When: 26th September 2012, 7pm – 9.30pm
Where: Museum of London Docklands
£: 8, concessions 7 and Friends 6 (book in advance)
What is it?
The Museum of London Docklands is holding an intoxicating adult-only evening exploring the history of rum. From classic cocktails to rum punch, expect an evening of tropical treats. The night will be dedicated to the popular distilled delight and will be held in a Georgian warehouse once used to store rum.
Pop into their rum shop and enjoy a delicious Piña Colada over a game of dominoes. Take part in a mixology master-class and learn the art of creating show-stopping cocktails.
Soak up the spirit of calypso with a live steel band routine and then have a go yourself in a steel pan workshop. Watch mouth-watering cookery demonstrations and learn the secrets of rum infused cuisine from the legendary Momma Cheri of ‘Soul in a Bowl’.
As well as drink there will also be a dash of history and a squeeze of social commentary. Built in 1802 and owned by London’s rich merchants, West India Quay had a significant role to play in the trans-Atlantic slave trade. Uncover the story with special tours of the London, Sugar and Slavery Gallery led by author and lecturer Anthony Joseph and poet and political activist Atilliah Springer.
At 9.30pm head to the after party at Rum and Sugar with live music…and rum. From palm lined shores to east end shop floors, discover how rum has shaped the cultural landscape of London, past and present.
More info: www.museumoflondon.org.uk/Docklands