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The Handbook

Four day weeks are the best. We’ve just made it through another tiresome one and it’s finally the weekend, yippee! Spend this weekend partying it up at All Points East, tucking into posh afternoon tea in your living room and listening to Lady Gaga’s new album on repeat. Enjoy!

Discover Art In A Whole New Way With UNIQLO Tate Lates: Night In 

While our wonderful museums and galleries remain closed for now, Tate Modern and UNIQLO have launched a monthly cultural event, bringing a mix of artist talks, film, workshops , music and meditation to the table for art fans to revel in and enjoy.

This weekend’s event launches with an introduction from BBC Radio 1 Presenter Gemma Cairney. Following the talk, there will be two streams going on so you can pick and select your cultural night to fit your needs and tastes. One stream will be home to artist talks and workshops, including Frances Morris in conversation with Kara Walker, talking about the Hyundai Commission: Kara Walker: Fons Americanus. Meanwhile, the other streamed event will be dedicated to music, film and spoken word, including poetry from Raymond Antrobus and Anthony Anaxagorou.

When: Friday 29th May, 7-9pm
Website: www.tate.org.uk

Party The Weekend Away At All Points East

Just when we thought all was lost in the live music world scene for 2020, All Points East decided to delve into their archives to bring us a ten day long stretch of live music, from the comfort of our homes. 

Running until Sunday 31st, you can experience Victoria Park’s iconic festie from your living room, dipping in and out of gigs, archive performances, Q&As, and yoga and mindfulness sessions. All you need to do is get a few tinnies in, sprinkle some festival glitter on your face and tune in.

When: Until Sunday 31st May
Website: www.allpointseastfestival.com

Enjoy Your Favourite Afternoon Tea At Home With One Of These Tea Deliveries

From Michelin star restaurants delivering their delights to your door to cocktail deliveries from your favourite boozer, we’ve seen the hospitality industry striving to new lengths to get their dishes and tipples to their customers during lockdown. 

Now the hospitality scene has gone one step further, because you can now get your afternoon tea fix from the comfort of your living room or garden. Whether you fancy preordering The Dorchester’s luxury service or fancy tucking into one of Cutter & Squidge’s mini cakes, here’s seven places to get your afternoon tea right now.

Learn The Art Of Cocktail Making With A Mixology Masterclass

By this point in lockdown we’ve made enough bread to last a lifetime, but maybe now it’s time to master another skill: the art of cocktail making. Mixology Events have brought their expertise to the table, showing us novice cocktail fanatics how to create the perfect summers day tipple. 

Running every Wednesday and Friday, the team of mixologists will be running virtual events that you and your drinking pals can join to learn the craft and perfect your own at-home professional cocktail. You’ll each be provided with a top cocktail making kit, plus ingredients to make your perfect homemade cocktails. The two hour masterclass is a super fun way to celebrate a birthday or just stay connected with your friends from afar.

When: Every Wednesday & Friday
Website: www.mixologyevents.co.uk

Spook Yourselves Silly With These Virtual Escape Rooms 

Escape rooms are looking a little different these days. Like most, they’ve taken their thrills, time pressures and abundant discomforting scares to the web and have transformed into a rather entertaining albeit often petrifying and challenging virtual game. As we’re currently stuck in an era of virtual events and happenings, we decided to spook ourselves stupid as we tried and tested some of the best virtual escape rooms out there. Find out which one’s you should try at home here…

Tune Into The Royal Albert Home Session With Kaiser Chiefs 

Indie rock legends Kaiser Chiefs will be joining the Royal Albert Home sessions this Saturday and we couldn’t be more excited to shout I Predict A Riot at the top of our lungs out on our balcony. 

The Royal Albert Hall launched this series at the beginning of lockdown and it’s since grown its momentum, bringing with it the opportunity for music fans to party it up alongside their favourite musicians and artists during this strange time. Join this Saturday to party alongside the British indie group.

When: Saturday 30th May, 8pm
Website: www.royalalberthall.com

WHAT TO WATCH THIS WEEKEND: Space Force

You’ve all probably rewatched The US Office a hundred times during lockdown and Netflix has definitely clocked onto that, which is why they’ve brought in the creator, Greg Daniels and star of the show, Steve Carell, to recreate the charm of The Office in a brand new Netflix show, Space Force. 

If you love and miss The Office as much as we do, Space Force is your chance to fall back in love with the comedic inner workings of workplace life, only this time we’re headed to space (almost). We see Carell stars as General Mark R. Naird, an Air Force veteran who thinks he’s about to get  a big ol’ promotion when, in fact, he’s asked to start up the sixth branch of the United States Armed Forces, the US Space Force… You might remember a certain mention from Trump earlier this year which links the two together and Daniels was tasked with creating a whole show based around the idea… Tricky, but we’ll find out if he executed it humorously on Friday.

Release Date: Friday 29th May
Watch Here

ALBUM OF THE WEEK: Lady Gaga – Chromatica 

After winning an Academy award for A Star Is Born, Lady Gaga has returned to her pop roots and it’s fair to say that the brand new album, Chromatica, is fiercer than ever. 

So far audiences have been teased with her single “Rain on Me”, where Ariana Grande features alongside the pop icon, and it’s even said the man who brought us “Rocketman”, Elton John will be making a mega appearance on track 14, “Sine From Above”. Expect big sounds, bold vocals and tunes that’ll see you through summer and beyond.

Release Date: Friday 29th May
Stream Here


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