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EXPERIENCES


No two days at Carousel are ever the same. As well as sneaking our way into the magic circle of Marylebone’s foremost foodie destinations, we’re fast becoming one of London’s most vibrant creative hubs, playing host to an ever-changing line-up of art exhibitions, video installations, film screenings, spoken word poetry, live acoustic sets, theatre workshops, yoga brunches and - er - opium dens, week in, week out, Upstairs and Downstairs.

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COMING UP

Sofar Sounds 8th January, 5th February & 5th March 2018

Sofar Sounds

8th January, 5th February & 5th March 2018

You should be familiar with Sofar Sounds by now. You know, the world's number one 'live music discovery' community? What do you mean no? The ones who launched the careers of Bastille and Hozier? No? Jeez, what's wrong with you?! If you haven't experienced one of their intimate pop-up acoustic sessions yet, now's the time. As ever, we have a bunch of spaces up for grabs, so drop us an email at info@carousel-london.com to reserve your spot.
Doors open from 7.30pm.

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Tinyjohn Terrarium Workshop with London Terrariums 15th January & 19th February 2018

Tinyjohn Terrarium Workshop with London Terrariums

15th January & 19th February 2018

Join London Terrariums for an evening making your own Tinyjohn Terrarium at Carousel. You will learn how a terrarium works; how these self-contained ecosystems survive so well on their own and how to look after them.


Candle Making Workshop 20th January & 10th March 2018

Candle Making Workshop

20th January & 10th March 2018

Learn McKinley & Paget’s tips and tricks for whipping up scented candles using a selection of sustainably-sourced plant-based ingredients. As well as gaining new candle-making know-how, you’ll leave with a selection of fragrant handmade creations, and you'll also have the option to end the session with a delicious Carousel lunch.


Brush Lettering for the New and Curious Monday 22nd January 2018

Brush Lettering for the New and Curious

Monday 22nd January 2018

If your first question is, "what's brush lettering?", you've come to the right place. Join stationer, illustrator, modern calligrapher and Carousel favourite, Alice Gabb, for a fascinating insight into the art of traditional calligraphy. Brush lettering is actually more of a tribute to the real thing, which is good news for beginners as it takes less time to master but looks just as rad. Over the course of the workshop, you'll learn all about letterforms through a series of practice exercises before tackling your own name or a favourite quote.


Wine Tasting with Carousel’s Matt Varona 26th January & 2nd March 2018

Wine Tasting with Carousel’s Matt Varona

26th January & 2nd March 2018

Join Carousel's resident wine nut Matt Varona for a BS and sulphite-free series of unique and unusual wine tasting experiences, introducing the uninitiated to lesser know biodynamic varieties in a fun and unpretentious way. Next up? An intrepid journey into the funky, punky world of Spanish natural wines...


Urban Yogi Club with Rikke Brodin Saturday 3rd February

Urban Yogi Club with Rikke Brodin

Saturday 3rd February

Reconnect in the city. In this monthly Saturday club Rikke Brodin will lead you through a deep and healing yoga class before sitting together in the restaurant for a delicious lunch of small plates and a glass of prosecco. Each event is weaved around a different theme of connection.


Dumpling Making Masterclass 10th February 2018

Dumpling Making Masterclass

10th February 2018

After their knockout residency in our restaurant in April, the creative brains behind Chinese Laundry, Peiran Gong and Tongtong Ren, are back... this time round with a series of dumpling making masterclasses. Join them for the chance to learn how to prepare, sculpt, cook and serve a variety of these traditional Chinese delicacies, before sitting down to enjoy your own delicious handmade creations with soup, sauces and a drink.


Metallic Screen Printing Saturday 3rd March 2018

Metallic Screen Printing

Saturday 3rd March 2018

Give old possessions a shiny new lease of life with this hands-on, step-by-step guide to the art of metallic screen printing with artist and textile designer Nicole Line. In this metallic spin on the popular art of screen printing, you'll have the chance to experiment with 'textile metallic foiling', transforming last season's cast-offs into must-have accessories. Once you're done unleashing your inner Andy Warhol, you'll round off the morning with a tasty two-course lunch and a glass of something fizzy in the Carousel restaurant.


Calligraphy for the New and Curious 10th March & 16th April 2018

Calligraphy for the New and Curious

10th March & 16th April 2018

Discover the art of modern calligraphy with stationer, illustrator and modern calligrapher, Alice Gabb . Her Carousel workshops give enthusiastic beginners a fascinating insight into the cursive world of nib knowledge, letterforms and squiggles (that's the technical term). Practice makes perfect, which is why you'll come away from the class with your very own 'calligraphy starter kit', so you can hone your newfound skills at home.

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PREVIOUSLY

Wreath Making Workshop with Theatre of Flowers

Saturday 9th December 2017

Alice and Clemmie are strong believers that flowers should be used for all occasions and that each and every one of us has the natural flair to create magnificent pieces of floral theatre. This December, they’re back with another festive ‘Theatre of Flowers’ masterclass, where they’ll be teaching us how to make beautiful and ornate Christmas wreaths that will make all the other wreaths on the street wish it was Easter already.


Pop Up Pottery

Join ceramicist Finola Maynard and her team for a hands-on introduction to pottery, and come away with a selection of your very own handmade ceramic pieces. You’ll learn the traditional techniques for handbuilding and using the pottery wheel through demonstrations and one-to-one tuition, and everyone will have the chance to design and make their very own tiles, bowls and vessels. The workshop also includes a delicious lunch in the Carousel restaurant.


Project Love Salons

In these monthly salons, love gurus Vicki Pavitt and Selina Barker invite smart, creative women to come together to talk about love, relationships and matters of the heart. The sessions will provide a platform to be heard, to connect, to share wisdom and to learn.


Perfume Making Workshop with Experimental Perfume Club

The Experimental Perfume Club is back to host another Perfume Making Workshop at Carousel, led and curated by fragrance expert and founder Emmanuelle Moeglin. Deconstruct the world of perfume, discover its secrets and make your own signature fragrance from scratch. The workshop is an informal, creative, hands-on session that will introduce you to the art and logic of creating a fragrance, and the session will kick off with a delicious lunch in the Carousel Restaurant.


Leather Craft Workshop

Learn traditional techniques for crafting beautiful creations under leathersmith Charlie Borrow’s guidance. After an introduction to the basics of saddle stitching, cutting and finishes, you’ll put your new skills to use to make your very own leather accessory.


Life Drawing with Dan Whiteson

Led by figurative/portrait artist and teacher Dan Whiteson (www.danwhiteson.com), and designed for all abilities, these four-hour long sessions are a heady mixture of art history, performance, drawing, informal tuition and creative experimentation; all set to an eclectic playlist and framing a delicious lunch and drink from the Carousel kitchen.


Screen Printing Workshop with Nicole Line

Nicole Line invites guests to take part in a series of screen-printing workshops at Carousel, giving you the chance to learn a creative new skill and upcycle old possessions. You will be guided through each stage of the process through a series of demonstrations, and everyone will have the opportunity to apply knowledge gained by working collaboratively with others in the group or independently on their own projects.


Barre Burn Class with Third Space

Join personal trainer Chiara from Third Space gym for one of the health club’s signature Barre Burn classes at their Marylebone club, followed by a delicious lunch at Carousel.
Using ballet-inspired movements and the barre, as well as a combination of postures borrowed from yoga and pilates, this workout will focus on conditioning and targeted core work to help you achieve a leaner physique. Under Chiara’s expert guidance, you’ll feel the burn and see the results in your improved strength, flexibility and tone.

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Paper Flower Workshop with Pom Pom Factory

Join Karen Hsu from Pom Pom Factory at Carousel and create beautiful, hand-crafted paper flowers during a fun and informative workshop. You will learn how to sculpt and personalise your own paper peony using different techniques, and at the end of the session you'll not only take home your artwork, but also plenty of new skills which you can use to make your own paper displays and gifts.


Basket Weaving Workshop with Emily Hall

Join Emily Hall at Carousel for a two-hour basket weaving workshop. During the class, Emily will demonstrate and explain the basic techniques of basket construction and work closely with you, enabling you to create your very own intricate stake and strand woven basket.


Spoon Carving Workshop with Grain & Knot

Come and learn the skills needed to craft a spoon from reclaimed timber with Sophie from Grain & Knot. Join us for a workshop on Saturday 8th October - leave with your very own hand-crafted timber creation and enjoy a delicious lunch in the Carousel kitchen.


Reflexology Class with Sophie Clyde

Join Sophie Clyde at Carousel for her class on reflexology. Sophie will lead you through a short yoga practice focusing on the feet, revealing how a strong foundation can ground, stabilise and uplift your flow. The feet set the structure for the entire body, so they are integral to creating patterns that support us. You will then be guided into some deeply nourishing self-reflexology, and you will also have the opportunity to practice on one another.


Open Kitchen: Freddie Janssen

My Hungry Valentine's 'Open Kitchen' series returns with pickle pioneer, taco queen, cookbook author and YBFs winner, Freddie Janssen cooking up a Mexican-inspired, family-style feast of freshly made tortillas, world-class game and home made pickles. Join us as we celebrate the talented generation of Europeans redefining this city's tastes.


Photography Workshop with Foto Ruta

Saturday 26th November 2016

Running once a month, discover Marylebone and Carousel’s spaces through photography classes led by photography experts Foto Ruta. Specialising in creative photography experiences, tours and workshops, Foto Ruta’s range of unique and interactive photography experiences are designed to engage people in their surroundings in a sociable and creative way and help people see cities in a different light.


Comedy at Carousel

An evening of comedy in aid of disability-challengers.org, featuring Joe Lycett, Lou Sanders, Alice Marshall, Will Seaward and more... with MC Jonathan Hearn. 7pm - 10pm. Advanced tickets £12.


ShelterBox Charity Dinner with Oliver Rowe and Olia Hercules

Chefs Oliver Rowe and Olia Hercules are teaming up with Carousel to host a one-off feast night to support Shine for ShelterBox - a fundraising campaign being launched by the international disaster relief charity this November. The chefs will create a Haitian-inspired menu with their own unique twist. Currently deployed in Haiti, ShelterBox provides emergency disaster relief and shelter for communities devastated by natural disaster and political conflict.


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Flower Arranging Workshop with Bloomon

Experts in all things floral, Bloomon, will be bringing their flower-arranging workshop to Carousel this November. Guests will not only learn to assemble beautiful bouquets, but Bloomon will reveal the secrets of the trade for keeping floral artwork fresher for longer. The workshop will be conducted in an intimate setting, followed by a delicious lunch in the Carousel restaurant, and each participant will leave with their very own bouquet.


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Crossmodalist Gathering

Crossmodalism is a movement born from the synthesis of art, science, and entrepreneurship. It is based on learning and collaboration across non-traditionally linked disciplines, ideas, and communities. Through this foundation, Crossmodalism fosters an appreciation of the full human experience in connection to its sensorial and natural environment. Crossmodalist Gatherings are a space to discuss ideas in their early stages and showcase works and performance related to Crossmodalism. The setting is an informal, open forum oriented towards experimentation and collaboration. Anyone interested in attending is invited to showcase, comment, collaborate, or just learn. The event will begin at 4pm. Crossmodalism operates on a £3 minimum contribution basis. To join the guestlist contact info@carousel-london.com


Open Kitchen: François Roche

MY HUNGRY VALENTINE x CAROUSEL

Despite the doom and gloom, London remains one of the most cosmopolitan cities in the world, with a unique and exciting dining scene that’s shaped by the inspiring and progressive people at the heart of it... To celebrate the new generation of talented Europeans redefining our city’s tastes, Open Kitchen - a new monthly series with My Hungry Valentine - will hero up-and-coming chefs plying their trade in some of London's best loved restaurants. First up was Frenchie (Covent Garden) head chef, François Roche, a young Parisian who combines French savoir-faire with an open mind, characterised by the little twists that give his dishes a whole new meaning...


An Evening of Short Films with The British Council

We’re very proud to be hosting an Evening of Short Films with The British Council as part of their ‘Shorts Supports Scheme’. Hosted by The BC’s Jemma Desai, we’ll be showcasing a total of six hand-picked shorts, with each one followed by a short Q&A. Doors open at 7.30pm so come and grab a drink and some popcorn before the first screening starts at 7.45pm. Tickets are priced at £12.50.


Truffle Making Workshop with Love Your Chocolate

Are you ready to discover the hidden secrets of chocolate and learn how to make it yourself? It's time to get stuck in making your own delectable creations, after a quick demonstration by Elle Coco, Master Chocolatier and founder of Love Your Chocolate, you will learn how to prepare the perfect ganache, and how to temper your chocolate, enabling you to create your very own luxury chocolate truffles - all accompanied by a delicious lunch at Carousel.


Pasta Making Workshop

A pasta-making workshop with Carousel’s head chef Ollie Templeton –master the perfect pasta dough, shape it into Garganelli and cook up a delicious, traditional sauce. The class includes lunch at Carousel with your homemade pasta, alongside a personal Garganelli board and recipe card to take home.


Silken Favours

Join us from 4pm – 9pm Upstairs at Carousel to celebrate Silken Favours 5th Birthday and brand new shiny website, the Creative Direction and Founder Vicki Murdoch will be creating a fun and colourful environment showcasing her brand new design and products. There will be lots of Silken Favours pieces for sale at special prices and some delicious drinks! Please RSVP to info@carousel-london.com


Jewellery Workshop: Ring & Pendants

Spend your Saturday morning learning jewellery making skills and creating your own unique, organically shaped silver pendant or ring using the lost wax carving technique under the watchful eye of The Pop Up Jewellers. Tickets include, the workshop, materials, your design cast in silver, postage and a delicious lunch in the Carousel restaurant.


'Developing your Personal Brand' by General Assembly

In today's digital world, it's become essential to create your own personal brand, one that'll help you stand out from the crowd. We've teamed up with General Assembly for this thought-provoking and inspiring talk, in which you'll learn how to identify this unique brand, how to build and promote the online and 'offline' elements of your brand, and how to effectively represent both your company and yourself while talking to potential clients, investors or employers. Tickets are free, sign up via the GA website.

A Right Royal Knees-Up by Shuttlecock Inc.

That's right, all you lovely lot are (lime) cordially invited to slip on your winklepickers and heel-click back to The Cobbler’s Awls in April 1969, where indomitable landlady 'Ange' has promised to lay on a right royal knees-up in honour of newly weds Michael, her favourite nephew, and Michael’s heavily pregnant wife, Nicola: “The ‘appy Couple”.

Book Binding Workshop

Under the expert tuition of award winning book binder Nicky Oliver of Black Fox bindery you will be guided through every process needed to create your own personal binding. The workshop includes a short break in the Carousel restaurant to re-fuel with a delicious lunch and by the end of the day you'll leave with your very own hand made book.

Singha Beer Songkran Festival

Shuttlecock Inc are teaming up with Singha beer to bring a flavour of Thailand's legendary Songkran festival to UK shores (that's Thai New Year to the uninitiated). Taking place Downstairs at Carousel on the 14th/15th April, the party will recreate the bustling streets of Chiang Mai and the thrills and spills of the Songkran water festival, right here in the heart of London.

Face Collective

Changing Face Collective are hosting an exhibition where their artists will display some of their most established pieces, documenting prolific moments over the past year. They are a young company, self made and initially self funded who are now working within the climate of cuts yet still making a name for themselves in London's Art Scene. Supported by Arts Council, their critically acclaimed project 'Where Will We Live', a year's documentation of the rapid change in South London encapsulates the Collective's desire to capture the human stories behind urban regeneration. 'Where Will We Live' is currently being further developed across the UK and Europe.

An Evening of Short Films

Carousel will be showcasing a host of short films by some of the UK's most exciting home-grown talent. We'll be showing seven films in total - including Oscar-winning and Bafta nominated shorts - and each film will be followed by a short Q&A. Short breaks throughout the night will give you plenty of time to stock up on drinks and snacks at the bar. Doors open at 6.30pm so come early and grab the best seat in the house. First film starts at 7pm - £7.50 admission.

Pop-Up Opera at Carousel

Bellini's i Capuleti e i Montecchi (The Capulets and Montagues)
Bellini's classic bel-canto opera is brought to life in an intense chamber production by the critically acclaimed Pop-Up Opera, sung in Italian with English captions. Experience the most tragic love story of all time, for one evening only at Carousel.

Flavour&Some

Let Flavour&Some help you out of the mundane and into the extraordinary, in this whirlwind of taste, movement and interaction. Choreographed plating and moving tables paired with mouthwatering menus and original scores; let our dancers, chefs and musicians guide you through a night we guarantee you won't forget. This is Pop-Up dining, but like you’ve never felt before.

Maria Banobre: The Sessions

If the words "I'm not good enough" swirl around in your head on a daily basis, then STOP. On the 21st March join Life Coach and Reiki practitioner Maria Banobre for an evening of meditation and life coaching to help you understand how blocked energy within your body can prevent you from tapping into your self-belief reserves and learn how to unblock them and reach your full potential.

FRANK Water International Women's Day Celebration

A sparkling line up of well-known women (and men) will come together on the eve of International Women's Day to raise awareness of women and water by showcasing their food and sharing stories of female empowerment. Hosted by…Lisa Markwell, editor of the Independent on Sunday & Pinky Lilani CBE DL, Founder of Women of the Future Awards. This sensational team of professional chefs and food writers includes: Maria Elia, Olia Hercules, Romy Gill, Paula McIntyre and James Whetlor. Tickets are £40 and include a standing, buffet-style feast, raffle and stories from chefs and speakers.

Frame Yoga

Carousel and Frame Yoga are teaming up for not one but two delicious and nutritious events. Emily Clare Hill will be hosting a fabulous 90 minute morning class guaranteed to wake you up, stretch you out and get your appetite going for the gastronomic treats in the Carousel kitchen.

The Rachel James Experience

This one-day only exclusive event is an exciting opportunity for the public to get up close and personal with the newly exhibited Rachel JAMES’ AW16 collection, ‘GLITCH’, offering a rare glimpse into what is usually kept solely for London Collections: Men and Paris’ Men’s Fashion Week. In addition to this Rachel JAMES is offering a special opportunity for the public to purchase the brand new SS16 collection. Pop in Downstairs at Carousel anytime between 12pm and 6pm.

Comedy Carousel

From the organisers of Popcorn Comedy comes Comedy Carousel: a night of unmissable stand-up comedy that will abolish the January blues. Featuring John Kearns (BBC3 Top Coppers & Best Show Edinburgh Comedy Awards), Nish Kumar (Host, Newsjack BBC Radio), Lolly Adefope, Luke McQueen, Chris Martin and Ed Gamble (E4 Almost Royal) 8pm start. Tickets £10 in advance or £12 on the door. Snap 'em up.

'Syrian Children's Appeal' Brunch

Following their sell-out residency in September, John Gregory-Smith and Carousel are teaming up once again for a one-off Sunday brunch in aid of the Syrian Refugee Crisis on 29th November.
John and the Carousel team will be cooking a selection of Levantine dishes, inspired by their travels, including spicy Shakshuka Eggs, vibrant Sumac Tomato Salad and Ricotta and Honey Pancakes. There will be a Bloody Mary bar for those that need it and fresh coffee and juices served throughout.
We have set the price at £10 a head, but ask that you donate as much as you can on the day. All proceeds will go to Unicef's Syrian Children's Appeal.
Two Sittings: 11:00-12:30 & 12:30-14:00

'The Blue Lotus' Opium Den

Gambling, prostitution, slavery, opium… Chinatown was a colourful place back in the 1870s. This September, Shuttlecock Inc will be recreating The Blue Lotus in all its insalubrious majesty downstairs at Carousel, complete with dim sum, cocktails, live music and immersive entertainment from 7pm ‘til late. Opium will be charged at the market rate.

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