On 14th March, Regent Street and St James’s will join forces to debut Show In The Dark; an evening of arts and culture that shines a light on an array of unique artists.
Offering you the chance to explore an incredible series of creative experiences, there will be something for everyone to enjoy during Show In The Dark. An impressive array of boutique independent stores, global flagship brands, galleries and restaurants throughout Regent Street and St James’s will be opening 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 will be popping up throughout the evening. If you're a music fan, immerse yourself in wholly unique musical experiences, as up-and-coming artists collaborate with venues across the area to create a series of intimate shows.
Alternatively, witness your favourite chefs cook up a storm as they demonstrate the tricks of the trade in a culinary masterclass. You could also create time for mindfulness, as technology and spirituality combine to create spaces promoting positivity and well-being. In addition to the events series, there are also a number of drinking and dining offers. Read on to discover all:
193 Piccadilly x City Academy Dance Company
7.30pm to 9pm - Drop in. 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’. With weekly rehearsals on Thursday evening, this company will be bringing their rehearsals to a new converted space at 193 Piccadilly. you can enjoy watching the different expressions and connections creativity brings to a community of dancers, and listen to the live DJ playing music throughout the night.
Anthropologie x Print Club London
6pm to 9pm - Drop In. Bring out your inner artist and drop in to Anthropologie as they host Print Club London for free print workshops featuring designs by artist Jacqueline Colley, for you to enjoy and get creative.
Bottletop x Holotronica
6pm-9pm - Drop in. Holotronica the inventors of hologauze come to Bottletop on Regent Street with their holographic screen technology. With previous clients such as Beyonce, Lady Gaga and Netflix, the installation brings to life the worlds first 3D printed store.
Boulestin x Philippa Stanton
6pm - 7:30pm - Ticketed £30 Call 0207 930 2030 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Author and Blogger, Philippa Stanton of @5ftinf fame gives a sensory talk and relaxed discussion about her book, Conscious Creativity at Boulestin in St James's. Guests will receive a signed copy of the book, 1 pink bellini cocktail and canapes during the talk and invitation to dine at the Boulestin restaurant afterwards with 3 courses for the price of 2 from the a la carte menu. Reservations are confirmed upon payment on a first come, first served basis. Spaces limited.
Cubitts x Pavillion Display
6pm to 9pm - Drop In. Hosted by a Cubitts craftsman, head to St James’s Market Pavilion to discover how spectacles are constructed and even try your hand at creating the perfect pair.
Gaucho x Cocoa Runners
Two sessions: 6.15pm to 7.30pm and 8pm to 9.15pm - book tickets here. For the sweet tooth amongst us, Cocoa Runners will be pairing their favourite chocolates with a selection of wines at Gaucho to really make your heart sing.
Jigsaw x Collage Club
6 - 9pm. Book here. Join Collage Club for a very special evening of collaging at Jigsaw, Regent Street St James's! Collage Club will be taking inspiration from the colours and prints in the latest Jigsaw collection, and bringing floral designs into their collages. There will be plenty of fresh flowers to work from too! Tickets are free but there are limited spaces.
Maje x Silkscreen Printing Tee-Shirt Personalisation
1-9pm Drop in. Maje will host a live personalisation workshop event in their Regent Street store on March 14th from 1-9pm as part of Show In The Dark. Prints inspired by Maje's Spring Summer 2019 collection, will be offered for every purchase made throughout the event in partnership with Print Club London.
Next Big Thing at Showcase x Phil Davison
6-pm to 9pm - Guest List (register here). Listen to internationally acclaimed London artist Phil Davison present a collection of his new pieces at Next Big Thing, situated at Showcase. The event will offer you an immersive understanding of the process involved in Phil's work. You'll have the chance to meet the artist, known as 'The Hitchcock of Cross Stitch'.
Norris’s x Night House
7pm to 9pm - Drop in. Following their successful European tour, Night House will be hosting an intimate show in Norris’s, expect an acoustic performance mixing electronic, folk and orchestral sounds.
Princes Arcade x Unfinished Animals/The September Issues
6pm to 9pm - Drop in. Curated by Unfinished Animals and The September Issues, an exciting new exhibition 'Power of the Femme' will be popping up in Princes Arcarde until 17th March. Explore a collection of fresh female voices - whose works reflect the diversity and power of global femininity today. The art and photography on view is a radical exploration of activism, fashion, beauty and the female gaze.
SMEG x Isaac Carew
6:30 - 8:30pm - £15 Ticketed. Book here. Chef and author of new cookbook The Dirty Dishes, Isaac Carew is set to takeover the SMEG kitchen cooking up a pasta feast and discussing his love of food and creating beautiful recipes to share with friends. Join him and SMEG at 6.30pm for a cooking demonstration, book signing and chance to meet Isaac.
St James' Market x Scala Orchestra
5.30pm to 7pm - Drop In. Scala Radio presents the Scala Collective; quality professional musicians shaking up the rigid, conventional ways people experience the performing arts through classical music. Listen to their interpretation of classical music for modern life at St James's Market.
TEN Pilates - Movement in the Dark
Ticketed Classes running from 5:30 - 10pm. Timings available here. Experience Ten's trademark classes like never before, with four special live music classes - think Pilates and Yoga, but through the lens of music. Cellist, Ellie will perform the pilates classes and Harpist, Amy will perform the yoga classes. Join us after class for complimentary prosecco and non-alcohol Rosemary Water.
Tibits x Jar & Fern
6.30pm to 9pm - Ticketed (book here). Join Jar and Fern at Tibits to make your own miniature self-watering garden in a glass jar. Learn the history of terrariums, how to care for them and the ideal plants to fill them with. You will be provided with everything you need to create your own little ecosystem, with a range of plants including Fittonia, Ivy and Moss as well as a large sealable glass jar for you to take home. You will also enjoy a main plate as part of the experience.
T2 x Scala Radio
5.30pm to 9pm. Ticketed (book here). T2 will be offering a perfectly matched evening of tea and tunes. at 6.15pm, they will be hosting a talk with the broadcasters of Scala Radio, Jack Pepper and Faye Treacy to discuss their careers in classical music to date.
Waterstones x Pete Souza
6pm - Ticketed (book here). Join Waterstones for a rare opportunity to meet former Chief Official White House Photographer, Pete Souza. Pete will visit Waterstones in St James's to sign 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
6pm to 9pm - Drop In. See 'The Reader' at Waterstones - a six foot data visualisation sculpture of the artist, Stanza, reading a book. The sculpture represents AI and machine learning and challenges you to think about reading in the future. What will happen in the future when embedded chips in our bodies have access to the worlds information data and knowledge? Who will have access to this world of data? What happens when AI and the machine intelligence become part of our human fabric?
Drinking & Dining Offers on the Night
Heddon Street Kitchen
If an evening of arts whets your appetite, Heddon Street Kitchen will be offering an exclusive 25% off all food from their a la carte menu, should you quote “Show in the dark” during the booking process or when asking for the bill on the day, for up to 6 guests.
To celebrate the occasion, both Polo Ralph Lauren as well as Ralph’s Coffee & Bar will remain open until 9pm. Ralph's will also be offering a complimentary glass of wine with any food order applicable should you quote "Show in the Dark".
La Caprice are doing a late night set menu from 9.30pm if you'd like to pop in after Show In The Dark. Starting from £21 for two courses, you can view the full array of delicious dishes here.
Ole & Steen
If you're searching for something sweet or for bubbles to celebrate the evening, look to Ole & Steen. They will be offering a cake and a glass of Prosecco for £9 for anyone that quotes “Show in the Dark”.
Show In The Dark is supported by Scala Radio and will be taking place on the 14th March, 18.00 – 21.00 at various locations across Regent Street and St James’s.
Click here for the Show In The Dark event map.
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