Thursday 28 February 2019

FORTNUM & MASON - NEW! Our County Biscuits

Take a Delicious Tour
A celebration of traditional recipes from across England, our new County Biscuits are housed within a beautiful tin depicting local stories – from the Red Rose of Lancashire and Giant of Wrekin Hill to the Kiplingcotes Derby and the Mermaid of Padstow – and are perfectly paired with a cup of Royal Blend.

BBC Audience - Join Nikki Bedi in London for the BBC World Service's The Arts Hour on Tour

BBC Shows, Tours and Take Part
The Arts Hour on Tour: London
Shows, Tours & Take Part
Join Nikki Bedi for a special evening exploring London's creativity.
From West End theatres to pop-up art galleries, London is recognised around the world as a diverse, energetic cultural capital. Nikki will be chatting with artists who live in the city to discover how London shapes their identity and is reflected in their work. Join Nikki for an evening of music, comedy and lively conversation.

Date: Monday 18 March
Venue: BBC Radio Theatre, London
Tickets validated from: 5.45pm
Doors open: 7.15pm
Recording starts: 7.30pm

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**Please remember that photographic ID is required for entry to ALL recordings. Visit our FAQsto see what is accepted.**

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BBC Shows and Tours 

Museum of Brands - What's On - March

Women in Advertising

From 1 until 31 March  we will be screening 50from10, a short film that examines how women have been portrayed in the media across 10 well-known TV ads from the past 50 years. Coinciding with International Women's Day, 8 March, this short film puts advertising under the microscope and considers how TV advertising has been shaped by prevailing gender stereotypes.
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Talk: Motherhood in Advertising

This Mother's Day 31 March, treat mum to a Sunday Talk about the history of mothers in advertising through the decades and share nostalgic memories together in the Time Tunnel. The perfect day out for all generations to share. Tickets to the talk include general admission. £14 / Concession £11. Buy tickets
Time Out 50: Closing Soon!

Last chance to explore 50 iconic Time Out magazine covers and the stories behind them to celebrate the 50th anniversary of London's most successful free magazine. Closing on the 4 March, don't miss this exhibition to see vintage covers and stories from the Time Out archive.
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Two for One Admission

An exclusive offer for our subscribers & followers - join us and introduce a friend to the Museum of Brands with this TWO FOR ONE admission offer for limited time only.

Use this discount code TWO4ONE during online checkout. Buy tickets

Evening Talk: Advertising Health

Join our upcoming professional development talk and hear from Tim Duffy, Chairman of M&C Saatchi, as he explores the question ‘How Healthy Is Advertising?’. This talk is a response to our Can Marketing Save Lives? exhibition and is supported by The Marketors’ Trust.
7 March, 6:30 – 9pm, £26. Buy tickets
Training for Dementia Carers

Do you want to learn how to deliver creative reminiscence sessions for people with dementia? Attend our training event on 4 April, 2019 from 9:30 to 12:30. You will receive a toolkit of multisensory items to deliver your own Brand Memory sessions. Book here
Evening talk: Coming up...

Marketing Doesn't Save Lives…Marketers Do. Join MullenLowe’s Jo Arden at this evening talk as she looks back at the ten marketers who have had the biggest influence on our nation’s health over the past 100 years. Part of our Can Marketing Save Lives? speaker series and supported by The Marketors’ Trust.
4 April, 6:30 – 9pm, £26. Buy tickets 
Children's Party Venue

Are you looking for an exciting venue for children parties? We have a flexible space that can be adapted to suit a variety of events and celebrations. Bright and airy, this grass floored room is the perfect location for indoor garden parties or your child’s next birthday. Get in touch with Francesca or Marta on 020 7243 9612.
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Weekend Volunteers

We are looking for outgoing and enthusiastic volunteers to join our lively weekend team. This is a perfect opportunity to gain experience in a fast paced environment. This role is perfect for those who love working with others and enjoy going the extra mile to support visitor’s needs.
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Monday 25 February 2019

FORTNUM & MASON - Make Your Mother’s day 😊


Mum’s the Word at Fortnum’s
It’s VIP season – that’s Very Important Parent – and it’s time to treat the loveliest people of all! Whether it’s Mum, a mum-to-be, godmother, or whoever means Mum to you, all motherly figures deserve to be celebrated... and our limited edition hampers, personalised fizz, flowers, and more are ready to
delight come Sunday 31st.


Global Underground has announced launch parties with Patrice Bäumel in London and Berlin in support of their signature city album series release GU42: Patrice Bäumel – Berlin.

Parable & Patrice Baumel present: Global Underground 42 Album Launch will be held at FOLD in Canning Town on Saturday 6th April, with the Berlin party being held at Kater Blau on Sunday 7th April.

The rare and intimate appearance from Patrice, comprising a 5-hour set, will take place in a new institution in the heart of East London’s Canning Town. The Berlin-style arts/work centre is home to music and creative studios and FOLD, a 500 capacity state-of-the-art performance space that fits perfectly with Patrice's uncompromising interpretation of techno. Patrice will perform a 5-hour set, supported by Aidan Doherty.

On Sunday 7th April, Patrice Bäumel celebrates the launch of GU42: Berlin in the city that inspired the album, with a special extended set. The event at Kater Blau features support from Oliver Koletzki, Britta Unders (Britta Arnold & Unders) and Mimi Love. Tickets can be purchased on the door only. Patrice says: 'There is no hiding during longer sets, sooner or later the dj has to leave the comfort zone and step into the unknown. That is where the magic happens.'

The album, which is part of the pioneering DJ mix album series, is a tribute from the German DJ and producer to his second home and is due for release on Friday 29th March 2019. The album, which follows the last Global Underground city series installments by Solomun, and James Lavelle, is part of the pioneering DJ mix album series which includes alumni such as Sasha, Carl Cox, Deep Dish, Paul Oakenfold, Danny Tenaglia and John Digweed. 

GU42: Patrice Bäumel, Berlin is a tribute from the German DJ and producer to his second home, the album will be available as a double CD, plus digital and streaming formats, and a limited Collector’s Edition 2xCD box set with 110-page photo book containing photographer Dean Belcher’s images of Berlin and 4x12 inch square art prints.

Expertly programmed and mixed, GU42 comes as Patrice Bäumel’s career continues to flourish amongst his string of powerful releases on Kompakt and Afterlife plus his hallowed remixes. His ability to work crowds and deliver powerful experiences is exemplified here.  Featuring 49 tracks from established artists and new talent alike, the two mixes include original works from Patrice himself (with three exclusives ‘Expanse’, ‘Collider’, and Mutant Voices’), alongside Phil Kieran, Guy J, Shlømo, Ripperton, Pig&Dan, Markus Guentner, Swayzak, Matthew Dear, Adam Port and many more. 

Patrice’s choice of Berlin was simple; it represents the “epicentre of the electronic music world. There is no club scene anywhere else that offers the diversity, freedom, rawness and sheer size of Berlin’s nightlife”. This rings true for many who’ve found the new German capital to be a beacon of freedom, but the city has held a special attraction for him for as long as he can remember. The son of a music journalist father and art historian mother, Bäumel was born in the small East German town of Freital in the communist Eastern Bloc.

Although he grew up behind the Iron Curtain, due to Patrice’s father’s job, music was constantly on around the house during his childhood, from free jazz, Frank Zappa, Nick Cave, Laurie Anderson through to rock and punk bands like The Rolling Stones, The Velvet Underground, Sex Pistols or The Ramones. His father encouraged him to find his own musical path, which led to childhood obsessions with Depeche Mode and The Cure, bands whose melancholic nature are still at the root of Patrice's sound today. A teenage Bäumel attended his first Love Parade in 1994, and so began a life-long obsession with techno, and the city that defined the genre in Europe. 

‘Global Underground Berlin tells my story of a city that has never sold out, that does not know when to stop, that sweeps you off your feet with its relentless energy, that chews you up and spits you out. Had Frank Sinatra lived today, he would be singing about Berlin, the city that never sleeps.’ Patrice Bäumel. 

GU42: Patrice Bäumel - Berlin – Tracklisting:

01 Markus Guentner - Crystal Castle
02 Barker - Look How Hard I’ve Tried
03 Phil Kieran - Solar Storm (Mano Le Tough Remix)
04 The Drifter & Benjamin Fröhlich - Waterville
05 Jossie Telch - Borders (Eitan Reiter Remix)
06 Rick Pier O’Neil - Planetary (RPO Part 1)
07 Eitan Reiter - Eat You
08 Patrice Bäumel - Expanse
09 Shlømo - M.U.M.
10 President Bongo - Tramontana (Sturm Der Liebe Remix)
11 Ripperton - Leonor's Lanugo (Anders Ilar's Leonid Dub)
12 FunkForm - Synthesia
13 Diego Azocar - Natural (Matias Chilano Remix)
14 Nicolas Rada - Cumulonimbus
15 Guido Schneider & Daniel Dreier - Little Helper 290-1
16 Patrice Bäumel  - Grace 
17 Phil Kieran - Empty Vessels
18 Steve Moore - Worldbuilding
19 Øostil - Quantic
20 HearThuG - Crossroads
21 Pig&Dan - Lost Another Angel (Dub)
22 Mango & Gullen - Manitoba (SineRider Remix)
23 Shlømo - Vanished Breath
24 Markus Guentner - Look at Me

01 Egbert - Trip 
02 Christian Löffler - Ghost
03 Jesse Somfay - Lying In A Bed Of Myst
04 Patrice Bäumel - Collider
05 Mehmet Akar - Roll the Dice (Matias Chilano Remix)
06 Edit Select - Undulation
07 Ness - Thought 1
08 Swayzak - So Cheap
09 Luigi Tozzi - Demersal Zone
10 Patrice Bäumel - Mutant Voices
11 Guy J - Fallstar (Rising Mix)
12 Christopher Bissonnette - Jour Et Nuit
13 Château Flight - Cosmic Race
14 Fabrizio Lapiana - Far Away
15 Minilogue - Clouds And Water
16 Aris Kindt - Every New Thing
17 Architectural - A Girl With No Friends
18 Musiccargo - Ich Geh Den Weg Mit Dir
19 Model 500 - Starlight (Echospace Remix)
20 Sten - Squares
21 Matthew Dear - Another
22 Jayro - Jungle (Fideles Remix)
23 Deepbass & Ness - Distance
24 Reeko - Electrical Phenomena (Remake)
25 Adam Port - Do You Still Think Of Me?

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Open House Families: 22-23 June 2019

Open House Families returns for the second year running this June as London’s FREE festival of architecture exclusively for children and their families. 
After a successful festival launch in 2018, the charity behind Open House London is excited to bring back their funfilled weekend of architecture to inspire and excite the next generation of city-shapers, with new additions to the activity line-up making the festival even more inclusive for everyone. 

What’s On? 40+ hands-on creative activities and experiments designed and led by some of London’s most influential architecture practices, storytelling and messy play sessions for under-fives, city trails and art workshops hosted in iconic cultural venues across London including St Paul’s Cathedral, The National Gallery and the Royal Academy. 
Highlights include: → Architecture Parade, 30 St Mary Axe (the Gherkin)      Design your own London Skyline and turn it into a paper crown to wear and take home with architects Jestico +      Whiles. → Don’t bin it, build it! Canary Wharf      Turn off the waste tap and give rubbish a second life! Join structural engineers Elliott Wood and turn plastic waste      into building blocks to create your own recycled structure. → Light and colour play, Here East      Love colour? Transform Here East with architects Hawkins\Brown by creating patterns and skylines on the ground      floor glazing of the building to project colourful sunlight and shadows into the space! → Mini Golf “PAR-TEE”, Gasholder Park      Orms bring London town to the world of mini crazy golf, where children and adults alike can enjoy putting around      town with obstacles such as Big Ben, the London Eye, the Gherkin and Tower Bridge. Children will also be tasked      with making their own obstacles to add to the course. Happy golfing!  → Build a birdbox! Canary Wharf      Collage and cut, decorate and fold your very own bird house complete with a teeny tiny paper canary!

The festival programme will go live on our website in March.
Instagram: @openhousefamilies Facebook: @OHFamilies Twitter: @OHFamilies

Saturday 23 February 2019

From London - Visit the Cotswolds with Lunch in the prettiest village in Britain

We are pleased to advise on other tours departing London and can recommend the full day tour of the Cotswolds with Lunch at the Swan in Bibury.

Highlights on this tour
2-course lunch in a 17th Century former coaching Inn in Bibury
Professional Guide
Transportation by Luxury Air-Conditioned Coach
Photo stops at Bourton-on-the-Water, Burford, Bibury and Stow-on-the-Wold
Free Wi-Fi on board

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Our full day tour begins in Burford, where the magnificent high street holds every variety of Cotswold stone. There will be time to visit the tea houses and shops before we head south to Bibury described as the ‘prettiest village in the Cotswolds,' by William Morris.

Lunch in Bibury
Lunch beckons and what better way to satisfy your hunger than with a fabulous two-course lunch in the Swan Hotel situated in the centre of Bibury overlooking the River Coln. The 17th-century former coaching Inn serves a fabulous range of traditional cooking, ales and fine wines.

Northern Cotswolds
In the afternoon we take a leisurely drive passing through charming villages before visiting Bourton-on-the-water and Stow-on-the-Wold, two of the most picturesque parts of the northern Cotswolds. Your guide will take you on a short walk in each village explaining their history before rejoining the coach and returning to London.


2-course lunch in a 17th Century former coaching Inn in Bibury

Professional Guide

Transportation by Luxury Air-Conditioned Coach

Photo stops at Bourton-on-the-Water, Burford, Bibury andStow-on-the Wold

Free Wi-Fi on board


Gratuities (optional)

Hotel drop-offs (the tour will finish at Victoria Coach Station)

Please note:

This tour will conclude in/near Victoria station at approximately 6.30pm.

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High Street - Stow-on-the-wold

Friday 22 February 2019

Museum of London - Skull of one of the earliest discovered Londoners now on display

Skull of one of the earliest discovered Londoners now on display
A fragment of a Neolithic skull, recovered by a (thankfully, very careful) Mudlarker along the south bank of the Thames foreshore is now on display.

Dating from around 3600BC, this skull belonged to one of the earliest people discovered in the Thames. While only the frontal bone of the skull has been recovered, that alone has given us enough information to determine that they were an adult male. Science, eh?

After being handed into the Metropolitan police, radiocarbon dating revealed that the owner of this skull died around 5,600 years ago.

The skull is the addition to be added to our London before London gallery, which tells the story of London before it was even built. It explores the rich history of the people living in the Lower Thames Valley from around 450,000BC until the creation of the Roman city of Londinium in around AD 50.

See the skull for yourself to start your journey through London’s great history.