Saturday, 18 December 2010
Sat 17th Dec: Bompas and Parr at The Architectural Association
The Architectural Association decided to deck out their Christmas party in the theme of "The Cook the Thief His Wife & Her Lover". The original art department from the 1989 film by Michael Howells was re-interpreted by new kids on the block Bompass & Parr.. Renowned for their specialist jelly making and in particular dabbling with architectural moulds it was the perfect pairing (remember that gingerbread Gherkin?). In 2008 Bompass and Parr actually invited architects to design a jelly as part of the London Festival of Architecture. Last night's spectacle however was a move on from another project - the Scratch 'n' Sniff cinema event they held where viewers watched "The Cook the Thief His Wife & Her Lover" whilst sniffing synthesised odours of rotting meat! Just a touch of hanging meat was used again to decorate this punch bar. The warm cocktail was a deadly concoction of gin with chunks of pineapple and a whole heap of festive tasting spices, served in a tea cup. The jellys followed suit in the boozy Christmas vein with Absinthe and Lime or Champagne and Violet with suspended blueberries.
After the feast it was time to work off the trifle with a dance on the checkerboard floor............ which is where I stepped in being the dj for the night..........along with Anna Murray who I asked to join me to literally "Pump Up The Jam" (here she is at the very end of the night when we were packing up and the red lights were dismantled)