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From festive wreath making sessions to virtual launch parties, to finding the best place to get your Sunday lunch fix, delivery style, we’ve rounded up the nine best ways to welcome in the weekend.

Get into the festive spirit with this wreath making workshop

With Christmas creeping round the corner, it’s time to get serious about draping the house with festive trinkets, decorations and a glistening wreath hanging on the front door. Here to help spread the spirit of Christmas is the team at Shilpa Reddy Flower Design who have brought their wreath making workshops web-side so you can spruce up your front door ready for the big day.

Spruce up your front door ready for the big day.

Running every Thursday evening, Shilpa and her team will be running online workshops, guiding you through the various techniques to create a gorgeous showstopper. From dried whole and cut fruits to conifer fronds, pine cones to cinnamon sticks, before the session you’ll receive a kit with everything you need to get you on your way. 

Kickstart the Christmas season and adorn your door with a homemade wreath.

This week GucciFest launched, a week long film festival of such that showcases their new collection ‘virtually’ rather than at catwalk shows. 

Running 16th – 22nd November
www.guccifest.com

Get your fashion fix with GucciFest

Back in May, Gucci announced it was going to shake up how it did things, including limiting their new collections to just twice a year. With the world devastated by the pandemic, they also had to think of new ways of showcasing these collections, which is where GucciFest comes in. This week GucciFest launched, a week long film festival of such that showcases their new collection ‘virtually’ rather than at catwalk shows. 

Running until November 22nd, tune into the selection of short films and uncover new pieces from their collection, including ‘Waking Up With Silvia Calderoni’, a seven-part mini-series where the viewer follows her as she wakes from slumber in a Roman apartment.

Satisfy your Sunday lunch fix with these roast deliveries

Two weeks into lockdown 2.0 and we’re itching to get our hands on a Sunday roast that isn’t just a frozen ready meal version from Iceland. 

This week why don’t you swap the frozen Yorkshire puddings and gravy granules for one of London’s best restaurants delivering their roasts to your doorstep? From No. Fifty Cheyne’s sensational Sutton Hoo roast chicken to The Cookout Club’s sharing pulled pork 8hour slow cooked joint, here are the best roasts to get delivered this weekend.

Explore Tate Britain’s giant outdoor light installation

If you’re centrally located, add a little colour to your weekend and explore Tate Britain’s latest winter installation, designed by Chila Kumari Burman. 

Launched last week, the installation celebrates Diwali, the five-day light festival which celebrates the victory of light over darkness, and draws on Burman’s typically bold and colourful works. Explore the various neon symbols, from the blue ‘evil eye’ or the Buri Nazar located over the central archway, to the technicoloured mini bus dotted on the steps. 

The installation will be up at Tate Britain until the end of January, so for those who live a little further afield, there’s plenty of time to explore it in all its beauty soon.

CHILA KUMARI BURMAN’S INSTALLATION WILL BE UP AT TATE BRITAIN UNTIL THE END OF JANUARY
www.tate.org.uk

Get into the festive spirit and explore London’s Christmas lights

Once you’ve explored Tate Britain’s latest light installation, head out and explore the best of London’s Christmas light scene. From Oxford Street’s LED curtains to Carnaby Street’s positive pink neon light display, to journeying to Seven Dials’ cobblestone streets and seeing this year’s light installation, these displays will guarantee you leave feeling festive and hopeful for a fun Christmas ahead.

Starts at 5pm on Friday, 20th November over on their Instagram

Boogie the night away with Bodega Bay’s virtual party

Missing going out-out on Friday nights? Stay in-in with Bodega Bay’s virtual party. This Friday, to celebrate the launch of its new flavour Cherry with Mango and Goji Berry, hard seltzer brand, Bodega Bay are hosting an IG Live virtual launch party. 

The night kicks off at 5pm with a live Q&A with Luke Romick from the Thirst Project, who Bodega Bay support, and TV personality Rosie Fortescue, before DJ Charlotte de Carle takes over the decks pumping out the tunes, so you can dance and celebrate at home.

Watch Steve McQueen’s must-watch Small Axe

Steve McQueen, one of the most celebrated contemporary British directors, known for films such as 12 Years a Slave, Shame and Hunger, is now working with the BBC for a five-part anthology series, Small Axe. Set within London’s West Indian community, themes of racism and discrimination are explored throughout the five narratives. 

This Sunday the second part of the series, ‘Lovers Rock’ will be dropping on BBC One, exploring a story of young love at the blues party in 1980. 

Without cinemas, we can still experience incredible films by having this released once a week. With the first already released and receiving rave reviews, we can’t wait to catch the next instalment this weekend.

Catch ‘Lovers Rock’ on BBC One this Sunday, 9pm.
www.bbc.co.uk

Welcome the end of lockdown with a wild night to remember.

Tickets are £180 Dinner & Cabaret for two

December dates are as follows: Friday 4th | Saturday 5th
Thursday 17th | Friday 18th
Saturday 19th | Sunday 20th
Monday 21st (Solstice special) 

Book here at: www.elmorecourt.com

Book ahead for: Elmore Court’s wild cabaret night 

After another crippling month of lockdown, the arrival of December 2nd couldn’t come quick enough. Here to help you celebrate the end is Elmore Court, the luxurious grand Grade II listed mansion nestled amongst the rolling hills of Stroud, Gloucestershire, who are putting on a wild cabaret and dining experience across seven nights. 

Headlining the experience will be world-renowned Burlesque dancer, Missy Fatale, who’ll be shaking her tail feathers, alongside Vicky Butterfly and Cabaret Rouge. They’ll be joined by comedian Marcel Lucont, as well as Amy Hooplovin who’ll be wowing the audiences with her hula-hooping prowess. Plus, the Curious LITTLE Big Band will be providing an eclectic mix of music to tap your foot along to. Alongside the entertainment, Head Chef Matt Greene has crafted a lavish four course menu, plus cocktails to wash it all down with. 

Welcome the end of lockdown with a wild night to remember.

Enjoy a taste of Japanese culture without the jetlag

Experience Japan’s vibrant culture and flavours straight to your door with Japan Centre’s new grocery service. Delivering the best of Japanese groceries comes Japan Centre’s latest venture, Ichiba Online Marketplace. It’s London’s first Japanese grocery service, delivering over 600 of the best Ichiba products straight to your door. 

From at-home ramen kits to freshly made bento and poke, to fresh fruit and vegetables, plus frozen goodies, try it out today and receive 10% off and free delivery (offer running until tonight!).

Receive 10% off & Free delivery until 19th November
www.ichibalondon.com


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