London Wine Week Festival is back to Devonshire Square!
5/06/2017 - 9/06/2017 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
A CITY SUMMER OASIS FILLED WITH WINE
London Wine Week is returning to Devonshire Square this June but with a few exciting new twists!
From 5th to 9th june, Devonshire Square will once again be hosting the hub of London Wine Week as the festival brings a plethora of global pop-ups to the square and involves our resident wine bars.
As the home for London Wine Week, expect brand new names such as Wines of Argentina who will be shipping their vibrant Latin American lifestyle and vintages across to London in the form of a deconstructed shipping container-turned-bar, as well as some favourite regions of previous years including Vins de Provence, with their sun-soaked rosés, and Wines of Portugal, with their fresh whites and complex reds.
There will also be a brand new sparkling wine from Freixenet to taste, which is yet to be globally launched - stay tuned for when the DrinkUp team let this fizzy cat out of the bag.
Devonshire Square will also return as the festival's festival pass collection point from Monday to Friday. All pop-ups will be serving £5 wine flights for LWW festival pass holders.
Grab yours by clicking on the following link to get in on the impending wine filled actions! https://www.designmynight.com/london/whats-on/festival/london-wine-week-festival-pass?from=autocomplete&utm_source=mailjet&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=lww-solus-devsq
27 July: 12:30 PM - 1:20 PM
On Thursday 27th July at 12.30pm, Devonshire Square will be hosting in its atmospheric Western Courtyard an energetic Dandiya Raas dance performance by Dancenbeats, presented by Akademi South Asian Dance. The show is part of the "Tales of Silk and Music" Indian Dance Festival, conceived and organised by the Devonshire Square's Events Team to celebrate the UK-India Year of Culture. Raas or Dandiya Raas is the traditional folk dance form of Gujarat and Rajasthan, in Western India. During the dance, men and women dance in two circles, with sticks in their hands, vigorously whirling and moving their feet and arms in a complicated, choreographed manner to the tune of the music with various rhythms. The sticks (dandiyas) of the dance represent the swords of the goddess Durga, to which the devotional dance is dedicated. The show is free attendance and registration is not required. To know more about the "Tales of Silk and Music" Indian Dance Festival, please visit the following web-page: http://www.devonshiresq.co.uk/events/events/tales-of-silk-and-music-indian-dance-festival.aspx
3 August: 12:30 PM - 1:20 PM
On Thursday 3rd August at 12.30pm, Devonshire Square will host in its Western Courtyard a Manipuri dance solo by professional dancer Debanjali Biswas, presented by Akademi South Asian Dance. The free attendance show is part of the Devonshire Square’s “Tales of Silk and Music” Indian Dance Festival, organised by the Devonshire Square’s Events Team to celebrate the UK-India Year of Culture. Manipuri dance is one of the major Indian classical dance styles, named after the region of Manipur, a state in north-eastern India where the dance originated. Manipuri is particularly known for its love-inspired dance drama of Radha-Krishna, called Raslila and its exquisite performances, characterised by graceful, fluid and sinuous movements with greater emphasis on the upper body gestures. To know more about the “Tales of Silk and Music” Indian Dance Festival, please visit the following webpage: http://www.devonshiresq.co.uk/events/events/tales-of-silk-and-music-indian-dance-festival.aspx
10 August: 12:30 PM - 1:20 PM
On Thursday 10th August at 12.30pm, Devonshire Square’s Western Courtyard will be the stage for an outstanding Kathak dance show by Sujata Banerjee Dance, presented by Akademi South Asian Dance. The origin of Kathak is traditionally attributed to the travelling bards of ancient northern India, known as Kathakars or storytellers. Stylistically, this dance form emphasizes rhythmic foot movements while the legs and torso are generally straight; the story is told through gestures of arms and upper body movement, facial expressions, bends and turns. The free attendance Kathak dance show is part of the “Tales of Silk and Music” Indian Dance Festival, organised by the Devonshire Square’s Artistic Events Team to celebrate the UK-India Year of Culture. To know more about the Festival, please visit the following webpage: http://www.devonshiresq.co.uk/events/events/tales-of-silk-and-music-indian-dance-festival.aspx