- Posted by Jonny hough
- On June 12, 2014
By our Social Affairs correspondent
With London basking in its first heat of the summer, what better place for a BritishSpanish Society networking event than aboard Jorge Gallardo’s good boat Bar&Co, the coolest Latino venue on the Thames?
The upper deck, otherwise known as ‘El Bar Ibiza’ greeted dozens of members and their friends, as succulent made-to-order chorizos and hamburgers sizzled , and cold beer, wine, and imaginative cocktails flowed .
Gallardo is not only un buen tio he is both a corporate and long serving individual member of the Society. He and his similarly simpatico staff put out all the stops to make this a fun and worthwhile network gathering on a boat strategically anchored at Temple Pier, mid-way between Westminster and the City and with spectacular views of some of London’s iconic sites.
The evening included free raffle prices of the Hand of God and La Roja, two best-selling football books by author and journalist Jimmy Burns, the Society’s chairman. Jimmy thanked Jorge and the Society’s events team for their hard work in ensuring a great turn-out which will help the growing Society’s fund-raising for its scholarship programme and other cultural activities aimed at promoting friendship between the peoples of the UK and Spain.
The large turnout of 20 and 30 year-olds, several of whom went on dancing into the late hours, showed the growing popularity of the Society among the younger generation, although older members also enjoyed themselves hugely.
“Se creo un ambiente excepcional y la gente estaba feliz de la vie!” Maria
“ Daros las gracias por el buen evento montado anoche. Al final unos cuantos se animaron a bailoteos y cerramos cerca de las 2am, “ Jorge
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