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Over the past two weeks, our friends at London’s Clove Club (Daniel Willis, Johnny Smith, chef Isaac McHale) have put together a campaign to get restaurants in their city — and around the globe — to help the Haiyan Typhoon relief efforts.
The way it works is simple: an establishment gives customers the option of adding £1 to their bill for a contribution to the cause, which, if accepted, the restaurant will match. Funds go to the Disasters Emergency Committee, a group that brings the 14 main UK aid agencies together at times of crisis.
So far, the effort has spread throughout London’s best restaurants and is starting to catch on outside the city. The group is organizing several attractive dinner auctions to raise funds, as well.
If you’re interested in learning more, visit Haiyan Aid’s website.
For restaurateurs outside of London who’d like help out or implement similar efforts in their cities, please reach out to Daniel and the gang via Twitter.
Just announced: Lincoln Center Festival and the Park Avenue Armory will co-present The Passenger,Mieczysław Weinberg’s uncompromising 1968 opera about the Holocaust, performed by Houston Grand Opera and directed by David Pountney, in its New York premiere performances July 10, 12 and 13 at Lincoln Center Festival 2014. The limited-engagement performances of this rarely-staged opera (once called a “a perfect masterpiece” by Dmitri Shostakovich), will be presented in the Park Avenue Armory’s massive Wade Thompson Drill Hall. Learn more here. (Photo: Bregenz Festival, 2010)
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