New partnerships, renewed partnerships, fabulous exhibitions openings (and re-openings!), two Royal events, private celebrations, corporate entertaining and numerous meetings, site visits and catch ups…..The first quarter of 2019 has taken us from historic palaces to intimate museums, from UNESCO World Heritage sites to World famous art galleries spread across London and beyond. Our venue partnerships are incredibly important to us and an inspiration. Please do take a look at the long list of exceptional spaces at which we work, especially if you are planning an event!
New venue partnerships have been announced this quarter include Kew Gardens and the Museum of London, both of which have selected us as an accredited supplier. Kew offers a wide choice of elegant event spaces set within a glorious UNESCO World Heritage site whilst the Museum of London has two locations: its City based museum and the Museum of London Docklands in West India Quay. Telling the story of our capital, this is another venue offering multiple spaces in which to give your guests a genuinely unique experience. We are very excited to be working with both organisations – do get in touch if you would like further information regarding either one. As a further endorsement of Team BWoM and another great new partnership to celebrate, we were honoured to be chosen as a preferred supplier to the Commonwealth Secretariat, Marlborough House and very much look forward to working at this prestigious address.
We are also celebrating the continuation of some very long-standing venue partnerships. We are delighted to have been re-accredited at the National Portrait Gallery, whose celebrity-packed Gala Dinner with guest of honour HRH the Duchess of Cambridge was a highlight of our year to date. We have also been re-accredited to work with Historic Royal Palaces, cementing a 20 + year working relationship. Kensington Palace, Hampton Court Palace and the Tower of London are three of London’s most iconic and most beloved landmarks and we treasure our partnership with them. Last but by no means least, we are very proud to have been re-selected for the list of approved suppliers at Somerset House, so brilliantly located overlooking the river and with the potential for hosting events of every size.
The past few months has seen a flurry of new exhibitions in London. We loved working with the V&A on the swinging-sixties inspired opening of the Mary Quant exhibition as well as the super stylish re-opening of the staggeringly beautiful Jewellery Gallery. We helped welcome Her Majesty the Queen to the Science Museum where she opened Top Secret: From Ciphers to Cyber Security and sent her first ever Instagram post! Other stand-out exhibitions include Stanley Kubrick: The Exhibition at the Design Museum, Sorolla: Spanish Master of Light at the National Gallery and Edvard Munch: love and angst at the British Museum. Events held in conjunction with a tour of an exhibition are extra special, especially when the menu and styling co-ordinate beautifully, immersing your guests in the subject matter!
Looking forward, this year’s Pavilion at the Serpentine Gallery, created by Japanese architect Junya Ishigami, looks like it will be stunning and The Summer Exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts is always a highlight of the summer season. Excitingly, we have been chosen to partner with Saatchi Gallery for events held during the forthcoming Tuthankhamun: Treasures of the Golden Pharoah exhibition. This not-to-be-missed exhibition will display over 150 of King Tut’s personal belongings, making their final visit to London before being permanently installed in the Egyptian Grand Museum. The opportunity to hold an event during this exhibition is not to be missed so do call us to find out more!