We’re pleased to announce that we’ll be taking part in Open House 2017 this September, with a series of progressive and provocative salon talks and exhibitions showcasing the building’s illustrious past.
Set on a piece of bustling towpath along the famous Regent’s Canal, The Barge House has quickly become one of the most iconic features of Haggerston’s waterside, attracting a diverse crowd of creatives, professionals, and retro music lovers.
The Barge House venue enjoys waterside seating, double-height ceilings, and exposed industrial ducting, with natural wood interiors contrasting heavy industrial steelwork to create an impressive contemporary environment – perfect for brunch, dinner and cocktails, rain or shine.
Steeped in rich East London history, the building once served as a print house for adult-only magazines – one of publisher David Sullivan’s more controversial enterprises. The Open House weekend will see the venue taken back to its original heritage, with performances, talks & discussions celebrating the building’s illustrious past.
An audio installation of Dirty Fan Male – a witty narration of a Page 3 Model’s fan mail – is sure to keep the Bar guests entertained, while an exhibition of David Sullivan’s racy 1980’s prints graces the walls of the Event Lounge. A controversial programme set in an intimate, contemporary bijoux space, this Open House weekend is one of the festival’s most risqué line-ups yet. Full programme TBA soon.
Open House London takes place on the 16th and 17th September 2017, and will see The Barge House opening its doors from 10AM – 11PM (Saturday 16th) and 10AM – 9PM (Sunday 17th).
Guests on the Open House Trail will receive a 10% discount on food and drink, with last entry 1 hour before closing.