An Epic Friday Night: the Central Circuit

5PM  BUILD YOUR OWN CARTOON WITH WILFRID WOOD

Best known for making cheeky plasticine sculptures of Zuckerberg and Putin, Wilfrid Wood is a satirical sculpting prodigy. His style harks back to trademark British animators of the 80s and 90s as well as huge artists like Jeff Koons and David Shrigley. Emerge is your chance to pull up your sleeves under Wilfrid’s instruction and go wild. Misshapen plasticine faces and cartoonish bodies with nuts expressions are totally fair game. If you want to a hand-made clay caricature of Boris to use as a doorstop, this should be on your list.

Where? The Cartoon Museum

Then, walk 20 minutes or take the Bakerloo line Southbound to…

7PM  IN FUTURE FEAT. GREENTEA PENG, A2, ELHEIST

Curated by critically acclaimed UK rapper and Livity alumnus, Flohio, the event features an eclectic mix of music, art, video, fashion, spoken word and music within the walls of the once Royal Palace of Whitehall, a historic site of popular anti-establishment unrest. IN FUTURE celebrates humans’ innate desire to rebel against the past and present to embrace uncertainty, create change and bring about new ideas. 

Where? Banqueting House

Then, walk 7 minutes or take the 3 or 87 buses to… 

8:30PM  CODE CRACKING ADVENTURE       

Picture this: It’s 1834 and a fire is raging through the Palace of Westminster. You and your team are tasked with finding the hidden Royal Jewels, the secret to its location hides within Jewel Tower. As the destruction rages on, can you uncover the secret and locate the jewels before they are lost forever? The truth lies within the medieval architecture and scrolls locked within the tower. Do you and your crew have what it takes to crack the codes and save the treasures? 

Where? Jewel Tower

Then take the 148 bus to Hyde Park Corner for a gin pit stop at…

 

 

9:30PM POP-UP GIN BAR AT WELLINGTON ARCH       

Want to know a secret about that massive stone arch on Hyde Park Corner? You can actually go inside. Emerge will transform this spectacular landmark into a pop-up gin bar. So grab a friend, sip on a craft cocktail, enjoy some LIVE music from Morgan Munroe and chill on their stunning balconies overlooking lush panoramas of Hyde Park and Her Majesty’s gargantuan garden.

Where? Wellington Arch

Then pop across the road to…

 

 

10PM HOUSE OF SCANDAL     

Step back in time to a world of 18th century secrets as decadent Apsley House is transformed into the House of Scandal. Regency high society is attending a soiree at this decadent London home. The pamphleteer paparazzi are waiting for you to arrive and they’re looking for their next salacious story. You’ll have to uncover scandalous secrets to get the press onside. Chat with aristocrats over glasses of fizz but don’t forget the servants, some of whom are very willing to spill their boss’s beans. Accept bribes and meet characters as you make your way through the glamorous house in this immersive, theatrical experience. There is more than meets the eye behind fluttering fans and raised teacups.

Where? Apsley House

And if you’re still up for more, hop on the tube to Rich Mix’s Hidden Gems LIVE where they’re keeping the party alive until the early hours.