Festival of Imagination

 
 

THIS EVENT ENDED ON THE 3RD MARCH 2014

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Selfridges, 400 Oxford Street, Marylebone, London W1U 1AB 
 
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Dates:
10th January 2014 until 3rd March 2014
 
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Mon-Sat 9.30am-9pm | Sun 12pm-6pm
 
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Festival of ImaginationInspired by Harry Gordon Selfridge's famous mantra "Imagination is the mother of originality, we encourage imagination in every way possible", the Selfridges Festival of Imagination will see the store host a series of stimulating events and talks. Among the line-up is poet Carol Ann Duffy, designer David McCandless and filmmaker Simon Chinn, known for his Academy Award-winning documentaries 'Searching for Sugarman' and 'Man on Wire'. Plus, the world-store will fill its shelves with pioneering products that lead the way in design, fashion and technology.

 

About Selfridges

Don't be fooled into thinking that this huge department store is simply a Mecca for commercialism and shopaholics. Selfridges has a truly fascinating history that supports its excellent reputation for providing a huge range of high quality goods. Emphasising the ethos that "shopping should be fun", the stores original founder, US entrepreneur Harry Gordon Selfridge, defined the shop's hands-on, theatrical image that has endured since its opening in 1909. More about Selfridges

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LondonTown.com - Festival of Imagination Location Map

 
 
 
Underground Stations

Underground Stations

 
Bond Street Tube Station
 
3 minutes walk
 
Marble Arch Tube Station
 
5 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
Marylebone Railway Station
 
14 minutes walk
 
Paddington Railway Station
 
21 minutes walk
 
 
Car Parks

Car Parks

 
Welbeck Street NCP
 
4 minutes walk
 
Marble Arch Car Parks
 
4 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £100  29% off
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London > Entertainment > Classical Music
36 Wigmore Street, Marylebone, London W1U | 5 minutes from Festival of Imagination
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London > Entertainment > Cinemas
96-98 Baker Street, Marylebone, London W1U | 9 minutes from Festival of Imagination
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London Palladium
London > Entertainment > Theatres
8 Argyll Street, Soho, London W1F | 11 minutes from Festival of Imagination
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London > Attractions > Other Attractions
Oxford Street, Marylebone, London W1C | 3 minutes from Festival of Imagination
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London > Attractions > Art Galleries
10 Lees Place, W1K | 3 minutes from Festival of Imagination
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London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Hertford House, Manchester Square, Marylebone, London W1U | 4 minutes from Festival of Imagination
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London > Shopping > Office Supply
Selfridges, Ground Floor 400 Oxford Street, Marylebone, London W1A | 1 minute from Festival of Imagination
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Selfridges
London > Shopping > Department Stores
400 Oxford Street, Marylebone, London W1U | Same location as Festival of Imagination
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Selfridges, 400 Oxford Street, Marylebone, London W1A | 1 minute from Festival of Imagination
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London > Restaurants > French restaurants
Selfridges, 400 Oxford Street, Marylebone, London W1A | 1 minute from Festival of Imagination
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London > Restaurants > Modern European restaurants
400 Oxford Street, W1A | 1 minute from Festival of Imagination
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London > Education > Cookery Courses
118 Marylebone Lane, Marylebone, London W1U | 5 minutes from Festival of Imagination
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London > Education > Adult Education
19 Wigmore Street, W1U | 5 minutes from Festival of Imagination
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London > Education > Cookery Courses
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London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Duke Street, Mayfair, London W1K | 3 minutes from Festival of Imagination
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London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
49 Brook Street, W1K | 5 minutes from Festival of Imagination
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London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
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London > Nightlife > Pubs
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London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
23 Orchard Street, W1H | 2 minutes from Festival of Imagination
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London > Nightlife > Bars
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London > Nightlife > Bars
50/54 Blandford Street, W1U | 5 minutes from Festival of Imagination
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Selfridges events

 
Impossible Project Launch Pop Up In Store At SelfridgesImpossible Project Launch Pop Up In Store At Selfridges27th November 2014Tuesday 20th January 2015 Where:
Selfridges, 400  Oxford Street      W1U 1AB
Category: event
Free EventOngoing
Impossible Project Launch Pop Up In Store At Selfridges
event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Photography | PRICING  Free  
DATES  23rd October 2014 to 20th January 2015 - 9am-7.15pm
VENUE  Selfridges 
Ian Hislop: Private Eye Annual & A Cartoon HistoryIan Hislop: Private Eye Annual & A Cartoon HistoryThe editor of the news and current affairs magazine, sign copies of the 2014 annual.9th December 2014Tuesday 9th December 2014 Where:
Selfridges, 400  Oxford Street      W1U 1AB
Category: event
Free EventOn Soon
Ian Hislop: Private Eye Annual & A Cartoon History
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Literary Events & Book Signings | PRICING  Free  
DATES  Tuesday 9th December 2014 - 1pm-2pm
VENUE  Selfridges 
The editor of the news and current affairs magazine, sign copies of the 2014 annual.
 

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Christmas Shopping Party 2014
Exhibitions | On 27th November 2014 

Grays Antiques 4 minutes walk from Selfridges

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Thursday Lunchtime Showcase Series at Wigmore Hall - Kotaro Fukuma, piano
Concerts | On 27th November 2014 

Wigmore Hall 5 minutes walk from Selfridges

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Christoph Pregardien, Julian Pregardien, Michael Gees
Concerts | On 27th November 2014 

Wigmore Hall 5 minutes walk from Selfridges

The father-and-son tenors join pianist Gees for a programme including Mozart, Beethoven, Silcher, Schubert and Brahms....More

The Future Of Retail Banking
Business Events | Until 27th November 2014 

Radisson Blu Portman Hotel 5 minutes walk from Selfridges

The Future of Retail Banking, now in its 17th year, continues to attract senior executives from across the UK & ...More

Michael Williams
Exhibitions | Until 31st January 2015 

Michael Werner Gallery 5 minutes walk from Selfridges

A solo exhibition by the Pennsylvania-born artist, featuring colourful, large-scale paintings....More

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Exhibitions | Until 17th January 2015 

Gimpel Fils 6 minutes walk from Selfridges

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Chiltern Street Christmas Shopping Night
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Chiltern Street 6 minutes walk from Selfridges

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