Banqueting House is to host accessories designer Anya Hindmarch’s creation ‘Chubby Cloud’, to celebrate London Fashion Week. Inspired by the cloud motif in Anya’s AW18 Chubby Collection, this experiential installation will enable visitors to climb on and sink into the world’s largest bean bag under the iconic Rubens ceiling in Banqueting House’s Main Hall.
Taking place from the 14th – 16th September, highlights of the three day event will include bedtime stories read by Poppy Delevingne and Claudia Winkleman, Yana Peel in conversation with Marc Quinn and Victoria Sin talking about body image in art, Anya Hindmarch in conversation with Lisa Armstrong, Professor Russell Foster talking about sleep, guided morning meditations with Happy Not Perfect, lullabies, Richard E Grant, tech talks, history talks and even Radio 4’s Shipping Forecast read live to music all taking place on the Chubby Cloud.
Visitors will also be able to enjoy Chubby Cloud inspired cakes in the Chubby Cloud pop-up café and visit the Chubby Cloud pop-up shop which will offer the designer’s latest Chubby Collection – released globally to coincide with the event – alongside products created exclusively for the event including Chubby Cloud cushions, Chubby Cloud eye masks and Chubby Cloud marshmallows.
Jennifer Lockham, Head of Banqueting House, commented: “We are so excited to be working with Anya Hindmarch to bring this one-of-a-kind installation to life in the stunning setting of Banqueting House. ‘Chubby Cloud’ is a unique way for visitors to take in the magnificent Rubens ceiling and learn about the incredibly rich history of Banqueting House, while all tickets sold will be reinvested in conservation and education activities, ensuring the venue is well maintained and open for all to enjoy.”
Anya Hindmarch continued: “Following on from our ‘Chubby Hearts over London’ campaign …[and] inspired by our Chubby Collection, the world’s biggest beanbag will (quite literally) immerse people in our brand whilst listening to and experiencing things that we love.”
The full programme of events can be viewed and booked at https://www.hrp.org.uk/banqueting-house/explore/chubby-cloud-by-anya-hindmarch/