Five star Fitzrovia hotel The Mandrake is launching an all new in-hotel post-lockdown festival from 30 August to 10 September to welcome back its creative community
Following the recent easing of restrictions on live music and indoor performances, The Mandrake has curated a festival programme of music, art and cultural happenings, one of which strongly supports multidisciplinary artists who have suffered financial hardship over lockdown with cancellations and closures of concerts, galleries and festivals.
Burning Man Week special showcase
30th August – 6th September, coinciding with the postponed festival that would have taken place this Summer. Features Philip Volker’s Dust to Dawn photography exhibition (purchasable artword); screening of Burning Man Art on Fire; live conversation with film’s producer Sophia Swire and Arthur Mamou-Mani, architect of festival’s iconic Galaxia Temple in 2018. Virtual Reality glasses provided to take part in The Mandrake’s official virtual reality world of Burning Man 2020. To further celebrate, the hotel will host a MINI BURNER EVENT on 4 September showcasing talent from official Burning Man DJs.
CSR activation! New Mandrake Music Nights
Offering free space to local DJs and musicians so they can perform on the stunning Jurema terrace, Waeska bar, or live stream in hotel’s theatre. Complimentary morning meditation sessions on Jurema terrace – to help musicians relax and unwind following lockdown stress – plus a complimentary bottle of wine at lunch/dinner. Artists can apply for a unique slot via email.
Artist In Residence
Series with live performances from two of electronic music’s distinct voices, Jo.Ke and M.A.N.D.Y who join forces at The Mandrake for a unique world exclusive performance and recording of their unreleased single in YOPO restaurant during September residency, to celebrate The Mandrake’s 3rd anniversary. Available for public & hotel guests.
Exclusive dance spectacle
On the hotel’s jungle-like Jurema terrace by London-based contemporary choreographer, Alexander Whitley (Royal Ballet, Rambert, Balletboyz, Sadler’s Wells), known to push boundaries incorporating artificial intelligence, code and moving lights. Bookable package includes 3-course dinner, wine and showcase.