The Standard Hotels celebrates new global charity partnership with Sarabande Foundation

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The Standard Hotels and Sarabande Foundation – a charity established by Lee Alexander McQueen which supports outstanding creatives to realise their vision and bring their dreams to fruition – have announced the start of a global partnership, to be celebrated at their first collaborative event on Tuesday 9 November at The Standard, London.

Dream with Sarabande – an evening of culture, food, and festivities to raise funds for the Foundation – will be hosted at the hotel’s stunning 10th floor restaurant, Decimo, with actor and long-standing friend of Sarabande, Gwendoline Christie named as host. 

The sequel to its internationally acclaimed jamborees ‘The Reindeer’ and ‘The Craftsman’s Dinner’, Dream with Sarabande will begin with an exclusive private view of the exhibition of Sarabande’s two-year celebration of creativity, BOUND, showcasing unique artworks from Sarabande’s latest project. Alongside dinner curated by Decimo’s Michelin-starred chef Peter Sanchez-Inglesias, guests will enjoy a surreal supper experience with interactions and a performance, transporting them to an “enchanting dreamscape scattered throughout the night”.

Trino Verkade, director of Sarabande, comments:  “Creating art is about intuition – just like that sweet haze before you fall asleep, it doesn’t always make sense, but it feels right. Dream with Sarabande will be an eclectic and immersive dreamscape where we will collectively celebrate creative energy and recognise its importance to the future. By dreaming together, we can make artistic dreams a reality. The evening at the top of The Standard will involve and celebrate our artists and designers. There will be a performance on the night and artists will interact with guests, they are contributing designs and ceramics for the tables, and a very special version of our hand-bound, limited edition art collection BOUND will be available to buy.”

Elli Jafari, Managing Director for The Standard, London, added:  “We know that people have had the some of their most wonderful dreams whilst staying with us, but to really bring this to life with such a magical event with Sarabande is actually what dreams are made of.  We’re thrilled to not only celebrate this exciting and inspiring new friendship with Sarabande in London in November, but to also now welcome some of the Sarabande artists into The Standard, London family as part of our Artists in Residence scheme.”

Beyond this first event, Sarabande has committed to collaborate on a number of the hotel’s initiatives and is penned to co-host further events in both New York and Miami in 2022.  A part of this long-term friendship, the London property is committed to including Sarabande artists as part of its recently announced Artist in Residence scheme*, offering a select number of Sarabande alumni the opportunity to use the hotel’s Kings Cross location as studios.  

Tickets for Dream with Sarabande priced at £750 go on sale from the foundation via email ([email protected]) with all proceeds going directly to the charity. Limited edition Sarabande plates – designed by Sir Ridley Scott, Jake Chapman, Alexander McQueen and Francesca Amfitheatrof – and other collectables will also be available to purchase from The Standard, London.

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