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New Funding Available To Music Companies To Support Paid Internships


 Plan B MNEK and Will Kennard from Chase & Status at the launch of The Big Music Project

Plan B, MNEK and Will Kennard from Chase & Status at the launch of The Big Music Project

UK music companies encouraged to offer internships to young people via The Big Music Project

Music businesses across England, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales can now apply for funding to support the creation of paid internships, announced the organisers of The Big Music Project today.

Funded by The Big Lottery Fund, The Big Music Project is a partnership between the UK’s biggest music and entertainment brands. Led by Capital FM, which reaches 7.3 million weekly listeners across the UK and the BPI which is responsible for the iconic BRITs brand, both are working alongside youth work charity UK Youth to help youngsters from every corner of the UK take a step closer to their dream career.

The Big Music Project is offering funding to support up to 50% of the total wage costs of an internship lasting between 3 and 12 months in any area of the business – from Digital Marketing, Communications and A&R to Human Resources, Social Media and Finance.

Employers will be supported throughout the marketing and recruitment process and will be offered guidance on best-practice for internships in the music industry.  As funding is limited, each company should complete a simple application setting out the role they would like to offer and the mentoring support they can provide to the successful candidate.

Interested companies can download the Guidance Notes and Application Form from The Big Music Project website available now at  The deadline for applications is 6 October 2014.

Calling on employers to offer internships, BPI and BRIT Awards Chief Executive, Geoff Taylor, said,

“Talented interns provide an injection of new blood, bright ideas and fresh thinking into growing businesses. Through The Big Music Project, we are giving a helping hand to music companies across the UK to fulfil their potential and to invest in the future of our industry.”

The year-long project – supported by Plan B, Will Kennard from Chase & Status, chart-topping boyband Lawson, Foxes, Olly Murs, MNEK, and Capital’s Marvin Humes – will aim to reach more than 4.5 million young people, aged 14 to 24 across the UK, helping them to build confidence and develop transferable skills through training and career opportunities to improve their future prospects in the music industry and other employment.

The Big Music Project will deliver a number of exciting opportunities for young people over the next twelve months:

  • The Big Music Project Live in Belfast, Cardiff, Glasgow and London in September and October will see thousands of young people get hands-on experience of music industry careers.  Each event will be packed with live music, big name speakers, first class advice from industry experts, information on work opportunities in the local area, and the chance to find out how this project can make a difference in the local community. Free tickets are now available on The Big Music Project website.
  • The Big Music Project Competition – a BRIT Awards-supported music competition powered by Next BRIT Thing - to find and develop musical talent from across the UK.  The team will be scouring Belfast, Glasgow, Gateshead, Leeds, Manchester, Liverpool, Leicester, Birmingham, Cardiff, Bristol, Portsmouth and London for the best of British talent.  Young finalists will come to The O2 in London for a UK-wide national final in the week of The BRIT Awards 2015.
  • The creation of a BRIT School Toolkit for UK Youth Champions to help develop music initiatives in their own communities. The material has been developed from BRIT School content, fully accredited and branded accordingly. In total some 11,000 young people will benefit directly through this part of the programme.

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New Museum Presents “Chris Ofili: Night and Day”, First Major US Solo Museum Exhibition Surveys Past Twenty Years of Artist’s Work October 29, 2014–February 1, 2015

Chris Ofili, Afronirvana, 2002. Oil, acrylic, polyester resin, aluminum foil, glitter, map pins, and elephant dung on canvas,108 × 144 in (274.3 × 365.7 cm). Courtesy the artist, David Zwirner, New York/London, and Victoria Miro, London ©Chris Ofili

Chris Ofili, Afronirvana, 2002. Oil, acrylic, polyester resin, aluminum foil, glitter, map pins, and elephant dung on canvas,108 × 144 in (274.3 × 365.7 cm). Courtesy the artist, David Zwirner, New York/London, and Victoria Miro, London ©Chris Ofili

In October 2014, New York’s New Museum will present the first major solo museum exhibition in the United States of artist Chris Ofili’s work. Occupying the Museum’s three main galleries, “Chris Ofili: Night and Day” will span the artist’s influential career, encompassing his paintings, drawings, and sculptures. Over the past two decades, Ofili has become identified with vibrant, meticulously executed, elaborate artworks that meld figuration, abstraction, and decoration.

In his extremely diverse oeuvre, Ofili has taken imagery and inspiration from such disparate, history-spanning sources as the Bible, hip-hop music, Zimbabwean cave paintings, Blaxploitation films, and William Blake’s poems. As the title of the exhibition suggests, Ofili’s practice has undergone constant changes, moving from boldly expressive to deeply introspective across an experimental and prodigious body of work. The exhibition will feature over thirty of Ofili’s major paintings, a vast quantity of drawings, and a selection of sculptures from over the course of his twenty-year career.

The exhibition is curated by Massimiliano Gioni, Artistic Director, Gary Carrion-Murayari, Kraus Family Curator, and Margot Norton, Assistant Curator. The exhibition will be on view in the Second, Third, and Fourth Floor galleries from October 29, 2014 to February 1, 2015.

Ofili’s early paintings from the ’90s were created using his signature layering of materials, including paint, resin, glitter, and elephant dung, and a diverse combination of iconography. The exhibition will bring together more than twelve of his canvases from this period, which combine spectacularly rendered psychedelic surfaces with provocative imagery from a staggering array of cultural sources, from religious icons to Blaxploitation films. From this early period, Ofili established an approach to painting that is both seductive and rigorously historical. After moving to Trinidad from London in 2005, Ofili’s work took a new direction and prompted “The Blue Rider” series, which takes its name from the early twentieth-century artist group that sought spirituality by connecting visual art with music. Since then, Ofili has gone on to create a number of large blue paintings. For this exhibition, nine of these works will be brought together for the first time in an architectural environment designed by the artist. Composed in dark hues of blue, this series of paintings evokes the blue light of twilight and the soulfulness of blues music. Although rooted in the landscape and culture of Trinidad, Ofili’s blue paintings extend beyond to offer a contemplative approach to history, identity, and ways of seeing.

His most recent canvases have been animated by exotic characters, outlandish landscapes, and folkloric myths that resonate with references to the paintings of Henri Matisse and Paul Gauguin. This exhibition will also include a selection of paintings from Ofili’s “Metamorphoses” series. These brightly colored canvases were inspired by the poem of the same name by Ovid and illustrate the ancient Roman author’s stories of gods and humans, including the tale of the goddess Diana and the hunter Actaeon. They were initially created at the invitation of the National Gallery of London in response to their own series of paintings of Diana and Actaeon by Titian from the mid-sixteenth century. Ofili’s paintings offer a unique interpretation of both the original text and its painted interpretations, opening up the ancient myths to new, contemporary readings. These works will be displayed in a dreamlike, painted environment inspired by British filmmakers Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger’s 1947 film Black Narcissus.

Ofili’s hybrid juxtapositions of high and low, and of the sacred and the profane, simultaneously celebrate and call into question the power of images and their ability to address fundamental questions of representation. Through a series of unexpected connections between his most important bodies of work, Ofili’s exhibition at the New Museum will reflect the vast breadth of his practice.

“Chris Ofili: Night and Day” will be accompanied by a fully illustrated catalogue featuring contributions from the exhibition’s curator, Massimiliano Gioni, as well as art historian Robert Storr, lawyer and journalist Matthew Ryder, National Gallery of London curator Minna Moore Ede, and fellow artists Glenn Ligon and Lynette Yiadom-Boakye.


Lead exhibition support provided by “Friends of Chris Ofili” at the New Museum:

Mitzi and Warren Eisenberg
Susan and Leonard Feinstein
Lietta and Dakis Joannou
Beth Swofford
David Teiger

Special thanks to David Zwirner.

The accompanying catalogue, published by Rizzoli, is made possible by the J. McSweeney and G. Mills Publications Fund at the New Museum.

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SPILL Festival Of Performance Announces Exciting 2014 Programme

Screen Shot 2014-09-18 at 14.08.57Tickets are now on sale for the long-standing, highly-experimental SPILL Festival of Performance, which radically explores live performance concepts. Now in its sixth edition, the festival is taking place Wednesday 29 October – Sunday 2 November 2014.

Serving audiences a vastly mixed programme that will take place in a series of venues across Ipswich the 5-day festival will see over 100 unique events take place in curious spaces, from an old Police Station to Churches to Galleries. Expertly curated by progressive UK-based arts organisation Pacitti Company around the theme of ‘Surrender’, it returns to seamlessly explore the sprawling spectrum of performance art, unearthing upcoming talent alongside more established performers across installations, salons, films, public discussions, feasts, symposia and parties.

Known for its boundary breaking and internationally-minded approach to performance art, this year’s innovative programme presents artists from 20+ countries. To date, SPILL has presented the diverse works of over 1,500 artists and this year’s programme features a combination of world premieres and SPILL commissions by emerging and established artists alike. The SPILL National Platform, generously supported by the Jerwood Charitable Foundation, also returns for 2014.

As a festival which champions the public response and role of art in society, SPILL will run a Think Tank programme alongside the performance schedule, specifically devised to spark public conversation and encourage active responses to the work on show.

Highlights of 2014 Programme, including commissions, world premieres and SPILL National Platform

JOHN BOWERS AND MEHMET SANDER (UK/Turkey), Animate Objects in Sonic Action

World Premiere/SPILL Commission

Sound artist and technologist John Bowers and choreographer Mehmet Sander premiere their new collaboration, Animate Objects in Sonic Action, at Jerwood DanceHouse. Thursday


Critically lauded singer-songwriter Scout Niblett will perform at SPILL in an exclusive and exceptionally intimate performance, sharing tracks from the sonorous, atmospheric ‘It’s Up To Emma’ in her only UK date this year. Support is provided by Nathanial Robin Mann. Thursday

GETINTHEBACKOFTHEVAN (UK), The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas

World Premiere/SPILL Commission

This Live Art Community Musical charges headlong into a bare-knuckle fight with virtuosity, legitimacy and taboo. A ‘misfit’ cast skips its way through a toe-tappingly problematic landscape of stereotype. Stuffed with cameos and interventions, GETINTHEBACKOFTHEVAN’s version of The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas explores exertion, desire, cliché, the epic and will be unlike any musical you have ever seen. Friday

SARAH-JANE NORMAN (Australia/Germany), Bone Library

European Premiere

An evolving work by indigenous Australian performance/installation artist Sarah-Jane Norman which considers the living essence of so-called “Dead” languages which will unfold over the course of 3-days, setting about the task of hand-engraving a complete dictionary of the languages of the Gadigal and Cammeraygal people on to the prepared bones of sheep and beef cattle. 3-days, Thursday-Saturday

Part of the SPILL National Platform

Esteban Fourmi and Aoi Nakamura, two performing artists from the field of Dance Theatre, explore the ‘binds’ of culture which they both discovered after moving abroad. This piece merges immersive experimental physical theater, digital, Japanese bondage and audio together to create abstract narratives that focus on social problems. 2 days, Thursday-Friday

KEIJUAN THOMAS (USA), The Poetics of Trespassing
European Premiere

The work of New York/Chicago based artist Keijuan Thomas, The Poetics of Trespassing investigates the histories, symbols and images that construct notions of Black identity within black personhood. 2-days, Friday-Saturday

The full programme can be explored on



Spill Festival of Performance, various venues in Ipswich, IP1 2AS

Festival Dates: 29 October – 2 November inclusive.


Box Office details:

By Phone: 01472 295900


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Struie Road Monthly Pop-Up Is Back In Time For The Game Season, Sept 26th

Venison2After a short summer break, Struie Road is back by popular demand, at Workshop Coffee on September 26th for their monthly pop-up event. And it is the start of their favourite time of year, as autumn marks the start of the game season and they have some wonderful wild treats lined up for guests.

For those who don’t know Struie Road, it is the combination of two successful and growing companies: Workshop Coffee Co and The Wild Game Co, both of which have a passion for well sourced and seasonal produce. Struie Road presents some of the best produce available on the market in terms of game and is an evening comprised of an accomplished eight course-tasting menu. Starting with a glass of fizz on arrival and crusty bread with homemade infused butter, diners will then spend the evening tasting interesting and innovative Scottish delights.

Struie Road will start autumn with a new menu and direction. Grouse season is well under way in Scotland, which means one thing for Struie Road; a new grouse dish. The dish will showcase grouse in a ‘Forest Floor Salad’, using foraged mushrooms, dried cranberries and a pine and oat crumble. Grouse are famous for their rich, gamey taste and this dish compliments these flavours perfectly; the mushrooms add an earthy depth to the dish and are in high season at this time of year so make an ideal accompaniment for the grouse. The oat crumble adds texture and represents the grit grouse are known to eat in the wild to aid their digestion. Finally the cranberries add a subtle sweetness that cuts through the richness of the dish.

Alongside the grouse, September’s menu sees some other new inventions; Pickled Herring and Wild Boar Chipirones, a small tapas dish. As well as some old favourites from other Struie Road events, the ‘Surf and Turf’, slow cooked Ribs and Oysters, the Venison Chateaubriand as the main course, followed by seasonal ripe cheese and Hokey pokey shards.

Also new for September is Struie Road’s recommended wine list; they are choosing two wines that complement and enhance the menu, along with the original wine list these wines have been hand selected by a professional.

For more information and to purchase tickets head to our page On Design My Night, ‘Struie Road’.
Tickets available here –

Struie Road at Workshop Coffee Co. – 26th September
27 Clerkenwell Road

£49 per person including complimentary cocktail on arrival, from 7.30pm

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Finest Fizz & Michaeljohn Team Up for An Unforgettable Evening of Luxury

Screen Shot 2014-09-16 at 15.54.35A match made in heaven and the only love affair worth gossiping about this autumn…

After the thrilling summer launch of the esteemed ‘Skinny’ Rose Champagne, Finest Fizz and Michaeljohn are again teaming up for a magnificent evening of bubbles and pampering. On Wednesday October 22nd, the luxurious salon and artisan champagne retailer are hosting an open evening - bringing together the best of both worlds within fizz and beauty. 

Taking place in the beautiful Michaeljohn branch in Mayfair, the night will feature stunning manicures and exclusive champagne from experts within both fields. Guest will get to sample a handpicked selection of the Finest Fizz bubbles in addition to some of the exclusive services the acclaimed Mayfair salon has to offer.

Michaeljohn’s beauty girls will be on place to introduce treatments such as semi permanent makeup, hydra facial tasters, and laser hair removal, while Howard Abernethy, the owner of Finest Fizz, will be there to talk about the different champagnes, featured on the evening.

Champagne company and online retailer, Finest Fizz launched last year delivering some of the best Grand Cru and Premier Cru independent champagnes from France. Sourced from several small artisan producers across the Champagne region, the husband and wife team behind Finest Fizz, Howard and Randi Abernethy, have selected the most sumptuous bubbly around, buildings friendships along the way. Howard is also available to offer guided champagne tastings, and plan to host a series of them in partnership with Michaeljohn.

Wednesday 22nd October
6pm – 9pm
25 Albemarle St, London W1S 4HU

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My Dear Foe: First Solo Show By Iva Troj Hits Imitate Modern, Sept 23-25


Embrace Me, oil pastel, ink and acrylic on canvas 80x66cm. 2014 © Iva Troj

Embrace Me, oil pastel, ink and acrylic on canvas 80x66cm. 2014 © Iva Troj

Roberta Moore Contemporary is delighted to present My Dear Foe, the first UK solo show by artist Iva Troj. The exhibition runs 23 – 28 September 2014 at Imitate Modern.

A 2013 Towry National Open Art Prize Winner, Iva Troj seamlessly incorporates her vast experience of traditional painting techniques with postmodern elements to create engaging Renaissance-style works that challenge the notion of societal conformity.

Born in Bulgaria, Troj creates work originating fundamentally in the crossing of two major paths, confounded in a physical movement from her homeland.

Knowledge of traditional art techniques were first inspired by the necessity to fit within Cold War aesthetics of social realism. Alongside this, however, lay an acute perception of the reality existent beneath external structures: “There was little truth in the muscular bodies and unnatural strength of heroes cultivating themselves in order to sacrifice their lives for some unrealistic communist goal. When I was growing up nudes were muscular, their faces almost cubistic and their surroundings and actions always carrying some form of ideology. Thus I grew up longing for softness and loving expressions. I’ve seen it in the Thracian murals on the Black Sea but one wasn’t allowed to paint this way.”

Embrace Wave, oil pastel, ink and acrylic on canvas 60x60cm. 2014 © Iva Troj

Embrace Wave, oil pastel, ink and acrylic on canvas 60x60cm. 2014 © Iva Troj

Iva Troj Introduced to digital technology in the early ’90s, her use of computer-based tools and techniques has allowed her to sketch and test concepts before painting, resulting in the surprising – at times startling – compositions and juxtapositions that make up her final canvases. From this intersection of old and new Iva Troj’s technique has evolved into something very personal.

Troj has long been inspired by Japanese art and culture – traditional and contemporary – evident in the strange characters and icons which populate her landscapes alongside nude renaissance figures. It would be straightforward to assimilate Troj’s work with some sort of allegory. However, the artist is open in expressing the danger in utilizing this as a tool that is often too culture specific. Instead, by breaking up classical motifs, Troj introduces parallel stories in a postmodern shift, binding the inescapably contemporary with revived histories.

This exhibition takes its title, My Dear Foe, from an earlier painting by the artist, of the same name, but is reflective of Iva Troj’s most integral thought processes. “I often quote my son, who, aged eight, said “Art is about breaking things in the right places.” He came up with it while listening to me prepare for a design lecture around the concept of juxtaposition.

Roberta Moore Contemporary

For information / enquiries regarding Roberta Moore Contemporary:

T: +44(0)7919667059



Imitate Modern

T: +44(0)02074869927

A: 27A Devonshire St, Marylebone, London W1G 6PN


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Picasso & Spanish Modernity at Palazzo Strozzi, Florence, September 20th – January 25th 2015

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An exhibition reviewing Picasso’s influence on Modernism and Spain, with works from the collection of the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía in Madrid

A major new exhibition, Picasso and Spanish Modernity, will bring together a broad selection of works by the great master from the collection of the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid. Reflecting on Picasso’s influence on every aspect of art in the 20th century, the exhibition will also highlight his interaction and influence on other leading Spanish artists including Joan Miró, Salvador Dalí, Juan Gris, María Blanchard and Julio González.

Broken down into nine sections, the exhibition brings together here – for the very first time – the styles, the aesthetic constants and the principles of the creative force elaborated by Picasso and by other Spanish painters responsible for the development of modern art. Picasso and Spanish Modernity will illustrate Picasso’s influence on Spanish art and highlight the most decisive marks that Picasso’s interaction with other Spanish artists made on the international art scene.

The exhibition explores the major themes developed throughout Picasso’s career, who had an incredible impact on the history of the 20th century; art reflecting on art, the relationship between the real and the super-real* and between nature and culture, the artist’s heartfelt involvement in the tragedy of unfolding history, the emergence of the monster with the human face, and the metaphor of erotic desire as a primary source of inspiration for the artist’s creativity and world vision. The exhibition also allows visitors to explore Picasso’s multi-faceted personality, the almost symbiotic bond that existed between his art and his life, between the work that he created and the time of his life in which he created it, while history frequently made powerful inroads both into his pictures and into his life.

Picasso and Spanish Modernity comprises some ninety works by Picasso and other artists, ranging from painting to sculpture, drawing, engraving and even a film by José Val del Omar, thanks to the Fondazione Palazzo Strozzi’s active cooperation with the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía in Madrid. The works of art on display include such celebrated masterpieces as Woman’s Head (1910), Portrait of Dora Maar (1939) and The Painter and the Model (1963) by Picasso, Siurana, the Path (1917) and Figure and Bird in the Night (1945) by Miró and Dalí’s Arlequin (1927), along with Picasso’s drawings, engravings and preparatory paintings for his huge masterpiece Guernica (1937), none of which have been displayed outside Spain in such vast numbers before now.

Curated by Eugenio Carmona (Professor of Art History, Malaga University, member of the Patronatos del Museos Patio Herreriano, Valladolid, of the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía and of the Comisión Andaluza de Museos), the exhibition spans 1910 to 1963, exploring the relationship between Art and Culture and establishing the elements that comprised that transformation – and also subsequent transformations – of artistic awareness in Spain’s cultural diversity through shared styles or common, coinciding and interacting aesthetic denominators and interests. The exhibition also shows how these shared styles developed over time and were expressed by each individual artist, in relation to the social, historical and political context in which they saw the light of day.

The exhibition is promoted and organised by the Fondazione Palazzo Strozzi and the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía in Madrid with the cooperation of the Soprintendenza PSAE e per il Polo Museale della città di Firenze and with contributions from the Comune di Firenze, Provincia di Firenze, Camera di Commercio di Firenze, Associazione Partners Palazzo Strozzi and Regione Toscana.  The main sponsor is the Banca CR Firenze.

This joint venture between Fondazione Palazzo Strozzi and the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía in Madrid, confirms the international reputation for excellence successfully built up by Palazzo Strozzi and its exhibition programme.

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Join GAREK & Aggro Santos For Fashions Finest Fabulous LFW After-Party at DISCO

Screen Shot 2014-09-12 at 17.12.19London Fashion Week is underway and Fashions Finest are once again producing a variety of thrilling off-schedule shows that will give guests a glimpse into the future of fashion. But after next season’s designs have graced the runway, Fashions Finest invite you to travel through time in the opposite direction, to the Manhattan of the 1970s, the birthplace of the disco movement, for an afterparty to remember.

DISCO is a brand new underground boîte owned by Inception Group, a brand renowned for its unique concepts. Guests will be welcomed through a Pan-Am inspired lounge that pays homage to the golden days of intercontinental air travel and emerge through aeroplane doors into the cool and funky interior of the club.

With a retro-inspired decor and nostalgic touches such as roller skates, cassette tapes and music memorabilia, DISCO is the perfect place to enjoy nightly live music, choreographed dance routines and DJs playing exclusively from vinyl… VIP guests will also be treated to an exclusive live performance from NYC musical sensation GAREK and Urban Music Awards nominee and Aggro Santos. Aggro will also be DJ’ing for an exclusive set for the party mixing urban and well-known tracks to get the party started.

The Fashions Finest LFW party will be held on Sunday 14 September from 8pm to close, with free entry to LFW VIP guests and £10 to the public.

Reminiscent of the glamorous Studio 54, where the fashion icons of the ‘70s used to gather to get down, DISCO is the perfect venue at which to celebrate London Fashion Week.

Celebrities, fashionistas, models and industry professionals will mingle and join in with DISCO’s midnight countdown that marks the start of a new year of disco – as well as a new season of amazing fashion in London.

Don’t miss your opportunity to be at the best LFW afterparty, with Fashions Finest at DISCO

13 Kingly Court

Open: Friday– Saturday, 11.00pm – 3.30am
Entry: Free before 11pm, £10 before 12am, £15 thereafter

DISCO is a members club. For guest or annual memberships please contact Tel: 020 7036 0609, email:
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Shuttlecock’s Mile High Immersive Concept Dining Lands in New York with ‘Destination: London’

Screen Shot 2014-09-11 at 16.26.58Shuttlecock Inc’s popular London-based immersive theater and dining experience launches this fall, taking guests on a stylish and sophisticated culinary adventure to the heart of the English capital.

Following a succession of sold out events in London, Shuttlecock Inc will bring their irreverent pop-up dining series, Mile High, to New York for the first time September 24 – October 4, 2014.

Inspired by 1950s air travel, when legroom meant doing the twist and turbulence was a byproduct of the bar steward’s cocktail shaker, Mile High takes guests on a unique multi-sensory journey featuring mouth-watering food, thirst-quenching cocktails, toe-tapping music and interactive theater.

Started by the four Templeton cousins, Anna, Will, Ed and Ollie, in late 2012, Mile High is the latest award-winning success to come off their immersive experiences production line, Shuttlecock Inc. With innovative concepts ranging from The Great Indian Peninsula Railway to Rumble at the Deli, Shuttlecock Inc. have used their considerable talents to create unforgettable evenings combining flavor, design, performance and music.

Destination: London, Mile High’s first New York experience, will take place in a secret Manhattan location, jetting passengers back to the Golden Age of air travel when rush hour scrambles to the airport and shake downs at security were yet to be invented. Inspired by a traditional Pall Mall gentleman’s club, Destination: London will carve out a small corner of timeless British style and sophistication on the Lower East Side, a nod to the age of brandy and cigars, country pursuits and taxidermy. Filled with leather tomes, chesterfields and a touch of British eccentricity, Destination: London will surprise and delight even the most world-weary travelers.

Stepping through the front door, guests are handed a personalized boarding pass and retro passport at the check-in desk, allowing them to eat and drink ‘without let or hindrance’ throughout the night. After a crisp glass of Champagne Taittinger or two in the Departure Lounge, guests are called to board their flight to London. But instead of fighting for a window seat in a silver sardine can, travelers will find themselves transported into the heart of London’s poshest district for a night of food, drink and ‘in-flight’ entertainment.

With the kitchen helmed by talented Chef Oliver Templeton (Ollie), formerly the executive chef at Moro in London, guests will be treated to an expertly prepared four-course meal. Ollie will be putting his own unique twist on quintessentially British cuisine, consigning fish and chips to the history books in favor of Lightly smoked pigeon breast, chicory and pickled walnut, Confit sea trout, oyster emulsion, dill and kohlrabi. Bath chaps, poached baby vegetables and mustard. Treacle tart, clotted cream ice cream.

Ticket prices are $120, including all food, two glasses of Champagne Taittinger and and in-flight luxury travel essentials from Penhaligon’s.

For more information or booking, please visit:

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