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L’atelier des Chefs - interactive cooking and dining

’atelier des Chefs St Paul’s is a brand new venue offering a unique interactive cooking and dining

experience, whereby participants work in teams under guidance from professional chefs. Afterwards they sit down all together and enjoy their ‘wonderful meal’!

cooking class soon and enjoy a unique cook and dine experience! Classes can simply be booked on their

website or by phone on 0207 796 0110.

O L’atelier des Chefs are the inventors of

the 30 minute lunchtime cooking class, the ‘Cook, Eat and Run’ – perfect for a quick lunch break! They also run corporate and team building events for between 15 and 100 people. They offer a huge range of different classes and world cuisines, ranging from; British classics to Street food, Macaroon’s, Sushi and much more – something to suit everyone’s tastes! The venue also has a cookware shop for all your culinary needs. It is open from Monday to Saturday and

has classes running throughout the day and into the evening. So, whether it's a quick lunch with colleagues or a relaxing activity after work, join L’atelier des Chefs

for a

Barbicanarama By Alan Budgen

Matter exhibition at Knoll International

ne of the world’s most iconic contemporary furniture design companies, Knoll International,

has its showroom only a short walk away from the Barbican – at 91 Goswell Road. During The London Design Festival, Knoll will be hosting an exhibition featuring the important graphic designer


photographer Herbert Matter. ‘Knoll and Matter: Redefining Visual Communication’ will highlight the impact Matter made in transforming the role of photography and photomontage in graphic design, and how he helped shape the vocabulary of 20th century design.


Opera Gala Evening - Wednesday 26 September at 7.30pm See article on page26 for details.

Nonsuch Singers 7.30pm, Saturday 20 October 2012 Lasset uns frohlocken! Guest conductor: Libby Burgess Richard Pearce, organ Tickets: £15, £12 concessions, under 16s free. Available at concerts.htm or at the door (cheque or cash)

All Souls 4 November, 4.00pm There is beautiful music, readings and prayers. We light candles and the names of the dead are read out in the darkened church.It is a moving occasion, and many people find it a comforting and an important point in the year. Please tell your family, friends and neighbours and bring them along with you.

Book Fair

Monday 26 November - Monday 3 December 11 - 4pm each day

Advent Party Day 2 December from 11am Face Painting, tree decorating, children's art and crafts good quality toys and clothes for sale, live music and carols.

Followed by Christingle Service 2 December 4.00pm A short service for children with stories and singing, and candles shining in the darkness.

Matter worked as a design consultant for

Knoll for over twenty years, designing much of the company’s visual identity including the Knoll logo and iconic advertising campaign posters. Matter is credited with breaking the boundaries between design and modern art movements in commercial work. His work was influenced by leading artists such as Alexander Calder, Jackson Pollock and Giacometti, whom Matter counted as close friends. There will be an in-conversation with

Kerry Purcell, Professor of Design History at University of Hertfordshire, on Tuesday, 18th September from 7pm and on Saturday 22nd September, there will be a screening of the documentary ‘The Visual Language of Herbert Matter’

as well as various

photographic activities. Reproductions of advertisements will be

shown alongside Knoll’s new furniture collections from London-based designer Marc Krusin, illustrating how contemporary Matter’s work remains. Visitors will also be able to purchase limited edition reproduction prints of Matter’s work during the exhibition. For those unable to shop at Knoll during

the week, the 664-metre showroom is open on the last Saturday of every month for browsing, buying and styling advice. This beautiful space, designed by Marc Krusin, offers the most comprehensive display of Knoll furniture anywhere in the UK. The ‘Knoll and Matter: Redefining

Visual Communication’ exhibition runs from14 September to 14 October2012. As noted above the Knoll showroom is at 91 Goswell Road, EC1V 7EX – Phone 020 7236 6655 and the company’s website is at

Knoll International is also offering 15% off any orders with the presentation of a copy of this issue of Barbican Life.


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