Winners, weekends out and webinars

Welcome to the June newsletter in which I give my own distinctive and original take on current events. Firstly, I’d like to talk about my beloved Gunners! My team Arsenal won this year’s FA Cup final and became the most successful club in FA Cup history. It was their twelfth victory in the prestigious final and they outclassed Aston Villa at Wembley to earn Arsene Wenger a record-equalling sixth triumph as manager. After dominating from the kick-off one of my favourite players Theo Walcott broke the deadlock with an accomplished finish. After a wonder goal from Alexis Sanchez five minutes into the second half an assured header from Per Mertesacker all but confirmed victory. In the final moments Oliver Giroud spread the icing over the cake and tapped in a fourth goal. Congratulations Arsenal, I hope we win our third in a row next year and push on and compete for the Premier League title. arsenal trophy Now for some events coming up in the next few weeks; Royal Ascot is Britain’s most valuable race meeting, attracting many of the world’s finest racehorses to compete for more than £5.5milllion in prize money. Taking place between Tuesday 16th and Saturday 20th June the races have made legends of the finest thoroughbreds. Black Caviar, Frankel, Yeats – are all Royal Ascot winners turned household names. Anticipated and revered, these five days are made for socialising. Long seen as a spectacle of fashion and style, they are referenced the world over. Each year the meeting is broadcast to audiences around the globe, yet to experience it in person is something altogether more special. Royal Ascot is an event more than 300 years in the making. But the rich tapestry of stories behind the Royal Meeting; the people, past and present, the horses, the events, that makes it an event like no other. Royal Ascot Horse Race In 2013, The Queen watched her horse, Estimate, triumph in the Gold Cup. A dedicated racehorse owner, she has attended every Royal Meeting during her reign and the Royal Procession is always an iconic moment to herald the start of every race day. I’m forward to attending and if you fancy donning a top hat and accompanying me then get in touch. You can find out more information here: Speaking of her majesty, it is Queen Elizabeth’s Official Birthday on June 13th. The sovereign’s birthday was first officially marked in the United Kingdom in 1748. The day is marked in London by the ceremony of Trooping the Colour, which is also known as the Queen’s Birthday Parade. The list of Birthday Honours is also announced at the time of the Official Birthday celebrations. I would like to wish The Queen a very happy birthday from the entire Business Review Webinars. Maybe she’ll get a nice new crown? Diamond Jubilee Union Jack flag I am a big fan of theatre and stand-up comedy and there is currently a venue operating that I’m very excited about. Underbelly joined forces with Southbank Centre in 2009 to launch Udderbelly Festival, an 8-week extravaganza of comedy, circus and family entertainment inside the famous upside-down purple cow. They’ve extended the festival every year, and in 2015, the seventh Udderbelly Festival plays for a whopping 15 weeks on the Southbank. The upside down purple cow is now an iconic and much-anticipated annual fixture on the London skyline. Udderbelly Festival returns to Southbank Centre this year from Thursday 9 April – Sunday 19 July. Find out more information here: udderbelly This year Father’s Day falls on June 21st so don’t forget to get in touch with your Dad. It has been celebrated all around the world for more than 100 years every third Sunday of June. Behind the celebration is Sonora Smart Dodd, who in 1910 organised a celebration to thank her widowed father for the upbringing of six children. Out of this spontaneous celebration in Spokane, on the West coast of the USA, rose the phenomenon, and in 1966 the USA officially recognised Father’s Day. Whether you are giving or receiving gifts I hope you have a great day. father's day Another festival I am looking forward to attending in the Hampton Court Palace Festival. Taking place in the stunning Tudor Courtyard, the festival brings you world-class acts in a spectacular setting. Hampton Court Palace adds something unique and special to the festival experience, providing a fantastic backdrop to every show. The beautiful East Front Gardens provide a perfect place for relaxing, drinking and picnicking, before taking your seats for the evening’s entertainment. It was originally built in 1514 for Cardinal Thomas Wolsey, a favourite of King Henry VIII. In 1529, as Wolsey fell from favour, the King seized the palace for himself and later enlarged it. Along with St. James’s Palace, it is one of only two surviving palaces out of the many owned by King Henry VIII. I’m looking forward to exploring and trying my luck in the famous maze one of the largest in the world. Find out more information here: Hampton Court palace on a sunny day One of my favourite sporting events of the year is The Wimbledon Championships the oldest tennis tournament in the world. I recently enjoyed watching Stan Wawrinka stun Novak Djokovic to win his first French Open title and thwart the world number one’s career Grand Slam hopes. Djokovic had been hoping to become the eighth man in history to complete the set of all four major titles. As for Wimbledon I will be attending for at least couple of days. My predictions are as follows; with Djokovic shaken from his loss in France I think Roger Federer will triumph and win one last Wimbledon men’s title. As for women’s title I believe my countrywoman Petra Kvitova will retain the title she won last year and I hope I’m there to see it and celebrate with her. Tennis ball on a lawn court Thank you reading this month’s newsletter I hope you are able to head out in London and enjoy one of the events I’ve highlighted. Have a fantastic June and stay safe.

Aneta ManningtonovaHead of Marketing Business Review Webinars

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