Ruark & John Lewis bring the Sound of Summer to the Capital

With summer now tantalizingly close after what has seemed like an eternal winter, it’s time for the capital to again embrace that wonderful feeling of summer. Soon winter coats will be flung off, as London raises an Aperol Spritz to another season of parties.


But this season something very special is happening on May 5th. Inspired by the capital’s love of music and heritage of supporting music culture, the Gardening Society at John Lewis has had a makeover. This special series of events will see this iconic venue transformed into an immersive space curated by Ruark and a select group of audio partners.

The Happening

Taking place on the rooftop of the flagship John Lewis store on London’s Oxford Street, the event is the next step in a series of experiential project’s by John Lewis to create one off experiences for its patrons. The project entitled the “The Summer of Sound” will see the creation of a Sonic Garden Bar. The venue will be styled to look and feel like a mini-festival and feature live gigs, DJ sets and acoustic performances against the stunning panoramic backdrop of London town.


Ruark × John Lewis

Ruark’s very own VIP studio of sound will be present at the event, kitted out in the finest furniture and accessories from John Lewis’s summer collection. We will also be showcasing our full range of products in an exclusive art installation, including the first outing of our new MRx Connected Wireless speaker system. Also available will be some delicious artisan food to compliment the bespoke nature of our products.


Ruark Sounds

As a producer of audio excellence & design, we are thrilled to be joined by many well-known artists and emerging talents for this event. Our playlist for the event will be curated by Nick Franglen - one half of game-changing electronic duo Lemon Jelly. This will, of course, be experienced via the Ruark MRx wireless connected speaker. The event will also see festival favourite’s Slow Club loaning one half of their lead vocals, Charles Watson to two live sessions, including a stunning acoustic set in early May. On the emerging front, Northern Irish country star Catherine McGrath will be playing an exclusive event on the 6th of May. The event will also see a sumptuous dining experience provided by Butchies and drinks provided by Fever-Tree, Brainds, Night Tales and Background Bars, who have curated an impressive drink collection to complement the whole experience!

The event is a tantalising and experiential way of showcasing our products in a way they can be truly enjoyed. It’s also a great way for us to showcase the best of British in the capital.