Something For The Weekend in London: November 23-25

Matilda Egere-Cooper

weekend 300x225 Something For The Weekend in London: November 23 25Just when you thought The Cultural Exposé’s handpicked weekends couldn’t get any more varied, the next three days has ensured we’ll be having a ball celebrating Japanese culture, experimenting with wild “game”, enjoying international music, checking out film shorts by women and having a dinner, performance and a “blind date” all rolled into one (we couldn’t make it up)…


CINEMA: Underwire Festival (Shorts by Women), The Ritzy, Brixton Oval, Coldharbour Lane, SW2 1JG (until November 24th)

How much: £10.50 per ticket (plus booking fee)

We say: Sisters are doing it for themselves at this festival honouring their contribution to short films. There will be screenings of some serious contenders up for the Underwire Awards, while the programme also features guest talks, debates and networking events.


ALTERNATIVE: Currency at The Place, Robin Howard Dance Theatre, 17 Duke’s Road, London WC1H 9PY

How much: £17

We say: These unique evenings at The Dance combine new and acclaimed dance productions with a chance to interact with the talent and other audience members over dinner in a pre-show “blind date” of sorts. It’s definitely a dinner and show with a difference.



ART & CULTURE: Word Art, Hoxton Arches, Arch 402, Cremer Street, London E2 8HD

How much: FREE

They say: “Word Art is a new contemporary art exhibition running from 21 November to 8 December at Hoxton Arches in East London. Fusing art and language and reflecting on European identity, the exhibition (free entry) presents cutting-edge works by a group of exceptional emerging artists and designers, most of whom have made new pieces commissioned by the Word Art Collective” Word Art Collective


MUSIC: The London Remixed Festival

How much: £13 advance, £17 on the night

We say: If you’re thinking that the festival season was well and truly over two months ago and you’ve packed your tent away until next year, then rest assured, this is not the kind of festival that requires the usual napsack of overnight paraphernalia. Housed in three venues in East London’s ShoreditchLondon Remixed Festival is a celebration of just how global the capital has become – channeled through the medium of music, naturally.


EAT & DRINK: The Wild Game Co at Endurance, 90 Berswick Street, London W1F 0QB

How much: Various

We say: Listen up meat lovers – if you had any preconceptions about wild game, expect to be astounded by the incredible dishes served up by The Wild Game Co’s new pop-up at Soho’s Endurance pub. The rotating menu features everything from pulled boar in honey to deep-fried pheasant – but we personally recommend the colossal royal stag burger which tastes so good, you could weep.



ALTERNATIVE: Hyper Japan, Brompton Hall, Earls Court ,Warwick Rd , London, SW5 9TA

How much: £12 per day (in advance), £15 on the door

We say: The UK’s biggest celebration of Japanese culture returns to Earls Court, giving you a chance to immerse yourself in history, tradition and buy an item or two.  Personally, we’re going for the food and sake!


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