The Handbook
The Handbook

From flinging multicoloured paint at one another to exploring a whole new zombie community, this weekend is full of wild, wild plans.

Despite the dreary and rain flooded city outside, here’s 13 ways to champion the weekend to the max and even fling a paint ball or two at your mate.

Find Your Next Wall Art At The London Photo Fair

The London Photo Fair is returning, and this year, it’s set to be bigger and better than ever. 

If you’re a photography fan yourself, you’ll be rubbing shoulders with rare daguerreotypes and original 1960s film, fashion press prints and vintage modern masters from the 1920s. 

Get your dealing caps on and get haggling for the best bargain.

When: Sunday 7th March
where: King’s College London, Strand, WC2R 2LS
website: www.photofair.co.uk

When: Wednesday 4th – Sunday 15th March
Where: 9 Devonshire Square, EX2M 4YL
Website: www.designmynight.com

Play Holi In The City 

Despite it officially being the beginning of Spring, the weather somehow hasn’t caught on. One place that’s guaranteed to bring a little sunshine and joy to your day is Cinnamon Kitchen and their #HouseofHoli series. 

Holi is typically celebrated in Hindu culture as a celebration of the arrival of spring after a long winded winter, and Cinnamon Kitchen is bringing the ancient tradition to London. Expect eleven days of running around and injecting a splash of colour as you toss powder paint at one another. It’ll seriously be a whole lotta colourful fun.

When: Saturday 7th March
Where: Exhibition London, Westfield, Ariel Way, White City, W12 7SL
Website: www.kaboodle.co.uk

Boogie The Weekend Away At Pandora’s #CharmsForChange Concert

Pandora is taking to the stage to celebrate International Women’s Day with an exclusive concert in support of UNICEF’s work, as part of Pandora’s Charms for Change initiative. 

Hosted by BBC Radio 1 presenter, Maya Jama, the evening will include an exclusive performance by the incredible artists, Anne-Marie and Mahalia.

Join as 500 individuals gather to champion sisterhood and empowerment.

Enjoy A Chameleon-Inspired Cocktail At The Paradiso x 100 Wardour St Pop-Up

Another day, another pop-up bar and this time we’re headed for 100 Wardour St as Barcelona’s Paradiso bar springs up for a four day takeover special, and if the images are anything to go by, we’re extremely excited. 

Usually found hiding behind the door of a refrigerator, Paradiso is the speakeasy you’ve always dreamt of. Over their four day pop-up, expect to be sipping on a specially curated menu of pure delights. 

when: Running until Friday 6th march
where: 100 Wardour Street, Soho, W1F 0TN
website: www.100wardourst.com

Explore London’s Cinemas Scene

As tempting as Netflix n chillin’ with a tub of Ben & Jerry’s is, there’s nothing quite like seeing the latest blockbuster on the big screen. Take advantage of London’s killer cinema scene and experience a cinematic experience like you’ve never explored before.

From fully immersive events that’ll transport you into the film to cosy cinemas perfect for date-night, here’s our favourites across london:

Explore A Whole New World At This VR Festival

Fancy exploring the wild world of a zombie community? Um, of course you do! 

This weekend sees a free VR festival making its way over to Mitcham filling Londoner’s with a big ol’ range of immersive experiences including everything from sci-thrillers to romantic dramas. One we’re super eager to explore though is Gloomy Eyes, a love story of a zombie boy and a human girl, or for the adventurers, Memoria: Stories of La Garma will see you exploring a 16,500 year-old cave that’s been untouched by human hands for thousands of years.

When: Saturday 7th March
Where: 12-16 Upper Green West, Mitcham, CR4 3AA
Website: www.digitaldrama.org

Paul Smith Private Sample Sale

Shop in style this weekend, British Fashion Designer Paul Smith is back with his private sample sale. Always colourful, often extravagant and sometimes rock’n’ roll, there’s plenty of breathtaking coats, cashmere and leather items to complete your wardrobe.

Menswear, womenswear, leather goods and accessories at up to 70% off
Register for access here

Where: Arlettie, 13-14 Margaret Street London W1W 8RN
When: Thursday 5th March – Saturday 7th March

 

Learn Your Merlot From Your Malbec At The Raw Wine Fair

Wine. It’s the key to our heart which is why you’ll find us rocking up to the RAW WINE fair this weekend.

You’ll have the chance to sample the best talent in the wine world, learn more about natural, organic and biodynamic wines and meet the minds behind the industry.

When: Sunday 8th – Monday 9th March
Where: The Store X, 180 Strand, Temple, WC2R 1EA
Website: www.rawwine.com

OPENING WEEK: Cao Fei: Blueprints 

Explore the mind boggling world of technology and its epic advances in Cao Fei’s multi-media portrayal at The Serpentine Gallery this Spring. Using film, photography and social changes happening across China, Cao Fei’s work asks major questions surrounding ever changing technology in today’s world.

When: Wednesday 4th March – Sunday 17th May
Where: Serpentine Gallery, Kensington Gardens, W2 3XA
Website: www.serpentinegalleries.org

It’s British Pie Week! Here’s Where To Try The Buttery Delight

Who ate all of the pies? We did! 

It’s British Pie Week and in honour of the buttery, flaky delight, we’ve munched our way through the very best that London has to offer.

Catch Everybody’s Talking About Jamie On The Big Stage

Drawing inspiration from the enlightening BBC Three documentary Jamie: Drag Queen at 16, a documentary that follows the true story of Jamie Campbell, Everyone’s Talking About Jamie follows a young school boy who has a secret to tell. 

The production sees a young schoolboy from Sheffield who wants to go to his school prom in a dress. With a little help from his friends and family, Jamie fights against the bullies and prejudice, and reaches for the spotlight. It’s an empowering story of overcoming your struggles that’s slotted cleverly alongside humour and stellar songs.

When: Running until Saturday 29th August
Where: Apollo Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue, W1D 7EZ
Website: Tickets This Way…

Cherry Blossom Has Arrived In London, Catch It At Sakagura

Cherry Blossom season is well on its way and to celebrate its floral arrival Sakagura has transformed their restaurant into a blanket of pink petals.

Snap up the pretty petal cloud as you dine alongside the blossoms. There’s even a special cherry blossom cocktail menu that champions a range of Japanese brands, including Gekkeikan sake, Choya and Merchants Heart. Our favourite of the five has to be ‘the cherry blossom path’, a mix of Casamigos tequila, pomegranate goji liqueur, Choya yuzu umeshu and elderflower cordial.

When: Sunday 1st March – Saturday 2nd May
where: 8 Heddon Street, Piccadilly, W1B4BU
website: www.sakaguralondon.com

BOOK AHEAD Modern Love Is… At The Royal Exchange

This month has seen the Royal Exchange celebrate the magic of love in their Love Is… campaign. To draw the campaign to an end catch their panel discussion, bringing a series of dynamic love and relationship experts for one enlightening talk around what modern love truly is on Wednesday 25th March.

Panelists include: Author and love expert, Laura Mucha, Project Love founders Selina Barker and Vicki Parvitt, journalist and broadcaster Mariella Frostup, and style director at Esquire UK, Charlie Teasdale.