From David Harbour’s West End premiere to the BBC adaptation of Dolly Alderton’s best-selling memoir, June is packed out with exciting new launches to get stuck into.

The Culture Fix is an edit of our favourite new launches, TV releases and events happening in London. It’s a space to inspire the month ahead, whether you’re on the hunt for new exhibitions or a new show to binge through. Read on to find out our May favourites.

The Must-See Exhibition: Penny World

Get your exhibition fix courtesy of Penny World, the first solo institutional exhibition from London artist and poet Penny Goring. 

Spanning the last 30 years of Goring’s work, expect to be transfixed as you journey through the vivid coloured paintings and sculptures, self-portraits and drawings, and darkly humorous digital collages and videos. Themes of grief, fear, loss, panic and powerlessness are touched upon through Goring’s practice.

On display from 08.06.2022 – 18.09.2022 

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The Supper Club at Brown’s Hotel

For the foodies, Brown’s Hotel in Mayfair has recently launched The Supper Club, a daily dining and drinking experience that celebrates classic British food and cocktails. 

Book in and prepare to be guided on a journey of childhood nostalgia as you’re served a menu of home comforts. The menu has been crafted by chef director Adam Byatt, and features dishes such as soft boiled eggs with caviar soldiers; Welsh rarebit; omelette Arnold Bennett; and sweet desserts of bread and butter pudding; coffee and walnut cake; and Brown’s trifle. 

Pair the experience with a cocktail or two, from Bloody Marys to Pimm’s with seasonal fruits.

Available now 

www.roccofortehotels.com

The New Podcast To Listen To: Liar Liar

The latest true crime podcast we’re obsessed with is Liar Liar. Hosted by investigative journalist Kate McClymont, the podcast takes a look at the case of missing Sydney woman Melissa Caddick.

Melissa, known for being a successful businesswoman, goes missing following the authorities raid her home over suspicions of an unlicensed financial planning business. McClymont investigated the case journalistically, revealing her ponzi scheme and a $23 million fraud. This new podcast explores the theories, the twists and the turns of this unusual fraudulent case.

 

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The New Theatre Show To See: Mad House 

Strangers Things’ David Harbour and The Sinner’s Bill Pullman join forces for a short run of Mad House, a dark comedy written by Theresa Rebeck. 

The play follows Michael as he returns to his childhood home to look after his dying father. His two siblings soon arrive to sort the assets left and see what they are left to deal with…

Opens 15.06.2022 – 04.09.2022

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The Book Everyone’s Talking About: Poor Little Sick Girls: A Love Letter to Unacceptable Women by Ione Gamble 

Ione Gamble, founder of Polyester Zine and a host of The Polyester Podcast, allows us a deeper look into her life as a woman who, as soon as she enters adulthood, is diagnosed with an incurable illness. 

The book allows us to see a new perspective on the current empowerment phenomena from a woman who is chronically ill and the pressures forced onto young women from an early age.

Available Now

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The Event To Book: West End Live

Musical theatre lovers, unite! West End Live returns to Trafalgar Square this month, bringing with it a whole host of free performances from top West End musicals. 

Expect performers from & Juliet, Back to the Future The Musical, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, Heathers the Musical, Disney’s Frozen, My Fair Lady and more.

Runs 25.06.2022 – 26.06.2022 

www.westendlive.co.uk

The Film We’re Excited For: Elvis

Baz Luhramman returns with another blockbuster that’s set to soar. Starring Austin Butler and Tom Hanks, Elvis charts the legendary king of rock and roll’s rise to fame, from his early days to his fully fledged career, spanning over 20 years. 

The narrative puts particular emphasis on the difficult relationship between Presley and his manager Colonel Tom Parker, played by Hanks.

Release Date: 24.06.2022 

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The New TV To Binge: Everything I Know About Love 

Based on Alderton’s memoir of the same name, this seven-part series is a semi-fictionalised adaptation that follows two best friends, Maggie and Birdy, and their growth from childhood friendship through to moving into their first London shared housing together and beyond. We’ll see their change from their sweet adolescence through to their raucous party heydays and the eventual friendship separation when one of them gets their first long-term boyfriend.

Spread throughout the series, expect the usual friendship quarrels, sleazy first dates, heartaches and laughter thrown in for good measure.

Release Date: 07.06.2022 

www.bbc.co.uk


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