Grey Goose Boulangerie François @ Covent Garden / Until Saturday 29th November 2014

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12:00 – 20:30
Until Saturday 29th 2014

@ A little blue van,
East Piazza,
Covent Garden,
London

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From Thursday 20 November to Saturday 29 November, GREY GOOSE®, The World’s Best Tasting vodka is to unveil GREY GOOSE Boulangerie François, an artisan French bakery camionnette delivery van in London’s prestigious Covent Garden. Hidden inside the camionnette, situated in the piazza, GREY GOOSE has created the world’s most intimate martini cocktail bar, a unique pop up that will serve bespoke GREY GOOSE martinis designed to each individual’s taste profile.
In recognition of GREY GOOSE creator François Thibault’s momentous decision to create ‘a luxury vodka with taste’ in the traditionally brown spirit Cognac region of France using the finest French ingredients, the GREY GOOSE Boulangerie François will feature an art installation display of GREY GOOSE artisan breads. The bread will be created using exactly the same ingredients that GREY GOOSE is crafted from, soft winter Picardie wheat and using spring water naturally filtered through limestone from the Cognac region.
“In the beginning, I was considered a maverick, even an eccentric, for trying to make vodka in historic Cognac, France, from wheat no less. There were many naysayers and sceptics, and all were waiting for me to fail, but I knew I could prove them wrong and create a product that tasted unlike anything available,” said François Thibault. “I’ve worked hard to create a spirit of outstanding quality and character. It is the world’s best because it is made like no other and feels exceptionally smooth in a dry martini or in other cocktails.”
In the same way that François Thibault flew beyond the norm and defied convention when he set out to create a luxury vodka with taste, visitors to GREY GOOSE Boulangerie François should expect the unexpected when stepping into the bakery van to discover the intimate and luxurious martini cocktail bar.
Designed by restaurant interior expert du jour, Shayne Brady of BradyWilliams, the world’s most intimate martini cocktail bar will feature a striking bar hosted by GREY GOOSE UK Brand Ambassador, Omar Sequera, and bar stools for two guests.

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The twenty-minute pre-booked, personalised martini cocktail consultations will be hosted by Omar Sequera, where guests will be guided through a series of surprising taste experiments and will learn about the five elements of taste – sweet, sour, bitter, salty and umami – in order to discover which taste profile suits them best. The perfect martini cocktail to suit their taste will then be served for the guests to enjoy. Personalised cocktail recipes will be gifted to each guest as they depart.
The GREY GOOSE ‘Stirred Not Shaken’ Martini Gift Set will also be available for £65 from Selfridges, Harvey Nichols and Fortnum & Mason from November. GREY GOOSE believes stirred is the best way to enjoy the perfect Martini and so, to complete your GREY GOOSE Martini experience, the gift set includes a bespoke mixing glass which integrates a graceful and unexpected twist into the glass, along with a 70cl bottle of GREY GOOSE vodka and the iconic lone goose stirrer, making this the perfect gift for Martini lovers.

The Curiosity Cabaret: Science inspiring Art @ The Old Operating Theatre / 2nd December – 7th December 2014

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: 19:00

@ The Old Operating Theatre, 9a St Thomas Street, London SE1 9RY

Tickets: £8 book online

www.thecuriositycabaret.com

December will see the launch of The Curiosity Cabaret, taking its inspiration from Renaissance Europe’s ‘cabinets of curiosities’ it’s a brand new London-based production and is the first ever cabaret interactive theatrical experience in the style of a medical lecture.

Imagine, ladies and gentlemen, an era when surgery was performed without anaesthesia, when aseptic technique and antibiotics did not yet exist. Imagine a time when doctors still clung to their superstitions and medicine was much more art than science…

Imagine no further! Join us as we step into the timeless world of The Curiosity Cabaret where past and present collide head on.

Audiences are invited to prepare their minds and senses for the magical, macabre and marvellous world of medical history. This debut show, set to take place on 2nd to 7th December is equal parts fascinating and entertaining and promises to be just the tonic for relieving the dark winter evening blues.

 

Colombian Food Festival @ South Bank OXO2 / Saturday 22nd November 2014

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: 12:00-19:00

@ South Bank, OXO2 Tower Wharf, London SE1 9PH

Free

www.colombia.travel

Celebrate Colombia’s gastronomic diversity.

The food festival will feature cooking demonstrations by visiting chefs Diana García y Juanita Umaña and glorious bites by Colombian London-Based chefs.

The Institute of Sexology @ Wellcome Collection / until 20th September 2015

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors:
Mon closed
Tue, Wed, Fri, Sat 10:00-18:00
Thu 10:00-20:00
Sunday 11:00-18:00

@ Wellcome Collection, 183 Euston Road, London NW1 2BE

Free entry

www.wellcomecollection.org

‘The Institute of Sexology’ is a candid exploration of the most publicly discussed of private acts.

Undress your mind to investigate human sexuality at ‘The Institute’, the first of the longer exhibitions. Featuring over 200 objects spanning art, rare archival material, erotica, film and photography, this is the first UK exhibition to bring together the pioneers of the study of sex.

Horst: Photographer of Style @ V&A / until 4th January 2015

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors:
Open daily 10:00-17:45
Fri 10:00-22:00

@ V&A (Victoria & Albert Museum), Cromwell Road, London SW7 2RL

Tickets: about £10 book online

www.vam.ac.uk

Horst P. Horst (1906-99) created images that transcend fashion and time. He was a master of light, composition and atmospheric illusion, who conjured a world of sensual sophistication. In an extraordinary sixty-year career, his photographs graced the pages of Vogue and House and Garden under the one-word photographic byline ‘Horst’. He ranks alongside Irving Penn and Richard Avedon as one of the pre-eminent fashion and portrait photographers of the 20th century.

An international figure, Horst worked predominantly in Paris and New York. Born in Germany, he became an American citizen in 1943, changing his surname from Bohrmann to Horst. His extraordinary range of work outside the photographic studio conveys a relentless visual curiosity and life-long desire for new challenges. The huge collection of prints, drawings, notebooks, scrapbooks and letters that Horst carefully preserved throughout his life, alongside thousands of prints in the archives of Condé Nast, bear witness to his virtuoso talent.

a number of names @ Old Truman Brewery / until Sunday 23rd November 2014

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors:
Mon-Sat 11:00-19:00
Sun noon-18:00

@ 7 Dray Walk, Old Truman Brewery, 91 Brick Lane, London E1 6QL

Free entry

www.anumberofnames.org

Get your winter wardrobe at our favourite sample sale in the heart of east London for the whole week. Go after work or on the weekend and tell a friend.

Supermalt Art Exhibtion @ Hoxton Gallery / Friday 14th November 2014

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Doors: 12:00 – 20:00

@ Hoxton Gallery, 9 Kingsland Rd, London, E2 8AA

Entry: FREE

www.supermalt.com

Friday 14th – Saturday 15th November

For two days the renowned Hoxton gallery will be showcasing a collection of work from nine London based artists and photographers. The pieces on show explore each of the creator’s individual interpretations of the unique culture and iconic status connected to the malt drink that’s been sold in the UK for over 30 years.

Exhibiting artists include Dum-Doodles, UltraFry, WillKay, London based photographer SODIQ, Venisha Francis, Gio Muscat, Abi Wright and the collective Guns n Butta.

There will also be heaps of Supermalt for all guests.

Alfie Brown: Divorced From Reality (and my wife) @ Soho Theatre / from Tuesday 2nd December – Saturday 6th December 2014

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: 20:30

@ Soho Theatre, 21 Dean Street, London W1D 3NE

Tickets: £10 book online

www.sohotheatre.com

Alfie Brown’s fourth hour long show is another screaming, pretentious, crusading monstrosity. It’s all about divorce (his), Bipolar disorder (his) and reality (?)

What is right? What is real? Morals are taught, accepted and then regurgitated. It seems bizarre that we don’t ask questions, it seems weird that when we do, people tell us we’re mad. I’m not mad, you’re not mad, society has Munchausen’s syndrome by proxy. Another 55 mins of bombastic diatribe (see?) from Alfie (him).

Soiree Subterranea @ secret location (zone 2) / Saturday 29th November 2014

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: 18:30-20:00

@ Secret location in zone 2

Tickets: £25 (including Hellfire Stew and Absynthe cocktails) book online

www.adamotions.com

Hosted by Mad Abbot Phil Kay and set in a secret underground chamber, this event is inspired by the Hellfire Club of Sir Francis Dashwood and the double lives of the 18th Century’s political elite.

Visitors will be ordained into the sacred order of the Monks of Bernaise and immersed in the tawdry brotherhood.

Afterwards they will be invited into the monastery’s mess and will receive the sacraments of Hellfire Stew and Absinthe before descending in to the dark subterranean chamber where the ritual takes place.

Chief Abbot, Phil of Kay and his cast of 12 monks will lead his devoted audience through an evening of the sacred and profane in equal measures.

Discover Dogs @ Earls Court 1 / Saturday 8th & Sunday 9th November 2014

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Doors: 10:00-17:00

@ Earls Court 1
Exhibition Centre,
Warwick Road,
SW5 9TA

Tickets on the door: £16 standard / £13 concessions (free for children under 12)

Advance tickets: £13.20 / £9.90 book online

www.discoverdogs.org.uk

Discover Dogs began in 1996 and has become one of the must-sees in the canine calendar. It is a fantastic experience and one that can’t be missed by any dog lovers.

Discover Dogs, organised by the Kennel Club, is London’s leading dog event and this year is their 18th event, so if you like dogs you will love Discover Dogs!

The event provides a fantastic opportunity for visitors to meet, greet and discover over 200 different breeds of dog, and learn all about the distinctive personalities, traits and looks of each breed, and how to buy the perfect canine partner.

Featuring:
– Dog Agility
– Over 100 stands for pet shopping
– Young Kennel Club