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This weekend you’ll find us exploring the Royal Academy of Art’s Summer Exhibition, tuning into fascinating new films at the BFI London Film Festival and welcoming autumn at No. Fifty Cheyne’s new autumnal terrace takeover. If this sounds interesting to you, here are ten ways to spend your weekend.

Experience the Spirit of Scandinavia at this Scandi-inspired pop-up

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As we wave goodbye to the sunny season for another year, wrap up warm and settle into the winter spirit in style at this Scandi-inspired pop-up arriving in Central London’s Argyll Street this weekend.

Nordic Spirit is the number one Nicotine Pouch in the UK* and they will be bringing the very best of the Nordics to London with an immersive pop-up, #NordicSpiritNights. 

Running Thursday 8th until Saturday 17th October, explore the Scandinavian spirit through a 360 degree multi-sensory experience. Guests will have the opportunity to tuck into a delicious three course Scandinavian dinner, relax and watch a Nordic noir film and boogie the night away (until 10pm) to live DJ sets. Learn more about the exciting experience here.

Running Thursday 8th – Saturday 17th October
10 Argll Street, Soho W1F 7TQ

Register for free here

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Catch this new photography retrospective: Face to Face

Ekow Eshun, Chairman of the Fourth Plinth Commissioning Group, together with the Fund for Global Human Rights, comes Face to Face, a brand new social documentary and portrait photography series.

Eshun collated work from emerging international artists from Africa, Latin America, South and Southeast Asia to bring together a collection of photographs that mirror the values and approach of the Fund. Respecting their expertise, the fund invests in their ideas and asks them how to best address human rights problems facing their communities through their work.

Credit: Medina Dugger

Face to Face, a brand new social documentary and portrait photography series.

Credit: Alejandro Cartagena

Works will be showcased in the King’s Cross Tunnel, a 90-metre-ling space, as well as across the sites of The Outside Art Project in the open air spaces of the King’s Cross Estate

Explore the collection and uncover the talent from some of the world’s best emerging artists.

Running Wednesday 7th October – Sunday 1st November 

Located in the King’s Cross Tunnel and on 15 ‘art benches’ dotted around King’s Cross
www.facetoface.photos

Running until Saturday 31st October

www.batterseapowerstation.co.uk

Support your favourite restaurants during London Restaurant Festival

With the 10pm restaurant curfew in full swing, restaurants need our support more than ever right now, so why not go out and support your local favourites and celebrate London Restaurant Festival while you’re at it. 

London Restaurant Festival has returned and Battersea Power Station is celebrating with a huge array of fun events and special menus at their restaurants, including Wright Brothers who are offering guests a complimentary glass of Della Vite Prosecco Superiore DOCG, the new Prosecco from the Delevingne sisters, when enjoying two or more courses from the a la carte menu.

Head to Battersea Power Station’s website to check out more of the exciting offerings taking place this month.

Chill out at No.Fifty Cheyne’s new autumnal pop-up

Welcome autumn in style at our favourite Chelsea hideout, No. Fifty Cheyne and their newly launched alfresco autumn terrace. 

They’ve teamed up with Cointreau to transform their elegant patio seating area into an autumnal paradise featuring tropical blues and oranges to capture the essence of both the restaurant and drinks brand, as well as creating a menu of five sensational Margaritas, championing the orange liqueur. Our favourite being the Spicy Cucumber Margarita and the house special, the End of Summer Berry Margarita, perfect for enjoying one last summer hurrah with your pals.

50 Cheyne Walk, Chelsea SW3 5LR

www.fiftycheyne.com

Celebrate London Craft Week in style at Burlington Arcade 

The Jewel of Mayfair, aka Burlington Arcade, is celebrating London Craft Week in style and has become the centre point for visitors to celebrate British and international creativity. To celebrate the creativity in the city, two of Burlington Arcade’s residents are participating. Plus they’ve partnered with Future Icons, who will present 14 key craft practitioners across the two levels at the arcade, from home accessories to jewellery furniture.

On Thursday 8th October, Lalique will be hosting a virtual live discussion, discussing the Jewel of the French Crystal Industry, its history and the impact on the Art Deco movement. Tickets are available here. 

In honour of London Craft Week, Globe-Trotter has collaborated with Vitale Barbeis Canonico, one of Italy’s oldest fabric mills, to introduce a set of bespoke luggage cases covered in Vitale Barberis Canonico’s H.O.P.E fabrics. The perfect luggage piece for your next travels.

After you’ve explored LCW, why not head on out and take part in the Mayfair Sculpture Trail. Galleries across Mayfair will be presenting beautiful artworks in iconic locations, from Bond Street, Cork Street, Burlington Arcade and Grosvenor Square, until 31st October.

London Craft Week runs until 10th October

www.burlingtonarcade.com

Enjoy a tea with a twist at this new tea bar

Helping to spread some positive-tea is TEASE, South Kensington’s new tea bar. They’ve recently partnered with Against Breast Cancer, a charity seeking a vaccine against breast cancer, and will be donating all of the proceeds from the sale of their BeauTea in honour of their amazing work. 

Specially blended and made with no refined sugar, Beau-Tea is made with rose, pink pitaya, chia and combined with chamomile and almond milk. Start your weekend right with a cup of this pink wonder.

19 Harrington Road, South Kensington SW8 3ES
www.lovetease.com

Running Tuesday 6th October – Sunday 3rd January 2021

Main Galleries, Royal Academy of Arts – Burlington House, Piccadilly, Mayfair W1J 0BD
www.royalacademy.org.uk

Explore the exhibition inspired by summer at the Royal Academy of Arts

Royal Academy of Arts’ iconic Summer Exhibition dates back over 250 years. 

252 years ago a group of artists set up an annual exhibition to support artists and architects by showcasing art of the moment to the nation, and every year since the Summer Exhibition has run throughout the summer season, except this year. 

With lockdown and government regulations in place, the Royal Academy of Arts postponed their annual retrospective, but it’s now time to explore the collection, even if it is now out of season. Book your ticket now and see new works from Tracey Emin, Rebecca Horn, Julian Schnabel, Anselm Kiefer, Gillian Wearing and Ai Weiwei. 

Expect to fall in love with some pieces and utterly hate others, but that’s always been the beauty of art.

Fall back in love with film at BFI London Film Festival

With news that some cinemas are set to close their doors once again due to the lack of major releases and government support, show your support this weekend and fall back in love with the brilliance of film with BFI’s London Film Festival. 

Hosted virtually this year, tune into free talks, events and catch sneak previews of online screenings of new films set to be released soon. Our favourites to catch include: Regina King’s One Night in Miami, Miranda July’s Kajillionaire, Chloé Zhao’s Nomadland and Ammonite, starring Kate Winslet and Saoirse Ronan.

Ammonite
Kajillionaire

Running Wednesday 7th – Sunday 18th October 

www.bfi.org.uk

Album of the Week: Future Islands – As Long As You Are

Achieving cult status after the lead singer, Samuel T. Herring’s impassioned and sensual dancing on Letterman’s late night show in 2014, Future Islands has since become a band defined by their 80s style sound that’ll make you want to bop the night away.

As Long As You Are reignites fans with their iconic sound and will be an album to throw on at your next socially distanced party.

Release Date: Friday 8th October

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Book Ahead: The Royal Philharmonic Dinner Series

Book ahead for The Chesterfield Mayfair’s impressive seven course dinner series in partnership with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra on Saturday 17th October.

Settle in for a glorious live orchestral performance before enjoying a seven-course tasting menu from Executive Head Chef Nathan Hindmarsh. Menu highlights include: Hand dived Orkney scallops; Saddle of Yorkshire venison’ and Fillet of Japanese Wagyu.


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