Something for the weekend in London: January 6-8

Matilda Egere-Cooper

jbh 280 Something for the weekend in London: January 6 8Cheers to the freakin’ weekend people – the first one of 2012! Now that the festive season’s done and dusted, we can get back to our regularly scheduled programme of cultural eclecticism and all sorts; so this weekend, check out the critically-acclaimed The Artist, swing by the Charles Dickens exhibition at the Museum of London (it’s his b-day year), and if you’re feeling particularly adventurous, head to a very chilly bar in Mayfair…


CINEMA: The Artist (Starring Jean Dujardin, Bérénice Bejo and John Goodman)

They say: “More than a homage to the silent era, Michel Hazanavicius’s The Artist is a dazzling tale of love and loss” The Observer
We say:
It’s a remarkable and magical movie tipped for an Oscar – so tickets for this weekend’s shows will go quicktime!
The Cultural Exposé website

MUSIC: by nature ft. A Guy Called Gerald at The Book Club, 100 – 106 Leonard Street, Hoxton and Shoreditch, EC2A 4RH

How much: £5 before 10pm, (£7 after) Free before 9pm.
They say:
“Joining their 90’s house party is the legend that is… A Guy Called Gerald! (He) will be playing a handpicked selection of the tunes that have influenced him over the last 2 decades…” The Book Club
We say:
Nothing like a little house to get your first Friday in January popping off nicely!
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ARTS & CULTURE: Jocelyn Bain Hogg: The Family, Foto8 Gallery, 1 Honduras Street. London EC1Y 0TH

How much: FREE
They say:
“These pictures show the lives of the British gangsters, pimps, prostitutes and players, writ large as the world changes irrevocably around them” VII Photo Agency
We say:
This is striking, thought-provoking documentary photography at its finest…catch the exhibition before it ends on January 14th.

ALTERNATIVE: Ice Bar, 31-33 Heddon Street, London, W1B 4BN

How much: £16 (40min session)
They say:
“Experience the extreme…step into an environment where the walls, bar, tables and even your own personal glass is made of the purest ice” Ice Bar
We say:
We tried this out last weekend and it’s so surreal, it’s GOT to be done (plus you get gloves, a thermal cape and a cocktail to keep you warm – brrrrrr….)



EAT & DRINK: East Street Restaurant, 3-5 Rathbone Place, London, W1T 1HJ
How much:
They say:
“At East Street we bring you the authentic tastes of Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia and Singapore, Indonesia, Philippines, Japan and Korea through healthy, high-quality food at value-for-money prices with quick, friendly service” East Street
We say:
They ain’t lying – check out our review here!
Info: The Cultural Exposé website

ARTS & CULTURE: Dickens and London, Museum Of London, 150 London Wall City of London EC2Y 5HN

How much: £8 (£7 advance booking)
They say:
“Recreating the atmosphere of Victorian London through sound and projections, you’ll be taken on a haunting journey to discover the city that inspired his writings” The Museum Of London
We say:
2012 officially marks the 200th anniversary of Charles Dickens’s birthday, and the official day is just a month away (February 7th), so check this out before the hype kicks in!

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