Festival of Imagination

THIS EVENT ENDED ON THE 3RD MARCH 2014

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Festival of ImaginationInspired by Harry Gordon Selfridge's famous mantra "Imagination is the mother of originality, we encourage imagination in every way possible", the Selfridges Festival of Imagination will see the store host a series of stimulating events and talks. Among the line-up is poet Carol Ann Duffy, designer David McCandless and filmmaker Simon Chinn, known for his Academy Award-winning documentaries 'Searching for Sugarman' and 'Man on Wire'. Plus, the world-store will fill its shelves with pioneering products that lead the way in design, fashion and technology.

About Selfridges

Don't be fooled into thinking that this huge department store is simply a Mecca for commercialism and shopaholics. Selfridges has a truly fascinating history that supports its excellent reputation for providing a huge range of high quality goods. Emphasising the ethos that "shopping should be fun", the stores original founder, US entrepreneur Harry Gordon Selfridge, defined the shop's hands-on, theatrical image that has endured since its opening in 1909. More about Selfridges

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Underground Stations

Underground Stations

Bond Street Tube Station
3 minutes walk
Marble Arch Tube Station
5 minutes walk
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

Marylebone Railway Station
14 minutes walk
Paddington Railway Station
21 minutes walk
Car Parks

Car Parks

Welbeck Street NCP
4 minutes walk
Marble Arch Car Parks
4 minutes walk

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    8 Balderton Street, Brown Hart Gardens, W1K | 2 minutes from Festival of Imagination
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    Mandeville Place, W1U | 3 minutes from Festival of Imagination
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    London > Events > Theatre †Dates: 23rd October 2015 to 2nd January 2016
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    309 Regent Street, Marylebone, London W1B | 8 minutes from Festival of Imagination
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    London > Entertainment > Cinemas
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    Selfridges, Ground Floor 400 Oxford Street, Marylebone, London W1A | 1 minute from Festival of Imagination
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    118 Marylebone Lane, Marylebone, London W1U | 5 minutes from Festival of Imagination
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    Selfridges, 400† Oxford Street† † † W1U 1AB
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    event > Foodie Events
    DATES1st May to 26th September 2015
    VENUESelfridges
    After On the Roof with Q last year, Selfridges has opened another pop-up restaurant and bar on its rooftop for 2015. This year it's the turn of modern neighbourhood fish and chip restaurant, Vintage Salt. Inspired by a Cornish fishing village, it sees the rooftop space decked out with beach balls, deck chairs, fishing nets, beach huts and postcards...†More about this event

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