Captain Fantastic, Feeling Fantastic

Keep the little ones occupied throughout the summer holidays can be tiring work. Bluebird are here to help you out and introduce you to their playtime partners in crime, Captain Fantastic.

On 18 August, join them to celebrate the launch of their brilliant new mental health programme for little ones – reminding you of the importance of mindfulness in and amongst all the mania.

Order of events: 

1:30-2:00pm – Arrive and mingle

2:00-2:15pm – Wellbeing talk with company owners

2.15-3:00pm – Mindfulness and wellbeing magic party

3:00-3:30pm – Disco for the children and activities for adults

3:30-4:00pm – Mingle and goodie bags

Tickets are £15 per child (including delicious food, a drink and party bag), as well as a bar and refreshments for parents on the day. 10% of ticket sales will be donated to Rays of Sunshine partner charity.

Book yours here.

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Strawberries & Screen 2019

Strawberries & Screen returns for another year, from 12 to 14 July 2019. Make sure you’re sat in front of the giant screen on the running track so you don’t miss a single swing of this year’s Wimbledon’s men’s semi-finals (12th), women’s finals (13th) and men’s finals (14th).

Catch the nail-biting action of this year’s tournament, whilst enjoying traditional tennis treats and refreshments from pop-ups by Partridges and The Pretty Little Tea Company. For the little ones channelling some Murray magic, there will also be complimentary tennis coaching. So pack up your picnic blanket or book your VIP seat on the front row, before they all go, and we shall see you there!

Please note, Duke of York Square don’t allow umbrellas in the VIP area and dogs won’t be allowed on the running track for hygiene purposes.

Book your VIP seats here.

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The Sea, The Sea, Pavilion Road

Seafood Masterclass at The Sea, The Sea

After a smash hit Lobster Masterclass, The Sea, The Sea’s own Leo Carreira is back with another exclusive session for eight guests (so book fast!), this time focussing on two of the UK’s finest shellfish: langoustine’s and King Scallops.

On 8 July from 7pm, this interactive and hands on class will include preparation and cooking demonstrations as Leo creates different dishes using these fantastic shellfish.

Dinner will be served throughout the sessions and includes drinks on arrival.

To book your place, call 020 7824 8090.

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Champagne Dinner with Ethan Boroian

Book tickets to an evening of delicious food perfectly paired with the finest selection of Veuve Cliquot champagne at Hans’ Bar & Grill on 4 July. Dine on five incredible courses curated by Head Chef, Adam England, as Ethan Boroian the Champagne Ambassador for Moet & Chandon, guides you through the best Rosé Champagne on offer.

The menu:

Canapés: Seared tuna, wasabi, avocado and coriander & buckwheat blini, smoked salmon, crème fraiche and caviar.

Served with Veuve Cliquot NV Rosé

Starter: Heritage tomato, gazpacho, cucumber, basil

Served with Veuve Cliquot NV Rosé

Fish: Lobster, yuzu, carrot, fennel pollen

Served with Veuve Cliquot La Grande Dame Rosé 2008

Main: Duck, cherry, turnip

Served with Veuve Cliquot Vintage Rosé 2008

Pudding: Blackcurrent soufflé, vanilla ice cream

Served with Veuve Cliquot Rich Rosé

Tickets cost £95 per person. Book here.

 

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Masterpiece

The worlds leading cross-collecting fair, Masterpiece, returns to its iconic setting of the historic Royal Hospital Chelsea this summer, 27 June – 5 July.

A highlight in the summer calendar for artists, art-lovers and art collectors, Masterpiece provides an unparalleled opportunity to discover exceptional works for sale from over 150 international artists. It is unquestionably a unique, international stage to enjoy an extraordinary breadth of cultural experiences.

Exhibitors span all eras and disciplines. Entry though scrupulous vetting, from 27 individual vetting committees, and thoughtful juxtaposition allow visitors to encounter beautiful works of art and be comforted in their decisions by the expert art dealers.

Enhancing the experience, guests can dine in pop-ups from London favourites, Le Caprice, Scott’s Seafood & Champagne Bar, The Ivy Chelsea Brasserie and The Sloane Street Deli. Toast with friends on the Perrier-Jouet Champagne Terrace, exquisite champagnes to be savoured alongside stunning views of the Royal Hospital Chelsea. Reservations can be made here.

An exciting programme of talks will also run through the week; some drop in, others pre-booked. The full list can be found here, but here is a selection of highlights to whet your appetite.

  • Architectural Digest: The Omnivorous Eye (Pre-booked); Mitchell Owens, the Decorative Arts Editor of Architectural Digest (US), in conversation with interior designers Rita Konig and Ben Pentreath on collecting widely and decorating with depth – Friday 28th, Lecture Theatre
  • Carl Faberge: A Restless Imagination – Friday 28th, Wartski, stand C1
  • Alfred Munnings: 1919 A Fresh start – Friday 28th, Richard Green, stand D21
  • An Enquiring Mind: Manolo Blahnik at The Wallace Collection (Pre-booked), Saturday 29th, 4pm, Lecture Theatre

Purchase your Masterpiece 2019 tickets here.

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Contemporary Landscapes Exhibition

The 508 Gallery takes pride in giving opportunities to emerging talented artists from around the world.

Join them for their second edition of their annual Open Call where 15 artist’s works will be on display for two weeks, in reference to the theme ‘Contemporary Landscape.

The exhibition will run from 25th June – 9th July.

 

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Chelsea Summer Fete 2019

Celebrate the start of summer with the return of the annual Chelsea Summer Fete on Saturday 22 June which takes place across Pavilion Road and Duke of York Square. From yoga classes to traditional fete games and wine bars and delicious food offerings, this is the perfect day for all the family and free to attend.

Duke of York Square will become the ultimate garden party; relax and enjoy the music by roaming musicians programmed by Cadogan Hall, or take part in sporting events and games. Start your morning with a yoga class hosted by KXU at 11am, then refuel with something delicious from the Fine Food Market. The running track will be open for picnics throughout the day as well host football skills sessions by Chelsea FC Foundation from 1pm-2.30pm as well as polo-swing practice, hosted by Westcroft Park.

For the very first time, the running track will become a racecourse of Austin J40 pedal cars that will compete for the prestigious Settrington Cup at the Goodwood Revival. Heats are to be held from 12pm in which children aged 5-10 years old will compete for the chance to take part at this year’s Goodwood Revival, the world’s foremost historic motorsport event (which will be held on 13-15 September).

Enjoy your favourite stories told by Peter Jones & Partners or visit the National Army Museum pop-up for an interactive army experience. The much-loved Chelsea Pensioners will be back by popular demand with a pottery stand, and the Chelsea Physic Garden Flower Crown Workshop will also taking place throughout the afternoon. And to top it all off, children’s entertainers Sharky & George will be hosting the ultimate children’s party.

A stone’s throw away from the Square, Pavilion Road’s artisan shops will open up their restaurant and shop doors to create a wonderful street party. Wander up and down to taste exceptional foodie offerings from Provenance Butcher’s BBQ, patisseries and pizza at the Bread Ahead stall, a seafood BBQ from ‘fishmonger by day, seafood bar by night’, The Sea, The Sea and refreshing ice cream and sorbet by Ice Cream Union. Or, relax with a glass of wine or cocktail at Pavilion Wine, accompanied by cheese at London Cheesemongers, or at Hans’ Bar & Grill’s cocktail stand. Roaming musicians, face painters and balloons will there throughout the day as well as Sharky & George keeping the little ones entertained.

The Summer Fete is complimentary to attend and will begin at 11am. Please note the Fine Food Market will open as usual at 10am. The full map of activity can be downloaded here soon.

See you there!

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The Clockmaker’s Daughter – In Concert

Fra Fee (The Ferryman) and Christine Allado (Hamilton) are joined on stage by Wendi Peters (Coronation Street) to perform the acclaimed new British musical, The Clockmaker’s Daughter.

Set in the fictional time of Spindlewood, The Clockmaker’s Daughter is a musical fairy tale built around themes of prejudice, discrimination, animosity and fear of the unknown. Like most towns of age, Spindlewood has its traditions. But no practice, custom or old wives’ warning is so firmly adhered to as ‘The Turning of the Key’.

Purchase your tickets to this must-see performance here.

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Beyond the Road

This June, see the ground-breaking, fully immersive exhibition at the Saatchi Gallery, BEYOND THE ROAD. Produced in collaboration with Beyond Projects, the exhibition merges the world of visual arts, music and film enable visitors to escape the everyday and lose themselves in a multi-sensory world led by sounds.

World-renowned and award-winning contemporary artists, filmmakers and photographers have collaborated to create a completely new and multi-disciplinary sound experience. This includes work by multi-Oscar winning director and producer, Alfonso Cuaron, perfume designer Azzi Glasser, contemporary artist and Turner prize nominee Nathan Coley, award-winning filmmaker Toby Dye and other incredible names.

Tickets can be booked here.

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St Luke’s Summer Fair

The annual Summer Fair at St Luke’s Church returns on Saturday 8 June. Enjoy traditional Fete stalls, games, a raffle, tombola and delicious BBQ with friends and all the family from 12noon. A wonderful start to summer.

Entry is £1 for adults, children are free.

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