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Shout About London

Jul 21, 2017

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.

Hidden Treasures

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


Twitter: @CrystalMazeHQ
Instagram: @thecrystalmaze

Facebook: @CrystalMazeHQ


Venues mentioned:

Lost Rivers Elephant

The Ned 

Howl at the Moon 

Plush Tents Glamping 

You me bum bum train

Secret cinema 

You me bum bum train

Slim jims

The Lexington 

Islington Academy 

Ally pally summer fest 

Country stars in Canary Wharf

Serpentine Gallery

Magazine restaurant 

Pride of London

Pineapple Studios

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