Darc awards lit up the night

In September we hosted the Darc Awards – an awards programme created by mondo*arc and darc, the international magazines for designers with light. Several lighting designers created brilliant (in all senses of the word) site specific installations for the evening and the the organisers, Light Collective, threw a fantastic party for 500 guests from the lighting design industry. The glowing ball pit was a particular hit!

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ceremony, exhibition and party created for the lighting industry.

Messy Goes to Okido

On Sunday we hosted the launch party for Messy Goes to Okido, the new TV show based on children’s arts and science magazine Okido, in TESTBED1. The party was a great success with hundreds of families coming down to watch screenings of the show, and do lots of doodling activities. We had delicious crepes from Happy Crepes, sourdough pizzas from Well Kneaded and cakes that you could decorate yourselves from children’s food education specialists Make Food.

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SPACE exhibition in TESTBED1

On Monday 24th August TESTBED1 hosted an exhibition based around the theme of ‘space’.

Curated by artist Cat Madden, she brought together young artists and designers with very different ways of working with ‘space’. The exhibition merged the boundaries between them; showing the cross-over of medias exploring a similar theme, pushing the tensions and harmonies between them.

By fusing different materials and methods together and playing with scale, texture and time, TESTBED1 also became part of the artwork.

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Select your team and buff up your film knowledge because the Doodle Movie  Quiz is here and there are prizes to be won PLUS a load of cash if you play your cards right!  Hosted by the Master of Quizzes, @ThatBoyontTelly, as seen on Sky1 and broadcast on Radio 4.

£2 entry. To book a table and register email reservations@thedoodlebar.com

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Audio Visual Installations in the bar

We love supporting innovation and so welcomed Olivia and her team into The Doodle Bar to run a testing workshop for their new project. Liv works at Squint Opera Ltd, our parent company and home to many of our lovingly termed ‘yardies’.

Squint have been commissioned by MET design studio to help develop and design three audio visual installations as part of the refurbishment programme for The Institution of Engineering and Technology at Savoy Place, London.  To review progress we installed prototypes in the Doodle Bar and invited the team down for testing.

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