The famous pottery company Burleigh, are opening the Burleigh Gentlemen’s Club on Greek Street in Soho this week – and it’s a pop-up with a conscience. To coincide with Movember – the movement that has taken the upper lips of Britain’s men by storm, the store is offering wet shaves with cut-throat razors and shoe shines, as well as the opportunity to have your new look photographed by a professional. There is no set price – you just donate to Movember, the charity tackling men’s health issues. They also have a mug for sale with profits being donated to the cause.
Burleigh has been perfecting its craft for over 160 years. Established in Stoke-on-Trent in 1851 and world famous for its blue and white ceramics, which are hand made in England using traditional techniques, its bestselling ‘Asiatic Pheasants’ design has been loved by generations and has been made in the same way since 1862. Burleigh is the only pottery in the world to decorate using tissue transfer printing from hand engraved copper plates. This 250 year old process takes seven years to master and is just one of many skills that caused HRH The Prince of Wales to step in to save Burleigh’s historic home, Middleport Pottery, in 2011. The mug they have created for the event even has a unique moustache guard built in.
Head on down this week to the store – it’s the perfect excuse to get smartened up for winter, and all for a great cause.
Burleigh Gentlemen’s Club, 26 Greek Street, Soho, 17-21 November, 2015