Tag Archives: Immersive

Stepping into Multiverse of the Chambers of Gingerline

Having been to previous Chambers of Flavours I was excited to see what their new chambers held this year.

I was luckily enough to be invited along with a friend where we took the multiverse of chambers.

Gingerline

Gingerline is a group of clandestine dining adventurers who have been creating nights of mystery and delicious dining along the East London Line since August 2010. From Crystal Palace to Canonbury they have taken immersive dining to the next level with adventures for London’s boldest and bravest diners-from a multi-room gin filled experience in New Cross, to a submarine mess hall in Shoreditch.

They originally started life as a single dimensional nomadic food fusion which has morphed into three distinct strands of flavoursome forays: Chambers of Flavour, Classic Gingerline and the most recent Flavourology.

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James Bond not required as I Agent Pink took on the bad guys and saved the world – Colab Theatre, Spy City

Ever wondered what it would be like to be James Bond and save humanity? Well Colab Theatre’s latest immersive production Spy City gives everyone the opportunity to be a spy.

I was invited on a courtesy basis and attended along with Bianca another community member of Love Pop Ups London to save the world.

Colab Theatre

COLAB is an Immersive Theatre company. They create completely new worlds and experiences to tell you a story.

Using authentic immersive theatre they enable you to engage in stories as much or as little as you’d like.

Utilising buildings and locations around London and the UK they bring the untapped world around us alive using old, new and borrowed stories. 

They strive to create experiences you will never forget.

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Warburtons Bagels – A w-holey lot of fun

A little bit of Bolton, home of Warburtons Bakers has popped up in London to celebrate their rolls with a hole.  Hidden in an unsuspecting building just off the strand.  I Shona was lucky enough to be invited as a member of the Love Pup Ups London group to attend this special event. 

The event was to promote about Warburtons Bagels and was produced by the amazing team behind Gingerline Flavourology, who create the best multi-sensory dining experiences.

Warburtons Bagel Bonanza Pop Up

Did you know that Warburtons are the UK’s largest baker?  Found in 1876 by Thomas and Ellen Warburton in Bolton.  They produce 2 million, yes, your read that right, loaves, wraps, crumpets, pancake and rolls a day.  Not wanting to rest on their laurels they have developed a soft and chewy bagel to take on New York’s finest. 

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Scripts for Supper presents Wind in the Willows – Onion sauce, onion sauce says Mole

Scripts for Supper returns this Spring & Summer with an adaptation of Wind in the Willows along with delicious feast by Juanita Hennessey who was a MasterChef finalist back in 2016.

I and Steve we were invited down on a complimentary basis to take a journey with Toad, Ratty, Mole and Badger whilst indulging in a 5 course feast, thankfully there was no onion soup but pea soup instead.

Scripts for Supper

Scripts for Supper creates brand new adaptations of classic stories and serves them alongside a bespoke menu inspired by the world of the play.

Annie McKenzie has been creating alongside Jessica McVay divine immersive dinners since 2017. Since then they have now grown to become a 5 star sell out immersive dining experience. 

Their experiences fuse together theatre, food, music, song and dance, and take diners on a culinary and theatrical story telling journey.

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dotdotdot Jeff Wayne’s The War of the Worlds – Martians have invaded

Jeff Wayne’s The War of the Worlds hits London this Spring which will take daring adventures on an adventure like no other.

I and some other community members of Love Pop Ups London we were invited down courtesy of dotdotdot on a complimentary basis to step into the world of Jeff Wayne’s The War of The Worlds.

dotdotdot

They love to bring their audiences augumented reality through an immersive virtual reality adventure.

dotdotdot returns to London after it’s award winning, critically acclaimed run, Somnai with Jeff Wayne’s The War of the Worlds.

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Flabbergast Theatre: The Swell Mob – Be afraid of the puppet

Flabbergast Theatre brings to London The Swell Mob.  For any immersive theatre lover this is a must.

The show first premiered in Edinburgh last summer in which it won the Edinburgh Festival Fringe award. 

For three month’s Flabbergast Theatre will run at the COLAB Factory giving theatre goers a world of Victorian depravity set in an 1830s taproom with sideshows, vaudeville turns and even a boxing ring.

Flabbergast Theatre

Formed in 2010 Flabbergast was set up to make uncompromising and exciting physical theatre in a belief that all theatre should be engaging and sweaty. Providing puppetry and physical comedy and its application in both devised theatre and work on existing texts, their leaning is currently towards Bunraku Puppetry and clowns.

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Who done it? – Funicular Productions: The Murder Express

I had the pleasure of boarding courtesy of Funicular Productions the The Murder Express again this March where I dined on the menu curated by Jane Devonshire winner of MasterChef 2016 Champions.

Journey take two

Boarding the The Murder Express I was highly excited to see what had changed apart from the culinary menu by Jane Devonshire as last time it was by Billy and Jack.

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Facing zombies – The Walking Dead: Art Apocalypse

The Walking Dead a long running zombie series is returning to Fox 11th February for it’s second half of it’s ninth season.  As to get fans excited agency Premier Comms bought to London’s Old Truman Brewery (8th / 9th February) a zombie lovers interactive pop up called ‘FOX’s The Walking Dead: Art Apocalypse’.

As I am a huge fan of The Walking Dead and anything to do with zombie’s I just had to pop on down to get a selfie or two with walkers and learn further about what happens behind the scenes to my favourite zombie series.

Guests will be able to view and interact with walkers (zombies), pose within recreated set scenes and play with an assortment of replica props.  There was also plenty of artwork and photos on display, which I must warn is not for the faint hearted.

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Swigging back grog with Captain Morgan – Bompas and Parr Lost Lagoon

Shiver me timbers, set designers Bompas and Parr have joint forces with Captain Morgan to give Londoners a nautical adventure to an underground paradise of the Lost Lagoon.

For three months from the beginning of February 2019 until early April, buccaneers will be able to discover a secret island within a secret location in central London to take a journey of wonder on the largest underground lake in the UK.

I was invited on a complimentary basis to adventure through Bompas and Parr’s latest part immersive theatre part bar experience with another buccaneer of my choosing so I just had to have my bestie Steve join me as to keep me safe from them pirates.

Bompas and Parr

Bompas and Parr is globally recognised as the leading expert in multi-sensory experience design.

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Innocent or Guilty – Secret Theatre

Secret Theatre brings back Trial TV but this time it is about a triple homicide. I was invited on a complimentary basis to report about the trial. 

*Warning there are some spoilers throughout my blog so if you want Secret Theatres latest production to remain a secret stop now.*  

Secret Theatre

Secret Theatre provides productions based on movies taking audiences into an immersive world.

Secret Studio Lab have travelled the world with very unique and immersive Secret Theatre Projects that have entertained a global audience with intimate experiences.

Their very first ever performance was in 2008 of Edward Scissorhands within an abandoned factory in New York. From then on they have grown and grown staging many productions all over the world from a courtroom and crime scenes in Town Hall Hotel London, Romeo and Juliet with a twist on an Island in the Docklands in London, Reservoir Dogs in a warehouse and Se7en Deadly Sins and they are just a few of the amazing productions that they have had.

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