hellomagazine.comA round-up of the top events to try this week, from watching the London Marathon to Alice's Adentures Underground
Alice's Adventures Underground
Get ready to tumble down the rabbit hole! Alice's Adventures Underground returns to The Vaults, Waterloo this month. Guests will be asked to make exciting choices on the night - Eat me, Drink me - and meet some of Wonderland's famous and curious inhabitants. Take tea at the biggest un-birthday party with the maddest of Hatters; let the Cheshire Cat take you hither or thither or join the underground movement to rise against the fearsome Queen of Hearts.
This Is How We Fly inflight pop-up
Air New Zealand is bringing its high-end inflight experience to Soho this April. The airline's first ever inflight pop-up event will showcase the best of Air New Zealand's on-board highlights with a 'try before you fly' offer.
Dubbed This Is How We Fly, the immersive two-floor Soho venue will be home to the best of long-haul flying, offering the finest food, inspired by the airline’s on-board menus designed by Peter Gordon and fellow Kiwi chef Michael Meredith.
World-class New Zealand wines, entertainment and the latest innovations in seating technology will also be showcased. Split into distinct zones, This Is How We Fly will take guests on an adventure that mirrors the Air New Zealand inflight journey, with guests being 'checked in' as they arrive. Once 'on-board' guests will become passengers, virtually whisked away on Air New Zealand's London to Auckland route. Passengers can stopover in LA for a taste of the famous Californian beaches or carry on to Auckland to soak up the diverse New Zealand landscapes, experiencing two amazing destinations without their feet ever leaving the ground.
Air New Zealand's This Is How We Fly is open to the public to drop in for free on Tuesday 25th April and Wednesday 26th April at Unit London Gallery, 147 Wardour Street, London, W1F 8WD.
For more information on scheduling and details on ticketed events, visit www.airnewzealand.co.uk/howwefly
Fancy trying something a little bit different? Enjoy the ultimate sensory experience at Pitch Black. Aptly set in the elusive-sounding ‘No Such Place’ in Covent Garden, you will sip your way through four drinks in complete darkness. Before the lights go off and you’re left alone with your senses, you’ll be ushered in with a bubbly reception. Tickets are £45, but you can get 25% off Wednesday tickets when you book through DesignMyNight.
For more info on what’s on in London and across the UK, visit DesignMyNight and follow them on Twitter and Instagram; @DesignMyNight.
Cocktails & Coding workshops
Ever fancied yourself a coder? Sanderson hotel is holding two coding workshops for women, giving them an introduction to the dark art of coding. The Cocktails & Coding workshops, held in partnership with Code First: Girls, will take place on 10th and 16th May and explore topics such as 'What is coding and what does HTML code look like?' and 'What is HTTP and how do you make a webpage?'
Meanwhile, the hotel will also play host to a panel discussion with some key, female players in London's tech industry. The Women in Tech themed panel discussion will take place on 25th April.
Looking for a cultural experience this weekend? Head down to the Pink Bliss exhibition at The Palm Tree Gallery. Artist Sofia Cacciapaglia is showcasing a series of oil paintings that depict female forms and flowers in a 'figurative-symbolic' style. The exhibition combines the Apollonian and Dionysian: the passionate culture of Sicily, ancient Greece and Mediterranean civilisations. It will run from 22 April to 20 May.
FOOD AND DRINK
Grub Club Dinner
Grub Club is hosting a secret supperclub in St Martins Lane hotel in central London on 27th April. Upping the anticipation, guests will meet at a secret entrance, only revealed on the day. The dining experience will be inspired by 1950s Havana, which means dishes from the hotel's Chino-Latino restaurant Asia de Cuba. Each plate is designed for sharing and will be bursting with fresh and tropical accents. A selection of cocktails and wine will also be available and guests can stay on after dinner to dance to the soundtrack of old town Havana.
Spaces can be booked through https://grubclub.com/morgans/morgans-secret-supper-club/11489.
Join Prince William, Kate and Prince Harry in cheering on the thousands of runners taking part in the London Marathon this weekend! The 26-mile race kicks off at 10am at Blackheath, with the route passing through Greenwich, London Bridge and finishing at The Mall where the royal trio will be handing out medals to the winners. Know someone running? You can track them on the app!