Taking its name from the colour of London’s East London tube line, the location of the restaurant is to remain a secret to diners until 60 minutes before the evening begins. Part hideout, part parallel reality, Gingerline is billed as a clandestine dining experience with the menu, concept and location all a secret.
Food lovers will be taken from the appointed station and shown to the specially designed arts space for an evening of feasting and merriment.
All dietary requirements can be catered for – contact Gingerline for more information- www.gingerline.co.uk.
Children from Sussex schools could soon be writing stories in a secret back room behind a pet shop.
The new project in Brighton and Hove by Little Green Pig aims to take children out of their classrooms into a ‘creative literacy space’ in the heart of the city. A similar project has taken off already in the USA, where there are now eight literacy projects supported by their own shop fronts.
“Going into the Green’s Pet Emporium will be like walking into ‘Where The Wild Things Are’ so we hope that will help the children to think creatively. We have identified local schools that are most in need and we are really looking forward to getting this off the ground” said Julie Watson, a Little Green Pig committee member.
This September sees a celebration of British designers at Le Garage on 115 Dulwich Road, Herne Hill.
Open from 5th – 10th September, the pop up shop will stock unique and handmade vintage-inspired 1950’s clothing and hair accessories.
“English garden, nature’s playground and 50s fun inspire my collection for 2012”, says designer Ronke Fashola. The founder of Stylizers style consultancy will not only be selling her fun and feminine designs aimed at all ages. There will also be free drop-in style consultation sessions, giving you the chance to have your body shape assessed.Vintage style jewellery and unique art work and cards will also be on offer.
The pop up is open from 11am – 7pm each day so pop in!
Pictures of sportsmen and women have gone on show in Bath.
The dramatic pictures showcase winners from the first part of the RPS online Summer of Sport photography competition. The competition draws winners from 2,300 entries and the second part of the competition is online at www.imagecomp.org
Open in Stall Street the pictures will be on shop until 16th September.
Society’s director-general Dr Michael Pritchard said: “The society is excited to be able to present photography outside a formal gallery where it will be seen by many hundreds of thousands of people.
“At the same time it will make good use of an empty shop, turning it into an asset for the city and an attraction for visitors over the summer months.”
John Lewis are rumoured to be opening their first ever pop up shop in Exeter prior to the opening of their main store in the town. Mainly a branding exercise to promote awareness of their products, the store is likely to be spread over 70,000 sq ft (considerably smaller then the average John Lewis at 132,000 sq ft)
Due to open in the autumn – watch this space!
An empty shop in Seacombe was converted into a den of delights for young people in the area. Among those events happening across a week were drama workshops, healthy cooking and eating day and a visit from the herpetological society with a collection of snakes, lizards and creepy crawlies all of which were complemented by stories and games.
Hosted by the Reader Organisation the scheme was opened by the Mayor or Wirral, Counciller Gerry Ellis.
Councillor Pat Hackett, Wirral Council cabinet member for regeneration and planning strategy said: “This sounds like a really fun week. The Empty Shops Fund was created to do much more than just fill space on Wirral’s high streets, and with help from our partners in the NHS and the Reader Organisation, the Peculiar Pop-Up Story Shop has provided a week packed with activities for children from Seacombe, and one which we hope they will remember fondly for a long time.”
Lynn Elsdon, Reader Organisation’s young person’s project worker, who organised the event said: “We’ve had a brilliant week letting our imaginations run wild with the cookery, creatures, and crafts and bringing a disused space to life with the stories and poems. The children have really enjoyed taking part and will hopefully be encouraged to carry on reading and being active for the rest of the summer.”
The week of events was open to twenty children aged eight to eleven and included readings from “A Little, Aloud for Children”, an anthology of poems and stories for young people.
Boden the catalogue fashion retailer is opening a pop up shop in Birmingham’s Bullring shopping centre.
Open from 31st August until Christmas, the store will showcase the company’s entire autumn/winter range.
Boden’s UK marketing director Richard Bell said: “The Bullring has a real buzz that’s perfect for our brand in 2012. In a year when the Diamond
Jubilee and the Olympics are celebrating the best of British, we wanted to give new customers the chance to discover versatile, everyday clothes with a uniquely British flavour – right on their doorstep.”