Baron & Baroness Magazine x The London EDITION
Launching Tuesday February 13 - 18:30 - 20:30
Punch Room at The London EDITION, 10 Berners St, London W1T 3NP
Admission £10 - Ticket includes one Love Punch cocktail.
Baron & Baroness Magazine x The London EDITION, invite pleasure seekers, who enjoy life in the fast lane, to join us on the night before Valentine’s for an evening of cocktails and sassy tales at The Valentine Erotic Readings.
Walk through Tisbury Court, past the last peep show in Soho, then onto the cobbled pavements of Walkers Court by the old Raymond Revue Bar, through Soho and across Oxford Street, there you’ll find the oak paneled Punch Room bar at The London EDITION inspired by manor house libraries and home of The Valentine Erotic Readings.
The Valentine Readings introduces five very ready performers including Gina Birch from The Raincoats, multimedia artist Jennifer Binnie, performance artist Oriana Fox and SHARED SALIVA Starring Elijah Harris and Tallulah Haddon. The Valentine Erotic Readings will also have its very own sex shop, stocking Baron & Baroness merchandise and each of the publications included at The Valentine Erotic Readings will also be available, just the thing for Valentine gifting.
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Baron and Baroness the erotic journals for gentlemen and ladies who enjoy a cocktail, chit chatting about modern art, fine dressing and when the lights fade become connoisseurs at taking their companion to bed. Baron and Baroness are at the core of human desire and are available in all good stores worldwide, including Dover Street Market, London, Colette Paris and Opening Ceremony, New York.
Punch Room at The London EDITION
Punch Room is inspired by the grand traditions of Great Britain: the traditional, aristocratic English country manor and the quintessential London private gentleman’s club with a modern, edgy, urban feel. Davide Segat (formerly of The Connaught, Green & Red, Hawksmoor and Bulgari Hotel) has cherry-picked a team with vast experience from world-renowned bars who have worked together to create an experience like no other. Featuring a daily changing punch, the bar’s ethos places heavy emphasis on the social aspect of sharing and discussion, with punch bowls available for 1, 2, 4, 6 or 8 people. Segat has developed a menu befit for both refined gentlemen and ladies that punch, including the EDITION house punch which is available all year round. Set to a soundtrack of throwback, vintage jazz, reggae and soul through the ages; the Punch Room offers visitors and hotel guests alike a space to relax and unwind whilst sampling the simple bar menu devised by chef and restaurateur Jason Atherton especially to accompany drinks.
Gina Birch is an English musician and filmmaker, best known as a founding member of post-punk rock band The Raincoats. Birch formed The Raincoats with Ana da Silva in 1977. Following the first breakup of The Raincoats in 1984, Birch worked with experimental musician Mayo Thompson and his ensemble, Red Crayola. After this time, Birch formed the band Dorothy, with musician Vicky Aspinall. Both musicians were subsequently signed by Geoff Travis to Chrysalis Records. Following Dorothy's breakup, Birch matriculated at The Royal College of Art, where she studied film direction, and produced several dramas. In the early 1990s, The Raincoats were asked to perform on tour with grunge band Nirvana and were consequently invited to make an album by DGC Records. This temporarily interrupted Birch's film-making endeavors. However, Birch did produce several music videos in this period, including the DVD video for New Order's Crystal with Artist Simon Tyszko. Birch's musical career continued through the 1990s, with the 1998 release of album "Slow Dirty Tears", with The Hangovers, a band she had formed in 1986. In 2000 and 2007 Birch performed live at Ladyfest and continues to perform regularly in London.
Jennifer Binnie - After graduating from Portsmouth Polytechnic in 1981, Jennifer moved to London with her boyfriend Grayson Perry where they shared a squat in Mornington Crescent. During this time Jennifer worked prolifically using painting, film and performance as part of the Neo Naturist cabaret, formed with her sister Christine Binnie and Wilma Johnson. In 1984 James Birch gave both Jennifer and Grayson their first solo shows in his gallery in the New Kings Road. In 1986 Jennifer moved to Jevington, East Sussex where she concentrated mainly on painting, working on large, intensely painted canvases.
Jennifer continues to use paint as her main medium, working on board to create paintings which have a visionary quality reminiscent of Odilon Redon, Chagal, Kandinsky, cave and rock paintings.
Oriana Fox is an artist and para-academic whose work mixes sincerity and humour to explore personal identifications with a spectrum of pop cultural, avant-garde and feminist representations of women, investigating the emotional repercussions of both rebellion and belonging. Fox has shown her work in renowned art venues in London and abroad including The Institute of Contemporary Arts, London and Tate Modern. Oriana is currently completing a practice-based PhDin Visual Cultures at Goldsmiths, University of London.
Shared Saliva are a performance collective made up of queer creatures and real life couple Elijah Harris and Tallulah Haddon. Part contact improvisation dance performance, part shag, part confession, part spectacle. Expect matching outfits, tears, tantrums, trans face and tender loving care.