Thursday, 19 July 2018

FORTNUM & MASON - Summer Events

At home, in Piccadilly
181 Piccadilly is a hive of activity this summer and we look forward to welcoming you. After all, our red carpet is always rolled out!

Whether you’re planning a day in London with the children or grandchildren, or you’re longing for a leisurely spot of 'me-time', we’ve got something to surprise and delight everyone.

Keep reading to discover all that’s happening in-store this week, as well as upcoming dates for your diary.

Geffrye Museum - Enjoy long summer evenings refreshed and relaxed in our garden food and drink pop-up and try fun and fabulous free holiday activities

Enjoy summer at the Geffrye with fun for all ages
Visit our front gardens this summer and discover a unique and luscious food and drink pop-up, as well as fabulous free summer holiday activities for children and families.

Play, Performance & Pastimes
Thursdays and Fridays from 16 - 31 August 10am - 4.30pm. Free 
Enjoy creative workshops and hands-on activities for children aged 2 - 16 in the Geffrye's front gardens. We'll also have family-friendly tours of our restored almshouse.

Beautiful Allotment 
Wednesday - Sunday from 25 July - Sunday 19 August, 4 - 11pm 
A summer pop-up allotment of handcrafted potting sheds, makeshift cocktail bars and barbecue areas by Bourne & Hollingsworth.

Creativity Yoga 
Sunday 12 August, 10.30am - 12.30pm. £20.75 inclusive
Join community yoga and meditation teacher Lara Piras for a yoga workshop specifically designed to unleash your inner creativity. Book here. 

Restored Almshouse Object Handling Tours
Saturdays 21 July and 4 August, 2pm, 3pm + 4pm. £5 
Find out how residents used to live in the 18th & 19th centuries when you take our restored almshouse tour. More info here

Somerset House - Book now to be one of the first to visit London Design Biennale 2018

June at Somerset House

The World of Design Comes to London 
London Design Biennale 2018 
Book before 31 July and save – tickets just £15.50

From 04 - 23 September the design world is coming to Somerset House. Whether it's two hours or a whole day, immerse yourself in a unique exhibition showcasing the best design in the world from established and emerging designers, architects, scientists, writers and artists. Book before 31 July using the code SEEIT and save 20% on your tickets.
Choose a morning or afternoon slot and sign up to a programme which includes photography classes with Lomography, drawing classes with Drawing At Work’s Trevor Flynn and Beep Studios' Peter Ayre, dine in style with Bryn Williams at Somerset House, or join us for guided tours and talks from leaders of the design world. 
Read on below to discover just a few of the many highlights.

04 - 23 SEP 2018



London Design Biennale 2018

Greece’s interactive outdoor installation in the Edmond J. Safra Fountain Court will be over 18 metres long and encourages visitors to walk an undulating plank surrounded in a cocoon. The enveloping skin swells and transforms around you as you propel yourself within the seemingly solid yet flexible structure.
This installation is produced and designed by Studio INI who are based at Makerversity, a resident of Somerset House Studios.


London Design Biennale 2018

India will immerse visitors in one of the troughs used in indigo production, a dye used to colour jeans and other textiles. The methods have gone largely unchanged for millennia. You’ll be surrounded by films of the workers, who stand in a line thrashing the water with their outstretched legs, their limbs stained bright blue. Hours of hard labour produce only a small bar of concentrated dye, known as ‘blue gold’.

Puerto Rico

London Design Biennale 2018

Puerto Rico will work with visitors to generate a national identity no matter where you are from. You can choose the images that you feel best represent you, resulting in the creation of a graphically designed printed momento. This will reflect your truly unique identity.


London Design Biennale 2018

What can video games do to help young people start talking about their mental health? Working with youth organisations and health services in Dundee, Biome Collective has responded to this year’s theme with an immersive interactive installation that invites visitors to share their emotional state without words. Using gaming techniques and 360-degree sound and animation, visitors can create an ‘emotional avatar’ which they can share with others to start a conversation about how they feel.


London Design Biennale 2018

Latvia will present a condensation wall where you can leave secret messages about playfulness, intimacy and transience.

Hong Kong

London Design Biennale 2018

The Hong Kong Pavilion focuses on the sensorial experience of smell and how it heightens the nostalgia of memory within the state of our everyday lives. The installation explores the various smells that represent the city including Peking duck, temples and sweet delicacies. Visit the interactive installation and explore both visual and smell related influences, through a variety of scratch-and-sniff wallpapers.
With only 50 days to the beginning of the second edition of London Design Biennale it’s now time to book your tickets. Don’t miss out and be first to see this year’s London Design Biennale. 

Science Museum - ANNOUNCING: new exhibition opening on one of the greatest mysteries of the 20th century

The Last Tsar: Blood and Revolution

21 September - 24 March | Free exhibition

2018 marks 100 years since the death of the Romanov family, the last imperial monarchs of Russia. Rulers of a sixth of the surface of the earth, their lives glittered with unimaginable wealth and power.
In this new exhibition, we explore the lives of Tsar Nicholas II and his family, the mysterious circumstances of their death, and medicine in Russia at the time.
From the Tsar's son Alexei's Haemophilia B, a rare blood condition passed down from Queen Victoria, to the infamous mystic Rasputin, we'll take you behind closed doors to explore what life was really like for this famous royal family.
Be among the first to get tickets to this exhibition!

Highlight: Faberge Egg

Some of our star objects

We'll be showing objects which have never before been put on public display in the UK. You'll be able to see some of the family’s clothing, unique historical documents and even a Faberge egg on loan from the Moscow Kremlin Museums.
This unique Faberge was given by the Tsar to the Tsarina just a year before the fall of the Imperial house.

A century long investigation

The modern forensic science

In 1918 the family disappeared, suspected by many to have been killed in the civil war which followed the Russian Revolution. 
We'll examine a crime scene littered with personal effects - the dentures of their doctor, a single diamond earring belonging to the Tsarina - and explore the extraordinary modern forensic investigation which set out to piece together the events of that night.

Transport for London - Weekend travel information - 21 and 22 July 2018

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