About Time: You Discovered Veuve Clicquot’s Widow SeriesBy Angelica Malin
Veuve Clicquot is once again returning to the Big Smoke with the fourth instalment of their Widow Series, an annual creative event which pays homage to the revolutionary founder of the House, Madame Clicquot. Launching on 15th November and taking place over three evenings at London’s Southbank, ‘Rebels’ will celebrate and explore radical moments in British culture under the creative narration of Tom Hingston.
Veuve Clicquot’s Widow Series: The Run-Down
Brought to life across six rooms, Rebels will host collaborations from photographic and filmmaking duo Warren Du Preez and Nick Thornton Jones; installation artists Rebecca Louise Law and Anna Burns, James Lavelle; and Joe Goddard of Hot Chip. Each installation takes reference from some of the Britain’s most potent movements in music culture, with more collaborators being announced in the coming weeks.
Inspired by the spirit of rebellion that Madame Clicquot embodied this year’s Widow Series chapters the most significant events in the Veuve Clicquot story, through exploring some of the Britain’s key subcultural moments. Framed as a metaphorical nightclub – the catalyst where great things begin – Rebels embraces music, fashion, film and installation to tell the story of a revolution.
A creative trailblazer in her own right, Madame Clicquot famously transformed the champagne industry, redefining gender stereotypes after becoming a widow at the age of 27. Despite facing bankruptcy, with bold ambition and visionary thinking she rebelled against the constraints of society and went on to build one of the most famous champagne houses in the world.
Taking place on the 15th, 16th and 17th November at Bargehouse, London SE1 9PH