Join Hendrick’s Library of Delightfully Peculiar Writings for Unusual Book-worming shenaningans at the Brighton Fringe from May 17 - 27.
As part of this literary residence, taxidermist Lee Paton will be hosting ‘Stuffing Peter Rabbit’, renowned gastronomic architects Bompas & Parr’s will be creating a ‘Literary Feast’ and Damian Barr’s now legendary Literary Salon returns.
Here’s a taste for the programme, crammed with informative and agreeable events throughout the week that will both bewilder and charm visitors to the library.
Stuffing Peter Rabbit: Taxidermy is the art of making that which is dead appear to be very much alive. Lee Paton, celebrated taxidermist for one day only will tell the tale of Peter Rabbit, bringing one very dead rabbit back to life, happily ever after. A most delightful tale will prevail in a celebration of Hendrick’s libations. Saturday 19th May, 3-4pm (Tickets £10 – limited to 75 per session)
A Literary Feast: At night, the Hendrick’s Library of Delightfully Peculiar Writings turns into a marvellously revered dining chamber. Renowned gastronomic architects Bompas & Parr host a delightfully peculiar dining extravaganza a most majestic setting. Four literary-themed courses, all with matching Hendrick’s cocktails. Expect 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 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 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 delightful Hendrick’s tipples. 17th – 27th May, from 12-11pm (free to all, for full program timings visit www.brightonfestivalfringe.org.uk )
For information on Hendrick’s Library of Delightfully Peculiar Writings, visit: www.hendricksgin.com @hendricksginuk, to reserve places and book tickets, register at www.brightonfestivalfringe.org.uk.