Kick The Gong Around & Hendrick's Gin present:
THE SECRET GARDEN - ROCOCO REVISITED
KTGA legendary unique style of IMMERSIVE PARTY is back for another diversion into the past. Turning back the clock farther than ever before, this time tribute will be paid to the frivolously ornate Rococo era - when fat cherubic bourbons ruled France, Marie Antoinette demanded the poor eat macaroons, faces were caked in white paint and even the most straight-laced had to wear curves to fit in.
Did you know that hidden among our city’s concrete jungle, opulent and leisurely outings of the fashionable elite take place behind the walls of secret gardens? Yup. And what, pray tell, does one find at such gatherings? Why, nothing but pink cakes, gin in tea cups, extravagant baroque costumes, delicate etiquettes, disgraceful sinners, forbidden lovers; all disguised behind lace masks and black moles.
And how does one find such a place? Opposite the Huangpu River, behind a gothic church and next to a memorable Shanghai lover’s bridge; you’ll find the Edwardian baroque venue known as Shanghai Rose. Formerly the British rowing club (built in 1905), this rarely-used magnificent structure contains all the decorous intimacy and curious delightful details of the Rococo era. With its elegant garden, half timbered boat house, charming cupola, it really is the Bund’s proverbial ‘icing on the cake’.
On the night in question, guests will wander through winding labyrinths, bask in stunning floral installations, sip on delicious Hendrick’s gin cocktails, listen to wonderful fairy tales, meet Marian Antoniette & Luis XVI, dance to baroque disco and engage in elegant sword play.
As is customary with KTGA adventures, every detail of the event will be tailored to create a atmosphere designed to astonish and beguile.
Expect the sounds, sights and the smells of this lost florid world to be all around you.