Live jazz, live poetry, great food and delicious cocktails.
For one night, Cabinet Rooms will offer guests who join them at the “Beatnik Supper”.
Brought to you by Gary and Marcus, from Cabinet Rooms., the team behind Winchester Cocktail Week and the Ginchester Fête. Did you know the Ginchester Fête was named by Stylist Magazine as one of the top ways to celebrate World Gin Day in June?
“When we heard that Winchester was getting its very own jazz festival,” said Gary, “we knew straight away the kind of evening we wanted to host for it. There are a lot of creative, bohemian people in Winchester and we are very excited to recreate a cool 50’s vibe right here with them at our very own Beatnik Supper.”
Inspiration will be drawn from the writings of Beatniks such as Jack Kerouac and Allen Ginsberg as well as the organisers’ own travels to San Francisco. The evening will commence with a Beatnik cocktail and guests will enjoy a three-course meal prepared by the chef at Forte Kitchen. Live jazz music will be played by Duo Theory with Tamas Teszary on vibraphone and Wu Yen Chan on bass. Southampton’s Poet Laureate for Children, Matt West, will be there to read Beatnik poetry and, in true spirit of the movement, will be writing a poem based on thoughts and ideas offered by guests on the night.
“This is going be a Jazz Festival event like no other,” said Gary, “and we can’t wait to celebrate with the city’s hippest cats. Be there or be square!”
The event starts at 7pm on Saturday 24 September. Tickets cost £49.95 per person and include a cocktail on arrival, three-course dinner, live jazz and live poetry. Spaces are limited so advanced booking is essential via www.cabinetrooms.com