Where: In front of the Queen Elizabeth Hall, Southbank, London
What is it?
SNOG has driven onto London’s riverside in front of Queen Elizabeth Hall, next to London’s only urban beach, in a restored and customised 1967 Routemaster bus. Guests can sit back, relax and take in the colourful scenes of London with a SNOG. The frozen yogurt is made with organic, fat-free yogurt and sweetened with a natural sweetener. All SNOGs can be customised with a choice of toppings including fresh-cut strawberries, poppy passion fruit, crunchy granola, gluten-free chocolate fudge brownies, chewy mochi and every variety of chocolate.
The upper deck of the Routemaster bus has been transformed into a vibrant, psychedelic world which evokes the feel of an endless summer. Depictions of green grass from Kew Gardens bedeck the floor, which lies beneath ‘Light Up London’, a digital and interactive light installation that is both symbolic of the sky and representative of the city as a community. Light Up London is a specially commissioned artistic installation that forms the centrepiece of the upper deck; representing the 32 boroughs that make up the city.
Bespoke furnishings on the bus include hand-crafted Carrara marble tables and Marcel Wanders-designed ‘Shitake’ stools and pieces by Anderssen & Voll which draw from elements in nature. The roof is raised by hydraulics to create an open terrace, providing a magnificent view out over the Thames.
The Festival of Love is on until 31st August 2014 at the Southbank Centre. The festival brings together hundreds of artists, communities and partners to celebrate the Same Sex Couple Act. There is a programme of free events, variously themed weekends, performances, poetry, talks and pop-ups. Festival of Love explores and celebrates the complexity of human relationships.