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The Smallest Chef in the World Comes to London

SEEN is ever-tireless in its search to bring Londoners dining new experiences in the capital. So we were intrigued to learn of Le Petit Chef, presented by Dinner Time Story. This experience details the exploits of a tiny animated chef in a multi-sensory projector-based dinner show.

Set to launch in October 2017 with its Silk Road pop-up dining experience: ‘Le Petit Chef – In the Footsteps of Marco Polo’, diners will journey in the footsteps of the renowned explorer from Marseilles to Arabia, India, the Himalayas to China, via the use of 3D cutting-edge technology, plus storytelling with flavours, ingredients, sights, sounds and tastes.

Nadine Beshir, Dinner Time Story’s producer is looking for the right venue for this unique event. It will run for three months and is already wowing audiences in Dubai and the United Arab emirates.

During the show (there’s no other word for it), diners sit at tables as they would in an ordinary restaurant. Each guest faces their very own 3D animated show, on their tablecloth, right under their knife and fork. Their very own ‘petit chef’ will be moving around the table, muttering in French and cooking up a storm. Guests will experience birds, boats and fire-breathing dragons fly over their plates.

As you would expect, Dinner Time Story will be featuring an innovative menu alongside clever props, soundtracks and scents. Guests will breathe the icy air of the Himalayas, feel heady in an Arabian Souk and share it all with their fellow diners.

Le Petit Chef was created by the Belgian artist collective Skullmapping. Filmmaker Filip Sterckex and owner Antoon Verbeeck utilise the technology of Visual Mapping (more usually seen as projections on a large scale) to create their miniature character and his culinary exploits.

Personally, SEEN can’t wait. Dinner Time Story is packing them in nine times a week at the World Trade Club in Dubai, and twelve times a week at the Ritz Carlton in Abu Dhabi. Scandinavia and China are also on the horizon. We’re looking forward to seeing who hosts them in London.

You can see Le Petit Chef in action here:

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Freeman Releases ‘Lay On’

West London-based singer-songwriter and abstract artist, FREEMAN released his debut single on Catapult Records on the 22nd of September 2017. SEEN has been listening and enjoying the chilled-out vibe.

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Sculpture in the City, Art for Everyone

SEEN thoroughly enjoyed a preview of the 18 new artworks around the financial district’s square mile. Set up by The City of London in 2010, this excellent initiative expands its footprint every year, improving the area and proving that when people are happy, they work better.

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Alex Evans at the Foundry Gallery, Chelsea Quarter: LDF17

The astute reader will have noticed that SEEN loves art about London. There are many artists in this city who draw (pun intended) their inspiration from it, none more so than Alex Evans whose fractal renderings hint at the entropic nature of urban life and perhaps also our anxieties and isolation in the 21st century. His latest exhibition ‘Invisible Systems’ can be seen at the Foundry Gallery, tucked away off the King’s Road until 26th October.