Three experiential events to watch next week

An immersive Moomin exhibition, the Ginvent pop-up and cocktail experience Beyond the Waterfall are on our list of events to watch next week.

Moomin: immersive exhibition launches next week
Moomin: immersive exhibition launches next week

Moomin exhibition

The exhibition will be the first major Moomin exhibition in the UK, and will explore the fantastical world of the Moomins through the life of their creator, Tove Jansson. Rare, archived objects and illustrations will form part of the exhibition, giving guests an intimate insight into Jansson's life and work. In addition, it will feature experiential elements, as visitors are led through seven immersive and interactive worlds via an audio narrative. The different worlds will explore the influence that the Nordic landscape had on the Moomins' habitat, including Moominvalley and a canvas tent on the water’s edge in Finland. The exhibition will also feature a recreation of Jansson’s art studio and her island of Klovharu.

When From 16 December 

Where Southbank Centre, London 

Ginvent pop-up

Fever-Tree, Belsazar Vermouth, Maraska and Gin Kiosk are among the sponsors of a new Christmas pop-up called Ginvent. Hosted by Gin Foundry, the gin bar will serve 24 gins alongside masterclasses and tasting sessions. There will be speed tastings offering a welcome gin & tonic, with guests seated at a table and visited by six brands, who will swap over every eight minutes after explaining the assets of their product. 

When 16-18 December

Where Vinyl Factory, London 

Bompas & Parr's Beyond the Waterfall

Shopping centre Westfield London is teaming up with culinary architects Bompas & Parr to stage the ultimate Christmas cocktail adventure. Beyond The Waterfall aims to blend mythology, fairtyales and science fiction for a Christmas-themed holiday treat. Guests will begin their adventure by stepping on board a small boat and crossing a 20m lagoon, passing through a real waterfall to reach an enchanted island on a quest involving gemstones, mythological beasts and undersea cocktails. 

When: 9-23 December 

Where: Westfield London

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