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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Underground Stations

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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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Radisson Blu Edwardian Sussex Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £62  28% off
19-25 Granville Place, W1H | 2 minutes from Festival of Imagination
Smart and modern with slate floors and a unique leather reception area, the Sussex is one of Radisson's more contemporary hotels. Italian designer influences are evident ... More
 
 
 
Mandeville Hotel London
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £100  27% off
Mandeville Place, W1U | 3 minutes from Festival of Imagination
At the Oxford Street end of pretty Marylebone village, this hotel earns its 'boutique' label due to its uniquely designed funky interiors. The swanky deVigne bar ... More
 
 
 
Marriott Hotel Grosvenor Square
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £133  27% off
Grosvenor Square, W1K | 3 minutes from Festival of Imagination
It is all in the detail at this plush hotel with fluffy pillows, marble bathrooms and heated towel racks adding to the experience. Once a stately ... More
 
 
 
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Treasure Of The Month: Close-Helmet For The Field, Of Burgonet Form, Landshut, C 1550-60: Talk
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: Tuesday 23rd September 2014 - 1pm-2pm
Wallace Collection, Hertford House, Manchester Square, Marylebone, London W1U | 4 minutes from Festival of Imagination
With lecturer Tobias Capwell....More
 
 
 
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Madame Tussauds - Priority Entrance Tickets
London > Events > Attraction  Dates: 3rd March 2010
Madame Tussauds, Marylebone Road, NW1 | 11 minutes from Festival of Imagination
In 1835, Marie Tussaud - former sculptor to the court of Louis XVI - established a sideshow of waxworks of famous contemporary and historical figures (not ...More
 
 
 
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Percussion Open Day
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: Tuesday 23rd September 2014 - 2pm-5pm
Royal Academy Of Music, Marylebone Road, NW1 | 12 minutes from Festival of Imagination
Introduction to the percussion department of the Royal Academy of Music....More
 
 
 
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Wigmore Hall
London > Entertainment > Classical Music
36 Wigmore Street, Marylebone, London W1U | 5 minutes from Festival of Imagination
Built by the Bechstein piano company in 1901, this grandiose concert hall is regarded by many as London's best venue for chamber and solo performances. Wigmore ... More
 
 
 
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The Screen on Baker Street
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
96-98 Baker Street, Marylebone, London W1U | 9 minutes from Festival of Imagination
Two intimate screening rooms, plush seating and high-tech facilities make The Screen on Baker Street a good choice for film lovers in the area. Tucked away ... More
 
 
 
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London Palladium
London > Entertainment > Theatres
8 Argyll Street, Soho, London W1F | 11 minutes from Festival of Imagination
For those who owned televisions in the 1950s and 1960s, the London Palladium is quite simply the most famous variety theatre in the world. Stars who ... More
 
 
 
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Oxford Street
London > Attractions > Other Attractions
Oxford Street, Marylebone, London W1C | 3 minutes from Festival of Imagination
With over 200 million visitors a year, more than 300 shops and 5 million square feet of retail space, Oxford Street lays claim to being London's ... More
 
 
 
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Gallery Elena Shchukina
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
10 Lees Place, W1K | 3 minutes from Festival of Imagination
Gallery Elena Shchukina opens 24th September 2013. Artist and curator Elena Shchukina is launching an eponymous space in Mayfair this September that will challenge the trend ... More
 
 
 
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Wallace Collection
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Hertford House, Manchester Square, Marylebone, London W1U | 4 minutes from Festival of Imagination
Free art classes and workshops, talks and tours, bring alive to visitors the varied works of art contained in the 25 galleries of the Wallace Collection, ... More
 
 
 
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Ordning & Reda
London > Shopping > Office Supply
Selfridges, Ground Floor 400 Oxford Street, Marylebone, London W1A | 1 minute from Festival of Imagination
Simple and elegant, Ordning & Reda's range of self-designed Swedish paper products will put the feel-good factor back in your letter-writing life. And if you ... More
 
 
 
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Selfridges
London > Shopping > Department Stores
400 Oxford Street, Marylebone, London W1U | Same location as Festival of Imagination
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 ... More
 
 
 
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Celine
London > Shopping > Clothing
Selfridges, 400 Oxford Street, Marylebone, London W1A | 1 minute from Festival of Imagination
Clothing ... More
 
 
 
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Aubaine
London > Restaurants > French restaurants
Selfridges, 400 Oxford Street, Marylebone, London W1A | 1 minute from Festival of Imagination
French bistro Aubaine is now available for shoppers at Selfridges, situated right in the heart of the new Shoe Galleries section of the store. The perfect ... More
 
 
 
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The Corner Restaurant & Champagne Bar
London > Restaurants > Modern European restaurants
400 Oxford Street, W1A | 1 minute from Festival of Imagination
Modern European Cuisine... More
 
 
 
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Yo! Sushi
London > Restaurants > Japanese restaurants
Selfridges, 400 Oxford Street, Marylebone, London W1A | 1 minute from Festival of Imagination
For anyone who needs a fast, healthy lunch Yo! Sushi is the place to go. Its conveyor belt service means you've always got plenty of choice, ... More
 
 
 
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La Cucina Caldesi
London > Education > Cookery Courses
118 Marylebone Lane, Marylebone, London W1U | 5 minutes from Festival of Imagination
The Caldesi family first set up a cooking school in Giancarlo's native Tuscany. His 'Return to Tuscany' was captured by BBC cameras and dished up on ... More
 
 
 
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L'Atelier des Chefs
London > Education > Adult Education
19 Wigmore Street, W1U | 5 minutes from Festival of Imagination
Whether you're a Nigella or not in the kitchen, the L'atelier des Chefs cookery school can teach you something. Classes are given in the basement kitchens ... More
 
 
 
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Cookery School
London > Education > Cookery Courses
15B Little Portland Street, W1W | 10 minutes from Festival of Imagination
Awarded The Best City Cookery School 2013, the Cookery School at Little Portland Street has been teaching people to make simple, honest food for more than ... More
 
 
 
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Brown Hart Gardens
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Duke Street, Mayfair, London W1K | 3 minutes from Festival of Imagination
This beautiful garden just off Oxford Street and close to Selfridges occupies an unlikely position - above an electricity sub-station. Brown Hart Gardens were re-opened in ... More
 
 
 
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Claridge's Health Club & Spa
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
49 Brook Street, W1K | 5 minutes from Festival of Imagination
Found on the top floor of Claridge's, the Health Club & Spa provides the chance to enjoy relaxing treatments while looking across London. In the spa, ... More
 
 
 
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Nyumba
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
6-7 Mount Street, Mayfair, London W1K | 6 minutes from Festival of Imagination
Presided over by the outrageous, extravagant artist Michael Charalambous, Nyumba is not so much a unisex salon as a place of rest and relaxation, boasting some ... More
 
 
 
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Punch Bowl
London > Nightlife > Pubs
41 Farm Street, Mayfair, London W1J | 8 minutes from Festival of Imagination
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Duke of Wellington
London > Nightlife > Pubs
94a Crawford Street, Marylebone, London W1H | 10 minutes from Festival of Imagination
... More
 
 
 
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The Only Running Footman
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
5 Charles Street, Mayfair, London W1J | 10 minutes from Festival of Imagination
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Chakana
London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
23 Orchard Street, W1H | 2 minutes from Festival of Imagination
David Beckham, One Direction and Pixie Lott have all partied at Chakana, a late-night Inca-inspired lounge bar brought to you by Nick House, the entrepreneur behind ... More
 
 
 
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Purl
London > Nightlife > Bars
50/54 Blandford Street, W1U | 5 minutes from Festival of Imagination
Drinks come with a pre warning at this flamboyant cocktail bar. Purl is a speakeasy bar that prides itself in its extravagant cocktail menu, which sees ... More
 
 
 
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The Coburg Bar
London > Nightlife > Bars
Connaught Hotel, Mayfair, London W1K | 6 minutes from Festival of Imagination
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The Wallace Collection
London > Business > Venue Hire
Hertford House, Manchester Square, Marylebone, London W1U | 4 minutes from Festival of Imagination
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Claridge's
London > Business > Venue Hire
Brook Street, Mayfair, Mayfair, London W1K | 5 minutes from Festival of Imagination
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28 Portland Place
London > Business > Venue Hire
28 Portland Place, Fitzrovia, London W1B | 10 minutes from Festival of Imagination
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Treasure Of The Month: Close-Helmet For The Field, Of Burgonet Form, Landshut, C 1550-60: Talk
Exhibitions | Until 23rd September 2014 

Wallace Collection 4 minutes walk from Selfridges

With lecturer Tobias Capwell....More

Stephen Costello & Danielle Orlando
Concerts | On 23rd September 2014 

Wigmore Hall 5 minutes walk from Selfridges

The tenor and pianist perform a recital....More

Guy Ben-Ner: Soundtrack
Exhibitions | Until 10th October 2014 

Gimpel Fils 6 minutes walk from Selfridges

Ben-Ner and his family act out scenes from films in the quietly domestic setting of the family kitchen. These installations ...More

All That Matters Is What's Left Behind
Exhibitions | Until 8th November 2014 

Ronchini Gallery 6 minutes walk from Selfridges

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She Was Despised: Handel And Susannah Cibber
She Was Despised: Handel And Susannah Cibber
Exhibitions | Until 28th November 2014 

Handel House Museum 6 minutes walk from Selfridges

The Handel House Museum looks at the life of actress and singer Susannah Cibber, who was born 300 years ago. ...More

 
Anthony Caro: The Last Sculptures
Exhibitions | Until 25th October 2014 

Annely Juda Fine Art 6 minutes walk from Selfridges

A retrospective of works by the English modernist abstract sculptor....More

The Mayfair Community Choir
Exhibitions | Until 28th October 2014 

The Grosvenor Chapel 7 minutes walk from Selfridges

A Local choir every Tuesday....More

Francesca Woodman: Zigzag
Exhibitions | Until 4th October 2014 

Victoria Miro Mayfair 8 minutes walk from Selfridges

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Simon Costin's Impossible Catwalk Shows
Exhibitions | Until 13th December 2014 

Fashion Space Gallery, London College Of Fashion 8 minutes walk from Selfridges

Simon Costin's Impossible Catwalk Shows will see visitors immersed into his magical and mythical world of set design. The exhibition ...More

 
 
 
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