Wok+Wine goes BIG FOR GOOD!

by W+W on March 4, 2014

Two years ago we had a dream. Imagine if we could fill a massive space with a round stage surrounded by 10 Wok+Wine tables radiating out like sunbeams. We would fill that space with hundreds of amazing people all connected by a common cause. A cause for good.

This week this dream becomes reality as we will be hosting our largest ever Wok+Wine event. What’s even better is that it’s a charity event in collaboration with War Child that will raise thousands of euros for children affected by the Syrian crisis.

It’s a new approach and what we see as the future for charities, or any large disparate groups for that matter, who can create massive value for their communities by seeing them as that – a community. It seems too simple for words but still many organisations ignore the simple fact that they need to stop seeing donors or subscribers merely as “wallets on legs” and start seeing them as valuable ambassadors of their cause.

The benefits of bringing your community together every now and then, face-to-face, will surprise you.

If you want to know more about how Wok+Wine can help you to connect your community, please contact us.

If you want to join the Wok+Wine global community and receive invitations to events in your city, please click here.

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The Japanese expression ichi go ichi e perfectly encapsulates part of the value inherent in each Wok+Wine event as a special gathering that is truly unique to every other. Each event is designed to offer some sense of familiarity with a decent sprinkling of surprise. We go out of our way to help you discover new wines, new spaces and new people.

Ichi go ichi e can be translated as “one time, one meeting” or “once in a lifetime” and is often used in the context of a traditional tea ceremony to remind participants that, like Wok+Wine, every ceremony is unique. The phrase is also used in other aspects of Japanese life from martial arts to theater where again, every encounter and every performance is unique.

This is a nice reminder to consider in other aspects of our lives, especially when they involve encounters with others. Remember, that any particular moment will not repeat in exactly the same way so you should do everything you can to make the most of it!


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