The V&A, Science Museum and Natural History Museum team up for industry showcase eventThe Victoria and Albert Museum, Science Museum and Natural History Museum have joined forces once more to exhibit their venues at the hotly anticipated showcase event Strictly SW7 on 4th March 2014.
The event, launched by the museums in 2011 to celebrate the £28m transformation of Exhibition Road, is set to return, as the iconic venues open their doors to some of the biggest names in the events industry for an exclusive night of food, fun and entertainment.
After the success of previous years, Strictly SW7 is set to be bigger than ever, with the night being themed around the museums’ own cultural heritage. Catering, entertainment, lighting, flowers and furnishings will be designed by the venues’ suppliers in co-ordination with each museum’s content and collections, demonstrating the venues’ corporate events offering.
Invitees will be divided into three groups, each starting at a different museum and moving between venues at two intervals during the evening, giving the groups their very own experience of the night. Guests at the V&A will be treated to a menu created by Jackson Gilmour, while “rhubarb” will showcase their food at the Science Museum. The Natural History Museum will be catered by Ampersand.
Natalie Glaser, head of corporate events at the V&A, said: “Strictly SW7 is a truly exceptional event, where we can work side by side with our fellow museums to show the unique offering our venues provide within the London event scene. After receiving so much positive feedback from the last two Strictly SW7 events, we want to exceed expectations yet again, and showcase the high quality of our suppliers.”
A Twitter photo competition will be running throughout the evening, encouraging guests to tweet their #StrictlyExperience to be in with a chance of winning prizes sponsored by Ampersand, Satureyes and Pinstripes and Peonies.