October is here!
October is the most beautiful time of the year. The gorgeous autumnal leaves are starting to turn, pumpkin-flavoured everything will be popping up all over the place for you to try, the clocks go back, it's half term for the kids and things get spooky for Halloween!
This month we have so many exciting things for you to get involved with! From a boozy start to the month at London Cocktail Week, a number of cutting-edge art shows to peruse at your leisure, and a fabulous feast with Divine Proportions, a full look at our AW18 Look Book and so much more, we promise that October is going to be a month to remember!
Even better, this month we have paired up with The Indytute to offer you a chance to get creative and take part in a Design Your Own Neon Workshop, worth £380! Keep on reading to enter our October competition and to find out about the best things to get involved with this October!
Have a fabulous month!
Jane, Lucy and The RSG Team x
Design and bend your own neon sign with The Indytute!
This October we’ve teamed up with The Indytute, who bring brilliant inspired experiences to London!
With a range of experiences from workshops, events and tours to get involved with, this month you could win a space in a Design and Make Your Own Neon Class worth £380! Set up by artist Richard William Wheater to teach and explore neon as a method of expression, Neon Workshops aim to challenge common expectations of neon and have a dedicated gallery space. So, transcribe an idea into a neon drawing, and learn how to fill the glass forms with gas to make energy saving, 100% recyclable light.
This is a beginner’s day course into the art that is neon. No previous experience is necessary and by the end of the day you will take home a piece of neon that you have designed, and assisted in making. Expect mesmerising demonstrations of cutting, blowing, stretching and fusing. Blow lamps will be provided!
To be in for the chance to win a space in a Design and Make Your Own Neon Class worth £380, simply click the link above and answer one simple question!*
There's nothing better than spending a day exploring beautiful art fairs with amazing creative works. So with so many innovative and exciting Art Fairs on this month, we've rounded up our Top 3 that you cannot miss...
The largest urban and Contemporary Art Fair in the world, each of the Moniker Art Fairs are thematic, presenting an overarching vision, cause or message in unison each year. This year the theme is Uncensored, celebrating unfiltered and uncensored arts that will spark the imagination and get you thinking.
Where? The Old Truman Brewery, 91 Brick Lane, E1 6QL
When? 4 – 7 October 2018
A look at the world's most exciting artists, both emerging and iconic, Frieze London is not to be missed! With a series of daily talks, performances, gallery openings and other events this a fully immersive experience!
Where? Regent's Park
When? 4–7 October 2018
To mark its 50th year, Time Out will be hosting an exhibition of it's best 50 covers for you to see! The original print issues on display date right back to that very first magazine in 1968, through the radical ’70s and glitzy ’80s and ’90s and through to the present day and feature cover stars including David Bowie, Elton John and Joanna Lumley.
Where? 111-117 Lancaster Road, Lonsdale Road, London, W11 1QT
When? On now until March 3rd 2019.
Immerse yourself in a dining experience fit for the gods!
A female-led performance, Divine Proportions is a heavenly new immersive dining experience.
Based on the story of Dionysus, God of Pleasure and Mischief is brought to you by immersive party pioneers Shotgun Carousel. With a delectable 5-course feast (vegan options are available too!0 and cocktails galore, you can expect to be led on a mythological journey to heaven and back, through secret, sparkling tunnels and into subterranean paradise by your mercurial host Dionysus, along with their cohort of cult priestesses; a cavorting band of circus sirens and party starters.
To kick the evening off you will be lead (quite literally), down to the sparkling tunnels filled with flowers and fairy lights and into the vaults.
The feast begins as soon as you enter the Vaults with fresh bread hanging from the ceilings and a 5-course meal, with each course named after a different deity or idea - Cornucopia, Zeus, Dionysus, Hermes and Hera. But the real gem about this evening will be the entertainment! And, with a live and raunchy all-female led performance, this evening will be a night to remember!
Performances are on from September 2018, all the way through to January. The dress code requirement is 'your most bedazzled, bejewelled and brilliant sequinned self'. So, why not have a little fun and mischief this October and book yourself into this night of frivolities?!
The Vaults Main Entrance, Leake Street, London SE1 7NN
If you love a great film then London Film Festival is for you!
On from the 10th- 21st of October, the BFI London Film Festival is the hottest social event to be a part of! Based in London, expect movie premieres, events, awards and plenty of glitz and glam!
Our highlights of the 12-day Film Festival include Screen Talks with Kiera Knightley, Maggie Gyllenhaal and Alfonso Cuaron. Headline Gala nights where you will get to join London Film Festival on the red carpet to celebrate and watch debut films such as Can You Ever Forgive Me with Melissa McCarthy, The Front Runner with Hugh Jackman. And, finally the female-led cast, Widows with academy award winning director, Steve Mcqueen.
An exciting film festival to make an appearance at, we know you'll love the London Film Festival!
Various Venues throughout London
Cocktail hour, every hour of the day?! Yes, please!!!
London Cocktail Week is back! On from the 1st to the 7th of October, this is a week-long festival celebrating the very best that London's cocktail scene can offer! From Clapham to Clerkenwell and popping up in various venues around London there's something on for everyone during this boozy week!
Our top highlight has to be World Class Drinks at Ham Yard Hotel which will be hosting not one, but two pop-ups during the week on their rooftop terrace, in the heart of Soho. With sweeping views of the London skyline, sip in style and learn how to make World Class drinks at home with World Class winners Jack Sotti and Dan Warren on Monday the 1st of October.
Or, alternatively, take part in a Bloody Mary Masterclass with UK Ketel One brand ambassador Kate Jackson on Tuesday the 2nd of October 2018.
Other key highlights include:
"A Touch Of Rouge" at Oriole Bar, (where you will be treated to an evening of exclusive Grand Marnier cocktails - only available for London Cocktail Week, dinner and a choreographed and impromptu contemporary dance performance). Or, an evening with Sager + Wilde and Four Pillars Gin (a collaboration to bring you four tasty dishes paired with four incredible cocktails) and The Art of The Mix (a collaboration between Cointreau and Sketch London) .
So go on, get the espresso martinis rolling and enjoy the very best that London Cocktail Week has to offer!
Various Venues throughout London
Our AW18 Look Book has landed!
As you may know, Rockett St George was founded by best friends, Jane Rockett and Lucy St George, in 2007, who would spend hours searching for unique, amusing and personal items at car boot sales and vintage fairs. Determined to break free from chain store offerings, Jane and Lucy's dream was to help others like them express themselves creatively in their homes.
So, to this day, Jane and Lucy curate and design every product that you see on the Rockett St George website. When it comes to curating new collections Jane and Lucy have just one rule: to only buy what they love.
With every product selection that they design, they ask themselves 'Would I have that in my home?' or 'How would I feel if someone gave that to me?'.
It's because of this personal process that we believe makes Rockett St George stand out from the rest.
This season, we have designed our Look Book a little bit differently.
So, Jane and Lucy have put their heads together and predicted what interior trends they expect to be in vogue. To guide you through their trend predictions we have curated the catalogue with a page-by-page preview of each trend. From rich colour pallets, opulent furniture, luxurious velvets, rock 'n' roll animal prints, boho relaxation pieces and our new curated paint range the Rockett St George Autumn Winter 2018 Collection will help you express yourself creatively in the home.
We have written a series of blogs on these trends, with more to be released throughout October which you can view here.
You can view the Digital Look Book here: RSG AW18 LOOKBOOK.
We really hope you love our AW18 Collection as much as we do! AND, if you want to see all of our fabulous and exciting products in person, why not head on over to our concession in the Middle Atrium on the 4th Floor of Liberty London?! We have all of our latest and most exciting collections there, including lots of gift ideas for Christmas!
Rockett St George, Middle Atrium, 4th Floor, Regent Street, Carnaby, London, W1B 5AH
Get freaky with our Halloween Party Playlist!
- Thriller, Michael Jackson
- Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This), Eurythmics
- Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps), David Bowie
- Heads With Roll, Yeah, Yeah, Yeahs
- Stranger Things, Kyle Dixon & Michael Stein
- Monster Mash, Bobby "Borris" Pickett
- I Put A Spell on You, Screamin' Jay Hawkins
- Rockstar (ft.21 Savage), Post Malone
- Somebody's Watching Me, Rockwell
- (Don't Fear) The Reaper, Blue Oyster Cult
- And more, on our Spotify Playlist.