SW7, the celebrated showcase event hosted by the Science Museum, the Victoria and Albert Museum and the Natural History Museum, returned for the fourth time on Tuesday 5th July, welcoming some of the biggest names in the events industry. Guests were divided into three groups, with each one enjoying the drinks reception, main course and a dessert at a different museum, exchanging places at two separate intervals during the evening. Those attending enjoyed a taste of the exceptional food, first-class entertainment and décor within each of the museums’ unique event spaces.
On arrival at the Science Museum, guests were greeted by a spectacular acrobatic performance in a human-size birdcage suspended from the rafters of the Energy Hall, by Full Circle. The guests were then lead through the dramatically lit Exploring Space Gallery by gymnasts who performed at the London Olympic Games opening ceremony into the Making the Modern World Gallery.
Guests enjoyed a spectacular Olympic Games themed menu, created by leading event caterers Moving Venue by Smart, celebrating the cuisines of London, Brazil and Japan. The specially crafted menu was themed in honour of next month’s highly anticipated Olympic games in Rio, followed by the Tokyo games in 2020. The London 2012 Olympic games was also celebrated and represented, with speciality dishes being served.
The Olympic themed menu consisted of Earl grey cured salmon with charcoal blinis, ‘Empadinha de Palmito’ palm heart, tomato and olive empadinha, and a Japanese pancake topped with shrimp, chill and filled with sweet cabbage. Guests were encouraged to interact with Moving Venue’s chefs during main course and enjoy dishes such as; fillet of beef feijoada carved with black beans and rice or Sashimi of tuna with sweet cure tuna, green papaya salad. Dessert included a boozy passion fruit and mango Eton Mess with coconut meringues, mini doughnuts with dulce du leche and Sweet Sushi.
Production at the Science Museum was by White Light, who projected video animation of sports scenes and the Olympic torch onto the gallery walls. The finale of the event was a dynamic performance by Afishal, who has pioneered his own visual DJ Rig, and has already gained a celebrity following with clients including Beyoncé, Man United and the England Rugby Squad.
Take a look at the highlights from the Science Museum here.