FORFAR’s newest and funkiest cafe bar - simply called ‘10’ - has teamed up with the “Forfar Dispatch” and “Kirriemuir Herald” to offer groups and organisations in the Forfar-Kirriemuir area catering for those aged 16 and under the opportunity to win a monthly award.
Based on a 10 Downing Street theme ‘10’ opened on October 10, 2010, in Castle Street, Forfar.
Taking a different route to other bars, ‘10’ specialises in award-winning wines, Italian designer coffees, draught and exotic beers and a range of more exotic tipples.
In keeping with the 10 Downing Street theme, ‘10’ is fronted by a replica Downing Street door complete with lion’s head and knocker.
The floor has been relaid with 1920s Canadian White Oak strip flooring which was reclaimed from the former Clydebank School gym hall.
The fireplace also houses the original coat of arms seal which could be seen hanging at the Brompton Street entrance of Harrods prior to its removal in 2000 by the then owner Mohammed Al-Fayed.
The comfort of the bar is enhanced with the extremely comfortable Chesterfield settees and glamorous leopard print bar stools. The three booths have 90 genuine Punk and New Wave single sleeves from 1976 to 1980 arranged on the wall behind glass in an artistic and colourful display.
The political theme of ‘10’ is evident throughout - even in the toilet area, with the gents badged as ‘Churchill’ and the ladies as ‘Thatcher’. All the work was carried out by local tradesmen and companies.
The owners of ‘10’, Alan and Caroline Hampton, are keen to put something back into the community in the form of a £100 monthly award.
The award is being aimed at the younger generation - with the closing date for nominations being the 10th of each month.
The money can be used for strips/equipment, helping to finance an outing or a trip abroad or as a boost to general funds.
To qualify the organisations must be catering for youngsters aged 16 and under.
Applications should be made in writing to ‘10’ Cafe Bar Sponsorship Project, c/o Angus County Press Limited, 117-119 Castle Street, Forfar, DD8 3AH.
Accompanying the application should be a narrative of no more than 300 words outlining how you or the organisation you represent could best use a £100 award.
All applications submitted by the 10th of each month will be considered for the award.
Repeat applications will be accepted, although successful applicants in any given month will not be reconsidered during the remainder of this year.
The judging panel will comprise members of Angus County Press editorial staff and the decision each month will be final.