Boat Race 2016 : Oxford vs. Cambridge – A fight dating back to 1829 (a whole century before the time from which our latest collection took inspiration) and a match that still draws in the interest of millions from all over the world. However, if you’re lucky enough to be by the river Thames this coming Easter Sunday then you’ll want know the best viewing points to watch the battle unfold, and it just so happens that nine times out of ten the location is going to involve a Great British institution known as ‘The Pub’. So let’s take a closer look at the watering holes at key point of the course!
Oxford vs. Cambridge - a fight dating back to 1829 (a whole century before the time from which our latest collection took inspiration)W. T. Author
At the Start
If you’re north of the river then you’ll want to check out The Crabtree for an awesome barbecue/hog roast with live music playing all day! If you’re south of the river then why not try The Duke’s Head? A seasoned veteran in hosting fun-filled days dedicated to live music and DJs with big screens so you can get close to the action wherever they are on the Boat Race 2016 course.
Rutland Arms is a key destination for anyone north of the river with a desire for good old traditional pub fare. Its prime location makes it a popular destination and coupled with great pub food this venue will be busy so get there early. On the flip side over on the south of the river there’s the glorious Bull’s Head, renowned for its live jazz that will be playing all the way up to the start of the Boat Race 2016!
The Finishing Line
The Ship is your choice of destination if you want a view of the Boat Race 2016 finishing line, and throughout the day there’s a barbecue and in the evening live DJs to keep the crowd entertained.
To celebrate the Boat Race 2016 we will be pitting two of our bespoke watches face-to-face (or dial-to-dial we should say) and the winner being crowned with a hefty £50 off for one week only (…and of course along with the free shipping that comes as standard). In one lane, representing Oxford is the ‘No. 1914’ Blue Military Watch and in the other representing Cambridge is our latest release, the ‘No. 1929’ Blue Cushion Watch. The only question left to answer is #WhichBlueRU? Follow us on the lead up to the race and be involved in the conversation!
Meet the Authors
The Creators of the Brand
Created under a veil of secrecy, W. T. Author has very much grown to become a brand that truly wears it’s heart on its sleeves. Our new website is as much about our partnership as it is about the watches themselves. We invite you to get to know us a little better, to look at our journey so far and read our interview with WatchPro’s editor James Buttery. We are also proud to announce the launch of Author Studios – our design agency specialising in product, photography, website and graphics. We have the pleasure to work with great brands and companies from all over the world, and bring our knowledge and expertise across a large cross section of design work. Take a look!
W. T. Author on Tour
Country Living Spring Fair 2016
Food & Drink: TEA (Tea Enriched Alcohol)
T.E.A is an award-winning, artisan gin & vodka brand specialising in tea
enriched spirits. They handcraft only 120 bottles per batch in bespoke copper stills using only the finest botanicals. They are double gold winners at the San Francisco World Spirits Awards 2015. Check out their website here for more information.
Fashion & Jewellery: Maven
Maven offer carefully curated jewellery ranges handmade by designers from all over the world, brought together under one roof. They are not interested in one particular material or style of jewellery, and our products vary in price, they are simply passionate about discovery. From crystals and precious gemstones to vintage beads, leather, rubber, glass and silver and gold – what all their products have in common, is gorgeous, interesting, contemporary design. Check out their website here for more information.
Arts & Photography: Lucky Lobster Art
Here you will find a selection of bright, fun and quirky lino print artwork, cards and gifts. They hand carve all of my designs in their Hertfordshire studio using traditional methods and sell a range of hand printed originals as well as copies to see more pictures and to find out what they’re working on follow them on instagram @luckylobsterart.