We ran an exciting preview of the brand new Wine & Type Tasting event for 30 ambassadors from the Bankside Design District. We had a brilliant time and the evening was pronounced “a roaring success”. Favourite quotes included “so unexpected but in all the right ways!” and “lots of sublime and crazy tall tales from the past”.
Wine, Type & Culture: A wine tasting with a difference
We are disrupting the traditional wine tasting format to create a brand new and immersive experience of discovery for the London Design Festival. Games and activities will challenge your assumptions and tease your senses, all delivered with a dash of theatre. The journey is enriched by a sequence of superb wines, each of which has been chosen to amplify a key moment in the narrative like the dramatic soundtrack in a movie.
Find out how the exciting, tumultuous, and sometimes dark, history of printing has shaped the world we live in today.
Expect the unexpected.
Meet the innovators who changed everything by giving the everyman a voice, and empowering him/her to challenge the status quo. But be prepared for the consequences.
Explore the ancient origins of the covert messages hidden in plain sight, which alter the meanings of the very words you read and are still influencing you today.
Find yourself in the Old World; plunged into divisive name-calling, fake news, propaganda and be prepared the explosive repercussions.
Sell sell sell
Discover how the fantastical names used as advertising tools in a New World of ideas and industrialisation give you clues to the themes of the Victorian zeitgeist.
One wine served three ways. Indulge in a personalised tasting experience with sound, smell, type and touch.
“So unexpected but in all the right ways!”, “Brilliant evening”, “Sublime and crazy tall tales from the past”, “Wonderful evening”, “A roaring success”.
Your hosts for the evening are ‘Why Fonts Matter‘ author Sarah Hyndman and brilliant wine expert Grant Hedley. Join us at Laithwaite’s Arch, a stunning and atmospheric venue in the Victorian railway arches next to Borough Market, which provides the perfect backdrop to your journey back in time.