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London is always changing with a vast array of pop ups and new popped up venues and experiences from restaurants to new shows.

Beer52

LOCATION Live stream beer tasting class and party )
DATES 19-20 March
PRICE Friday 12 beers £34.99 + £4.99 delivery per session, weekend pass Saturday 24 beers £64.99 + £4.99 delivery
BOOK www.beer52.com/cyberfest

Join in with the world’s first virtual lockdown this St Patrick’s Day and celebrate with lovingly curated Irish brews, along with others via a live stream from an Irish Pub along with an evening full of entertainment. There will be Irish music, comedy, chats with the brewers, a pub quiz, celebrity cameos galore, giving you a Paddy’s Day that you will never forget.

The Irish Craft Beer Road Trip runs over two nights, 6pm to 10pm on Friday 19 March and Saturday 20 March, with tickets costing £34.99 per night (12 beers), or £64.99 for a weekend pass (24 beers), under a special early-bird deal. Partygoers can also raise a glass in Beer52’s Cyber Alley virtual video bars, continuing the celebrations into the wee hours.

Once ordered Beer52 will then ship out your case of craft beers, alongside a Beer List and schedule to follow during the festival and details on how to access the live stream on YouTube.

“We all miss a good party, particularly on St Patrick’s Day, so we’re going to bring the craic straight into people’s homes. The line-up of beer and entertainment we’ve put together is our best yet, and the perfect way to get together with friends and family and blow off some steam in honour St Patrick.”

James Brown, co-founder of Beer52, said:

Co-hosts, Richard Croasdale, editor of Beer52’s Ferment magazine, and Douglas Garry, Beer52’s Craft Beer Advisor, will navigate you through an evening of brilliant entertainment. 20 minute tasting & virtual Q&A sessions with each of the beer’s brewery founders, live comedy, celebrity guests, music and a quiz with prizes on the night.


Les Enfants Terribles presents Sherlock Holmes: The case of the Hung Parliament

LOCATION Online adventure (Running time approx. 1 hr & 20 mins)
DATES Various dates throughout February through to 4 April 2021
PRICE Public show £17.50pp. Private show £105 and play with up to 6 players.
BOOK www.sherlockimmersive.com

For three weeks only, the Olivier nominated creators of Alice’s Adventures Underground, Les Enfant Terribles have teamed up with virtual reality company LIVR to present an innovative and immersive online adventure that blurs the lines between theatre, gaming, escape room and board game.

The Home Secretary, The Foreign Secretary and the Lord Chamberlain, have all been found hanging, in their own chambers. Each victim died on their birthday, and on that day had received a card with a mysterious quote written in it. But what does this mean? Where’s Sherlock? And what will you do next with 75 minutes left to solve the case before the murderer strikes again?

Suitable for 12+, Les Enfants Terribles are utilising the last 15 years’ experience of creating live immersive shows and expanding their repertoire with this online ‘whodunnit’ which will invite audiences alongside live actors to follow in the footsteps of the great detective himself as they encounter live performances, immersive 360 technology and more than 100 clues to discover and solve.

Don the deerstalker and become Baker Street’s finest detective. Travel back to Victorian London and delve into the world of Sherlock Holmes where powers of deduction will be required to solve the case before time runs out. As the newest recruits of Scotland Yard, audiences will have to make their own conclusions and decisions by interviewing suspects, reading reports, searching for hidden clues and research old facts.  

Written by Oliver Lansley and Anthony Spargo with inspiration taken from the 2016 live show The Games’ Afoot, this online, multi-sensory and intricate world will premiere on 27th January with tickets on sale from today.

“Our hope and desire with this experience is to offer a fun and engaging alternative to the traditional board game! We wanted to provide an alternative and enjoyable way for families and friends to be able to come together to crack the case and enjoy a new form of theatrical entertainment during this time and also bring back some connectivity to live entertainment which has sorely been missing over the last year.”

James Seager and Oliver Lansley 

HOME-X SECOND SERIES

LOCATION Home delivery
PRICE From £50.00
BOOK www.home-x.com
SOCIAL TAGS Instagram @HOME_XUK Twitter @HOME__X FB HOME-X

HOME-X, is from the team behind Six by Nico restaurants bringing restaurant quality food & drink experiences to your homes across the UK. 

Chef Nico Simeone and Six by Nico marketing guru Michael Sim, HOME-X has been created to satiate the nation’s appetite for quality food and drink products at home. 

From click to ship, HOME-X will provide customers with the best restaurant experiences to enjoy in the comfort of their own homes, and initially the new platform will launch with six new food and drink brands. Customers will be able to enjoy everything from vegan tasting dishes, hand picked artisan cheeses, exceptional wines, and pre-prepared Chateaubriand. The launch of HOME-X will also mean that for the first time ever, food from the Six by Nico team will be available across the UK.  

Helping to revolutionise food and drink experiences enjoyed at home, HOME-X home delivery boxes include the finest pre-prepared ingredients and full cooking instructions, to make the process of cooking at home as simple, hassle-free and tasteful as possible. Each experience will be refreshed every month, with delivery included across the UK.

The HOME-X team has developed each of the initial wave of food, drink & lifestyle brands in-house after extensive research and detailed analysis of their online communities. All the products are practical and convenient and built around those customers who want to experience the very best from home.

Each experience is carefully pre-prepared and packaged at a warehouse in Glasgow, in beautifully branded boxes, and kitted out in the very latest food shipping storage technology. Each HOME-X box will be 99% recyclable, with each kit portioned in individual cardboard containers filled with  all the elements needed to create each meal. 

Lobster Inc available to pre-order from 19 January for February delivery, Lobster Inc is an exquisite meal for two, offering a truly fine dining experience using only the best premium quality native Lobster, dressed and ready to enjoy with sides and a bottle of bubbly.

Each Lobster Inc box will include two whole Lobsters, served with a Vietnamese dressing plus two side dishes including a Warm Parmentier Potato Salad and Asian Style Noodle Salad with Cucumber, Chilli and Coriander. The course will be perfectly paired with a bottle of Montresor Prosecco Millesimato Extra Dry from Veneto, Italy. Lobster Inc will change monthly, and will take inspiration from a mixture of flavour profiles each month to bring a new twist to a lobster experience. Lobster Inc is priced at £85 and includes UK national delivery. 

Home by Nico (Vol 3) will be Cooking The Hebrides a celebration of food from the breath-taking Scottish Hebrides throughout February, allowing home cooks around the UK to recreate the Six by Nico experience at home.

The Hebrides menu starts with the Isle of Harris Gin Cured Smoke Salmon, with cucumber & apple chutney and dill crème fraîche, followed by the main course; Stornoway Black Pudding & Pork Belly Pressé with Scotch broth & white bean ragu, along with a side of Warm Potato Salad & Shellfish Rouille and Salt Baked Beetroot with Hebridean blue cheese and walnut dressing. For dessert, there will be Tipsy Laird Trifle with stem ginger jelly, sea buckthorn and vanilla cream, followed by Mull Cheddar cheese with onion & tamarind relish and water crackers. All dishes will be paired with a bottle of Séptimo Sentido Verdejo from Castilla-La Mancha, Spain. A vegetarian option is also available. Home by Nico is priced at £60 and includes UK national delivery.

Green Haus (Vol 3) – Eight new vegan dishes including Orzo Puttanesca with Sun-Dried Tomatoes, Pesto and Cavolo Nero; Okra Pakora with Lime Pickle, Celeriac, Boondi Chaat and Jaggery Goor Dressing; Borracho Beans with Avocado & Mint Crema, Pickled Red Onions and Coriander; Khoresh Bademjan with Chickpeas, Turmeric, Roasted Orange, Almonds and Pomegranate Molasses; Nasi Goreng Cauliflower with Pickled Sumac Carrots, Compressed Cucumber and Toasted Sesame Seeds; Patatas a Lo Podre, with Crispy Onions, Roasted Garlic and Green Pepper Relish; PHO Aromatic Broth with Mint, Basil, Buckwheat Noodles and Chilli Oil rounded off with a Vegan Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Icing, Cookie Dough and Roasted 100% Cocoa Nibs. The Green Haus menu will also come with a bottle of Bodegas Alceno Barinas Sauvignon Blanc from Spain. Green Haus is priced at £55 and includes UK national delivery. 

Chateau-X – HOME-X’s finest Chateau-X experience has been revamped with an unusual twist on the dry-aged chateaubriand. For this limited edition, the team have created a Treacle Cured Chateaubriand which has been marinated for 48 hours, leading to a subtle cure that allows the chateaubriand to take in the depth and smokiness of the treacle – making the meat succulent and the caramelisation process even easier to achieve at home. Chateau-X will be served with two new sides; Colcannon Potatoes and four cheese Macaroni & Cheese with Smoked Bone Marrow Crumb; and finished with a classic Tiramisu for dessert. The full-bodied Montresor ‘Urban Park’ Appassimento wine will help pull through the unmissable flavours of every course. Chateau-X is priced at £70 and includes UK national delivery.

The Cheese Club – The Cheese Club has been elevated to include a new selection of seven artisan cheeses (150g), accompanied by crackers, hand-made chutney and paired with half a bottle of a rich sweet white port. The box will include the spongy and moist Ogleshield from Somerset; the traditional buttery and smooth Westcombe Cheddar; the rich and creamy Colston Bassett Stilton from Nottinghamshire; the crumbly and fresh Gorwydd Caerphilly from Wales; Inglewhite Goat’s Cheese from Lancashire; smooth Berkswell from West Midlands and the sharp and tangy Dorset Blue Vinny cheese. The Cheese Club is priced at £50 and includes UK national delivery. 


Doctor Who Time Fracture

TAKING BOOKINGS NOW

DATE February 2021 onwards
PERFORMANCE TIMES Tuesday to Sunday at 6.30PM, 7.15PM & 8PM
Matinees: Wednesdays, Saturdays & Sundays at 12.30PM. 1.15PM and 2PM
LOCATION LDN, 19 South Molton Lane, W1K 5LE
PRICE £47- £57 plus booking fee.
TICKETS ON SALE NOW BOOK VIA https://www.immersivedoctorwho.com

#BeTheHero  #immersivedoctorwho

Doctor Who: Time Fracture, a new immersive theatrical event from the team behind The Great Gatsby, the UK’s longest running immersive show. Officially licensed by BBC Studios, Doctor Who: Time Fracture will take place at Immersive | LDN, a former military drill hall dating back to 1890, from 17 February 2021, with tickets available through to 11 April 2021.

1940 – it’s the height of the Blitz. A weapon of unknown origin destroys a small corner of Mayfair, and simultaneously opens up a rift in space and time. For decades, UNIT has fought to protect the people of Earth from the dangers it poses, but they’ve been beaten back as the fracture multiplies out of control.

Earth as we know it is at stake – now is the time for you to step up and be the hero. Travelling to impossible places, confronting menacing monsters and ancient aliens along the way, it’s a journey across space and time to save our race, and our beautiful planet.

Featuring an original story arc, Doctor Who: Time Fracture will invite audiences to become immersed in the world of Doctor Who. Placed at the heart of the story, audiences will meet Daleks, Cybermen, Time Lords and many other strange and mysterious characters as they travel across space and time to discover amazingly realised worlds and undertake a mission to save the universe as we know it.

Doctor Who:  Time Fracture will allow guests to meet a character from Time Lord Victorious, BBC Studios’ brand new multi-platform Doctor Who story.

Working in close collaboration with BBC Studios, Director Tom Maller (Secret Cinema’s Casino Royale, 28 Days Later, Blade Runner), writer Daniel Dingsdale (Dark Tourism, Stardust, The Drop Off) BBC consultant James Goss (Dirk Gently, Torchwood), Production Designer Rebecca Brower and the creative team at Immersive Everywhere will bring to vivid life the worlds of Doctor Who giving audiences a chance to experience the Doctor’s adventures like never before.

Director, Tom Maller said:

“We are incredibly excited to be at the creative helm of this project. It has been an enjoyable experience already, working with BBC Studios to make sure Doctor Who: Time Fracture not only meets the extremely high expectations of fans, but exceeds them.

Writer Daniel Dingsdale added:

“Drawing from the rich legacy of Doctor Who, which spans over half a century, we are creating an adventure that will entertain both fans that have immersed themselves in the show’s universe for years, and audience members who will walk in from the street having never seen an episode. It’s going to be an absolute blast.”

Louis Hartshorn, joint CEO of Immersive Everywhere said:

“We are delighted to be partnering with BBC Studios to bring the incredible universe of Doctor Who to life in a way that only immersive theatre can. We can’t wait for audiences to step into the world of The Doctor, and find themselves closer to the action than ever before, in this expansive and ambitious new show.

Based on everything we know now, we are confident that Doctor Who: Time Fracture will be able to go ahead as planned in early 2021 and will be taking all necessary precautions to ensure the safety of our audiences and full creative team.”

Doctor Who: Time Fracture will take place whilst adhering to the social distancing guidelines announced by the UK Government this month. Immersive Everywhere will also be operating a no-questions-asked exchange policy where customers who are no longer able to attend can exchange their ticket for an equivalent ticket on an alternative date.


WEST END MUSICALS SILENT DISCO WALKING TOUR charity supporting

DATE Saturday and Sunday afternoons at 14:30
DURATION OF TOUR 2 hrs & 30 mins
BOOK VIA www.silenttours.net/tours/west-end-musical-silent-disco-walking-tour

MUCH LOVED WEST END EVENT REOPENS TO GIVE THEATRE LOVERS A TASTE OF THE WEST END WHILST THEATRES REMAIN CLOSED

£5 FROM EVERY TICKET SOLD WILL BE DONATED TO THE THEATRE ARTIST’S FUND

Silent Tours, producers of Silent Disco Walking Tours (Westend)  Trip Advisor’s number 1 ranked walking tour for London is delighted to announce the team will once again lead musical theatre lovers through the streets of London, as restrictions on outdoor entertainment are lifted.

As musical theatre enthusiasts are unable to go to an indoor venue to see shows, Silent Disco Walking Tours, which has been running for two years, offer the chance for audiences to get their musical theatre fix safely, as they are taken on an all singing, all dancing tour of the West End. 

Visiting 20 theatres across the West End, guests are given commentary, facts, anecdotes along the way all of which make up a fascinating and vibrant history of London’s theatre.

In between stops, audiences listen to musical tracks selected from shows that are playing or have played at each of the venues via a Silent Disco headset. Attendees are encouraged to sing, dance and have fun throughout as they experience a slice of musical theatre, whilst maintaining social distancing.

Producer and tour host Shaun Ames said “whilst the recent government grant to the arts has been celebrated and welcomed, theatres and indeed all arts venues wait anxiously for news on how the funds will be allocated. As we cautiously welcome a return to the possibility of indoor performances, we’re well aware that for theatres, most will find the need for social distancing prohibitive, which is likely to mean that doors remain shut for months to come.

We hope that by relaunching our tours, we can not only provide musical theatre lovers with a chance to experience a slice of the West End in a socially distanced and responsible way, but also give people a chance to learn the rich history of West End Theatre and to understand how vital a part of both the culture and the economy it really is. In addition, we plan to give back what we can by donating a portion of the ticket sale to the Theatre Artist’s fund”

Tickets cost £24 for a tour that lasts between two hours and two and a half hours, £5 from every ticket sold will be donated to the Theatre Artist’s fund (https://theatreartists.fund) which has been set up by the Society of London Theatre (SOLT) to provide emergency support for theatre workers and freelancers across the UK whilst theatres cannot operate.

As an outside event, Silent Disco Walking Tours are fully able to go ahead in compliance with government guidelines – by ensuring that all guests wear face masks – provided by the company and each tour has reduced its capacity to 16 people per tour.


When: various dates throughout the year
Location: various locations

Love cookery books, love cooking, love socialising then you will love The Cookbook Circle club.

The Cookbook Circle club in for fans of eating, cooking and meeting new people. But mostly eating.

The Cookbook Circle was created by Victoria Durant and Hannah Quinn – two people slightly obsessed with recipes, new places to eat and ogling Instagram posts of delicious things. 

Victoria and Hannah’s mission is to bring people together and get everyone cooking using the cookbooks that they have currently, rather than always buying new ones. Each month they bring a new theme and members get together, cooking a dish from a recipe found in a cookery book (or online!) and socialise. It can be sweet, savoury, veggie, vegan or meaty. As The Cookbook Circle is all about cooking, eating, exploring, discovering and socialising.

So grab your cookbook, dust it off and show it some love and share your dish with others. As every month at The Cookbook Circle it is all about eating and discovering new dishes which we have made from one of those books that we may of neglected.

With a different theme every month the question is what will you cook and what new recipes will you discover whilst eating, sipping and socialising at The Cookbook Circle?

February’s theme is comfort food – because it’s still winter and we need cheering up.

​Bring along a comforting dish on February 24 at 7pm, as well as the cookbook it’s from (if you feel like it). Recipe cards are provided so you can take down any dish that caught your eye and tickled your taste buds on the night.   

Members who attend will get lots to eat (and leftovers to take home) and a lovely community to share your love of food.

Discover more via https://www.thecookbookcircle.com

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