This winter, Queen of Hoxton presents an escape to a glittering Emerald realm where nothing is quite what it seems and even the beer runs green… one thing’s for sure, you’re not in Kansas anymore.
From October 24th, Queen of Hoxton’s Shoreditch rooftop will be going green. Climb the yellow brick road up to their cosy rooftop WigWam where you’ll find a bewitching green den. Feast on hearty Kansas style food – such as the Green Witch Veggie Burger with Black Bun, or the Munchkin Pumpkin Pot Roast – before continuing along the golden path to the Emerald Garden. There you’ll find fire pits to toast marshmallows around, and walls glistening with Emerald jewels, as well as a hidden bar serving up hot and cold green cocktail delights, including the hot Pumpkin Spiced Mulled Cider and the cold Emerald Bellini (with a salted caramel and popping candy rim).
Queen of Hoxton will be holding a series of immersive events to entertain, inspire and excite, throughout the long winter nights, as they continue to celebrate the season of the witch. You can join their coven and enrol for witch academy classes. Learn Pxssy magic and how to cast spells, gather around firepits with mulled wine to hear feminist witch storytelling and shop for everything from sage smudging sticks to Yoni wands at their winter witch craft market in the WigWam. They’ll also be hosting green eco-events such as a big green clothes swap and pickling workshops to make Christmas gifts from kitchen scraps. Here’s a taster below, with more to be announced soon.
The Emerald Isle: Storytelling with Giles Abbott
Wednesday 30 October, 7-9pm | Tickets HERE
Glittering green hills, misty mountains and magical goings on: Ireland has long captured the imagination of poets, storytellers and all who visit its sparkling shores. Huddle around the fire with award-winning storyteller Giles Abbott for a journey to the mystical Emerald Isle, all the while surrounded by the Queen of Hoxton’s very own land of Oz – The Emerald City.
Winter wigwam storytelling with Giles Abbott
Sunday 03 November, 5-7pm | Tickets HERE
As the days darken and nights draw in, what better way to spend a chilly Sunday afternoon than eavesdropping on some classic storytelling under the cover of a witch’s wigwam? Grab a drink, put your feet up and join award-winning storyteller Giles Abbott on the rooftop for a story session not to be missed.
Make your own eco-friendly incense with Suhaiyla Shakuwra
Tuesday 19 November, 7-9pm | Tickets HERE
Learn how to create your own incense to attract love and abundance with healer, tarot priestess and jewellery designer Suhaiyla Shakuwra. In this workshop, Suhaiyla will teach you about where to find and forage for seasonal herbs in and around London. You will learn how to cut, bind and dry your own herbs and go home with your very own sustainable, eco-friendly incense sticks!
Wicked Witches? Storytelling with Giles Abbott
Wednesday 20 November, 7-9pm | Tickets HERE
Forget hubble bubble toil and trouble, warts and broomsticks: these wicked witches are sassy, clever, and not to be messed with. From classic tales such as The Princess & The Swans to menstruating giantesses in Old Norse mythology, huddle around the Wicked Witch of the West’s house in our secret rooftop wigwam and enter the world of magic, cauldrons and witch craft with award-winning storyteller Giles Abbott
Secret Sunsets: The Emerald City Silent Disco
Tuesday 26 November, 7pm; 28 January; 19 February; 24 March | Tickets HERE
Grab your greenest garments, follow the Yellow Brick Road and stumble into the magical realm of The Emerald City for a Secret Sunrise silent disco special and magical journey through the wonderful world of Oz. Dance under the night sky on top of East London’s coolest rooftop terrace. Be guided through this immersive dance experience and shake off the day. Secret Sunrise is inclusive to all, whether you are a scarecrow, lion or tin man, just come down but be ready to move your body and connect. “If we walk far enough,” says Dorothy, “we shall sometime come to someplace.” Participants encouraged to dress up in their greenest clothes, PLUS there will be a (biodegradable) green glitter station on hand to help bring the glimmering shimmering Emerald City to life!
Witch, Please! Rooftop witchCRAFT Market
Saturday 30 November, 12-6pm | Tickets HERE
A craft market with a witchy twist! Forage for some magical, seasonal gifts – from healing crystals and home-made incense to yoni wands, pxssy magic and empowerment spells, discover the weird and wonderful world of the modern witch. Live tarot reading and mulled wine will be on hand…
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