May is a glorious month in the UK. Two bank holidays and the heady scent of summer approaching are solid reasons to be joyful. This year, we’ve even been thrown a royal wedding for good measure. And for days when the sun does not have his hat on and is most definitely not coming out to play, there is an abundance of cultural goodies going on in the capital too – from fashion to espionage, Monet to the much beloved Abba. Welcome to our guide of theatre, art and exhibitions that London is generously bestowing upon us this May.
What’s brown, liquidy and smells? Yes, Talisker Whisky, but also The Thames. So what a perfect collaboration that the two have paired up for a kayak extravaganza, along with Secret Adventures? Secret Adventures offer the ultimate in off-grid adventure, and now they’re encouraging us to get up-close-and-personal with the river we spend our lives walking alongside, over and under. Despite being a central feature of the city that houses over eight million of us, so few of us will have had any real interaction with the iconic body of water (unless you’re one of these people who commutes on that […]
Remember when you’d spend rainy Saturday afternoons colouring in, making things and watching Art Attack? There’s something so satisfying about making something and whilst Neil Buchanan might have moved on from the painting (he’s now in a heavy metal band, would you believe?) we are all still for crafts. In fact, there is a whole week dedicated to it, London Craft Week will be returning from the 9th – 13th May 2018 and to celebrate, Mondrian London will be hosting a series of workshops and talks to encourage us to release our inner artists and creative minds. Taking place in […]
Are you a feisty, strong, badass woman? If so then coincidence would have it that there’s a supper club on the lookout for ‘feisty, strong, badass women’. Today’s your lucky day. Feisty Feast is all about bringing women together through a combination of atmospheric venues, powerful guest speakers, and, most importantly, ‘divine feasting’. It’s an import from Canada, courtesy of Julia Khan Anselmo, a native of Vancouver who founded Feisty Feast back in 2013. Since then it’s become an international community of women supporting and celebrating each another with 13 previous events taking place in Canada and West Coast USA, with the […]
Like wings? Then you need to get yourself down to London Wing Fest, which is back in August and it’s bigger and better than ever. Taking place on the 4th and 5th August, the festival has quintupled in the last five years, going from 7 stalls when it first started, to this year having 35 stalls and space for 10,000 attendees – that’s a lot of chicken to eat. You’ll want to come hungry anyway so that you can demolish and win the wing-eating battles. The 35 traders will also be battling it out to win titles such as the […]
Plastic, the unavoidable by-product of modern living, scourge of society and bogeyman de jour. Well not at this supper club and panel discussion. ‘Plastic Pledge’ is a supper club not to be missed. Devised by chef Rose Lloyd Owen, the founder of Fare Healthy and Peardrop London, the event will see five delicious courses served in a kitchen entirely devoid of plastic. With dishes created by food and wellness entrepreneur Jasmine Hemsley, Treadwells Chef Patron Chantelle Nicholson, chef and journalist Anna Barnett, eco-chef and food campaigner Tom Hunt, alongside Rose Lloyd Owen, all the dishes will be made to One Planet Plate […]
If you were to head down to the Phonica Records on Tuesday 1st May, then you would find yourself surrounded by over 200 wines, which is rather fun. Why? Because Wines of Germany are taking over the Soho building for an evening of German wine and food. Once there, you’ll have a chance to try over 200 wines from one of the world’s most exciting and oldest (and in places steepest) wine producing regions, including many wines that can’t be found anywhere else in the UK. We’re talking plenty of Rieslings, Pinot Noirs, Scheurebes and Silvaners. Wine is one of […]
Alexandra Palace’s legendary free street food and craft beer festival, StrEATlife is returning this summer for four weekends of food, craft beers, cocktails and music. Starting in May and running for one weekend each month until August, the festival will feature over thirty of London’s top street food vendors including: The Waffle Float Mother Clucker, Le Bao, Popdogs, Anna Maes, Bodeans and Vinn Goute. Add to that craft beer, a tiki bar, a gin trailer and a Pimms bar and you’ve got the recipe for a pretty epic weekend. It’s not just about the food though, each weekend they’ll have […]
Forget magnetic hoverbusses or electric jetpacks, one day we’ll all get everywhere via zip line, I’m convinced of it. Imagine the scene, boarding a lift to the top of the zip line station in, say, Putney, strapping in, then a 15 minute straight adrenaline-filled ‘zip’ all the way to Canary Wharf, briefcase flailing in your hand. I’m sure it’s the future, I’ve written to Sadiq and everything, though strangely I’ve not heard back. But it turns out I’m not the only person obsessed with zip lines, and it seems another group are way ahead of me. Welcome back Zip Now London, incredibly the […]
From Romans and Greeks preserving flowers to study them, to Victorians bringing the beauty of outdoors indoors and girls keeping flowers from suitors in the pages of books, there’s something rather whimsical and wonderful about pressing flowers and as part of Chelsea Flower Show, Pullman London St Pancras will be hosting flower pressing workshops. The free workshops include botanical cocktails, canapés and London-based artist Anna Garforth will teach you how to press flowers and give tips about how to forage for flowers in some of London’s best wild spots. It’s a chance to learn something new and embrace a gentler, […]
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