Now, the coast is clear for the likes of Alastair Sooke to dig in and tell us what it all means. Tonight, in the company of ‘art detective’ (no, we didn’t really know that was an actual job title either) Dr Bendor Grosvenor, Sooke will be analysing the collection for clues to British identity. No preview material was available, but this is an intriguing story well worth telling.
Tropicana Beach Club
A cocktail and music venue with a tropical theme on the site of what was Guanabara. With palm leaves aplenty and a multi-coloured lighting scheme, the bar gives off a party atmosphere. If you’re here for the food, signature dishes include pork ribs with pineapple BBQ sauce, Thai green curry and jerk fried chicken marinated in buttermilk. A vibrant drinks list includes tropical twists on classic cocktails: ’the flamingo’ is a blend of rum, Martini and passoa shaken with elderflower, lime and apple juice.
Venue says: “Join us every Friday night for our Tropicana throwback with the ultimate line-up of 80s, 90s, Hip-Hip, R&B & Summer Party Mash Ups.”