Watch out Brighton, Hendrick’s Gin is hitting town and the delightful Hendrick’s Library – a remarkable haven stuffed full of objects of unusual history and function – will be taking residence at the Brighton Festival Fringe (17th – 27th May). It will host a programme of informative and agreeable events including:
Stuffing Peter Rabbit: Taxidermy is the art of making that which is dead appear to be very much alive. Lee Paton, celebrated taxidermist, will tell the tale of Peter Rabbit, bringing one very dead rabbit back to life, happily ever after. Saturday 19th May, 3-4pm (Tickets £10 – limited to 75 per session)
A Literary Feast: At night, the Hendrick’s Library becomes a revered dining chamber where renowned gastronomic architects, Bompas & Parr, host a delightfully peculiar dining extravaganza. Four literary-themed courses, all with matching Hendrick’s cocktails, and a host of delightfully peculiar ingredients presented in a most curious fashion, culminating with an explosive dessert. 23rd May, 7 – 11pm (Tickets £50 – limited to 50 for the evening)
The Quintessential Anthology of Gin and Hendrick’s in Particular: Hosted by Hendrick’s Minister for Unusualness. Gin has come far from the days of Hogarth. This rare opportunity to taste the constituent distillates of the award winning Hendrick’s Gin will surprise and delight novices & aficionados alike. Monday 21st, Thursday 24th May 2-4pm (Tickets £9 – limited to twenty per session)
A Genteel Tipple through Gin in Literature: Hosted by David Piper. Gin has fuelled many legendary writers, unforgettable characters and gripping plots. Come and enjoy some especially enlightening extracts and sample specially mixed Hendrick’s cocktails. All drinks included. Thursday 17th, Sunday 20th, Saturday 26th May 6-7pm (Tickets £9, a ticket inc. drinks – limited to seventy five per session)
Delightfully Peculiar Writings Rewarded!: All visitors to the Hendrick’s Library throughout the Brighton Fringe Festival will be invited to contribute a most peculiar libation-inspired story to Hendrick’s ever evolving collection of curious literary tales. These unusual minds will be rewarded for their endeavours with delicious Hendrick’s tipples.
The Brighton Fringe Festival runs from 17th – 27th May, from 12-11pm and is free to all. For full programme details visit www.brightonfestivalfringe.org.uk
Commenting on Hendrick’s at Brighton Fringe Festival, David Piper, Hendrick’s Commander of Special Operations, said: “Festival goers with a penchant for peculiar book-worming shenanigans are sure to have their thirsts whetted when they visit Hendrick’s Library of Delightfully Peculiar Writings at Brighton Fringe Festival. From literature salons with leading authors conducting readings to an ‘Authors’ Den’ for budding novelists to pitch their book ideas and literary-inspired dining experiences from gastronomic architects Bompas & Parr to ‘Gin in Literature’ tastings, the Hendrick’s Library is sure to amaze, entertain and bewilder in equal measure.