the society of cocktails is back with memory bar

Remember the fantastic immersive cocktails on the (digital) beach last year that transported us to another world? Well, Thomas Buckley, the installation artist behind those events is back with another Society of Cocktails’ pop-up.

Think cocktail masterclass meets art installation with a sprinkling of the joy of fairytales and you’ll start to get the picture. We fell in love with their last immersive cocktail event, a spooky theatrical journey into the all-encompassing world of Baba the witch at Tea with Baba and now they’re back with another corker.

This time around, it’s all about memories. Inspired by his experience of befriending with loneliness charity Together Co, Buckley created Memory Bar, which translates other people’s real memories into elaborate cocktails and truly immersive moments in a uniquely touching (and tasty) experience. Many of the people helped by the charity shared their memories, while others have been chosen from those submitted (you can still share yours!) or from archives in The Keep.

You’ll choose a memory from a beautifully bound collection, the softly lit room you’re in transforming before your eyes as the memory is recreated just for you . Using a combination of taste (those delicious cocktails), sound, smell and Buckley’s top-notch projection skills, you may be transported to the likes of a dreamy beach in Devon in the rain, the sitting room of Liam’s aunt, share Eleanor’s first-ever experience of a banana or Doris’ memory of eating ice-cream with her sister. If only memories really were made of this!

Friday 22nd November – Sunday 24th November and Friday 29th – Saturday 30th November, various start times; tickets from £30 (a portion of the sales goes to support Together Co)
The Room Above, Aguadulce, Kings Road, Brighton BN1 1NE