Giving up alcohol for a month after the excesses of Christmas is a popular pledge for many.
And a Norwich-based charity which supports people with drug or alcohol problems is hoping “Dry January” could create a funding boost thanks to mocktail recipes from a Hollywood star and celebrity chef.
Hunger Games star and former Costessey High School pupil Sam Claflin and Delia Smith have provided booze-free cocktail recipes for the Matthew Project which helps people across Norfolk and Suffolk.
The Matthew Project wants people to raise money by participating in Alcohol Concern’s national Dry January campaign. The campaign splits sponsorship money between Alcohol Concern and the people’s chosen charity, which the Matthew Project wants to become.
Matthew Project CEO, Paul Martin, said: “We’re having some fun with Norfolk Mocktail recipes, raising money through Dry January and spreading an important message. We’re keen that people feel Dry January is a positive and healthy time. We think they should still go out to eat and enjoy themselves – and the submitted recipes show it’s easily possible to cut the spirits and keep wonderful tastes.”
Creative concoctions have also been donated by Great British Menu chef and Norwich’s Benedicts restaurant owner Richard Bainbridge, owner of Blue Joanna on Unthank Road in Norwich, Ecky Limon, and Norwich’s Dynamic Fitness owner Ross Lenton.
People interested in setting up sponsorship for Dry January can join up at www.alcoholconcern.org.uk/dry-january
Visit www.matthewproject.org to view the mocktail recipes or email firstname.lastname@example.org to submit your own.
I’ve added to the gallery a couple of additional outtakes of Sam from 2014 and 2016, thanks to my friend Steph.
Hello Claflin fans! Sam attended the opening of Ermenegildo Zegna’s new boutique in London this Thursday and i bring to you photos from the event. Enjoy!
It has been announced that Journey’s End is set to begin filming next week in Wales! You can ready the full article bellow, we wish Sam a good filming!
An A-list cast including Sam Claflin, Paul Bettany, Asa Butterfield and Toby Jones are preparing to begin filming Journey’s End, which shoots largely in Wales from next week.
The film is based on RC Sherriff’s play, first performed in London in 1928, which takes place over four days in March 1918 in the frontline trenches of France. It gives a glimpse of the tense, claustrophobic conditions of the dugout as the men await almost certain death.
Producers Guy de Beaujeu and Simon Reade of Fluidity Films – who made the acclaimed Private Peaceful – have been developing the film version of Journey’s End for some time, and have encountered wrangles over the rights on the way.
However, it is now set to begin filming in a few days’ time at Pinewood Studios Wales, with Saul Dibb directing from Reade’s screenplay. The film also stars Stephen Graham and Tom Sturridge.
Spotlight Award winner Sam Claflin explains why he loves making independent movies as much as franchise films.
A video of Sam being interviewed yesterday at the 19th Annual Savannah Film Festival has been released and you can watch it bellow! Sam’s part starts at 2:57.
Hello Sam fans! We posted a couple of days ago that Sam is one of the four covers for November’s issue of L’Officel H0mmes, and two more outtakes from the shoot have just been released! They’ve been added to the gallery.
Sam made an appearance today at the 19th Annual Savannah Film Festival where he received a Spotlight Award and participated in a Q&A following the screening of Me Before You. Thanks to my friend Steph i’ve added to the gallery photos of Sam posing after arriving at the festival and the Q&A session!
EDIT: Photos from the Spotlight Award Presentation have just been added to our gallery, thanks to Gabby.
L’Officiel Hommes just announced four covers for their Winter issue and one of them includes Sam! So far no outtakes nor articles have been released, however you can find the cover in our gallery!
Two clips from Their Finest have been released by Get Into Film featuring Sam Claflin and Gemma Arterton. They look fabulous in these clips, which gives us an in sight at how filmmaking was like back in the day. Enjoy!