Last week I was invited along to discuss ideas that will shape the future with a group of creative thinkers. Being the only fashion ‘expert’, was somewhat daunting as guests included Dana Gornitzki of MIEN Magazine, the founders of Something & Son and FARM:shop in Dalston, architecture collective The Decorators, Jack Gwilym Roberts from Future Human, synthetic biologist Daisy Ginsberg, innovation/trend consultant Philippa Wagner and Helen Job, director of Lifestyle and Culture of trend website, Stylesight.
Stuart Langley, founder of the The Disappearing Dining Club, talked us through the food and the thinking behind the concept. Set up as a way for like minded people to enjoy great food and drink in unused and unusual locations, the DDC hosts private parties, weddings, art and music events, as well as monthly dinner dances in a variety of interesting disused warehouses, hidden basements and secret galleries, all over East London.
I love the sound of the dinner dances, which take place at a secret location on the first Saturday of every month. They cost £50 and include a glass of Grey Goose Le Fizz followed by canapes and a four course dinner. DJ’s play sets before and after dinner with late night dancing continuing as late as the venue allows. The next one is on the 3rd of March and you can sign up for their newsletter for updates on their events.
The Disappearing Dining Club will also be opening the Summer House, an outdoor private dining room and drinks lounge in Shoreditch, from May to September.
Another group of interesting foodie creatives, The Robin Collective, will be holding an event at Stepney City Farm to celebrate Pancake Day. For just £5 they will be cooking up a selection of delicious pancakes based on Love and Hate, along with lots of tea and a tour round the farm. The event takes place from 12 noon – 4pm on February the 25th and you can book tickets here.