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Hendrick's Idlerism, Dream Lab and Feasting at their Carnival of Knowledge 2013

  ~ It may only be the beginning of March, but when it comes to the Brighton Fringe in May it is definitely worth booking some events as soon as possible.  Pitching up this year at Angel House, 1 Brunswick Terrace in Hove, Hendrick’s have devised a Carnival of Knowledge, with a selection of beguiling events that will take place over the course of four days.

Last year, Hendrick’s created a pop-up library in Jubilee Square with so many curiosities and peculiar oddities to peruse while supping a delightful cocktail (and they really were, delightful) that a precedent has been set and much is anticipated as a consequence.

Running from 24th to 27th May 2013, there will be free admission throughout to the Hendrick’s Parlour Bar from 12 – 11pm, as well as a series of ticketed events, where they promise to provide a blend of unusual characters, eye-opening wisdom and exquisite cocktails for the curiously-minded.

Hendrick's gin cocktails
This year Hendrick’s will be joined by The Idler Academy, QI's Director of Information John Mitchinson, Mark Vernon, Murray Lachlan-Young, LAS theatre group and guest chefs, who are yet to be announced.

Their programme of events includes an exclusive evening of curious dishes, cocktails and entertainment; a symposium on the lesser-known philosophy of idlerism and a dream lab investigating stimuli for dreams.

As ever Hendrick’s compendium of offerings sounds beguiling and ingenious if a little hyperbolic, however last year they did deliver a fabulously designed setting, some highly enjoyable cocktails and a great selection of events.  So, check out these events, book online and then all you need do is look forward to a few cucumber and rose infused gin libations while your head sizzles with curiosity, or something like that anyway.

Hednrick's gin
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