GIN AND ART IS THE PERFECT COMBINATION TO STIR CREATIVITY
BY SARA DARLING
What’s more refreshing on a long hot summer evening, than a refreshing G&T?
And if you mix gin with art, you can come up with some extremely creative results. Premium gin brand, BOMBAY SAPPHIRE is leading a global mission to ‘Stir Creativity’ which is set to inspire everyone to engage with their creativity and unlock their creative potential with events taking place around the globe this summer.
For a limited time, a unique living gallery has been created in a unique destination in Shoreditch, London. Not only can you sip delicious gin based cocktails, you will be taking part in real-life art installations, and trying out your own creative personal twists on BOMBAY SAPPHIRE gin cocktails from the bar. You are also actively encouraged to funk up your own creations with edible paint and glitter!
The London ‘CANVAS’ is showcasing the work of 12 emerging and established, international artists, including signwriter and glass gilder Alex May Hughes, illustrator and designer Josh McKenna, and graphic artist Supermundane, who is joined by fellow creatives and artists from Spain, Germany and The Netherlands.
With movers and shakers from the art, film and fashion world attending the launch night party, they mingled with the artists, who were transforming the spacious venue, into a living work of art using the floors, walls and furniture as their canvas.
With a large gin on entry, the ‘Tonic Wall’ set the scene; Four flavoured tonics laid out in a maze of piping for you to choose your preference. Ranging from spicy to fruity to sour and refreshing, you were invited to finish them off with garnish from the pick-your-own garnish garden, before mingling with the guests and artists at the event. With nightly DJs and comfortable seating, this is a new kind of pop-up bar, which if you like gin or art, you will want to join in and stir your creativity, and be part of the movement.
Tickets are priced at £10 and can be purchased by visiting www.bombaysapphirecanvas.com.
Where: N&C Showrooms, Shoreditch High Street
When: 18th – 21st July 2018
As part of the global mission to Stir Creativity, BOMBAY SAPPHIRE will donate all ticket sales proceeds from the CANVAS London event to charity Developing Artists.