Something For The Weekend in London: April 19-21
Graphic arts, pre-Cinco de Mayo and a ping pong party to top all ping pong parties is just some of the awesomeness taking place this weekend, while elsewhere, we’ve got potatoes on our mind in Clerkenwell and love in our hearts as we get ready to salute the world’s running heroes at this Sunday’s London Marathon…
ART & CULTURE: Pick Me Up Graphic Arts Festival, Somerset House, Embankment Galleries, Strand, London WC2R 1LA
How much: From £8
We say: The great and the good of contemporary art, design and illustration are back featuring a smattering of the old guard mixed in with a healthy dollop of the best new creative minds.
EAT & DRINK: Jub Jub does Cantina de Cuervo at Callooh Callay bar, 65 Rivington Street, London EC2A 3AY
How much: Various
We say: Callay’s JubJub bar has been transformed into a Mexican cantina for the next month, offering authentic tequila cocktails and Mexican street food – plus to add to the fun, there’s a new menu and theme to enjoy each week. Olay!
EAT & DRINK: Book Slam (F)East at The Round Chapel, Powerscroft Rd, London E5 0PU
How much: £45
We say: For the very first time, Book Slam are hosting a culinary/cultural extravaganza, featuring comedy, live music, fine dining, and of course, plenty of food for thought.
ALTERNATIVE: Pop Up Ping Pong: The Reloaded Party, 54 Russell Gardens, London, W14 8EZ
How much: £5 in advance
We say: March’s party was said to be the stuff of legends, so they’re making a much anticipated comeback this weekend, featuring street food courtesy of #BRGR, music, film and all the ping pong you can shake a paddle at.
EAT & DRINK: Potato Merchant, 55 Exmouth Market, Clerkenwell, London EC1R 4QL (10-4pm on Sundays)
How much: Various
We say: It’s potato this, that and everything at this new themed restaurant and grocer which has gotten creative with the humble spud. We’ve already got our sights set on the sweet potato brownie…
ALTERNATIVE: The London Marathon
How much: Free to watch!
We say: A week on from the Boston bombings, this year’s London Marathon will take on a new significance, not only honouring those affected by the tragedy, but showing the world the good in humanity, as we unite together to cheer international and homegrown runners young and old. Expect to be inspired.
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