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 cancelled
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
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.
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.
Origami paper folding art workshop £15 per child
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.
Hayes Canal Festival
Sunday 25th September 2016 11am- 4pm
Origami cafe will be proving FREE origami for the whole family on board our Peagreen boat. The boat will be beautifully decorated as an Origami Garden. A very colorful and inspirational experience with the paper folding art Origami. You will learn how to fold animals, birds, flowers, dresses and shirts, hearts and much more. You can take your origami models to decorate your home. All materials provided. 11am- 4pm Just pop in, no need to book.
Animal Magic Reiki Course level 1 by Fuen de la Cruz
22nd October 2016 Saturday 10am-5pm, Hackney moored on the Regent's canal by Victoria Park
This level is for those who want to give healing to their own pets & friends' animals. This level opens your energy to Animal Magic Reiki© energy & teaches you how to apply the Animal Magic Reiki© healing modality with animals. The Animal Magic Reiki© attunement completes the training.
The course includes: Certification, full training, refreshments and 1 X colour training manual.
The full fee for this professional diploma course is £180.
Book a place with a 14 day cooling off refund policy in place.
By Paypal or Bank Transfer: £80 deposit required with the balance of £100 payable before 8th October.
Halloween Body Painting Event
Saturday 29th October 2016, location King's Cross, Granary Square N1C all day till late
Prices for Halloween: Epic Halloween make-up £50; part face £30, face+arm £60, face,hands+ neck £60, top half body POA.
Bring your own drink and you are welcome to stay on the boat for a late scary drink!
London Body Painting Co was started in 2009 by Sarah Ashleigh, a make up artist who studied Specialist Make up at West Thames College and now specialises in make up artistry and bodypainting. Sarah has a team of artists who work alongside her to create striking and intricate body paint designs and makeup for corporate events and PR stunts, fancy dress and costume, advertising campaigns.
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.
£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.
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
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.
PREVIOUS EVENTS 2015
ORIGAMI POETRY CAFE open on SUNDAY please follow our facebook for a new location each month
'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
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 2015 Sunday 11am-5pm
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.