COPORATE events are in the frame at the North East’s leading art gallery, which has unveiled two special summer packages for businesses.

Newcastle’s The Laing Art Gallery is home to an internationally important collection of British oil paintings, watercolours, ceramics, silver and glassware.

And, along with exhibitions, curator talks and family activities, the Grade II-listed, city centre gallery regularly welcomes businesses and organisations wanting to hold their events in an inspirational and memorable setting.

Now, Sodexo, the gallery’s catering and events partner, has put together a special summer time offer.

From 1 June to 31 August, groups of between 30 and 60 can enjoy full use of the gallery’s function room, equipped with projector, screen, lectern and microphone, along with a seasonal buffet prepared on-site by Sodexo’s team of chefs.

Guests and delegates will be able to choose a selection of sandwiches and wraps along with a vegetarian quiche, coleslaw and mixed leaf salad, rounded off with a fresh fruit platter and ice cream from Northumberland’s renowned Doddington Dairy.

The summer time package applies to events held between 9.30am and 4.30pm, Monday to Friday and is priced at £23.50 per person. A reduced price option, with a simpler buffet, is also available, priced at £16.75 per person.

For more information, or to book, contact the sales office on 0191 261 2139 or email: events@twmuseums.co.uk.

Sodexo is the catering and events partner at 50 of the UK’s leading sports stadia, museums and visitor attractions and is also the hospitality partner for some of the biggest occasions in the summer social calendar, from Royal Ascot and Henley Royal Regatta to RHS Chelsea Flower Show.

For full details of the summer offers at other Sodexo Prestige Venues & Events venues, call the central enquiry hub on 0845 6055 699, email Venues&Events.Prestige.UK@Sodexo.com or visit www.prestigevenuesandevents.sodexo.com.