25 Years of Charitable Fund-Raising & Events Information


Because of the ongoing risk of COVID-19 which has resulted in the closure of the hospitality and events sector, we have decided that the Winter/Spring issue of The London & UK DatebooK will not be published this year.

We look forward to a time when the hospitality and events sector will resume their activities and we can then work towards future issues. We thank you for your understanding during these extraordinary circumstances.

Stay safe and take care

Mary Kay Eyerman
Editor – The London & UK DatebooK

Paintings in Hospitals
Walking Works of Art
The Future is Bright
The London Street Food Halls
Life at St Katharine’s
KERB Street Food
Saatchi Gallery

The 39th Annual Great Christmas Pudding Race

On the morning of December 7th Mr Pudding was back hosting the 39th Great Christmas Pudding Race on the famous cobbles of the West Piazza Covent Garden.

Teams all in fancy dress tackled Mr Pudding’s world renowned obstacle course to raise money for Cancer Research UK. Course highlights included an inflatable air slide and brand new obstacle Build A Snowman, all whilst balancing a pudding on a tray! Read more

A Christmas Celebration – in aid of Royal British Legion

Supporters of the Royal British Legion were out in force for the annual Christmas Celebration at Guildhall, London. Now in its 25th year, this event has gone from strength to strength, attracting regular guests from Scotland and this year even as far away as California!

The drinks reception was held in the Old Library. Wine and soft drinks were offered by waiting staff, while plates of mince pies were on tables for guests to help themselves. Read more

Bala Baya – The Flavours of Tel Aviv

The phone app – been – shows I’ve been lucky enough to visit 20% of the world and 38% of Europe during my travelling career. Although I’ve not been to Israel, the fusions and flavours of Mediterranean style of food are my favourite choice and I am a big fan of Israeli/British Chef Yotam Ottolenghi. Hence my friend Amanda’s suggestion that we try Bala Baya sounded very exciting. Read more

The DatebooK calendar of events

A month-by-month guide to events around the country.


The London & UK DatebooK contains a comprehensive listing of the major charitable events throughout the UK. It is packed with articles, useful information, pictures from charity events and information about venues for all kinds of functions.

The DateBooK is the essential diary for organisers of prestigious special events.
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Editor: Mary Kay Eyerman
Email: editor@thedatebook.co.uk

Administration Office & Entry Information Enquiries:
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Contributing Writers:
Richard Fitzwilliams, Rachel Brown, Julia Burt, Jonathan Byrne, Claire Derrick, Marianne Gray, Peter Kerwood, Michele Marriott, Lynne Warner, Lin Kennedy and Richard Household.

The DateBooK is the essential diary for organisers of prestigious special events.
Want to submit your event.