who's on this week
8:14 Damian Clarkson talks about his background
11:28 He then discusses his first company, Red Snapper events and how the loss of a major client spelled the end.
12:04 The goal of the London Kitchen
13:18 His biggest struggles
14:15 Mentoring students and how to get a mentor
16:00 The Cabmen's Shelter Fund
17:30 The history of the Cabmen's shelter
20:40 Where does Damian go out
21:50 Social media for Damian
23:09 The London Kitchen franchise in the Middle East
24:52 The London Kitchen and the Crystal Maze
25:44 Ben and Stuart wrap up the interview with the London Kitchen
26:31 Intro to Tom Lionetti-Maguire from the Crystal Maze
27:27 Tom saves a cat on the way to the studio
28:40 Toms background and favourite west end show
29:50 How the Crystal Maze idea can to fruition, using his savings and procuring the rights
31:09 Crowd funding
33:34 If you don't hit your crowd funding target (or go over)
36:05 Looking for a venue
38:20 Designing and building the games (and the process behind it)
39:20 The most frustrating and challenging moments
40:40 The Manchester venue
42:00 The growth of the brand
44:00 Immersive theatre (Secret Cinema and punch drunk experiences)
46:46 Who entertains the entertainers (where Tom goes)
48:40 Prices and dates
49:24 Toms, Crystal Maze social media
50:06 Ben and Stuart debrief all the ridiculous gimmicks used during that interview
50:30 The weekly shout: What’s happening in London this weekend
53:45 This weeks thank you's and Shout About Social Media
You can reach the guests here
Twitter: @LondonKitchen Instagram: @londonkitchen Facebook: @TheLondonKitchen Web: www.thelondonkitchen.com
Twitter: @CrystalMazeHQ Instagram: @thecrystalmaze Facebook: @CrystalMazeHQ Web: www.the-crystal-maze.com
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Howl at the Moon
Plush Tents Glamping
You me bum bum train
You me bum bum train
Ally pally summer fest
Country stars in Canary Wharf
Pride of London
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