Special Bollywood themed night held in Littleover with gin and curry tastings on offer

Posted by james brindle | Published: 20/05/2022

Locals in Littleover have enjoyed a night of Bollywood entertainment with delicious curry and gin tastings.

The Central England Co-op in Burton Road hosted the free Bollywood and Gin Night at its Insomnia Café, supported by the Society’s Northern Membership and Community Council (MCC).

Entertainment on the night was provided by Sural Arts with professional dancer and choreographer Nisha Nath performing routines during the event.

She was joined by singer Praful Ladwa, who performs with Bollywood Pandits, and he wowed the audience with Bollywood songs from the 1990s to the present era.

There were free tastings of Love Delhi Gin, a Derby-based gin maker which specialises in gins to compliment gourmet Indian food, and which is now stocked at Central England Co-op.

To enjoy alongside the gins and cocktails there were nibbles and chicken and vegetarian curry samples designed to complement the drinks, while representatives from Love Delhi Gin gave insights into the different gins and how they’re made.

A raffle was held on the night with money raised going to Central England Co-op’s corporate charity Dementia UK, while the Society’s President Jane Avery was also in attendance and thanked people for supporting the event.

Littleover Central England Co-op Store Manager Oliver Buxton said: “We were really excited to host this fantastic event at our Littleover store and it was a great opportunity to showcase the fantastic facilities we have here for the community as part of our Insomnia Café.

“It was also a great showcase for one of the fantastic local producers we work with and who we stock at our Littleover store, and I’m sure everyone who came along on the night had a really fun evening with some delicious food and drink, as well as some wonderful entertainment to enjoy.”

Find out how to become a Central England Co-operative member by calling 0800 0501 601, emailing members@centralengland.coop or visiting https://www.members.coop


Notes to editors

About Central England Co-operative

Central England Co-operative is one of the largest independent retail co-operative societies in the UK with interests in food, funeral, floral and property investment.

Owned by hundreds of thousands of members, its over 8,000 colleagues serve customers across 400 plus trading sites in 20 counties in the East and West Midlands, Yorkshire, Suffolk, Norfolk, Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Oxfordshire, Gloucestershire and Wiltshire.

Its purpose is to inspire communities to create a sustainable Society for all.

It actively campaigns for the Government to increase sentencing for violent attacks on retail workers and works with FareShare Midlands and hundreds of food banks, generating enough food donations to create over 2.1 million meals for people in need.

The Society embraces inclusivity and equality and is a signed-up member to the Business in the Community (BITC) Race at Work Charter, while it is also fully committed to addressing the impact of climate change and is on track to be Carbon Neutral by 2030. 

It invests a percentage of its trading profit into local communities through its Community Dividend Fund scheme which has seen over £175,000 shared out between 116 good causes over the past 12 months.

Central England Co-op was named Leading Co-op of the Year by Co-operatives UK in 2021.

Press office contact: James Brindle

Contact details: www.centralengland.coop/press-and-media