Just wanted to say a big THANK YOU to those of you who came along to the
Mikes Place Benefit Gig on Saturday 28th June. The Spitz Club was packed
with a crowd of more than 200 who joined us for a great night of live music
and beer. Bands from Cardiff to Leeds to Brighton came down to London and
put on a fantastic performance. The night was headlined by our boys
back-home - Mike, Andrei and Gadi who flew in from J'town and rocked the
stage (despite a closed bar!). Many of you poured into the gallery to see
the exhibitions by Yael Aviv and Shira and sign our guest book. The evening
was a huge success and between ticket sales, the raffle and T-Shirts, we
have so far raised over £2,000 for The Fund.
Since the event, many of you have told me what a great atmosphere it was in
the Spitz that night (including the staff) and many more of you talked of
the great people you met. There were also a few reunions! If we managed to
achieve this in London for one evening then we were truly successful in our
aim to share the Mikes Place spirit internationally, as well as raising
money for our family. Thank you for sharing this special night with us.
Of course there are lots of people behind the scenes to thank...I will try
and keep it brief: Dave - what a star! Vanessa (the raffle queen), Andy,
Camilla, Craig and Row - you guys are the best. Natalie, Martin, Elke, Tracy
for all your hard work on the night. Ellie for curating an entire exhibition
in under 2 hours, Craig & Josh for your camera work.. and more, Sidney
Baginsky our resident accountant, Sloane and Solly. For flying in the band
Brent Tanner, Sharon Travel (Sam you are the best!), West End Travel, Fort
Air and Benji - your generous donations made it possible. CST for your
security and the boys at Scotland Yard, Brian and Winn. Alex you managed the
fastest sound check in history and kept the place rocking. We never really
had the press behind us in the Uk but to those that took on our story...
thank you: Judi Herman (BBC Radio), Martin Lewis (BBC), Jo (Intelligent PR),
Jenny Hazen (Jerusalem Post), Louise Scodie (JC) and Walter Bingham (Radio
4). To the entire team at London Jewish News - you guys believed in us from
the very beginning and helped us every step of the way. Dan Levitt & Dan
Whiteman for the poster headaches (sorry!!!), Justin Cohen - you truly rock!
Danny Boy for going beyond the call of duty...nothing to say to you - except
see ya in Israel..We love ya!
To all the bands - honorary members of the Mikes Place stage (welcome
anytime): Electric Experience, Pylon, Maxtones, Firefly and Natureboy for
giving your time and energy and putting on the best show ever. Joe and Karl
- you guys kick ass! Blues Train - against the odds you made it happen.
Lastly to all our family back home, for your total support and love in these
difficult times...see ya all real soon.
For those that couldn't make it there are lots of photos on
= Charley and I will be developing more this week to be posted on the Mikes
We still have a few T-Shirts & CD's left. For more info on donations,
T-Shirts, CD's and future Mikes Place events in London email:
Donations can be made in the UK to:
Mike's Place Life After Terror Fund, Account: 66012112, S/C: 515010 and
direct to Tel Aviv through the site: www.mikesplacebars.com
Keep on rockin in the free world...
charley & chrissie xxx
The British Metropolitan Police - Specialist Operations, are looking for any information concerning the homocide bombing attack at Mike's Place.
They are looking for anyone that may have left the country to go home (America, England, Canada etc..) or anyone who may have additional information, be that they were present at the attack or saw the bombers prior to the attack.
The investigation is continuing and any information is valuable to them.
Please contact them if you have any information.
They can be reached on: +44 (0)207 2717 or +44(0) 7659-123435 (ask for Brian Wallace)
or email him on firstname.lastname@example.org
Raffle with all proceeds going to the fund Raffle Prizes:
2 Pairs of tickets for Euro Disney + przes by:
Solly's Restaurant, Blooms Restaurant, Temptations, Sussers, Dizengof Restaurant, Haringtons Hairdressers, Chit Chat, Aisenthals, La Belle Table and more...
Tickets: £15 (GBP) on sale from Monday 2nd June
Box Office: 08700 600 100. Online bookings available from Ticketweb at: www.ticketweb.co.uk
More Info & table reservations at The Spitz Bistro: 020 7392 9034
For more info on the London event, The fund and donations, please email Charley or Chris at: email@example.com or call Chris on +44 (0) 7970 522 291
All proceeds will be donated to the Mike's Place Life after Terror Fund for victims of the terror attack.
Liverpool Street on Central, District, Circle and Metropolitan lines & BR.
Aldgate East on District and Circle lines
Street parking is available in front of the building after 7pm.
There is a private car park on Brick Lane (parallel to Commercial Street)
and an NCP Car Park just off Commercial Street, south of the Spitz.
The Spitz is fully accessible by wheel-chair users. No steps to enter. Lifts
to all parts of the venue, except the mezzanine (artist area). Main
auditorium on the first floor. Adapted toilet in the basement.