Something for the Weekend in London: November 30 – December 2
Just as the temperature drops, a brand new film festival dedicated to flicks from the colder climes of Europe sweeps into town, while Somerset House are giving ice skaters another reason to visit thanks to the dazzling couture of Valentino. Elsewhere, this weekend is a great chance to check out Alan Yau’s new Thai venture, the latest exhibition from Antony Gormley, experience life in ancient Rome and pop into the Rich Mix for a curious new exhibition inspired by…jam jars?
CINEMA: Nordic Film Festival 2012
How much: £9.50 per screening
We say: This new fest makes it’s debut this weekend, featuring old and new indie films from Denmark, Iceland, Norway, Sweden and Iceland. Enjoy shows at Riverside Studios, Ciné lumière and Prince Charles Cinema.
ALTERNATIVE: Londinium @ Late at Museum of London, 150 London Wall, City of London, EC2Y 5HN
How much: £7
We say: This night curated by students from the University of Arts offers creative workshops and activities, inspired by Roman London and featuring plenty of art, design and fashion.
EAT & DRINK: Naamyaa Café, 407 St. John St, Islington , EC1V 4AB
How much: Various
We say: If the popularity of Busaba Eathai is anything to go by, this sister restaurant by Alan Yau should be nothing less than a hit. Come here for all-day Thai dining that’s laidback, café style, and should hardly break the bank.
ART & CULTURE: Antony Gormley Model exhibition at White Cube, 144-152 Bermondsey Street, SE1 3TQ
How much: FREE
We say: His first exhibition at the White Cube is still rooted in a sense of precision placement but Model is a direct response to the environs of the South Gallery and promises to explore our understanding and experiences of architecture. With Gormley there is a uniformity and a thorough thread to his work that gives his art that vital everyman quality – and we like that.
ARTS & CULTURE: Valentino: Master of Couture at Somerset House, Strand London WC2R 1LA
How much: £12.50
We say: One of Italy’s premier designers is honoured in this new exhibition, where over 130 of his designs goes on show, including couture worn by the likes of Grace Kelly, Sophia Loren and Jackie Kennedy Onassis. A definite visit for fashion lovers.
ART & CULTURE: Banalograms Exhibition At Rich Mix, 35-47 Bethnal Green Road E1 6LA
HOW MUCH: FREE
THEY SAY: “Jammatology finds the forgotten jam jars of history, lost in the attic of long term memory, and dusts them off, pops open the lid, and sees what fruits have been slowly congealing inside. For this exhibition they have searched the crevices of language to bring you pseudo-profound gems of (un)wisdom. Rabbits of opportunity and pigeons of remorse invite you to reflect on life’s lessons” Rich Mix
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