Till 30th September 2014
10am-5pm (excl Mondays)
For the first time ever, this show has appeared in the UK’s art calendar, thanks to the hardwork and dedication of the curators Andrew Sinclair and Diane Coates. A totally unique exhibition featuring some of the UK’s top figurative and realist sculptors. Set in the exquisite West Gardens and woodlands of the Hatfield House estate, it is a joy to wlak around and admire the 84 sculptures which have been selected, from beautiful classical figures, an assortment of wildlife sculptures to fantastical dinosaurs and dancing skeletons (my favourite!). Art can include a sense of humour.
Each of the sculptures are available for sale and the prices are listed on the map provided when you purchase your entrance ticket. A great opportunity to invest in the best artistic talent in the country. There is a Children's Challenge to keep families amused and intrigued as they join the art lovers and buyers wandering amongst the bronze, wood and stone sculptures.
If the show does entice you to take up this fine art then please do get in touch with Andrew and Diane who own The Sculpture School, an internationally renowned sculpture school and studio teaching all aspects of figurative sculpture. Andrew is one of the foremost figurative and surrealist sculptors in the UK today, and he and Diane - who is also an established artist - have several pieces of work in the show.
Make sure to visit inside Hatfield House, the childhood home of Elizabeth I and the place where she learned of her accession to the throne of England in 1558. There is an Oak tree in the gardens which marks the exact spot where she was at that time. Hatfield House was completed in 1611. It was built by Robert Cecil, first Earl of Salisbury and son of Lord Burghley, the chief minister of Elizabeth I.
Now, the home of the 7th Marquess and Marchioness of Salisbury. The Estate has been in the Cecil family for 400 years. Visitors can enjoy the sundial garden and fountains, and view the famous knot garden adjoining the Tudor Old Palace where Elizabeth I spent much of her childhood.
Hatfield House is a popular choice for film productions such as Harry Potter and Sherlock Holmes. It is one of the finest Jacobean Houses in England, and has the Tudor Old Palace, childhood home of Elizabeth I, with a beautiful 42 acre garden, planted for year round colour.
Just 21 miles north of London this is a great day out for the whole family. You can buy your tickets on arrival.
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This week for two nights only, the creators of the Rooftop Film Club, brings a movie experience under the gaze of an altogether glossier set of stars with four exclusive screenings at Madame Tussauds London.
Madame Tussauds Studios London has been making wax figures for over 150 years. Each masterpiece takes four months, and a team of 20 dedicated sculptors, to create. Over 500 precise body measurements are referenced, real head hairs are inserted one by one, and countless layers of paints and tints are applied to build up skin tones - all to achieve the kind of astonishing realism that has kept Madame Tussauds world renowned for over two centuries.
This once in a lifetime opportunity grants filmgoers with exclusive access to the world-renowned attraction and the chance to mingle with some of Madame Tussauds’ most famous faces in its Film and A-list Party areas.
Fans and fame-hunters will love getting up close and posing for the obligatory selfie with their favourite celestial celebs before seeing them in action on the big screen in the venue’s famed dome. The star-studded programme shines the spotlight on some of Hollywood’s finest and the cult films and old classics that shot them to stardom, including Tom Cruise in 80s favourite Top Gun, Julia Roberts and the much-adored Pretty Woman, Audrey Hepburn’s iconic turn in Breakfast at Tiffany’s and Leonardo DiCaprio at his heartthrob finest in Romeo + Juliet.
Get on the A-list and reserve your spot at this autumn’s premier movie experience.
Two shows each evening: 7.15pm & 9.30pm.
Till 21st September 2014
This week Anomalous London brings you an amazing opportunity not to be missed! London’s first totally open-air restaurant suspended 100 feet from the ground. Organised by Events in the Sky which is part of the global Dinner in the Sky group that operates in over 40 different countries, this is the first time they have an exclusive pop-up restaurant open to the public in London.
The restaurant will welcome five Chefs from London’s Michelin-starred restaurants to recreate their signature menus whilst cooking in the air. The table seats 22 guests, with food prepared and served in front of diners by the Chef and team in the centre of the table. Guests are securely fastened in before the platform raises 100 feet from the ground and their gourmet experience begins. The trademarked sky table is covered with a roof awning sheltering diners from rain and wind when up in the air.
London in the Sky will offer diners the opportunity to eat and drink the best that London has to offer, with breakfasts served by Anna Hansen’s The Modern Pantry, lunch and dinner services from some of the capital’s best Michelin-starred Chefs and restaurants:
Benares - Atul Kochhar;
Club Gasgon- Pascal Aussignac;
Angler - Tony Fleming;
L'Atelier de Joel Robuchon - Xavier Boyer;
Alyn Williams at The Westbury – Alyn Williams
Each of these restaurants will serve guests a Champagne Taittinger reception followed by a selection of signature dishes (three courses at lunch, five at dinner) paired with hand chosen Villa Maria wines to their guests.
Atul Kochhar, says of the event “London is now being recognised as a leading culinary hub. London in the Sky marries our famous skyline with our highly respected food and it was an opportunity we absolutely couldn’t pass up. We can’t wait to get cooking up there”.
Sleepover at The SHARD
13th September 2014
10pm - 8am
Anomalous brings you yet another quirky singles event by the DoingSomething gang who will host the first ever sleepover at The View, Shard. This is the first time members of the public have been allowed overnight access to the Shard, offering a unique opportunity to camp-out at 800ft and see dawn break over the greatest city in the world.
It’s never been a better time to be single in London!! For a minimal cost compared to a room at the Shangri La Hotel twenty floors below at Level 52, you will get the best views of London at Level 72!
As the city lights dim and the stars begin to shine, singletons will receive a tour of the night sky from the Royal Observatory, who will have a powerful telescope on the open-air viewing gallery. Armed with sleeping bags and comfortable clothes (sleeping mats are provided) participants will also enjoy an array of talks, films, acoustic performances, and even a midnight feast. Interactive word games will break the ice, followed by a midnight feast from Pizza Pilgrims –delivering piping hot pizzas straight from their Soho ovens. Renowned presenters and literati will also be providing readings of acclaimed writers and poets from The London Literary Salon on the themes of sleep and darkness. The legendary Sofar Sounds will be putting on an acoustic performance for daters to enjoy as the night’s bill of entertainment and cultural experiences draws to a close.
The Glam Camping Company will provide sleeping mats for participants to bunk down on and all guests will be served a cup of cocoa, read bed-time stories and sung lullabies as they drift off, up in the clouds at 800ft. The sleepover comes to a close in the early morning when daters will be called from their sleeping bags to enjoy a view of the sun rising over London whilst treated to breakfast.
This is a fabulous opportunity not to be missed.
Tickets only limited to 130.
Tickets include a free 30 day membership for new sign-ups.