The woman behind Veuve Clicquot was Madame Clicquot, a 19th-century badass who ran the company in spite of *the patriarchy* – she was also a widow, hence the "Veuve" (widow in French). This Halloween, Veuve Clicquot is collaborating on a series of events all over the city in honour of the anniversary of Madame Clicquot's death. Who knows, maybe she'll even make an appearance at one?
There's pumpkin carving (and champagne drinking) at Drink, Shop &Do, toasts being held at Mr Fogg's Residence and Pennethorne's, and a "Meet the Widow" party at Barts. Take your pick.
When: various dates from 28 to 31 October
How much: from £12 for a pumpkin carving class at Drink, Shop & Do to £50 for two glasses of Veuve Clicquot champagne, two Zombified cocktails, and a cold meat or cheese platter at Pennethorne's
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