It’s pretty awful when the weekend comes and you’ve got little to no plans whilst the rest of the office chime out all sorts of creative excursions from Susan and her mini break to Paris with the better half and then there’s Iain off on a boozy golf weekend. That’s why we’re here, we’ve got your back Mrs no plans and you’ll be pretty happy with this end of the week line-up, or so we hope. Don your best Whitney Houston at The Piano Works’ new SingEasy concept, pay homage to the late, great George Michael at a delicious brunch or celebrate the wonderful way of the woman at various International Women’s Day events. Whatever tickles your fancy, you certainly won’t be a no plans Pauline this weekend.
King Street galleries will host an incredibly unique brunch in celebration of the life of the late, and oh so great, George Michael. The free brunch is a one-off event by the Christie’s Lates team where visitors can preview the collection in full and enjoy specialist talks, a pop-up George Michael shop, film screenings and more. George, you’ve got all of our heart and we won’t be giving it away come Christmas!
10th of March
Political activist Angela Davis returns to the stage for a feminist festival that encourages forward-thinking and constructive debates. Along with Annie Lennox and Game of Thrones actress Maisie Williams, Davis will speak about subjects such as gender equality and the current state of feminism. This experience comes complete with WOW factor as you’ll leave inspired by the many women who have stood up for women’s rights, and you’ll be challenged to do the same.
Where: Belvedere Road, Waterloo, SE1 8XX
There’s a new courtyard in town and it’s everything your Instagram has ever wanted. The Neon Jungle courtyard at Mews of Mayfair has sprung into spring earlier than most with an al fresco offering brimming with Veuve Clicquot Rosé, palms and exotic flowers.
This weekend to celebrate the launch of the courtyard you can delve into the fine food of Italia, and chomp on pizza and pasta galore with a glass of Veuve Clicquot to wash it down. The weather may not be reflective of spring just yet, but with the signature Mews Truffle Pizza on offer who really cares?
Courtyard tables come one a first-come-first-serve basis, available only on the 10th and 11th March
Where: 10 Lancashire Court New Bond Street W1S 1EY
Nearest station: Bond Street (0.3 miles)
Spend a day at this pop-up exhibition that features children’s books written by acclaimed adult authors such as Virginia Woolf, Oscar Wilde, and Mary Shelley. Adults will enjoy for sure, but it also provides a jammy opportunity to get the kids out of the house for a fun, yet educational outing. This literary aesthetic is a definite must-see this weekend!
Where: Peninsula Square, SE10 0ES
75th floor restaurants are pretty much two-a-penny in New York, a table with a view is a pre-requisite in, say, Hong Kong. But in a low-rise city like London, well, the options are a little more, um, thin on the ground. However, if you are keen to get up through the atmosphere, up where the air is clear, etc. Ever wondered how many different ways there are to rave about basically the same view? Find them all here…
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It’s the launch we’ve been waiting for – Piano Works has introduced SingEasy which is – queue drum roll – London’s first sing-along bar. The audience can grab a pew and, more importantly, grab a drink whilst singing along to total classics, from pop and rock to musical theatre options. The experience is inspired by two of New York’s legendary sing-along institutions, Ellen’s Stardust Diner and Marie’s Crisis Café.
SingEasy launches on the 7th March and will be running from Monday-Saturday every week.
Where: 47 Whitcomb Street, London WC2H 7DH, UK
Nearest station: Piccadilly Circus (0.2 miles)
Friday the 8th of March will see International Women’s Day return for another year, eliciting hundreds of global events, marches and talks across the globe. The roots of International Women’s Day lie in the Suffragette Movement, where the first “National Women’s Day” occurred, which was organized by Theresa Malkiel and the Socialist Party of America. The group held the protest in New York on 28th of February 1909 as a demonstration against unfair labor practice and voting laws. This inspired the inception of the International Socialist Women’s Conference, which took place in Copenhagen, Denmark in August of 1910.
Get involved and find out more about what’s going on here
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In celebration of its Original Filled doughnuts, Krispy Kreme is launching a two-day pop-up. The festivities begin when guests walk through the middle of doughnut into a deliciously designed space, where they will be given an exclusive tasting of Krispy Kreme products. This is an event that you dough-not want to miss.
Where: 5 Great Newport Street, WC2H 7JB
Whole Beast, the group that worked at Peckham’s Coal Rooms, is taking up a residency at Carousel. Their primitive style of cooking, which uses every element of the ingredients, will be used to transform the Carousel menu. Guests can expect an exclusive dining experience, which utilizes flame, smoke, and ash to conjure their exclusive flavours.
Where: Carousel London, Blandford Street
Website: More Info Here
There’s no doubt about it, a cup of tea really does make everything better. It sits on our work desks pushing us through e-mails, lands in the hands of strangers as we meet for the first time, perches on the lips of friends as we catch up, goes hand-in-hand with our morning cereal bowls and rests on our bed side table with a good book.
If you think tea is simply tea-rrific then you may have caught wind of Mariage Frères’ opening; France’s oldest tea house and tea house, sitting snug inside a five-storey Georgian townhouse on King Street. The incredible spot brings tea savoir-faire to the capital alongside the world’s largest tea collection with 1,000 varieties available from 36 different countries.
Website: Find More Info Here
The rumours are true; the choccie giants that are KINDER are giving us the gift of a brand new ice-cream range just in time for summer that will include a conglomeration of all things delicious; from the delicious KINDER Ice Cream Stick, the convenient KINDER Ice Cream Sandwich and the iconic KINDER Joy Ice Cream. Well isn’t this just a fabulous (KINDER) surprise! You can now get your hands on the treats in multi packs at Ocado, or Asda (so we’ve heard on the ice-cream grapevine).
As a result of this choc-tastic introduction there’ll be a pop-up event on London’s South Bank Observation Point, Friday 8th – Sunday 10th March, harking back to sunnier days and looking forward to a summer filled with KINDER. There’ll be all sorts on the cards, from a countdown to KINDER super fans getting their hands on the new range before anyone else at the pop-up.
Where: London’s South Bank Observation Point
House of Peroni
Trust Italian beer-makers Peroni to be the height of fashion. Not content with the sawdust and darts image of beer, House of Peroni launched for Fashion Week to bring real Milan style to London. And this weekend is your last chance to catch the pop-up. The fully-immersive experience, in Covent Garden, is inspired by the work of the eight emerging fashion designers supported by Peroni Nastro Azzurro. Enjoy cocktails from Manchester-based bartender Sam Taylor, from Science and Industry as well as world-renowned Master of Mixology, Simone Caporale. Together, they’ve created a drinks experience of Peroni-infused cocktails, served from a unique platform bar.
Until Saturday 9th March
On the occasion of International Women’s Day, Dorothy Circus Gallery is proud to present the first UK solo exhibition the renowned Teheran-based, Iranian artist, Afarin Sajedi. Sajedi’s exhibition, titled ECCE MULIER, takes inspiration from the psychoanalytic analysis of the feminine depths observed first by Goethe and then by Jung, and acknowledged as the source of the creative power of the unconscious.
8th March – 6th April
Where: Dorothy Circus Gallery, Connaught Street
The Lyric Hammersmith has just announced the lineup for its Evolution festival. The festival, which is in its fourth year running, will focus on empowering female artists with the theme ‘Who Run the World?’. Evolution is looking to provide a stage for underrepresented identities in the music industry and will captivate with its multi-art talent showcase.
1st – 13th March
Where: Lyric Square