Fox&Squirrel walks are the brainchild of Jojo and Penelope. With a collective background in various Cultural & Creative Industries Jojo and Penelope are fascinated by the cultural significance of fashion, art, architecture and food. Their everyday terrain involves detecting, observing and analysing fashion, architecture, art and food phenomena and the impact these have on peoples’ lives and on their city. This detailed knowledge prompted the duo to set up the Fox&Squirrel blog through which they showcase London talent. The Fox&Squirrel blog became an instant hit with emerging creatives across the globe exposing Jojo and Penelope to an expansive network of artists, designers, and architects. Informing their readers remains a priority for Jojo and Penelope however, they have decided to expand Fox&Squirrel and offer their readership the opportunity to experience these cultural phenomena by establishing the Fox&Squirrel Lifestyle Walks.
To ensure that a Fox&Squirrel walk is the most representative London experience JoJo and Penelope have linked up with a number of experts from the art, vintage, architecture and food scene in London.
Alongside the art curator and historian Eleanor Nairne, Fox&squirrel run Art walks in different London locales that have been described by the press as original, unique and a great Saturday afternoon activity. Curator and art historian, Eleanor Nairne, will take visitors on a tour of three different venues, discussing the exhibiting artist, situating their work within a wider art historical context, and introducing guests to people who work behind the scenes at the gallery. This is the perfect opportunity to delve into the London art scene, drawing on the expertise of somebody who has an intimate knowledge of the mechanics of exhibition making.
For the Fox&Squirrel Archi-Food Walk, a unique equation that explores the relation between architecture and food, JoJo and Penelope are collaborating with urbanist and Bartlett scholar, John Bingham- Hall. The Fox&Squirrel Archi-Food Walks carve an aesthetic path through London’s urban fabric with a surprising take on the food we eat and the buildings we inhabit. The Archi-Food walk is an ideal experience for all cultural foodies. The Fox&Squirrel Archi – Food Walk with John Bingham – Hall provides the audience with contextual information about their surroundings, the architecture and its relation to Londoners, coupled with the opportunity to sample unique dishes from a specially commissioned menu curated from John himself. Using London’s streets as a stage, the walks go way beyond the pop-up to provide an unrepeatable experience in which the city itself becomes both gallery and dining room.