Ever thought that love is so hard to find, it should be put in a museum in a heavily guarded glass display case, if it is ever found? You could be almost right... Love can be found in museums but it's less a case of "please do not touch the exhibits" and more along the lines of "can I have your phone number?" at the Romance of Persia: Singles Night.
This event combines art, poetry, cultural surroundings and like-minded people looking for some high-brow love, and is organised by cultural dating concept organisation art2heart. These guys organise events "to give the cultivated singleton pleasant and authentic ways of meeting new friends and potential companions. [art2heart] host exclusive events each month - relaxed and sociable gatherings which carry the added sophistication of being held at an illustrious gallery or museum," and this month will be bringing their Cupid's touch to the Jameel Gallery of Islamic Art at the Victoria & Albert Museum, next week on Wednesday 6 September, 6.00pm to 10.00pm.
It's a good chance to see the Jameel Gallery in a different atmosphere, with a glass of bubbly and a handful of finger food. Ogle the Ardabil Carpet - the world's oldest dated carpet with like-minded people, hear some special Persian music and tours of the collection by V&A staff, and perhaps go away with a few phone numbers of new friends as well some cultural enlighenment...Tickets need to be booked in advance through art2heart - non-members and members are welcome.
Picture shows the Ardabil Carpet, courtesy of the Victoria & Albert Museum.