Art & Cocktails in the sky with Searcys and Lisa Lloyd4 October 2022
Lisa Lloyd – contemporary paper artist
Rise up to the top of London’s most iconic skyscraper for culture and cocktails in the sky as we launch our first art exhibition with contemporary paper artist, Lisa Lloyd, from October 1st to November 30th 2022.
Journey to our 39th floor to be greeted by the colourful and intricate hand-created masterpieces by Hove based artist Lisa Lloyd Rise’, with all pieces made entirely from paper. Inspired by the shapes and movement found in nature, the pieces have been specially designed by Lisa for Searcys and are available to purchase.
Blending art with gastronomy, diners can get a taste of art at the bar, with the talented Iris bar mixologists creating two special edition drinks inspired by the series. Tipples include Rise 1 (elderflower liquor, grenadine, lemon juice), and Rise 2 (violet liquor, lychee liquor, curacao liquor and lemon juice), both topped with Searcys Cuvée Brut Champagne. Pair with bar nibbles or, for a more indulgent experience, opt for Searcys Afternoon Tea or dinner at the Helix restaurant downstairs.
Rise 1 Wall Art by Lisa Lloyd
Rise 2 Wall Art by Lisa Lloyd
Paper Sculpture by Lisa Lloyd on display at Searcys at The Gherkin
About Lisa Lloyd
Working in the commercial industry for over 20 years, Lisa began to work with paper around 9 years ago and it is now her sole profession. Producing paper artwork and sculptures for both commercial and private clients around the world, which have ranged from editorial work to large scale installations and visual merchandising, Lisa’s work has been featured across numerous publications including ELLE Décor Italia, The Times and The Guardian, with previous clients including Waitrose, BBC, Conde Nast and The British Heart Foundation. Exhibitions have included ‘Bestiaire Du Papier’ at Moulin Du Got France, ‘The Art of Langleys’ in London alongside the Milan Design Week 2018 and the Clerkenwell Design Week in 2015, while most recently, her work has appeared at HOMO Faberin Venice and the Rheged centre in Cumbria.
WHAT'S ON AT THE GHERKIN
WORLD CHAMPAGNE DAY MASTERCLASS DINNER
It's time to pop the cork and celebrate World Champagne Day (28th October) with a special Champagne Masterclass at The Gherkin. Taking place in a private dining room, our experts will guide you through a flight of bubbles—perfectly paired with a three-course dinner. Each glass served from a magnum! After the class, head up to level 40 and visit the Iris Bar to finish your evening.
Sustainable Fashion Masterclass Dinner
Join us for a Sustainable Fashion Masterclass and Champagne Dinner co-hosted by certified B-Corp DEPLOY on Tuesday, 8 November at Searcys at The Gherkin in celebration of Sustainable Fashion during COP 27 & Searcys’ 175-year anniversary. Tickets incluce include Champagne networking reception, a three-course dinner, a masterclass and a salon shopping session in a Searcys Private Dining Room at The Gherkin
AFTERNOON TEA IN THE SKY
The one with the view The Gherkin puts the ‘high’ in high tea with its stunning 360-degree views across the City of London. Enjoy a selection of savouries and sweet treats, including Jersey fruit and plain scones, served with Cornish clotted cream and fruit preserve, followed by indulgent pastries of Florentine chocolate tart, blackberry macaron and caramel choux.