Tales from Woodlandia, an exciting and immersive installation, launches at Patterns this month. The iconic establishment on Brighton’s seafront will be offering guests the opportunity to leave the bustle of the city streets behind and lose themselves in an enchanting and snowy forest without ever having to worry about frost bite or frozen fingers. Through a magical entrance visitors will discover a forest filled with visually stunning decoration inspired by Britain’s wintery woodlands and forests. The ground floor bar will resemble a scene from The Chronicles of Narnia, brought to life by a digitally projected and interlinked forest. This scene will be complete with softly falling snow and the scents of forest air, but fortunately no lions or ice queens.
The kitchen and bar menus will also be transformed to offer festive food and drinks such as boozy hot chocolate, Currywurst, (a take on the German Bratwurst) and Turkish Delight martinis. Or, if you’d prefer something to get a bit more stuck in to, a series of events and workshops inspired by the natural world will also be conducted throughout the installation period. These include Yoga in the Forest, (Sat 5 – Sat 19 Nov, Sat 3 Dec & Sat 17 Dec), Woodland Lino Cutting (Sat 12 Nov)
and a Wild Winter Wreath Workshop (Sat 3 Dec). The digital forest has been created by Brighton-based digital projection artist Thomas Buckley as an extended sequel to his two-day Digital Autumn Project that took place at the Dome during the Brighton Digital Festival. A graduate from the University of Brighton, Buckley has worked with Pop-up Brighton for the past three years, showing work at their BYOB event. He has also exhibited at the Fabrica Gallery, The Phoenix Gallery and The Barge House, London.
Woodlandia will be in place for three months from early November until late February, lending the installation plenty of time to evolve and grow with the seasons. Guests returning after Christmas will be presented with a new scene as the forest thaws and turns green with spring. This installation is not to be missed and BN1 Magazine is proud to be the official media partner of the first Woodlandia event by Patterns.