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
1 December: 12:30 PM - 1:20 PM
The Devonshire Square “Art for Love” Christmas Festival 2017 will start on Friday 1st December at 12.30pm with a mesmerizing ballet show by Christmas Ballerinas, a troupe of six professional ballet dancers who will perform “Winter Wonderland”, a striking choreography inspired by Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake, combined with pieces from the iconic classical ballet The Nutcracker. The backdrop of the show will be 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 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. The Christmas Ballerinas have previously performed worldwide for a number of high profile clients such as Dolce & Gabbana, Louise Vuitton and the Prince of Brunei. Their shows have been hosted internationally by prestigious venues including Kensington Palace, Victoria and Albert Museum and the Somerset House. To know more about the “Winter Wonderland” Ballet Show 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.
1 December - 19 December: 12:30 PM - 7:00 PM
From 1st to 19th December, Devonshire Square will be hosting the 3rd Edition of its very own “Art for Love” Christmas Festival, a 4-week programme of FREE attendance world-class artistic performances, organised and curated by the Devonshire Square Artistic Events Team to support The Connection www.connection-at-stmartins.org.uk, London's busiest homeless charity. The opening of the Festival will be marked by a mesmerizing ballet show, “Christmas Wonderland”, choreographed by Royal Ballet trained dancer Jenna Lee and executed by a troupe of accomplished professional dancers. The Festival’s line-up includes an artistic ice-skating performance by professional ice-skaters, a Christmas carol concert by the Capital Arts Children’s Choir, an open air piano recital by award winning pianist Alberto Ferro and “Violins and Butterflies”, an enthralling take on the famous Swan Lake story, performed by a troupe of English National Ballet trained ballerinas. The dancers will perform in stunning LED tutus and enchanting butterfly costumes with illuminated wings on a background of violin live music. Zalon, the talented vocalist who performed as Amy Winehouse’s leading singer for many years, will be taking part in the festival accompanied by his live band, with what promises to be a fantastic 4-hour Soul music show. The festival’s final show will be an exciting fusion of jazz, bossa nova, funk, alt rock, gospel, drum ‘n’ bass and mysterious free improvisation, delivered by Aaron and the Argonauts, an international collective of musicians lead by Aaron Liddard, the worldwide acclaimed saxophonist and composer who has played with Prince, Sir Bob Geldof, the Stevie Wonder's band and Amy Winehouse. All performances will be taking place in the historical surroundings of Devonshire Square’s Western Courtyard, which will be decorated, for the whole duration of the festival, with a “Giving Tree” dedicated to The Connection Charity and an artistic installation of golden “twilight trees” - sculptured cherry trees covered in floodlit blossoms - created by British artist Susie Reid Thomas.
7 December: 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
On Thursday 7th December at 5.30pm, The Capital Arts Children’s Choir and London Cantamusica will bring the magic of Christmas to Devonshire Square by performing a repertoire of beautiful Christmas carols. The setting of the concert will be the atmospheric Devonshire Square’s Western Courtyard, decorated with sparkling Christmas trees, a "giving tree" and golden “twilight trees” - sculptured cherry trees covered in floodlit blossoms - created by British artist Susie Reid Thomas. The concert is part of Devonshire Square’s “Art for Love” Christmas Festival, 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. The Capital Arts Children’s Choir is an outstanding children’s choir with an international reputation. Its extended biography of recitals, concerts, operas, musicals, radio and TV performances, films and international concerts tours, ensures that the Capital Arts Children’s Choir is one of the most successful Children’s choir in the UK. London Cantamusica is a choir of young professional singers. The choir gives recitals in London, records at the Abbey Road studios and forms the chorus for Opera Capital Arts. As individuals, the singers have busy careers in the performing arts as singers and actors. If you wish to know more about the Christmas Carol Concerts by The Capital Arts Children’s Choir and London Cantamusica, please contact the Devonshire Square Artistic Events Team on 02076450800. To see the Festival's full schedule, please click on the following link: http://www.devonshiresq.co.uk/events/events/devonshire-squares-art-for-love-christmas-festival-2017.aspx