April 2023 at Gulp!

Drink & Draw x GULP
An Ode to the Artist’s Apple

Cezanne once said, ‘I will astonish Paris with an apple’ but who needs Paris when you have Birmingham right on your doorstep?

Creator and event host Felicity Blades has teamed up with sensory artist Kaye Winwood to bring you another unforgettable experience all about the iconic artist apple. This unique evening will draw inspiration from the long history and rich symbolism of apples in art. From ‘Adam and Eve In Paradise’ by Renaissance painter Lucas Cranach to the Surrealist ‘The Son of Man’ by René Magritte (pictured above right), the apple has been a constant on the canvas. Representing temptation, knowledge, sex and death; the humble apple provides an endless source of creative inspiration.

The evening will include a brief history of arty apple highlights and some drawing exercises led by your hostess to get you warmed up. After which you’ll be invited to create your own masterpiece from sculptural still life table settings.

The ticket price includes all art supplies and drawing references, and to complete this one of a kind experience, there will be complimentary apple-y treats and nibbles. A pay bar will be available serving some delicious apple-inspired drinks to whet your appetite. Book here

This event will take place at Gulp – an intimate dining room in the Jewellery Quarter – known for producing unforgettable dining experiences for curious appetites.

All food served will be vegetarian however we won’t be able to cater for other dietary requirements.

Taste the JQ
Saturday 15 April, 3-5pm

Taste the JQ is a unique dining experience inspired by Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter – an edible journey through a selection of its key locations, hidden gems and overlooked details. It is a regular event in GULP’s calendar and perfect for curious appetites wanting something out of the ordinary.

£45 per person including a vegetarian tasting menu and 2 non-alcoholic drinks. To book click here

Taste the JQ is the perfect experience for groups up to 10. The private dining room provides an exclusive setting for friends, families and work teams. Contact kayewinwood@gmail.com to discuss a booking. 

Pasta! Pasta! workshop & lunch 
Saturday 13 May, 11am-3pm

Pasta! Pasta! is proving very popular! This unique experience is much more than a pasta-making workshop. Led by Matt O’Callaghan – Founder and Chef of Mangia! Mangia! – this hands-on class will provide participants with a fascinating context, from Italian history, politics and agriculture whilst learning essential pasta making skills, creating semola based pasta such as orecchiette and cavatelli. Once the learning is over, the cooking and eating will begin as Matt demonstrates a simple recipe especially chosen for the type of pasta and guests eat lunch together in GULP’s beautiful dining room. £80 per person for all materials and lunch. BYOB. Book here.  

This workshop can be booked for groups up to 8 in Gulp’s private dining room which provides the perfect exclusive setting for friends, families and work teams. Contact kayewinwood@gmail.com to discuss your booking