When it comes to rounding-up a great list of businesses to put on a top-class event as part of this year’s Dave’s Leicester Comedy Festival, there’s no better duo to do it than The Miller Partnership’s Pete and Tracey Miller.
The Fine & Funny Dining event, which takes place on Tuesday 16th February at the new Soft Touch Arts building on New Walk, will see Jarred Christmas, the award winning comedian from New Zealand, take to the stage along with local talent, including The Miller Partnership’s very own Pete Miller and some of his Leicester Stand Up Challenge comedic alumni.
As Soft Touch Arts ambassadors and regular Dave's Leicester Comedy Festival sponsors, Pete and Tracey Miller are holding the event to help Soft Touch Arts generate funds for their new project ‘Cooking up Business’. 100% of the profit from the event will be going directly to the charity.
But as anybody knows, it’s not possible to put on an event like this without support, which Tracey Miller has secured in abundance! Highly regarded Leicestershire restaurant The White Peacock are not only sponsoring the evening but Chef Patron Philip Sharpe will be cooking up a storm in the Soft Touch Arts kitchen to deliver a 3-course fine dining feast to a 70 strong crowd. K Kong Events, Leicester’s event management specialists, have also sponsored the event by bringing the headline act, Jarred Christmas, to the line-up.
Christina Wigmore, Business and Strategic Director from Soft Touch Arts, explains about the new ‘Cooking up Business’ initiative; ‘We have an incredible new building here on New Walk which has so much potential for the local business community to get involved with and use. Through hiring the space out and generating additional income for the charity, this will directly help to support many of our projects with young people. ‘Cooking up Business’ is an initiative to engage with businesses who are looking for a venue to use for meetings, events, team-building activities … all of which, this building is a perfect fit for’.
Tracey Miller, Partner at The Miller Partnership, explains about why she, with husband Pete, decided to put on the event in association with Dave’s Leicester Comedy Festival; ‘I am a proud ambassador of Soft Touch Arts, and as a committee, we often brainstorm ideas of how we can increase revenue in different ways. This is something which I really thought I could pull everybody together for to put on a cracking event … so far, so good!! I’m so proud and thankful to all of our sponsors and every person who’s either been involved in the organisation of the event or has bought a ticket to attend. It’s going to be fab!’.