Celebrate the football World Cup this summer with a range of delicious sharing plates, party food, creative cocktails and barbecue bites to feed a crowd.

Try these easy peasy skewers to win the crowd.

Barbecue Lamb Skewers

Blackbean Steak Skewers

Sweet Chilli Chicken Skewers

MATCH ON! Buy the world cup winners here

Group stage

Thu June 14: Russia v Saudi Arabia (Group A) – Moscow (Luzhniki), 4pm

Fri June 15: Egypt v Uruguay (Group A) – Ekaterinburg, 1pm

Fri June 15: Morocco v Iran (Group B) – St Petersburg, 4pm

Fri June 15: Portugal v Spain (Group B) – Sochi, 7pm

Sat June 16: France v Australia (Group C) – Kazan, 11am

Sat June 16: Argentina v Iceland (Group D) – Moscow (Spartak), 2pm

Sat June 16: Peru v Denmark (Group C) – Saransk, 5pm

Sat June 16: Croatia v Nigeria (Group D) – Kaliningrad, 8pm

Sun June 17: Costa Rica v Serbia (Group E) – Samara, 1pm

Sun June 17: Germany v Mexico (Group F) – Moscow (Luzhniki), 4pm

Sun June 17: Brazil v Switzerland (Group E) – Rostov-on-Don, 7pm

Mon June 18: Sweden v South Korea (Group F) – Nizhny Novgorod, 1pm

Mon June 18: Belgium v Panama (Group G) – Sochi, 4pm

Mon June 18: Tunisia v England (Group G) – Volgograd, 7pm

Tues June 19: Colombia v Japan (Group H) – Saransk, 1pm

Tues June 19: Poland v Senegal (Group H) – Moscow (Spartak), 4pm

Tues June 19: Russia v Egypt (Group A) – St Petersburg, 7pm

Wed June 20: Portugal v Morocco (Group B) – Moscow (Luzhniki), 1pm

Wed June 20: Uruguay v Saudi Arabia (Group A) – Rostov-on-Don, 4pm

Wed June 20: Iran v Spain (Group B) – Kazan, 7pm

Thu June 21: Denmark v Australia (Group C) – Samara, 1pm

Thu June 21: France v Peru (Group C) – Ekaterinburg, 4pm

Thu June 21: Argentina v Croatia (Group D) – Nizhny Novgorod, 7pm

Fri June 22: Brazil v Costa Rica (Group E) – St Petersburg, 1pm

Fri June 22: Nigeria v Iceland (Group D) – Volgograd, 4pm

Fri June 22: Serbia v Switzerland (Group E) – Kaliningrad, 7pm

Sat June 23: Belgium v Tunisia (Group G) – Moscow (Spartak), 1pm

Sat June 23: South Korea v Mexico (Group F) – Rostov-on-Don, 4pm

Sat June 23: Germany v Sweden (Group F) – Sochi, 7pm

Sun June 24: England v Panama (Group G) – Nizhny Novgorod, 1pm

Sun June 24: Japan v Senegal (Group H) – Ekaterinburg, 4pm

Sun June 24: Poland v Colombia (Group H) – Kazan, 7pm

Mon June 25: Uruguay v Russia (Group A) – Samara, 3pm

Mon June 25: Saudi Arabia v Egypt (Group A) – Volgograd, 3pm

Mon June 25: Spain v Morocco (Group B) – Kaliningrad, 7pm

Mon June 25: Iran v Portugal (Group B) – Saransk, 7pm

Tues June 26: Denmark v France (Group C) – Moscow (Luzhniki), 3pm

Tues June 26: Australia v Peru (Group C) – Sochi, 3pm

Tues June 26: Nigeria v Argentina (Group D) – St Petersburg, 7pm

Tues June 26: Iceland v Croatia (Group D) – Rostov-on-Don, 7pm

Wed June 27: South Korea v Germany (Group F) – Kazan, 3pm

Wed June 27: Mexico v Sweden (Group F) – Ekaterinburg, 3pm

Wed June 27: Serbia v Brazil (Group E) – Moscow (Spartak), 7pm

Wed June 27: Switzerland v Costa Rica (Group E) – Nizhny Novgorod, 7pm

Thu June 28: Japan v Poland (Group H) – Volgograd, 3pm

Thu June 28: Senegal v Colombia (Group H) – Samara, 3pm

Thu June 28: England v Belgium (Group G) – Kaliningrad, 7pm

Thu June 28: Panama v Tunisia (Group G) – Saransk, 7pm

England's World Cup fixtures and dates


MOUNTAINS: The Dreams of Lily Kwok

Lily Kwok’s is our grandmother and her story has been made into a play that has been adapted from the book Sweet Mandarin by Helen Tse. The play has sold out in Manchester Royal Exchange and has had excellent reviews. It’s also remarkably the first ever true story told about a British Chinese family. The lead roles are played by East Asian actresses and actors, the music by the talented Ruth Chan, the director the sought after Jennifer Tan, the playwright is In-Sook Chappell and the book by the first British Born Chinese author. It’s a first on many levels. I hope you will support these talented folks. Finally through this play, the East Asian voice can be heard. Her curry sauce was served to the likes of Cliff Richard, The Hollies and the Beatles in her first restaurant in Middleton, Manchester.




“Visually arresting, admirably unflinching depiction of an extraordinary real-life success story”
The Stage ⭐⭐⭐⭐

“Chappell’s script is a triumph, showcasing not only strong women, but strong East Asian women..immensely moving, humbling and inspiring story.”
The Reviews Hub ⭐⭐⭐⭐

“A remarkable production that combines a cleverly structured script with outstanding performances and an impressive  set to tell a compelling story of one woman’s life”
Manchester Theatre Award ⭐⭐⭐⭐

A Royal Exchange Theatre, Yellow Earth and Black Theatre Live co-production.

By In-Sook Chappell. Directed by Jennifer Tang.   Based on the memoir Sweet Mandarinby Helen Tse

I invited you into my past… And you invited me into your future.

Helen has grown up in the UK, but always felt a piece of her story was missing. Amidst the skyscrapers and bustling streets of Hong Kong, she meets her grandmother, Lily Kwok, and steps into a past of shocking family secrets that will change her life forever.

This evocative new play by award winning writer In-Sook Chappell, tells the extraordinary story of the women behind the famous Manchester restaurant Sweet Mandarin. Based on Helen Tse’s bestselling family memoir of three generations held together with one lifeline- food.

“A gripping tale of struggle, laughter, love and food… with a universal story of survival that will move your soul” Celebrity Chef Ken Hom on Sweet Mandarin


Click on links to buy tickets

22 Mar – 7 April Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester
St Ann’s Square, Manchester, M2 7DH | 0161 8339833

18 – 21 Apr Stratford Circus Arts Centre, London
Theatre Square, Stratford, London, E15 1BX | 020 8279 1080

24 – 25 Apr Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds
Westgate Street, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, 1P33 1QR | 01284 769 505

27 – 28 Apr Lighthouse, Poole
21 Kingland Road, Poole, Dorset, BH15 1UG | 01202 280 000

1 – 2 May Key Theatre, Peterborough
Embankment Road, Peterborough, PE1 1EF 01733 207 239

5 May Theatre Royal Margate
Addington Street, Margate, CT9 1PW | 01843 292 795

10 – 12 May Derby Theatre
15 Theatre Walk, St Peter’s Quarter, Derby, DE1 2NF | 01332 593 939

16 – 19 May Watford Palace Theatre
20 Clarendon Road, Watford, WD17 1JZ | 01923 225 671

21 – 23 May Sheffield Crucible Theatre
55 Norfolk Street, Sheffield, S1 1AD | 0114 249 6000

24 – 25 May Queen’s Hall Arts Centre, Hexham
Beaumont Street, Hexham, Northumberland, NE46 3LS | 01434 652 477

30 May – 2 June Belgrade Theatre, Coventry
Belgrade Square, Coventry, CV1 1GS | 024 7655 3055