Food and drink
As culture curators, we always love a mixed-bag of a weekend – so that’s why we’ve got Japanese art, soul music and a Tarantino-inspired supperclub on the menu this week, with a few worthy escapades in-between…
Like the weather, we’re in search of things a little “cooler” this weekend – but we haven’t had to look to far, thanks to a massive festival to mark the Olympics, the return of the Hyper Japan Festival, a “one-off” at the Design Museum, Sunday “apertivo” and a beach (in Camden, would you believe it?). Sand buckets at the ready!
Can the weekend get here already? We’re itching to check out the food, glorious food at the latest installation of the Feast festival – while further foodie delights come courtesy of Somerset’s massive new elBulli show and a newly-refurb’d Italian fish boutique which looks as beautiful as its cuisine… tuck in!
If a quadruple-bill of film, music, community and theatre festivals around the city doesn’t woo you this weekend, a Latino pop-up and unusual garden experience – that promises you the quirkiest indoor picnic you could ever imagine – might just do the trick.
Now that we’re into the start of the festival season, choosing what to do on the weekend should be a breeze – so make some space in your calendar for La Linea 13, Udderbelly and the Warp Films at 10 season over the next few weeks, while one-offs like the Dante Fried Chicken brunch and the Gaia’s Show of Hands are two destinations this weekend that simply can’t be missed.
We might have overdosed on the chocolate last weekend (and unfortunately the weather’s still feeling like Narnia), but from burger marathons to reviving Sonic the Hedgehog, at least there’s the good times – so we can’t wait to get into the curious and cultural delights this weekend in London has to offer.
This pre-Easter weekend sees the capital marking the celebrations early with themed festivals and markets, while the launch of a new diner in Farringdon, a flick about Snoop Lion and an infamous party in Shoreditch are also worthy happenings on our radar.
I’m pleased as punch March is upon us as Spring should hopefully be around the corner – so toasting to the new month with an array of cultural specials, featuring an Oscar winner, adventurous theatre, horse meat (!) and a certain rapping superstar (they don’t call us eclectic for nothing).
How should you spend the last weekend of February in the capital? How about hitting up Lunchtime Disco at its new locale, learning loads about Bangladeshi culture at the Bargehouse, indulging in another fried chicken pop-up and maybe heading to Covent Garden to discover why nostalgic poster art simply rocks.
The Valentine’s celebrations are rolling over to the weekend for all you lovers in the house, but we’ve equally got some great picks for those proud singletons who like the best bits of London Fashion Week, experimental theatre and John McClane times three (or four, if you’re looking to catch the new Die Hard this weekend). Win-win all around!
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