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PRESS RELEASE JANUARY 2010

HOT NEWS FROM 40 WINKS MORE seductively glamorous LITERARY PYJAMA PARTIES AT THE MOST BEAUTIFUL SMALL HOTEL IN THE WORLD…. Launched in june 2009, ‘Bedtime Story Nights’ at 40 WiNKS have been included in the Sunday Times Travel Magazine list of the 14 Most Amazing Things To Do in the World, and have had recommendations and rave reviews in The Evening Standard, The Telegraph, The Guardian, The Wall Street Journal, Stylist, Style Bible, Harper’s Bazaar, Time Out, le cool and many OTHER PUBLICATIONS BOTH HERE AND ABROAD…


These delightfully different evenings will be continuing throughout 2010 with the support of some great new sponsors, and with the involvement of ‘storyteller of the year’, Rachel rose reid, our recently appointed ‘curator of tales’. In an atmosphere of dreamy decadence, guests are plied with delicious cocktails and nibbles before being taken on a magical journey back in time to rediscover feelings of wonder and curiosity often left abandoned in childhood. Some of our stories will make you laugh, some will make you cry, and others will SIMPLY leave you QUIVERING WITH FEAR!! WORKING WITH A FANTASTIC TEAM OF PROFESSIONAL STORYTELLERS AND ACTORS, OUR STORY NIGHTS ARE A TOTALLY UNIQUE EXPERIENCE IN LONDON, BURSTING WITH GENUINE CHARM, WARMTH AND HUMOUR. These ENCHANTING EVENINGS ARE ALSO OFTEN ROUNDED OFF BY SPECIAL GUEST APPEARANCES FROM SOME OF THE UK’S MOST EXCITING EMERGING MUSICIANS. RECENT PERFORMERS HAVE INCLUDED TALLULAH RENDELL, AMY STUDT, KATY CARR, KLAUS, AND GABBY YOUNG. A dresscode of pyjamas, nighties and dressing gowns IS rigorously enforced BY MR CARTER, and we USUALLY suggest guests bring along a small cushion, a teddy bear OR anything else that makes them feel warm and cosy (Nanny OR Matron may be brought too, but you will have to pay for them as well…). 2010 DATES and some other very exciting stuff… January: 22nd - Roger Llewellyn in ‘SHERLOCK HOLMES… THE LAST ACT!’ 5 stars at Edinburgh and nominated as one of the top ten Fringe plays… Described by Gyles Brandreth on LBC as “one of the great memorable nights of theatre”. 29th - ‘WILDE AT HEART’, performed by Patrick Marley and Genevieve Allenbury, brings the world of Oscar Wilde wickedly to life in a show that has toured the world with rapturous reviews (“A delightful evening, full of drama and emotion – beautifully compiled and thrillingly performed.” Sir Derek Jacobi)


February: 9th, 10th and 11th - Our very special VALENTINE’S BEDTIME STORY NIGHTS, offering tales of love, passion and romantic derring-do (suitable for THOSE WHO, LIKE THE DASHING MR CARTER, ARE SADLY SINGLE, AS WELL AS THOSE WHO ARE BLISSFULLY ENAMOURED). Parfums GIVENCHY ARE GOING TO BE SPONSORING A WONDERFUL ‘FRAGRANCE BAR’ FOR EACH OF THESE NIGHTS, AND ELLE MACPHERSON INTIMATES, who have their own totally seductive ‘bedtime stories’ collection, HAVE GENEROUSLY agreed to give every girl attending one of these nights a valentines present!! 26th - ‘WILDE AT HEART’ returns for its second and final night at 40 WiNKS. March 17th and 18th - TALES OF NAUGHTINESS FOR THE NOT SO PRUDISH... 19TH - Roger Llewellyn returns for another night of ‘sherlock holmes… the last act’

KEY FACTS Tickets: £25 per head including unusually nice HENDRICK’S GIN COCKTAILS and Nibbles Times: 7.00- 1o.30 pm Booking: Email reservations@40winks.org Where: 40 Winks, 109 Mile End Road, London E1 www.40winks.org Nearest tube: Stepney Green

FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT 40 WINKS (‘THE MOST BEAUTIFUL SMALL HOTEL IN THE WORLD’), OR ANY OF OUR OTHER DELIGHTFUL EVENTS LIKE TART OR OUR LIFE DRAWING EVENINGS, PLEASE CONTACT: DAVID CARTER EMAIL: info@40winks.org OFFICE: 020 7790 0259 MOBILE: 07973 65394



Bedtime Story Nights at 40 Winks: Jan-Feb 2010