Full Moon Dining Experience
22nd April Friday 7pm, Luna Bar from 5pm, mooring location Angel, The Regent's Canal, N1 8PZ opposite City Road basin ITALIAN FUSION *SOLD OUT*
21st May Saturday 7pm mooring location Limehouse Basin, Northey St, London E14 8BT SPACE TRAVEL FOOD ADVENTURE *SOLD OUT*
20th June Monday 7pm mooring location Paddington Basin, Merchant Square, W2 1JX SUMMER SOLSTICE
19th July Tuesday 7pm mooring location Little Venice W2
18th August Thursday 7pm mooring location Angel, near the Narrow Boat Pub, N1 8PZ METEOR SHOWERS
16th September Friday 7pm mooring location Hackney Wick, White Post Lane E9 5EN GIANT MOON
Once a month, when the magic of the Full Moon lights up the sky, upon the tranquil surroundings of thewaterways, we gather on board The Floating Showroom for a g-astronomical adventure through the Solar System under the stars.
Each month a guest chef will take up the challenge of designing a unique menu with food and drink reflecting the mystery of the planets.
Activities on board will inspire your imagination and prepare your pallete for the next course as we move from the boiling atmosphere of Mercury through to the refreshing oceans of Neptune. Full Moon watching via our professional Telescope to wow your Toast to the Moon!
£40 per person includes the multi course meal and a welcome drink.
Licensed Luna bar with a special selection of cosmic cocktails £5
Aim for the moon. If you miss, you may hit a star. W. Clement Stone
CREATIVE WORKSHOPS for CHILDREN
Wednesday 31st August, Thursday 1st September, Friday 2nd September
Mile End Park E3 5RP, The Regent's Canal
11am-1pm Sewing Workshop £15 per child
Design your own t-shirt or a matching design with your mum/dad or sister. Using beautiful printed fabrics, buttons, ribbons, appliqués and fabric pens your child will be able to design their very own t-shirt. Our tutor will guide you on simple hand stitching and will help you complete the project with the sewing machine. We provide all the materials and tools.
2pm-4pm Tea set painting workshop £15 per child
Arty tea party! Perfect for all those parents who love afternoon tea drinking from a beautiful bone china tea sets. This workshop will inspire your children to design their own tea cup and a saucer or a teapot. We have a great choice of inspiration from our collectible tea pot and teacups collection. We will provide a range of ceramic paints as well as the crockery for you to work with on the day. With a little help together with your child you will create a memorable set that you can use every day or as a special gift. Very good quality materials that you will love to keep forever.
5pm-7pm Origami paper folding art workshop £15 per child
Basque in Summer a pop up cafe and BBQ by Zooteek
Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th August MILE END PARK, by The Palm Tree pub E3 5RP, The Regent's Canal
Basque In Summer” is a pop-up café serving food typical of the Basque Country. Join us for cider-soaked chorizo from our bbq, freshly fried Gernika peppers off the stove, platters of cheeses and meats, and seasonal tomato salads. Everything is sourced through co-operatives based in the Basque Country and all our meats are free-range. You can either come on board the boat to sit and eat or take away your food to enjoy as you stroll along the canal towpath.
COMICS for HAPPY DUMMIES workshop
Sara Pittaluga, aka Sara Pitta, is a cartoonist and she is inviting you on a fun workshop about illustration and storytelling.
Thursday 15th September 2016 7pm-9pm, location Hackney Wick, River Lea Navigation, E9 5EN by White Post Lane
Do you want to meet new people, drawing, playing, having fun?
These two hours have been created for you. Tapping into the world of comic design in a fun and interactive way, discovering what story is hiding in your fingertips. Scheting, inventing characters, sharing secrets. Learning principles of visual story telling and tips on how to create a memorable plot. Creating a comic even if you have never done it before.
Supper Club by Tadashi Tsujimoto
Please join me in welcoming our chef in residence for the month of July Tadashi Tsujimoto and his Japanese- French flavours.
Friday 15th July 7pm location Little Venice
Friday 22nd July location tbc
£45 per person for a 5 course meal
Tadashi was born in Japan and spent most of his childhood fishing so not surprisingly he brings fish to your plate. He mastered his passion for cooking in California Culinary Academy (Le Cordon Bleu) in San Francisco. He worked as a chef at Jardiniere in San Francisco and L'Orangerie where he learnt all the genuine haute French flavour cooking technique. When he came to London he worked at L'Etranger restaurant where he developed passion for Japanese cooking even more. Currently he set up Tadashi Tsujimoto personal chef service in London.
16th- 19th June 2016 location Paddington Basin, Merchant Square, Grand Union Canal W2 1JX
We are happy to be part of this year's Paddington Floating Market and will be providing creative workshops for the whole family.
Friday 17th and Saturday 18th SEWING WORKSHOPS (and Father's Day special)
2 hours £20 for the duo
Sessions at 10am-12pm, 1pm-3pm, 4pm-6pm only 5 families per session
Children's polo shirts in white/ blue for all ages are provided. You can bring your own plain t-shirt/ vest for you and your dad. All other materials included.
Design a matching t-shirt for you and your Dad (Mum and mini me matching outfits, Best Friends also available)
Our duo workshops encourage parents and children to work together on one project.
Using beautiful printed fabrics, buttons, ribbons, appliqués and fabric pens you will be able to design your very own t-shirt. Our tutor will guide you on simple hand stitching and will help you complete the project with the sewing machine. It's fun to wear matching outfits!
Thursday 17th and Sunday 19th ORIGAMI POETRY CAFE by Brian from Poetrybardstars
Tea&cake £5, a personalised Poem £5
Your afternoon tea will be served from a lovely collectable teapots with a home baked cake. Our Poet on board will craft you a personalised poem and while you wait the Origami artist will show you how to fold beautiful and simple designs from our scented paper. You will be folding hearts, flowers, animals, dresses.
A West African Experience with MATANGO Supper Club
Please join me in welcoming our chef in residence for the month of MAY who will take you on a West African food adventure.
1st May Sunday Sunday Roast 6pm, (£32 pp)Location Victoria park, The Regent's canal E9 7HT
2nd May Monday Bank Holiday Brunch (£25 pp) 11am-3pm, Location Victoria park, The Regent's canal E9 7HT
6th May Friday A West African Experience (£35 pp) 7pm Victoria park, The Regent's canal E9 7HT
20th May Friday A West African Experience (£35 pp) 7pm, Location Limehouse basin, The Regent's Canal E14 8BT
27th May Friday A West African Experience (£35 pp) Location Hackney Wick, River Lee
Through MATANGO SupperClub, Carine will make you travel with each event celebrating the culture of a particular country. By reviving traditional dishes and the cultures associated with them, so be prepared for a few surprises!
Before sharing the meal together with Carine and the rest of the group, you will be taken through the cultural origins and meanings behind the meal and the ingredients used.
Can you roar like a lion?! We will be folding lions, elephants, giraffes and monkeys and then set them off on a giant origami boat!
£15 per child includes a personalised poem, origami workshop, and snacks such as savory buns, cakes and cupcakes decorated with animal faces. And a Goody Bag!
Please email to email@example.com or message via Facebook www.facebook.com/OrigamiPoetryCafe/what date and time slot you would like to book and for how many children. We can accommodate up to 12 children per session. Group bookings welcome.
Spaghetti alla chitarra which are a kind of thick spaghetti made with a special instrument that looks like a guitar. The spaghetti alla chitarra will be served with a tomato sauce with cream sausage and mushrooms.
After the cooking class, you will enjoy your own hand made lunch on the boat. Please bring an apron it will get messy!
Vittoria spent most of her childhood in her grandma's kitchen learning all the secret recipes from her traditional Italian family. Now she can share them with you on this cooking workshop. Ravioli are made from eggs and flour and stuffed with a ricotta and spinach filling. They will be served with a simple tomato sauce.
After the cooking lesson, you will enjoy your own hand made lunch on the boat. Please bring an apron it will get messy!
A warm welcome awaits you the moment you step aboard The Floating Showroom from our crew the Baker, the Poet and the Origami Flower girl. You are invited on a quirky experience to celebrate this special Mother's Day.
An intimate setting aboard the sliding roofed boat lets you immerse your senses in this idyllic Origami Garden. Under the open skies you will surround yourself with blooming scented flowers, singing birds, colourful butterflies, nesting swans and passing boats with unspoiled views of the Grand Union canal.
The professional poet will ask questions that will be transformed into a personalised poem, allowing the tea drinker to have their story folded into a form that they will treasure forever. Our origami artist will show you how to fold the flower that you will take home.
Your tea will be served from our weird and wonderful collectible teapots. There will be endless cups of tea drinking and delicious home baked cakes and hot chocolate fondue and many more sweet surprises.
Poet on board -Michelle Tiwo is an actor, poet and poetry teacher. As a Barbican young poet and trainee facilitator on their junior poet programme, she also runs poetry workshops for young people in schools and local communities. A past guest during our summer pop-ups, she's back again this Mother's Day! Michelle will turn your favourite story or memory of your loved one into a poem for you to take home with you. So come ready to share- from fun facts to heartwarming moments to hilarious stories- you won't be leaving empty handed, or even dry-eyed!
Tea, cake & hot chocolate fondue £5 per person
Optional personalised poem £5
This year you can fold a paper HEART or a scented paper FLOWER for your loved one as a personalised gift. Join us on board The Floating Showroom for a lovely pot of tea, home baked cakes and origami fun.
Join us in welcoming in a new Chinese New Year, the year of the MONKEY! We will start at 11am with an interactive story telling based on a beautiful, traditional Chinese tale 'The Magic Paintbrush' followed by delicious tea tasting Chrysanthemum tea, Lotus tea, Jasmine tea, Bitter Melon tea and Oolong tea. There will be loads of origami folding and some lucky red envelopes making.
Kung Hei Fat Choy!
We offer personalised photo sessions guided by a professional photographer as a festive fun experience. We have transformed the boat into a magical winter wonderland with 7 fantastic sets to choose from. With a range of great outfits and costumes, fantastic festive props, face painting, seasonal drinks and snacks we can guarantee to make your Christmas 2015 photos original and FUN!
Sessions start from £50 for an hour. You will get 5-10 print ready digital images.
Astrid is a professional Tarot Reader and lecturer with more than 20 years of experience. She is co-founder of the House of Daath, has her own radio show The Witching Hour and teach Thoth and RW Tarot system as well as Meditation techniques and Magic. She will go through all 78 cards with you, explaining how to read and intuitively feel them. Astrid will be sharing a lot of original ideas and spreads including tips on intuitive freestyle readings and Planetary connections to add some extra depth to classic interpretation of the cards.
Part of the workshop is also a guided meditation with your favourite Major Arcana card.
In this workshop you will be working simultaneously with both the Raider Waite and Thoth Tarot, learning both systems at the same time.
Please bring your own tarot deck (Thoth or RW).
Melisa Dora is a London designer maker specialising in porcelain jewellery and handthrown tableware inspired by her Turkish background.
Simon Finch is an inspirational photographer who captures his travel memories in his stunning images.
All products on display will be available for purchase. Grab a hand warming cup of tea and browse around for pre-Christmas inspirations.
London All Aboard! Meet up group for Waterway Lovers
Brainstorming ideas for a great pop up event
5th September 2015 SATURDAY 4pm Angel visitor mooring on Regent's Canal on board PeaGreen
Do you feel like you have always had that IDEA in your mind but never actually pursue it? Now you get a chance to open up and share your ideas with like minded people with different skills that can all contribute to your great next event. We will help you make it happen. We need creative people to come on board and share what they are good at. We will brainstorm many ideas across different disciplines. Im sure we will be able to tie a rope around a couple of them and take them to the next step.
Get your thinking hat on and hop aboard our lovely venue boat Peagreen. There will be tea and coffee provided. You can bring your own beer or wine (if it helps your thinking :) FREE Please RSVP
SEAFOOD DINING PARTY2nd -3rd- 4th September 2015 SOLD OUT! **additional dates released in October**
This September we are pleased to welcome our new crew Harry and Leah the chefs from London Shell Co. They are amazingly passionate about seafood and now are throwing a fish party on board Peagreen boat. It will be a celebration of everything they are about: Fresh seafood, Paired wines, a Boat & a Two Hundred Year Old Regent's Canal. 3 evenings only exclusively for 12 diners each evening.The final location will be revealed to confirmed bookings.To book your seat please visit their website www.londonshellco.com .........................................Missed out last month's Full Moon Party? Good news FULL MOON pops up every month!
FULL MOON DINNER PARTYSocial dining with Moon inspired cocktails at our on board licensed Luna Bar and 3 course meal by Cocina Marikit28th August FRIDAY and 29th August SATURDAY
Location ANGEL N18PZ, visitor mooring Regent's Canal, opposite City Road Basin
Advanced booking recommended
Dinner is strictly by reservation for 12 places only at £40 per person
Luna Bar from 5pm open for everyoneDinner served at 7.30pm
UV body& face painting
Telescope Moon watching
Guided meditation Full Moon ceremony
FULL MOON DINNER PARTY
31st July 2015 FRIDAY and 1st August SATURDAY
at Camden by The Regent's Canal
Eat and drink under the stars and moonshine on board The Floating Showroom.
Enjoy our Moon inspired drinks at our Luna Bar and afterwards dine on our Moon inspired 3 course menu by Cocina Marikit.
Dress Code: All White for Dinner
The Tarot still has an aura of mystery and dodgy mysticism attached to it, but the reality is very different. The Tarot offers us a window into our deepest awareness, so it can often point out concerns that haven't yet become problems; or problems that appear to have no solution. A tarot reader will then interpret the images, giving the client alternative possibilities so the client can decide the solution for themselves. Tarot is not about fortune telling or saying what the future will be, but it does offer a mirror for us to see more clearly.
Readings on the Floating Showroom would last 15 minutes, and offer a light-hearted way to see our lives reflected in a very different mirror. £15
Rosemary will join us on 31st July and 1st August. Rosemary has over 30 years experience in Tarot, Clairvoyance and Mediumship. Her humour and straightforward approach encourages clients to return to her time and time again for the guidance, direction and inspiration her readings provide.
Cilla will join us on 28th and 29th August. Cilla Conway has been working with the Tarot since 1981, when she finished painting her first deck. Since then she has designed two more sets of cards, all of which she uses in her readings. She is a professional reader at Atlantis and Watkins Bookshops in London.
The Origami Poetry Cafe invites you to our next event
The Noah's Ark Kid's Tea Party
Every child has a favorite animal. What animal would YOU take on Noah's Ark?
SATURDAY 25th and SUNDAY 26th July
11am-1pm and 2pm- 4pm (maximum 10 children per session)
Mooring at King's Cross (either across Granary Square or The Regent's Canal towpath)
Children's offer £15 includes:
2. An origami animals lesson
3. A Personalised Poem for every child
For parents/ carers £5.00 per adult (optional)
a. Offer covers: unlimited tea and coffee + cake
b. Or one glass of bubbly
Walk-ins welcome if we still have the capacity but pre-bookings are highly recommended.
The Great East End Walk by St Joseph's Hospice
12th July SUNDAY the Broadway Market by Regent's Row
Origami Poetry Cafe on board The Floating Showroom is your 1st rest stop during your 10 or 15 mile walk, just after 2nd mile. Please stop for a quick story share with our Poet on board who will capture your words and craft them to a POEM specially dedicated to this great East End Walk. You can always write it down on our leaflet during your walk and hand it over at the Finish line or tweet to @onboardtfs - it will still be included. We will be moored there for the rest of the day so please come back if you fancy a relaxing time on the boat.
There will be a free tea and coffee for all walkers. Come aboard!
10 mile route: http://gb.mapometer.com/walking/route_4067541.html
15 mile route: http://gb.mapometer.com/walking/route_4108323.html
OPEN DAY for viewings of this Venue for hire
11th July SATURDAY
Teas and coffees served with a lovely home baked cakes
Location Angel Open from 11am-7pm
Father's Day in the Origami Poetry Cafe
21st JUNE 2015 SUNDAY 10am-6pm River Lea , Springfield Park, Spring Hill E5 by Lea Rowing Club
Nearest train stations: Clapton, Stamford Hill, Stoke Newington
Buses: 253, 254, 393, 106
Put a smile on his face with a special Poem just for him. For the Origami Fun we have a selection of paper to match every Dad's hobby let it be Classic Cars and Motorbike enthusiasts; tennis, golf or snooker players, football fans and beer connoisseurs! All of it over a lovely cuppa and a home baked cake.
Building replicas of cars, ships and planes might have been something you enjoyed as a boy. Paper craft helps you hone your eye for detail and will inspire you to learn more about the history of the things that you are working on. You will be able to complete a project giving your child and yourself a sense of accomplishment. It is a truly enjoyable way of spending time together with your children and grandchildren.
An Afternoon Tea with the Poet in the Origami Garden. Inspired by the Chelsea Flower Show
on board The Floating Showroom, where Regent's Canal meets Old Ford Road along Victoria Park E2 9PR (Bethnal Green tube station)
Meet the Poet Michelle Tiwo Michelletiwo.tumblr.com
Meet the Baker Julia www.cocinamarikit.com
MONDAY BANK HOLIDAY 25th May 12am; 2pm and 4pm Kids Tea Party
THURSDAY 28th and FRIDAY 29th group booking of 10 people sitting down at 1pm and 3.30pm for 2 hours experience £15 per person
SATURDAY 30th May 11am- 6pm Pop in
SUNDAY 31st May 11am-6pm Pop in
SUNDAY 7th June 11am-6pm Pop in Victoria Park
SUNDAY 14th June 11am-6pm River Lea , Springfield Park, Spring Hill E5 by Lea Rowing Club
SUNDAY 21st June Father's Day 11am-6pm River Lea , Springfield Park, Spring Hill E5 by Lea Rowing Club
SUNDAY 28th June 11am-6pm The Broadway Market, The Regent's Canal, E8
Kids Tea Party pre-booking required £10 per adult, £5 per child
A warm welcome awaits you the moment you step aboard The Floating Showroom from our crew the Baker, the Poet and Origami Flower girl. You are invited on a quirky experience to enrich your tea drinking enjoyment.
An intimate setting aboard the sliding roofed boat lets you immerse your senses in this idyllic Origami Garden. Under the open skies you will surround yourself with blooming scented flowers, singing birds, colourful butterflies, nesting swans and passing boats with unspoiled views of the Regents Canal.
The professional poet will ask questions that will be transformed into a personalised poem, allowing the tea drinker to have their story folded into a form that they will treasure forever. It will be presented on a hand written, unique piece of your favorite origami flower. Our origami artist will show you how to fold the flower that you will take home.
Your tea will be served from our weird and wonderful collectible teapots. We have a teapot for every enthusiast such as animal lovers, cottage explorers and British garden admirers. All teapots are available to purchase.
There will be endless cups of tea drinking and delicious home baked cakes and scones served to you on a long table to enjoy this classic British delight. Gluten free cakes are also available.
The winner of the quirkiest pop up event on Mother's Day 2015 by Time Out blog Now.Here.This
A POP UP ORIGAMI POETRY CAFE SUNDAY 3 May 11am-5pm
Canalway Cavalcade Festival 2nd - 4th May 2015
Come aboard and meet Catherine Brogan Spoken Word Educator and Performance Poet twitter @Catherinebrogan
We are celebrating #Poetrymonth on board The Floating Showroom
A POP UP ORIGAMI POETRY CAFE SUNDAY 19th April 11am-5pm
The Towpath Gathering at Victoria Park https://www.facebook.com/events/879872232065583/
Come aboard and meet Catherine Brogan Spoken Word Educator and Performance Poet twitter @Catherinebrogan
A POP UP ORIGAMI POETRY CAFE SUNDAY 12th APRIL 11am- 5pm
Come aboard and meet Jay The Poet
'The award for the quirkiest pop-up event goes to this great-sounding origami and poetry event on board The Floating Showroom.' by Time Out blog
A unique gift for a special person or even your beloved dog. A personalised poem on an origami model by our professional poet together with a home baked cake and lovely afternoon tea will spoil your senses. Enjoy the landscape of hundreds of flying origami birds, floating boats and swans, and lovely flowers. Friendly and relaxed atmosphere with bird songs in the background. Add aroma to your origami with a scented paper... what a romantic gift it is. Keep calm and keep folding.
Good old fashioned baking made to trusty old Mrs. Beeton, Bero and Woman's Hour Recipes. A yummy selection includes Lime and Coconut Loaf, Lemon Drizzle Cake, Stem Ginger Loaf, Carrot and Apple Cake, Cherry Madeira Cake, Date and Walnut Loaf, Chocolate Chip Banana Bread and Fruit Scones with clotted cream and jam.
£10 per person includes a poem on an origami model, a cake and a tea. Just pop in by Victoria Park.
Please note it is not a trip boat, the boat will be moored at a designated location. Please follow our twitter @onboardtfs for latest quirky events.
Secrets of a Professional Magician REVEALED!
April Fools' Day 1st April WEDNESDAY 6pm-7pm and 7.30pm-8.30pm £25
Blink and you may miss it. Keep your eyes peeled and your mind open this April Fools' Day, as first-rate magician Vince Spade presents this exclusively intimate session of magic aboard the Floating Showroom that will leave you amazed. Once you have been fooled he will share some of his secrets that you can take with you in order to fool your friends and family. This first-hand magic session will last approximately an hour including a complimentary magic-themed drink. You can bring your own drinks on board.
Please note it is not a trip boat, the boat will be moored at the location.
Granary Square, Kings Cross N1C 4AA London
Tickets via Eventbrite https://eventbrite.co.uk/event/16266383190/
Now.Here.This The Time Out London blog: your daily guide to city life, news and culture awarded our event for the quirkiest Mother's Day pop up event.
Mother's Day 15th March Sunday 11am-5pm
***NOW THIS EVENT IS GOING TO BE HELD EVERY 2nd SUNDAY of EACH MONTH***
for locations check twitter @onboardtfs
A POP UP ORIGAMI POETRY CAFE on board The Floating Showroom with Michelle Madsen The Poet
This year you can give your Mum a dedicated, personalised poem on an origami model. Our professional poet will ask details about your Mum and will 'cook' a poem for her. While you wait you can indulge yourself in a home baked cake and a tea under the sky of hundreds of flying origami birds, floating boats and swans, and lovely flowers.
Even if your Mum won't be with you on that day you will still get the poem like a 'message in a bottle' to send it to her.
£5 special treat for Mums includes a poem, a cake and a tea. Sweet! Everyone welcome!
Please note it is not a trip boat, the boat will be moored by Granary Square, King's Cross N1C 4AA, Regent's Canal.
Chinese New Year 2015 creative workshops for children (half term) FREE
Friday 20th February 11am-1pm and 2pm- 4pm
Granary Square, King's Cross N1C 4AA Regent's Canal
Exploring traditions through arts and storytelling led by a Vietnamese artist and a community group of Mums who also live and bring up children on boats in London.
-real time story painting of a traditional tale 'The Magic Paintbrush'
-hands on spring rolls making
-Chinese zodiac sign face painting
-interactive DRAGON DANCE
-Chinese outfits and accessories for photo shots
-traditional Jasmine green tea for parents (and earlier made spring rolls)
There will be a chance to purchase original oriental drawings and paintings for children by our Vietnamese artist Henrik Lee who mastered the art of chinese/japanese freehand ink painting style called sumi e or Xieyi. Come and meet him on board The Floating Showroom.
It will be an authentic 'Little China' experience for children and parents. Everyone will participate in our Dragon dance.