Something for the weekend in London: February 17-19

Matilda Egere-Cooper

To some, February is the month of lurrrve, to others it’s the month of rain, snow and flu, but for us, it’s just another chance to engage in something that’s quality, interesting and undeniably entertaining. So it’s great to see a few festivals are kicking off, such as the Maslenitsa, and there’s even a pop-up cinema in Hackney that’s worth the trek. And while notable exhibitions like the mighty OMA/Progress at the Barbican come to an end, our picks this weekend all promise an excellent line-up of must-see things to do in the capital. Enjoy!


CINEMA: Experience Cinema, Valentine’s Special (February 17th) , 1D Glenarm Road, London, E5 0LY

How much: £11.25, students £8.25
They say:
“ Experience Cinema is spreading the love this Valentine’s with a heart-pounding four days of classic movies in the beautiful marriage palace that is The Round Chapel, Hackney ” The Vintage Guide To London

ARTS & CULTURE: Poetic Journeys, V&A Museum, Cromwell Road, London, SW7 2RL

How much: FREE (Workshops £5)
They say:
“ Presenting highlights of the V&A’s archive of Beaton’s royal photography, the exhibition will depict the Queen in her roles as princess, monarch and mother and include a number of photographs never before seen as well as Beaton’s diaries and letters ” V&A

The Yard main space 231x300 Something for the weekend in London: February 17 19Saturday

CINEMA: Films At The Yard, The Yard Theatre, Queen’s Yard, Hackney Wick, London, E9 5EN

How much: £9.00
They say:
“ THE YARD will probably be the only warehouse-cinema in London. Rooftop will be showing a host of your favourite classic, cult and recent film releases. If last summer’s anything to go by, the tickets will be flying out very fast ” The Yard

ARTS & CULTURE: Catwalk to Cover: A Front Row Seat, Fashion and Textile Museum, 83 Bermondsey Street, London, SE1 3XF

How much: £7, £5 (concessions)

They say: “For many people the catwalk show is something exclusive, seemingly created for a few fashionistas that get to sit in the front row with the result a few outfits in magazines that they will never be able to afford. But there is much more to it than that and this new exhibition at the FTM will put the whole process from catwalk to cover under the microscope” Fashion and Textile Museum



ARTS & CULTURE: OMA/Progress (last chance), Barbican Art Gallery, Barbican Centre, Silk Street, London EC2Y 8DS

How much: £8 advance, £10 on the door
They say:
“’It’s very rare that an architecture show lifts the spirits or manages to raise a laugh. Yet, despite the seriousness of most of its work, the Office of Metropolitan Architecture’s pseudo-retrospective, Progress, is full of generosity and honesty’ Ossian Ward, Time Out

EAT & DRINK: Salt (just opened), Covent Garden Espresso Bar, 34 Great Queen Street, WC2B 5AA

How much: Various
They say:
“ The folks behind this new cafe use coffee blends from Square Mile and organic milk in all their coffee drinks. They serve Waterloo teas along with soups, sandwiches and more. All bread, cakes and pastries are baked fresh on site” Londonist

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