Get Up Close And Personal With Some Of London’s Finest Cultural Institutions

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Get Up Close And Personal With Some Of London’s Finest Cultural Institutions

Celebrate the best of London’s art, music, history and food at these exclusive summer events.

The Red Carnation Hotel Collection has a tight relationship with some of London’s top attractions, and they’re using it to their advantage—and yours—this summer. [Featured image: alh1, Flickr]

The Red Carnation Summer of Culture will involve a series of events that combine the best of London’s culture and hospitality. Taking place over a number of evenings throughout July and August, you can expect to brush shoulders with experts from London’s most talked about exhibitions and performances. Here’s what’s going on:

Printmaking with Edvard Munch at The Montague on the Gardens

July 16 

Edvard Munch, The Lonely Ones.

The Montague on the Gardens in Bloomsbury has paired up with The British Museum to offer an exclusive workshop, themed around the hit exhibition, Edvard Munch: Love and Angst. Learn all about Munch’s crucial contribution to Expressionism, and create your very own print using oil-based inks, wood blocks and copper plates. You’ll also get tickets to the exhibition (which ends on July 21) included in the price of the workshop, plus a welcome drink and a selection of tasty BBQ dishes from The Montague’s Beach Bar menu.

The Edvard Munch workshop costs £69 per person. Visit The Montague’s website for more information and to book. 

‘Moving to Mars’ Afternoon Tea at The Milestone Hotel & Residences

August 14

In collaboration with The Design Museum in Kensington, the nearby Milestone Hotel & Residences have designed a very special afternoon tea in honour of the new ‘Moving to Mars’ exhibition. The exhibition’s curator Eleanor Watson will be on hand to talk about how the ground-breaking exhibit has come to life, all while you scoff your face with a space-themed afternoon tea that is out of this world.

The ‘Moving to Mars’ afternoon tea costs £60 per person. Visit The Milestone Hotel website for more information and to book. 

The Future of Food at The Egerton House Hotel

August 1

Join The Egerton House Hotel for an evening of cocktails, canapés and conversation about the future of food. Catherine Flood—curator of the Victoria and Albert Museum’s FOOD: Bigger Than The Plate exhibition—will be in attendance, and there’ll be lots of chat about sustainability, ethical practices and the politics of food.

‘The Future of Food’ evening costs £65 per person. Visit The Egerton House Hotel’s website for more information and to book. 

Dinner with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra at The Chesterfield Mayfair

August 20

Inside The Chesterfield Mayfair’s gorgeous conservatory, guests will have the opportunity to dine on an exclusive six-course, wine-paired dinner created by Head Chef Nathan Hindmarsh. But that’s not the best bit. While you’re eating, you’ll be treated to an exclusive, private performance from the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, followed by a Q&A session with the musicians.

‘Dinner with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra’ costs £160 per person (or £100 if you’re opting out of wine). Visit The Chesterfield Mayfair’s website for more information and to book. 

The Art of Tenugui at The Rubens at the Palace

August 23

This fully immersive evening will teach you all you need to know about the Japanese art of gift wrapping using a tenugui – a skill you never knew you needed. Led by an expert from Kensington’s Japan House, this workshop will explore a beautiful and sustainable alternative to using disposable materials. Meanwhile, experts will be around to discuss Japanese art and design, and you’ll be served an excellent selection of sushi along with a sake cocktail or a glass of Champagne.

‘The Art of Tenugui’ costs £75 per person. Visit The Rubens’ website for more information and to book.

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