There seems to be an après ski theme to this Christmas season- a few different places are offering raclettes, sleigh rides and warm alcoholic drinks, all the while one is wrapped up in a snuggly blanket (my favourite thing).
On Saturday, after battling through the hordes of Black Friday nutters, I found myself on the roof of Selfridges (and by ‘found’ I mean I was on a mission to arrange the most amazing date day and prove that I’m the best at this sort of thing) at Le Chalet, gorging on the most delicious blue cheese fondue, the tenderest rib and the wonderfully warming Courvoisier hot chocolate. In the mild weather blankets weren’t necessary sadly, but everything else was perfect.
Following on from Awesomest Date Ever Part I, we hopped in a cab across river and away from the crazy shopping people. Our destination was the OXO Tower for Philip Pullman’s Grimm Tales; an absolutely delightful immersive theatre experience.
I captured very little on film, probably because I was so absorbed in what was going on around me. There was a cast of about 10, from what I could tell, acting out tales I knew well and tales I’d never come across. With fairy tales there is that certain sense of familiarity in the themes and the narrative structure, I think this is what makes them all the more enjoyable.
“Follow me!” Someone cried, and we all marched through ‘woodland’, up and down flights of stairs, round and round this disused building to find these raconteurs.
As with all these events, too much information can spoil them for others so I’ll leave it at that.