MICHAEL PALIN LAUNCHES SIGNATURE COCKTAIL TO CELEBRATE THE OPENING OF THE LONDON BOOK FAIR’S THE CLUB AT THE IVY

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Michael Palin will launch his own signature cocktail inspired by his travels to celebrate the opening of The London Book Fair’s literary pop-up club, The Club at The Ivy, on Tuesday 8th April. Palin has named the cocktail ‘The Dromomaniac’ to encapsulate his passion and addiction for travelling.

The Club at The Ivy, based in Central London, spans three floors of the building that also houses The Ivy restaurant and it regularly plays host to publishers, agents and leading figures from across the UK’s culture scene. Its literary pop up version will be located in the fair’s International Rights Centre (IRC) for the duration of the three day trade fair.

It offers publishers and IRC table holders the opportunity to enjoy a private space to socialise, hold meetings and relax and returns for a second year running.

Membership is available per day or for the entirety of the Fair and includes the following benefits:

• Membership for one person plus a guest
• Waiter service
• Continental breakfast, tea and bar snacks served daily
• Champagne bar with seating area
• Concierge desk offering a booking service for The Ivy and its sister restaurants (subject to availability)
• The Ivy’s florist service

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MEDIA ENQUIRIES:
For further information about The London Book Fair 2013, please contact: Nicola Green at Midas Public Relations on 0207 361 7860 or nicola.green@midaspr.co.uk

NOTES TO EDITORS

THE LONDON BOOK FAIR
The London Book Fair is the global marketplace for rights negotiation and the sale and distribution of content across print, audio, TV, film and digital channels. Taking place every spring in the world’s premier publishing and cultural capital, it is a unique opportunity to explore, understand and capitalise on the innovations shaping the publishing world of the future. The London Book Fair brings you direct access to customers, content and emerging markets. The London Book Fair 2014, the 43rd Fair, will take place from Tuesday 8-Thursday 10 April 2014, Earls Court, London. The London Book Fair’s Digital Minds Conference will take place the day before LBF opens, on Monday 7 April. Korea is Market Focus country in 2014, following Turkey in 2013.

About The Club at The Ivy, 9 West Street, London WC2H 9NE
The Club at The Ivy opened in September 2008. Set over three floors above The Ivy, it is a dining club that draws members from the arts and media, providing a place to work, relax and socialise in the heart of London’s West End. Designer Martin Brudnizki has created a fresh and imaginative Art Deco take on The Ivy’s décor, with three separate but integrated floors that reflect the restaurant’s unique atmosphere, combining comfort and style, form and function. The Piano Bar is a relaxed bar and restaurant with an all-day menu; The Drawing Room is home to a library and offers a menu reflective of The Ivy’s food heritage; while The Loft is an open area with bar and informal menu, club chairs, wi-fi and Plasma screen, for club events, casual meetings and work. Membership is by invitation only.

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