Saturday 21 February 2015

The Art of Dining's 'Abigail's Party' Pop-up in Hackney

The Art of Dining, who stage very imaginative pop-up events, returns in March for a five week pop-up (Weds - Sat) recreating the world of...  Abigail's Party.  They will play homage to Mike Leigh's classic 1970s play with food, theatrical happenings, and music (Demis Roussos is sure to be on the playlist).  Channel your inner Beverley, dress to impress, stick the Beaujolais in the fridge, and get your tickets below!

"Starting on 11th March, The Art of Dining is delighted to present Abigail’s Party - a 70s themed, five course pop-up dining experience, combining food, theatre, music and set design. Inspired by legendary director Mike Leigh’s hugely popular play of the same name. Abigail’s Party will see set designer Alice Hodge take you back in time and transform the iconic Rose Lipman Building into a 70s living room; complete with lava lamps, hostess trolleys, shag-pile rugs, loud wallpaper, jazzy sofas, retro drinks cabinets and every shade of beige.
Moro-trained chef Ellen Parr will present food classics from the era, with a twist. Her Abigail’s Party menu includes a take on a prawn cocktail may look like it has come straight from Fanny Craddock’s fridge, but will tingle the taste buds with its subtle, infused Thai flavours. As you toy with a Twiglet while gazing at your companion over a half grapefruit spiked with cheese and pineapple chunks, prepare to re-discover the magic of mousse and the fun of fondue. Although the food may look retro, you can expect bold, zesty flavours and truly innovative cooking from Ellen.
So, shake out that dralon dress with the plunging neckline, slap on the eyeliner and cerise lipstick, press those flares, unbutton your shirt to the navel and head to the Rose Lipman Building (located between Shoreditch and Dalston, just a few minutes’ walk from Haggerston overground station) to be transported back to the 70s. As you trill to the soaring tenor of Demis Roussos (RIP) and other throw-back classics, you will experience some excruciating hosting and a theatrical awkward moment or two in a nod to Leigh’s screenplay; while a good, strong gin and tonic will get you in the mood for the 70s dinner party of your life!"

When - 11th March - 4th April 2015
Wednesday 11th – Saturday 14th March 2015
Wednesday 18th – Saturday 21st March 2015
Wednesday 25th – Saturday 28th March 2015
Wednesday 1st – Saturday 4th April 2015
Time - 7.30pm -11.00pm

Where - The Rose Lipman Building, 43 De Beauvoir Road, Hackney, N1 5SQ

Tickets - £55 from The Art of Dining here
"Ticket price includes five 70s dinner party themed courses, welcome drink and Abigail’s Party-themed entertainment"


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Link - The Art of Dining

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