Show In The Dark: An Evening of Arts and Culture

Mar 14 2019

A night of culture curated by Regent Street and St James’s

On 14th March 2019, Regent Street and St James’s joined forces to debut Show In The Dark; an evening of arts and culture that shone a light on an array of unique artists.

Throughout the course of the evening, there was an impressive array of boutique independent stores, global flagship brands, galleries and restaurants throughout Regent Street and St James’s who opened their doors to up-and-coming creatives.

Programmed by international author and curator Lucy Johnston, the likes of moving literary performances, gifted musicians; celebrated contemporary artists; technological marvels; and other intimate shows popped up in venues across the area.

A breadth of reative experiences made this a night to remember. Read on to discover our highlights: 

193 Piccadilly x City Academy Dance Company

The Commercial Dance Company is one of City Academy's premier resident dance companies – incorporating a mixture of styles from ‘Street Urban Foundations’, to more ‘Fierce Commercial Heels work’. The company brought their weekly rehearsals to a new converted space at 193 Piccadilly. 

Anthropologie x Print Club London

Anthropologie hosted Print Club London for free print workshops featuring designs by artist Jacqueline Colley.

Bottletop x Holotronica 

Holotronica (the inventors of hologauze) came to Bottletop with their holographic screen technology. With previous clients such as Beyonce, Lady Gaga and Netflix, the installation brought the world's first 3D printed store to life.

Boulestin x Philippa Stanton

Author and Blogger, Philippa Stanton of @5ftinf fame gaves a sensory talk and relaxed discussion about her book, Conscious Creativity at Boulestin in St James's. 

Cubitts x Pavillion Display

A Cubitts craftsman hosted a discussion on how spectacles are constructed and visitors were likewise invited to try to create the perfect pair.

Gaucho x Cocoa Runners

Cocoa Runners paired their favourite chocolates with a selection of wines at Gaucho

Jigsaw x Collage Club

Jigsawi hosted a very special evening of collaging where Collage Club took inspiration from the colours and prints in the latest Jigsaw collection.

Maje x Silkscreen Printing Tee-Shirt Personalisation

Maje hosted a live personalisation workshop event in their Regent Street store with a print offered for every purchase made throughout the event in partnership with Print Club London.

Next Big Thing at Showcase x Phil Davison

Internationally acclaimed London artist Phil Davison, known as 'The Hitchcock of Cross Stitch'. presented a collection of his new pieces at Next Big Thing, situated at Showcase

Norris’s x Night House

Following their successful European tour, Night House hosted an intimate show in Norris’s that mixed electronic, folk and orchestral sounds.

Princes Arcade x Unfinished Animals/The September Issues 

Princes Arcarde hosted a pop up exhibition entitled 'Power of the Femme'  that was curated by Unfinished Animals and The September Issues.

SMEG x Isaac Carew 

Chef and author of cookbook The Dirty Dishes, Isaac Carew took over the SMEG kitchen - where he cooked up a pasta feast and discussed his love of food.

St James' Market x Scala Orchestra

Scala Radio presented the Scala Collective; quality professional musicians who are shaking up the rigid, conventional ways people experience the performing arts through classical music.

TEN Pilates - Movement in the Dark 

Ten's trademark classes took on a new form with a live cellist and harpist performing in the pilates and yoga classes respectively. 

Tibits x Jar & Fern

Jar and Fern hosted a terrarium workshop at Tibits - with a main dish from the delicious menu also served to guests. 

T2 x Scala Radio 

T2 offered perfectly matched evening of tea and tunes - with a hosted talk by the broadcasters of Scala Radio, Jack Pepper and Faye Treacy. 

Waterstones x Pete Souza

Waterstones offered visitors the rare opportunity to meet former Chief Official White House Photographer, Pete Souza, as he signed copies of his new book Shade: A Tale of Two Presidents, which tells the tale of the Obama and Trump administrations through a series of visual juxtapositions.

Waterstones x Stanza

Visitors had the chance to see 'The Reader' at Waterstones - a six foot data visualisation sculpture of the artist, Stanza, reading a book. The sculpture represented AI and machine learning and challenged all to think about reading in the future. 

Show In The Dark was supported by Scala Radio and took lace on the 14th March 2019 at various locations across Regent Street and St James’s.

Click here for the Show In The Dark event map.

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