Monday, 16 September 2019

V&A - London Design Festival has started

As the official London Design Festival hub, September is all about design. Join us for an extraordinary range of design installations, talks and tours to celebrate.  
Landmark Project
Sam Jacob reveals a new installation within our Grand Entrance to highlight the need to rethink the global plastics system; to consider its full lifetime journey; and to design future-use into every product.

Supported by SAP
V&A Projects
Kengo Kuma
Bamboo (竹) Ring: Weaving into Lightness
See an experiment in the concept of weaving, inspired by our garden and curated by Clare Farrow.
Matthew McCormick
Avalanche
Delve into a thoughtful introspection on the effects of climate change through this experiential exhibit.
Rony Plesl
Sacred Geometry
A unique glass installation drawing inspiration from the idea of Sacred Geometry, a universal language organising all visible and invisible reality according to basic geometrical principles.
Sony Design
Affinity in Autonomy
A chance to think about the future of AI and Robotics and envision a world in which intelligence, technology and creative design are more integrated.
Various Designers
Legacy
Sir John Sorrell, Chairman of London Design Festival, invited 10 leaders of London’s cultural institutions to collaborate with some of the world’s most prolific designers to create a ‘Legacy’ piece of design – an object of personal or professional relevance to them.
Plan your visit
Pick up a free guide and map from the desks located in the Grand Entrance and the Blavatnik Hall.

There will be free daily tours during the Festival at 12pm, 2pm and 4pm, and also on Friday at 6pm and 8pm.
Global Design Forum
The Festival’s curated thought-leadership programme welcomes over 50 international speakers and features a unique mix of talks, debates, tours and workshops that reflects the most innovative thinking in the world of design today. 

Sunday, 15 September 2019

35% off afternoon tea with prosecco at The Baglioni Hotel

35% off afternoon tea with prosecco at The Baglioni Hotel

An Italian take on afternoon tea in a swanky setting

Highlights:
  • Afternoon tea and a glass of prosecco
  • Five-star hotel in Kensington
  • Save 35%
Find out more:
There aren’t many things finer in life than afternoon tea in a five-star hotel. And believe us when we say, the afternoon tea at the Baglioni Hotel (beside Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens) touts a seriously impressive menu with an inventive Italian influence. With today’s offer, you can take your seat at Brunello Bar and Restaurant and tuck into their savouries, baked goods and pastries along with a glass of fizz for 35% off. Now just £25.
What’s on the menu?
Selection of sandwiches:
Brioche with mortadella and pistachio
White bread with capricciosa salad
White bread and grilled vegetables
White bread with swordfish, cream cheese and chives White bread with gorgonzola cheese and walnuts Brioche with caciocavallo cheese and caramelized onion
The bakery:
Brioche Siciliana
Plain and cranberry scones
Strawberry jam, clotted cream and the famous Nutella® chocolate spread
The pasticceria:
Panna cotta with wild berries
Sicilian cannolo filled with ricotta and orange
Biscuit La Pesca with alkermes and chocolate
Biscuit Brutti ma Buoni with hazelnut

Chocolate praline filled with mascarpone

Get 60% off four cocktails at Lan Kwai Fong

Get 60% off four cocktails at Lan Kwai Fong

Choose your poison and sip happily as you soak up the east Asian vibes

Highlights:
  • Choose four cocktails from a list of 20
  • Offer is available all week, with no time restrictions
  • Buy This Offer
Find out more:
Some things are best when they’re kept simple – and this offer from Camden eatery Lan Kwai Fong is just that. Just choose four cocktails for £16, then sip happily as you soak up the east Asian vibes.
What’s on the menu?
Signature Cocktails
Lan Kwai Fong No. 28
Fresh kiwi, lime, Absolut, butterfly pea tea
Floral Kiss
Havana rum, pineapple, lavender and a dash of Lime
Float Like A Butterfly
Havana rum, mint, apple juice, butterfly pea tea
The Jazzy Plum
Absolute vodka, Cointreau, plum juice and lemon sugar
New Terra
Berries, elderflower, St. Germain and yuzu
Bad Passion
Beefeater gin, Campari, orange bitters and passion fruit
Green Tea Mojito
Havana rum, lime, mint and green tea syrup
Jay’s Jam
Beefeater gin, elderflower and orange and ginger jam
Aloe Margaret
Aloe vera juice-based margarita
Dragon’s Eye
Midori, lychee, Absolut vodka and apple juice
Classic Cocktails
Whisky Sour
Buffalo Trace bourbon, lemon juice, sugar and egg white
Vesper
Beefeater gin, Absolut vodka and Lillet Blanc
Singapore Sling
Beefeater gin, cherry liqueur, lemon and grenadine
Mai Tai
VSOP cognac, orange curacao, lime, and orgeat
Twinkle
Absolut vodka, elderflower and champagne
Porn Star Martini
Vanilla vodka, passionfruit liqueur, lime and sugar
Old Fashioned
Bourbon, sugar and bitters
Espresso Martini
Espresso shot, Absolut vodka and coffee liqueur
Pina Colada
Rum, coconut cream and pineapple juice
Blushing Geisha

Hibiscus flower, Lillet Blanc and champagne

Saturday, 14 September 2019

Tate - Tickets just released 📣 WARHOL

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Andy Warhol Self-Portrait 1986
Andy Warhol was the son of immigrants who became an American icon. A shy observer who became the hub of New York’s social scene.

An artist who embraced consumerism, celebrity and counter culture – changing modern art in the process.

This major retrospective takes a new look at the outsider at the heart of American art and culture.

Join as a Tate Member to see Andy Warhol and all our exhibitions for free. 
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