Picnicking at the Bloomsbury Festival!
The fantastic Bloomsbury Festival is always an October highlight in London, this year running from October 15th-20th and offering over 200 of the sort of free cultural events the writers and artists of the original Bloomsbury set would have enjoyed.’
Want to find out about Zoroastrianism? No problem, and you can also listen to Tchaikovsky or just soak up the history in Russell Square, where Virginia Woolf used to take coffee at the eponymous hotel. The novelist understood the importance of feeding body as well as soul, famously writing that “one cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well.” So before enjoying the Saturday afternoon musicals or the Sunday jazz with a glass of gin, you should equip yourself with the ingredients for a good picnic.’
Try Peking duck wraps in tribute to Woolf’s characters enjoying “a mouthful of roast duck” in The Waves with perhaps a nice lager, spread out your rug and enjoy the bohemian festivities.
Enjoy your picnicking!