February Refresh Teesside & new venue!

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Ladies and gentlemen, it gives us great pleasure to announce that we have secured a venue. Our next event will be on Thursday 7th February at Sassari in Middlesbrough.

In 2012 Refresh Teesside grew beyond our wildest dreams. This was down to the community spreading the word and encouraging others to get involved resulting our numbers growing month on month. This also would not have been possible without our sponsors.

Capaldi’s Restaurant has been fundamental in getting Refresh Teesside to where it is today. They have provided a superb venue, friendly staff and great food every month for the past 10 months. Unfortunately at the beginning of January we received news that Capaldi’s is now permanently closed. We therefore made the difficult decision to cancel the January event due to needing to find a venue.

We are really pleased to announce that Sassari Restaurant on Linthorpe Road, Middlesbrough has agreed to host the February event as a trial with the prospect of carrying on as our event sponsor throughout 2013. This is great news as it will enable us to continue to provide events of the same quality with the same relaxed atmosphere. The function room at Sassari is very similar to the room we have grown fond of at Capaldi’s with the added bonus of a little more space. Thanks to our sponsor, we are still able to offer free food.

Sassari is a great location for Refresh Teesside. It is only a few metres up Linthorpe road, on the other side of the road from where Capaldi’s used to be. Click here for a map.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank Capaldi’s for all their help and support over the last 12 months and also thank all the staff who helped out at the events. We look forward to building our relationship with Sassari’s.

February event – Thursday 7th February 2013

The February event is our first event of 2013 and as it’s a trial at Sassari it’s going to be a big one. If you are only going to make it to one event this year, it has to be the February event.

The February talk will be from Urban Pioneers. This is an excellent opportunity to hear about this exciting project. There will also be lightning talks. If you are interested in giving a lightning talk please contact James at james@refreshteesside.org

As this is a trial event at Sassari we really need to blow their socks off. We need your help. Please help us spread the news that the February event will be on Thursday 7th February at @sassari. Please forward this email to friends and colleagues to help broaden the Refresh Teesside family.  You may have noticed the change in date. We previously ran on the second Wednesday of the month. It is our intention to now run on the second Thursday of the month. However, in February this happens to be Valentines Day. We didn’t want to make life difficult for people (Refresh Teesside Vs romantic night with your partner…tough decision!) therefore as a one off we are running a week early.

Please help us secure Sassari for our new venue throughout 2013 by following these simple steps:

  1. Head over to refreshteesside-february2013.eventbrite.co.uk and register for the February event.
  2. We sent a Tweet out at 10.30am with all the information about February’s event. It would be great if you could retweet it, that would mean alot to us.
  3. Tweet about the event using @refreshteesside and @sassari
  4. Forward this email to friends and colleagues in the creative industry.
  5. Like our post on Facebook.
  6. Share in the conversation on our LinkedIn page.

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