London Oyster Week

by Katy Davidson in London, Greater London, England

London Oyster Week
We did it
On 1st March 2018 we successfully raised £505 with 16 supporters in 28 days

London Oyster Week is raising funds for vital Native Oyster restoration projects whilst championing our fantastic British oyster culture

by Katy Davidson in London, Greater London, England

What is London Oyster Week all about?

London Oyster Week is a regional event with a global purpose running from 21st - 29th April 2018.

It is a week long celebration of the most delicious, nutritious and ethical sources of protein on the planet and awareness raising of one of the most sustainable forms of farming there is.

We will be raising funds for Native Oyster restoration projects, education and training courses through exciting and educational events at venues across London.

What to expect?

It is the first event of it's kind in London and we plan to make it grow and develop year on year. So far we have 30 venues signed up to support it and 12 oyster producers from across the UK and Ireland getting involved. Venues are offering exclusive dishes to 'Oyster Passport' holders and a number of venues will be hosting masterclasses, tastings, talks, film screenings and other exciting oystery adventures TBC. Even if you can't make it for all or part of the London event, your 'Oyster Passport' will give you 50% off anything in the Flint & Flame knife range,  Flint & Flame are the supplier of the Official Oyster Knife of London Oyster Week 2018.

Why do we need your support?

So far, Katy, the founder of London Oyster Week has spent over a year of her own time and money getting the foundations in place to make this huge event happen, forming relationships with venues, her charity partner, traveling to London to organise logistics, creating dialogue with journalists to be ready for her press launch and much more. 

She needs a little bit of extra help to get some of the essential kit sorted including the website, some design work and the 'Oyster Passport' which will be designed and printed in Cornwall by Little Birdie Guides

You can help us make it an amazing launch event!

Why do Oysters Need Your Support?

Our wild oyster populations are another story.  A keystone species, that provides essential eco-system services like purifying our water, sequestering Co2 and nitrogen from our environment, creating habitat for other sealife to thrive and protecting our coast from erosion, Native oysters are close to extinction in their natural habitat. (The oyster pictured below are Rock Oysters which are sustainably farmed)

How can you support us? 

Buy a ticket and come along! 

Can't come to the event itself? You can still support us with these gorgeous and unique rewards!

£5 - It's a donation, but it's a virtual letter of love to our oceans and our planet!

£40 - An exclusive limited Edition Flint & Flame Oyster Knife, The Official Oyster Knife of London Oyster Week 2018. Engraved with the event to make this beauty a collectable.







£20 for 20 Oysters! Plus a Free Oyster Knife (Cornwall Only)

£80 - Three Course Dinner for 2 at Top London Restaurant and London Oyster Week venue -  Northbank

£100 - VIP Ticket to the Great Estate Festival with access to their new and exclusive  'Octopus Lounge' including a private Shuck experience with The Oyster Lady, or an Amity Seafood Marinata & Tapas tasting.

£100 - Private sailing experience on a traditional oyster boat with Chris Ranger of Fal Native

£200 - Private Seafood Chef in your home for you and 3 friends.

£200 - Oyster Masterclass for you and 5 friends in your home Learn how to shuck and oyster-talk like a pro!

£250 - Private Oyster Farm Tour with the owner, Dinner & Hotel in Whitstable!

£400 - Wild Wine Woman & The Oyster Lady Private Party!

£500 - Professional and glamourous oyster shucking service for your event with 250 pristine oysters served to your guests

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£5 or more

Help the Native by showing some #oysterlove

This is a donation that would make David Attenborough proud! Not only does an oyster reef provide habitat for 200+ other species to thrive but they protect coasts from erosion, filter water to make it nice and clean and extract troublesome Co2 and Nitrogen rom our atmosphere. They are super-eco-heros! Your donation will go towards raising funds for The Blue Marine Foundation and their oyster restoration projects. Thank you!

£20 or more

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OYSTERS!!!!

Get 20 oysters for just £20! With a free Oyster knife. (Cornwall only for this reward folks sorry! But those further afield we have plenty more exciting options.

£40 or more

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Limited Edition Oyster Knife

These beautiful knives are being engraved with 'London Oyster Week 2018' a gorgeous and collectable item which comes nestled in a quality presentation box. They are limited edition knives from Flint & Flame, the Official Oyster Knife of London Oyster Week.

£80 or more

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Dinner for 2 at Northbank Restaurant

A three course meal for two at the Northbank Restaurant, nr the Millenium Bridge in London. the Northbank offers a Modern British menu with a Cornish influence showcasing exceptional ingredients sourced from Falmouth and surrounding areas of Cornwall. Fresh fish is delivered daily sourced from day boats off the Cornish coast.

£100 or more

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VIP Ticket to Great Estate Festival +Private Shuck

This offer comes to you from the generous folk at Great Estate Festival, get a weekend camping ticket with VIP access to the new Octopus Lounge where The Oyster Lady will be on hand to give you a private oyster shucking session to enjoy a fine slice of the high life.

£100 or more

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Sail on a Traditional Oyster Dredge!!

An amazing reward option to go out on the water with a traditional oyster fisherman - a well known one at that, Ranger from Fal Oyster has been working hard on the sustainable Native Oyster Fishery in Falmouth and harvests some of the most exclusive oysters n the world. This is a truly unique reward for an oyster or boat enthusiast!

£200 or more

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Private Seafood Chef at your Home for 4 people

Fancy dinner cooked in your own home by a chef who got her little seafood bar to No 1 out of over 200 established restaurants on TripAdvisor in just 3 months? Katy will whizz down to the harbour on her motorbike to pick up crab and lobster direct from the fishermen, oysters direct from the farm & fresh fish from a local supplier. You will not get it any fresher unless you catch it yourself! She will cook it & serve it and clean up afterwards!

£200 or more

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Oyster Masterclass for 4 People

Take this unique opportunity to learn all about oysters from one of the world's leading oyster experts and advocates. Katy will come to your home to teach you hands-on skills that will have you shucking like a pro and give you all the knowledge to be confident in your command of oyster culture! Each guest will receive their own shucking knife and a voucher for an online order of oysters from... All this whilst enjoying delicious oysters

£250 or more

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Oyster Farm Tour, Dinner & Hotel in Whitstable!

One night stay for 2 in the Continental Hotel or he 150 year old converted Fisherman’s Huts plus dinner for 2 in The Royal Native Oyster Stores in Kent, a seafood restaurant offering some of the very best oysters, fish and crustacea. The next morning you will be taken on a personal tour of the oyster farm by owner, James Green - a truly exclusive experience.

£400 or more

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Wild Wine Woman & The Oyster Lady Private Party!

The ultimate Terroir & Merroir experience with two of Cornwall's leaders in their fields (or seas!) Katy, The Oyster Lady and Debbie, of Wild Wine Club acclaim will come to your home and treat you to an incomparable oyster and wine pairing and tasting experience. Your Sommelier and your Ostrelier will give you and 5 friends an exquisite indulgence of wine, oysters and some other gorgeous seafood treats from the Amity Seafood range.

£500 or more

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Oyster Shucking Service at your Event

Planning a Party in 2018? Want a unique wedding gift? Or just want to spoil your friends or business clients. The Oyster Lady herself will professionally shuck 250 Cornish oysters to order for your guests to delight in. This glamorous service is delivered in motion, with fresh oysters carried in champagne buckets fixed to special belts so that she can mingle amongst your guests intriguing them with anecdotes about this food icon.

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