Life at Devonshire Square
Devonshire Square's "Art for Love" Winter Festival 2019
5/12/2019: 1:00 PM
From 5th to 13th December , Devonshire Square will be hosting the 6th Edition of its very own “Art for Love” Winter Festival, a 2-week programme of FREE attendance world-class artistic performances, organised and curated by the Devonshire Square Events Team with the aim of raising awareness on social causes through the power of the arts. This year’s programme includes performances by international musicians who will present repertoires ranging from classical to swing, and dance shows, both classical ballet and contemporary, executed by some of the finest professional dancers in UK. The festival’s opening day will celebrate the magical atmosphere of the festive season with a visually delighting showcase of performances and artworks dedicated to the fantasy world of fairy tales and The Golden Age of Children’s Literature. The collection of fairy tales ““The Blue fairy Book”, by Scottish novelist and poet Andrew Lang, will be the leitmotif of all performances and visual artworks that will be presented during the Festival’s inaugural event. To celebrate the inspirational power of the universal literary genre of the fairy tale on performing and visual arts, as well as on creative making, dancers and visual artists have been invited to imaginatively create unique choreographies, illustrations and artworks dedicated to the fantasy world of the folk and fairies that populate Lang’s narrative work.
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- "Italia, amore mio!" Festival
- Devonshire Square "Art for Love" Christmas Festival
- Devonshire Square “Loves Christmas” Events 2015
- Devonshire Square Easter Tree - Artistic Installation
- Devonshire Square's Harlequin EURO Festival
- Gastronomic events
- Holi Festival of Colours at Cinnamon Kitchen
- International Food Market Folder
- London Fashion Week at Devonshire Square
- Love Christmas Festival
- No Tricks Just Treats
- Paralympics Sports Fest
- World Food Market 2016
- World Food Market 2017
On Saturday 15th September, with London Fashion Week in full swing, Devonshire Square will be proudly hosting three off-schedule runway shows presented by Oxford Fashion Studio, featuring strikingly beautiful and imaginative collections from eleven independent designers from all continents. The event will take place in the atmospheric ambience of Devonshire Square’s historical Western Courtyard and will showcase collections ranging from prêt-à-porter to haute couture, including evening and conceptual design. The Devonshire Square Management launched a successful partnership with Oxford Fashion Studio in September 2015 with the aim of supporting some of the most talented and promising rising starts in the fashion industry. Devonshire Square is delighted to continue this productive and exciting collaboration that has significantly contributed to help young independent artists to be internationally recognised for their outstanding talent. Some of the designers presented by Oxford Fashion Studio in Devonshire Square have been featured by Harper’s Bazaar, Vogue (Britain, Brazil, Italy, Portugal, Turkey, USA), Elle, Grazia, Business of Fashion, Marie Claire, Glamour and more. Tickets for Saturday's runaway shows can be purchased online on the Oxford Fashion Studio’s website: https://oxfordfashionstudio.com/
15/09/2018: 1:00 PM
From 13th to 16th August, the Devonshire Square’s Avenue will turn into an unmissable destination for foodies, as the picturesque pedestrian walk will be hosting a Food Market presented by pop-up restaurant specialists Karousel Food. The market – open from 11.30am to 3.30pm - will showcase a selection of some of the most delicious street food delicacies and will include both vegan and seafood preparations. The event will see the participation of the following traders: Vegalicious (not trading on Thursday 16th)– The Plant Based Caribbean Specialists - Fresh plant based Caribbean and West African street food full of flavour and spice - no meat substitutes just yummy veg. Temaki Bros (not trading on Thursday 16th) – Handmade Sushi Rolls - Ali and Andy use their passion for Japan to bring something a bit different to the sushi game. Hand rolling each temaki roll to order to give you exactly what you want! Shrimpy – Shrimp up your life! Run by a couple, in true street food spirit, they have created a fantastic brand with a niche product – what a team! The Green Grill – Vegan Burger Specialists Yes they do awesome burgers and hotdogs and yes they are 100% vegan! Great guys who really have a passion for what they do! Time to try something new! Choco Fruit (not trading on Thursday 16th) – Coating Fruit in Gorgeous Chocolate - Strawberries, bananas, kiwis, pineapple, all covered with your choice of the highest quality Belgian chocolate. Looks amazing, tastes incredible. For more information on the Devonshire Square’s Street Food Market, please contact the Devonshire Square Front Desk Team on firstname.lastname@example.org tel. 02076450800.
13/08/2018: 11:30 AM
From Monday 9th to Saturday 14th July, the historical Devonshire Square will turn into a Mediterranean wine oasis as the campus will be hosting the first edition of the “Days of Wine and Mirth” Festival. Visitors will be able to enjoy the finest Provence Rosé in the relaxing atmosphere of the Vins de Provence pop-up bar, a tastefully appointed al fresco pink parlour that will be serving a selection of rosé wines from the Provence region, showcasing the quality and rich variety of the wines produced in Côtes de Provence, Coteaux d’Aix-en Provence and Coteaux Varois en Provence. A unique assortment of deliciously refreshing Portuguese sangria will also be available at the Bacana Sangria pop-up bar which will be serving an exclusive version of the popular drink, produced entirely in Portugal by mixing the best wine grape varieties with a balanced diversity of citric fruits. Both the Vins de Provence and the Bacana Sangria pop-up bars will be open from 12.00 to 9.30pm and will be located in the picturesque surroundings of Devonshire Square’s Central Courtyard, London, EC2M 4YE. For more information on the “Days of Wine and Mirth” Festival, please contact the Devonshire Square Events Team on 02076450800.
9/07/2018: 12:30 PM
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On Thursday 21st June from 11am to 7pm, Devonshire Square will be hosting in its Central Courtyard a Supercar Showcase Event organised in partnership with London based supercar and lifestyle Club, Rotate and The Devonshire Club. There will be fantastic picture opportunities and the Rotate Club Team will be delighted to provide attendees with information on the cars’ features and the wide range of services available at their club.
21/06/2018: 11:00 AM
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From 14th June to 13th July, Devonshire Square will be celebrating the Football World Cup Championship 2018 with an eclectic programme of artistic performances by world class musicians and dancers representing World Cup-participating countries from all continents. All shows are free attendance and will take place in the atmospheric environment of Devonshire Square’s Western Courtyard at lunch time, from 1pm to 2pm. The dancing performances range from acrobatic Cossack dance to authentic Argentinian tango, from Parisian Moulin Rouge’s style dance to traditional Japanese Geisha’s dance accompanied by live shamisen music. The music programme features performances by original Peruvian pipe band Dele Titicaca, Senegalese musician Jali Fily Cissoko - a world renowned master of the 21 string West African kora – and a concert by Australian didgeridoos and djembes ensemble The Talking Trees. The participation of England to the World Cup will be marked by an energising performance by British tribute band The Complete Madness. Inspired by the international football tournament, the World Cup Festival of Cultures has been entirely curated by the Devonshire Square Events Team with the aim of promoting multiculturalism, diversity and inclusivity through the power of the arts. Visitors will also be able to enjoy live screening of selected World Cup matches at Devonshire Square’s iconic restaurants Cinnamon Kitchen, Kenza and Devonshire Terrace.
14/06/2018: 1:00 PM
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From Friday 1st to Sunday 3rd June, Devonshire Square will be hosting in its historical Western Courtyard an exclusive Oriental Silk Arts & Craft Exhibition organised in partnership with P&Y International Services Solutions Ltd. Visitors will have the chance to admire a wide range of some of the finest handcrafted silk products created by using the most traditional textile techniques dating back to the Song dynasty. A collection of fine crewel embroidery artworks by award winning artist Qian Liping will also be on show. The display will include the replica of the precious dark blue ceremonial robe belonging to Empress Wu (1115-1197), decorated with depictions of paired pheasant and bordered with red gauze featuring dragon patterns. The exhibition is meant to represent a retrospective journey from the traditional garments designs typical of the Song dynasty to the contemporary creations inspired by the imperial style, showcased during the China Fashion Week’s shows last February. The replicas of some of the national giftsets offered by the Chinese State to the world leaders during their official state visits to China will also be on display. The event is free attendance and registration is not required. Photo credit: © Patrizia Ilaria Sechi
1/06/2018: 9:00 AM
On Sunday 20th May, from 6pm to 9pm, the historical surroundings of Devonshire Square’s Western Courtyard will be the stage for a spectacular opera concert by Roman Tenor Yuri Sabatini. The talented Tenor, who has been delighting audiences with outstanding performances all over Europe, will take the spectators to a journey of discovery through some of the most romantic and intense songs ever written for the tenor voice. Sabatini will be accompanied by the Docklands Sinfonia Strings - conducted by Spencer Down - and by the velvet voice of uprising opera star Honey Rouhani, who recently made her West End debut in the role of Musetta in Puccini’s La Bohème at the Trafalgar Studios (Oliver Award Nominee).
20/05/2018: 6:00 PM
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Cinnamon Kitchen’s #HouseofHoli is back - bigger, better and brighter than ever! Leave the dull, grey City at the door, don your protective white suit, and step into the madness at the House of Holi, for thirty minutes of paint-pelting friends, family and colleagues! Sitting amongst the skyscrapers and the concrete, Cinnamon Kitchen, in association with Cobra, will bring a vibrant injection of colour to the urban environs of the City with the return of their purpose-built party pod – popping up outside Vivek Singh’s modern Indian restaurant in Devonshire Square. The perfect antidote to dull days in the office, workers can kick off their heels, loosen their ties, and experience the spectacular paint throwing festivities that mark the renowned Indian festival of colour. Holi festival itself takes place on 1st March, announcing the arrival of spring and the passing of winter. A welcome burst of fluorescence following London's bleak and blustery winter, Holi is a time where families traditionally gather together and cover each other in coloured paint. A pop-up bar will also be serving an array of colourful Holi cocktails which may include the Holika Fire and the Neela Heera alongside Cobra. Copyright © Cinnamon Kitchen Please click here to purchase your tickets.
28/02/2018: 2:00 PM
On Saturday 17th February, in conjunction with London Fashion Week, the atmospheric ambience of Devonshire Square’s Western Courtyard will become the stage for three spectacular fashion shows showcasing striking creations by some of the most talented, emerging fashion designers from all continents. The shows will be curated by Oxford Fashion Studio, with whom Devonshire Square established a partnership in 2015 with the aim of supporting young designers from all over the world. The original collections will range from prêt-à-porter to haute couture, including evening and conceptual design. Devonshire Square’s campus is a modern redevelopment of an historic 18th century’s complex of warehouses where the most precious goods traded by the East India Company, including textiles, used to be stored. Its historical brick-walls will now provide the backstage for an extravagant display of sartorial creations made with an assorted variety of fabrics, reflecting the unique styles of international designers. The shows are open to the public and tickets are available on the following link: https://www.oxfordfashionstudio.com/tickets/ Photo credit © Patrizia Ilaria Sechi
17/02/2018: 2:00 PM
Devonshire Square will be marking the most romantic day of the year by decorating its iconic Avenue with an artistic installation of 250 heart-shaped balloons in ruby red and golden pink nuances, two colours that symbolise passion, love, romance and friendship. Visitors will be able to walk under the canopy of hearts and treat their beloved ones to a scented bouquet of roses at the “Blooming Spot”, the pop-up flower stall that Devonshire Square will be hosting in its Western Courtyard both on Tuesday 15th and Wednesday 16th, from 10am to 5pm. Lovers and romantics can continue their evening in one of Devonshire Square’s renowned restaurants, all serving a rich selection of Valentine’s themed dishes, cocktails and menus. Photo credit: © Patrizia Ilaria Sechi
13/02/2018: 1:00 PM
The Devonshire Square’s “Art for Love” Christmas Festival will end On Tuesday 19th December with a highly anticipated live concert by worldwide acclaimed saxophonist Aaron Liddard and his band “The Argonauts”, an international collective of musicians from UK, Cuba, Brazil, Switzerland, Italy and Germany. Aaron Liddard has shared the stage with a number of world- class artists including Prince, Amy Winehouse, Bob Geldof, Steve Cropper, Jools Holland and Carlos Acosta. He has appeared on TV in Len Goodman’s Big Band Bonanza documentary and the feature film Legend alongside Tom Hardy and Duffy. “Aaron and the Argonauts” will present to the Devonshire Square’s audience a repertoire that combines Jazz classics with their beautiful, passionate and highly original music, an exciting fusion of jazz, bossa nova, funk, alt rock, gospel, drum ‘n’ bass and esoteric free improvisation. Liddard will be accompanied by Giulia Joni Marelli (Italy - Voice), Filipe Montierro (Barzil - Guitar), Jimmy Norden (UK - Drums), Eric Young (UK - Percussion) and Paul Michael (UK- Bass). The FREE attendance concert will take place at 5pm in the atmospheric surroundings of Devonshire Square’s Western Courtyard, decorated with beautiful Christmas trees and a sparkling artistic installation of golden “twilight trees” - sculptured cherry trees covered in illuminated blossoms - created by British artist Susie Reid Thomas. The Devonshire Square’s "Art for Love" Christmas Festival is a 4-week programme of FREE attendance world class artistic performances, organised and curated by the Devonshire Square Events Team to support The Connection www.connection-at-stmartins.org.uk, London's busiest homeless charity, in aid of which the Devonshire Square’s community will be fundraising from 1st to 21st December. For more information about “Aaron and the Argonauts” Live in Concert or if you wish to know more about the “Art for Love” Christmas Festival, please contact the Devonshire Square Artistic Events Team on 02076450800. To know more about Aaron Liddard’s music: http://www.aaronliddard.com/
19/12/2017: 5:00 PM
Following the successful participation of Zalon and his band in the “Art for Love” Christmas Festival 2016, the international Soul artist and Urban Music Award nominee will be also taking part in this year’s edition of the festival with a free attendance concert that promises to be an amazing live Soul show[...]
16/12/2017: 7:00 PM
On Friday 15th December at 5pm, as a part of the “Art for Love” Christmas Festival, Devonshire Square will be hosting “Violins and Butterflies”, a magical ballet show performed by professional ballerinas from the prestigious Sophie Adams Ballet Company who will be dancing in stunning LED tutus and enchanting butterfly costumes with illuminated wings. The dancers will be accompanied by a talented duet of musicians playing illuminated violins, offering the audience a mesmerizing take on the famous Swan Lake story. The FREE attendance show will take place in the picturesque surroundings of Devonshire Square’s Western Courtyard which will be decorated, for the whole duration of the festival, with beautiful Christmas trees and a sparkling artistic installation of golden “twilight trees” - sculptured cherry trees covered in floodlit blossoms - created by British artist Susie Reid Thomas. The Devonshire Square’s “Art for love” Christmas Festival is a 4-week programme of FREE attendance world-class artistic performances, organized and curated by the Devonshire Square Events Team to support The Connection www.connection-at-stmartins.org.uk , London’s busiest homeless charity, in aid of which the Devonshire Square’s community will be fundraising from 1st to 21st December.
15/12/2017: 5:00 PM
On Thursday 14th December, at 5.30pm, the historical surroundings of Devonshire Square’s Western Courtyard will be resounding with the beautiful and uplifting music of talented Jazz pianist and composer Alberto Ferro. The artist will engage the audience with the soulful, original music from his newly released album “In Fondo al Suono” [The Deep End of Sound, Master Chord Records, 2017], which Ferro describes as “the result of an intense creative work between composing and improvising”. Ferro says: “My artistic and aesthetic ideal is to merge writing and invention in a constant flow of ideas through Classical, Contemporary, Jazz and free music.” The performance will also include some Jazz and open improvisation, as well as a selection of virtuoso classical pieces by Chopin, Debussy and Gershwin. The open air concert is part of the Devonshire Square’s “Art for Love” Christmas Festival, a 4-week programme of FREE attendance world-class artistic performances, organised and curated by the Devonshire Square Events Team to support The Connection www.connection-at-stmartins.org.uk, London's busiest homeless charity, in aid of which the Devonshire Square’s community will be fundraising from 1st to 21st December. Alberto Ferro graduated in piano at the prestigious Conservatorio of Milan and holds a Master of Arts in Music, granted by the Washington State University Music School. The award-winning artist specialises in improvisation and has performed worldwide as a Solo Piano, in Chamber Music Ensembles and Jazz bands in US, UK and Europe. He is currently teaching at London Contemporary School of Piano and the Windsor Piano School, and regularly performs improvisation for Contemporary Ballet Companies and classes. To know more about “The Deep End of Sound” open air concert or if you wish to have more information on the “Art for Love” Christmas Festival, please contact the Devonshire Square Artistic Events Team on 02076450800.
14/12/2017: 5:30 PM
On Monday 11th December, from 6 pm to 7pm, the Constanza Chorus, a City of London based choral society conducted by dynamic Director of Music Joanna Tomlinson, will be singing traditional carol songs in Devonshire Square’s Western Courtyard to raise money for 'The Food Chain', a charity that specialises in providing nutritional support for people living with HIV in London. The event is FREE attendance and everyone is welcome. To know more about the Constanza Chorus: http://constanzachorus.co.uk/
11/12/2017: 6:00 PM