Something For The Weekend in London: October 11-13
Say cheese! We’re getting our pretty mugs shot by French artist JR, eating copious amounts of cake, enjoying the beautiful photography of Dayanita Singh and downing a cocktail or two as we’re reminded that while winter might be blowing in, the fab ways to work the weekend aren’t going anywhere for now.
EAT & DRINK: Baketopia, unit 1.16, First Floor, Kingly Court, Kingly Street, London W1B
How much: £2 donation
We say: Baketopia is a fully edible magic meadow set in Kingly Court just off of Carnaby Street. With 3,000 pieces of baked goods to be eaten over the weekend, even Hansel and Gretel would be overwhelmed with the selection.
ALTERNATIVE: London Cocktail Week
How much: £10 for a wristband
We say: Get your fill of the best cocktails from over 150 bars in the capital as they celebrate the fine art of drink making. Once you’ve got a hold of a wristband, you can enjoy drinks for merely £4 or take part in everything from cocktail making to a master class (in a ‘jail’!).
ALTERNATIVE: Classic Car Boot Sale at the Southbank Centre, Belvedere Rd, London SE1 8XX
How much: £3
We say: Classic is the operative word here as this car boot sale goes back in time to bring you 50s style fashion and memorabilia sold out of vintage cars. There’s also food in the mix from Bleecker Street Burger and B.O.B Lobster, while you check out street theatre or shake a leg while shopping to the vintage festival DJs who’ll be playing vinyl on top of an open air Routemaster. Neat-o!
EAT & DRINK: The Fat Bear at the Sun & 13 Cantons pub, 21 Great Pulteney St London W1F 9NG
How much: Various
We say: Soul food with a British twist comes to Soho this month, courtesy of The Fat Bear which will be serving the likes of mac and cheese, gumbo, crawfish popcorn and other divine-sounding dishes (that’s making us kind of hungry). Now we know why their previous pop-ups have been a sell out, so catch them here until November 29th.
ARTS & CULTURE: JR’s Inside Out Project at Somerset House Terrace, Strand, London WC2R 1LA
How much: FREE
We say: One of the largest participatory art projects has made it to London town – and it wants you. French artist JR is taking portraits of as many people as possible (he’s done 120,000 so far!) before blowing up the final prints and pasting them on the ground or walls for the world to see. His aim is to transform personal identity into “works of art” – and it does that and more. Get involved and visit the photo booth this weekend from 1-7pm.
ARTS & CULTURE: Dayanita Singh at Hayward Gallery, Southbank Centre, Belvedere Rd, London, SE1 8XX
How much: £11
We say: Dayanita Singh is often described as simply a photographer, but her work – while usually photo-based – goes far beyond that, using original display methods and covering a never ending array of topics. A major new exhibition of her work has opened at the Hayward Gallery. Going beyond the traditional photography exhibit, the themes have been organised and put onto tall seven-foot structures. They resemble hardback books with flaps that allow you to pull out each ‘page’, forming a photography wall display.
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