It’s the perfect place for a Winter date night, to spend bonfire night or Halloween with friends, with hearty warming food, hot cocktails and fire pits to toast marshmallows around. That’s right, the Queen of Hoxton Wigwam is BACK!
Reincarnated into a Viking stronghold, with the help of festival production maestros Fables (Secret Garden Party, Shambala, Outlook) the rooftop bar has been transformed into a Nordic hideaway complete with long boat, feasting hall inside a WigWam, fire pits, driftwood sculptures and plenty of drinking horns.
As always a series of immersive events and workshops will be on offer throughout the Winter.
Read on for a flavour….
Storytelling with Giles Abbott *Halloween Special*
Light falters. Nights lengthen. Darkness grows. Love is murdered. Come to the longship and hear a tale of betrayal, loss and longed for recovery, and will the light to return! Giles is an award-winning storyteller, who has been featured on Radio 4, as well as national and international touring.
Dates: *31 October, 28 November, 30 Jan, 27 February
Viking Life Drawing with Art Macabre: Hel and Odin *Bonfire Night Special
Remember, remember to join QOH for a Viking themed feast for the senses! Sketch mighty gods and goddesses of the Nordic underworld. Hear tales of Viking folklore and sketch Hel and Odin! Take a seat on the wooden fur-topped benches, treetrunk tables and grab a tankard of warming hot cocktails or spiced ale from the bar. Drawing materials and paper provided. Very limited spaces available for this cosy drawing special! Over 18s only.
Date: 5th November 2016, 1-3pm
AVM Curiosities present The Anglo-Saxon Drinking Cabinet
Join QOH in the cosy wigwam for a tasting and a trip back in time – Vikings and Shield Maidens, it’s time to down your weapons and join award-winning food historian Tasha Marks from AVM Curiosities for a peek into the Anglo-Saxon drinking cabinet. From nettle and dandelion martinis to honey spiked mead punch, find out the legend behind your liquor and the tales of your tipple. Expect ancient cocktails, historical titbits and even some 14th century drinking games.
Date: 20th November, 6pm -10pm
Viking Chain Maille Jewellery Workshop
Once the ultimate armour for any Viking warrior, join jeweller Annie Mason to learn the ancient art of Chain Maille for a somewhat more decorative effect. Grab a warming winter cocktail and take your seat in Skye’s Viking Wigwam, where Annie will take you through the process of linking rings together to form a beautiful fabric like mesh. You’ll create your very own piece of jewellery to take home and treasure – and once you’ve mastered the technique there’s no end to what you can make!
Date: 8th November, 6.30pm-9pm