Shaken Not Stirred: Martinis and More

From James Bond to Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, explore the life and cars - real and fictional - of Ian Fleming, followed by a martini tasting

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  • Members Room, V&A South Kensington

  • Tickets cost £35.00

    Includes refreshments.

Past Event
Shaken Not Stirred: Martinis and More photo

Creator of the classic spy, James Bond, Ian Fleming was also a keen motoring enthusiast who peppered his work with colourful cars from 007’s Bentleys and Aston Martins to the magical flying Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (which was based on a real life vehicle). He also owned some interesting cars himself. Learn more about Fleming - his life and his cars - in an entertaining illustrated talk by his biographer Andrew Lycett, before tasting the classic martini Bond is also famous for with Absolut - all in celebration of the opening of our new exhibition 'Cars: Accelerating the Modern World'.