Sep
21
3:00 PM15:00

Fabulosa! How to speak Polari

Join academic and author of Fabulosa! Paul Baker for a workshop on Polari, a secret gay language spoken in the first half of the 20th century. Participants will learn about how Polari arose, its influences and its legacy in contemporary English, and have a go learning some Polari words and phrases.

Please note that there are limited places for this workshop. If you are unable to attend please let us know by emailing info@disegnomagazine.com

To be added to the waiting list, please email info@disegnomagazine.com

Disegno reviewed Fabulosa! and examined the concept of languages as designed systems in its autumn issue, Disegno #24. This issue is on sale in shops and online at disegnodaily.com.

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Sep
16
5:30 PM17:30

DESIGNING FROM A NON-HUMAN PERSPECTIVE

Dean Brown and Liliana Ovalle from Interaction Research Studio, ornithologist Jamie Dunning and designer Patrick Stevenson-Keating discuss the environmental entanglement between humans and animals, and how designers can help to reset the balance with nature, recognising we are not the only species on the planet.

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Aug
7
6:30 PM18:30

Food & beer tasting with Harviestoun Brewery’s Master Brewer.

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This is a unique opportunity to sample and savour the real stories and access the expertise behind some of Scotland’s very best craft Ales and Lagers in the heart of Kensington and Chelsea.

Stuart and Amy are the master Brewers at Harviestoun, the award winning Brewery in Alva and one of these maestros will take you on a journey of discovery and delight through food pairings, Ales and lagers all crafted by their team. This is an inaugural event by invitation only and complimentary to registered limited ticket holders

You will sample a free half in the Bar compliments of the HG team, then repair upstairs at 7 sharp to sample from a variety of the Harviestoun range paired with food direct from our gastro prive kitchen.. Food is paired to samples of ales and lagers.

Harviestoun is one of Scotland’s best kept secrets, but Wheesht (meaning “be quiet”) is about to break into the wider world as a uniquely delicious special alcohol free dark Ale. Bitter and Twisted is not a national condition to the best of our knowledge, but the very best of cask conditioned, delivered as it should be through a hand pull and sparkler. If you are from north of Burton on Trent you will know what we mean, if not prepare to change the way you appreciate craft Ales. Schiehallion is just incredible as a revolution in craft lager and has become the premium lager of choice in this Chelsea enclave. There is so much more, whether Ridge or Whippet or Broken Dial or the Ola Dubh, the closest thing to a new currency you are likely to find in a glass.

A bit about the Hour Glass

Since the start of 2019 the team at the Hour Glass have gradually introduced award winning Harviestoun beers and Lagers as well as artisan foods prepared onsite with exceptional wines curated by local merchant Haynes Hanson and Clark. Join the journey of this beautiful authentic 1930s Art Deco pub as it rediscovers its heritage as a classy but engaging place to converse and convive, for the locals and for the globals in the local area The Hour Glass is where time does not stand still, it is where Time is Well Spent.

Our amazing neighbours include the best design and fashion museum in the world, the V and A, the furniture style benchmark that is B and B Italia, the exceptional Poltraner FrauStella McCartneyConranChanelPaul SmithDaylesfordBibendumAubaine etc etc .Immerse yourself in a great little social pub that has a private dining and events room on the first floor supported by our exceptional chefs...The owners of the South Kensington Estate are about to launch some exceptional design led events and initiatives and we are all a part of that with our neighbours, come and be part of the fun…when it is convenient!!

Time Well Spent

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