The Red Carnation Hotel Collection is partnering with some of London’s most revered attractions to curate a summer of exclusive events for its guests and visitors. The Summer of Culture is a series of enriching evenings that combine exceptional hotel experiences with privileged access to some bragworthy opportunities. The season of events runs throughout July and August.
July 16th – Printmaking with Edvard Munch
The Montague on the Gardens in Bloomsbury has collaborated with The British Museum to offer an exclusive workshop, themed around the hit exhibition, Edward Munch: Love and Angst. This unforgettable evening will explore the radical father of Expressionism’s contribution to printmaking history. Using Munch’s work as a starting point, guests will create their own print with oil-based inks, wood blocks and copper plates. The experience also includes tickets to the exhibition, which closes on 21st July, a welcome drink and a selection of BBQ dishes from The Montague’s delicious Beach Bar menu. Printmaking with Edvard Munch at The Montague on the Gardens takes place from 7 pm on July 16 and is priced at £69 per person.
August 1st – “Moving to Mars” Afternoon Tea
The Milestone Hotel & Residences in Kensington has created an exclusive afternoon with the curator of the Design Museum’s Moving to Mars exhibition. As guests discover how a Mars colony might evolve, from the spaceships to the habitats that people will live in, they will dine on a specially-created space-themed afternoon tea in The Conservatory at The Milestone Hotel & Residences. The Tea will take place from 2 pm on August 1 and is priced at £60 per person.
August 1st – The Future of Food
The Egerton House Hotel in Knightsbridge will welcome Catherine Flood, Curator of the Victoria and Albert Museum’s FOOD: Bigger than the Plate exhibit, to join guests for an evening of canapés, cocktails and conversation about the future of food. The menu for the evening has been designed with sustainable ingredients and to produce zero food waste.. The V&A exhibition brings together the politics and pleasure of food to explore how the collective choices we make can lead to a more sustainable and delicious food future. The event starts at 6 pm on August 1 and is priced at £65 per person.
August 23rd – The Art of Tenugui
Led by an expert from Japan House, this culturally immersive evening at The Rubens at the Palace in Victoria will explore the Japanese art of gift wrapping using a tenugui – a cotton fabric and a sustainable alternative to using disposable materials. During this interactive workshop, cultural experts will discuss Japanese art and design in the hotel’s Leopard Bar, home of the city’s most exciting new sushi offering. Guests will dine on a delicious selection of Japanese cuisine created by the hotel’s sushi chef Suren, and enjoy a welcome sake cocktail or Champagne. “The Art of Tenugui” at The Rubens at The Palace’s Leopard Bar will start at 7 pm on August 23 and is priced at £75 per person.
August 20th – Dinner with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Under the glass ceiling of The Chesterfield Mayfair’s beautiful Conservatory, guests will enjoy an exclusive, private performance from the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, whilst dining on a special menu developed by Head Chef, Nathan Hindmarsh. Hosted by Huw Davies, Deputy Managing Director of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, the elegant evening of food and music will include an insightful Q&A session with the musicians. Dinner with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra at The Chesterfield Mayfair will take place on August 20 and is priced at £160 per person including wines (£100 per person with non-alcoholic beverages).