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From new brunches to Tate Modern’s exciting new retrospective dedicated to Yoko Ono, this weekend is packed with exciting events to get involved with. Celebrate Margarita Month with a selection of loaded tacos, peruse London’s giant flea market or help save the sloths at Wakehurst. Here’s what to get up to:

Things To Do This Weekend, From Tate Modern’s Yoko Ono Exhibit To Mean Girls Brunches 

Explore Tate Modern’s Yoko Ono: Music of the Mind exhibit 

Yoko Ono with Glass Hammer 1967 from HALF – A – WIND SHOW , Lisson Gallery, London, 1967. Photo © Clay Perry

This week sees the largest-ever UK exhibition celebrating the life and work of artist and activity Yoko Ono open its doors. 

Taking over Tate Modern until September, it’s an opportunity to explore the artist’s powerful, multidisciplinary practice, from the mid-1950s to now. The collection brings together over 200 works, from installations and film to music and photography, exploring Ono’s trailblazing ideas and creations. 

Key installations include Apple 1966; Ono’s banned Film No. 4 (Bottoms) from 1966-7; and a more modern piece released in 2004, My Mommy Is Beautiful, featuring a 15-metre-long wall of canvases inviting visitors to attach photographs of their mothers and share personal messages.

When: 15.02.2024 – 01.09.2024

Where: Tate Modern, Bankside, SE1 9TG 

Website: www.tate.org.uk

Shop vintage at this giant flea market

If you’re after a new piece for your mantelpiece, this weekend sees the Giant London Flea Market land at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, inviting Londoners to enjoy a full day of rummaging. 

With over 100 traders of vintage home decor, this is London’s largest indoor flea market and will feature a wide selection of unique pieces. From furniture to trinkets, dive right in to find a special one-of-a-kind piece.

When: 18.02.2024

Where: Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, E15 2GZ 

Website: www.queenelizabetholympicpark.co.uk

Get your brunch fix at this cosy restaurant 

We’re always on the hunt for a new breakfast spot and this weekend we’ve got our eyes on Eco Restaurants’ tasty creations. 

Clapham’s popular pizzeria offers a range of brilliant breakfast options. Kick off with homemade granola complete with Greek yoghurt, mango puree and fresh seasonal fruits, before chowing through twists on your favourite classics. Think asparagus and truffle hollandaise with perfectly poached eggs and buttery sauce; and scrambled eggs on toast topped with grated parmesan. 

Or, try your eggs differently made in the wood-fired pizza oven and top them with goat’s cheese, spinach, black pepper and vine tomatoes on a garlicky tomato sauce.

Available on weekends and bank holidays, it’s easy to see why Eco Restaurants is so popular.

When: Weekends & Bank Holidays, 9am-12pm

Where: Eco Restaurants, 162 Clapham High Street, SW4 7UG 

Website: www.ecorestaurants.com

Discover new fashion talent 

Credit: Emmi Hyyppä

With London Fashion Week kicking off this Friday, Londoners can peek at the industry’s future at the London College Of Fashion’s Postgraduate Class of 2024 exhibition. 

Taking place at their new home at East Bank, located in the heart of Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, the exhibition will display works from across three industry-leading schools. From live performances and hybrid displays to boundary-breaking business models, this exhibit showcases works from up-and-coming names in the fashion world. 

All of these bodies of work have been created to push the boundaries of traditional fashion moulds, challenging, innovating and reflecting the change required of the industry of tomorrow.

When: Until 09.03.2024

Where: East Bank Campus, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park 

Website: www.arts.ac.uk

Celebrate Margarita Month 

yoko ono tate

Wave goodbye to the dreary winter days in style courtesy of Devonshire Terrace by Drake & Morgan’s new pop-up series. Celebrating Margarita Month, the popular restaurant will host tacos and tequila brunches every Saturday throughout February and March.

Partnering with Patrón, you’ll be able to sip on specially curated tequila-based cocktails, all while diving into loaded tacos. Choose between prawn tacos with tomato salsa, pickled red cabbage, guacamole and yellow chilli dressing; veggie breakfast tacos with black beans, tofu, piquillo peppers, avocado, spring onion, lime, coriander and smoked chilli jam; or D&M’s signature tacos with cod, pickled chilli, pink onions, baby gem, coriander, radish and harissa cream.

WHEN: EVERY SATURDAY IN FEBRUARY AND MARCH 2024

WHERE: DEVONSHIRE SQUARE, EC2M 4WY

WEBSITE: WWW.DRAKEANDMORGAN.CO.UK

Watch a new theatre show 

If you’re on the hunt for a new theatre show to see, make sure to bookmark Donmar Warehouse’s latest drama, The Human Body. 

This romantic drama sees Keeley Hawes (Bodyguard, The Durrells) and Jack Davenport (Next Of Kin) make their West End return. Written by award-winning writer Lucy Kirkwood (The Witches), this show is set in 1948 Shropshire and follows Iris Elcock, a GP, socialist and Labour party councillor who works tirelessly to implement Nye Bevan’s National Health Service Act and ensure the promise of free health care remain.

At home, she’s a mother and wife, but it’s upon meeting a local boy named George Blythe, who has recently made it in Hollywood, that her life is turned unexpectedly upside down.

When: 16.02.2024 – 13.04.2024

Where: Donmar Warehouse, 41 Earlham Street, Seven Dials, WC2H 9LX 

Website: www.booking.donmarwarehouse.com

Work up a sweat in style 

Fancy mixing up your workout routine? Always wanted to try pilates but didn’t know where to start? Meet Avalon Pilates, the fully equipped reformer Pilates studio based in Clapham. 

Designed to be a community-first space, the team hosts group sessions and private 1-2-1s for those looking to take their pilates to the next level. Whether you’re a fitness enthusiast or you’re trying out Pilates for the first time, Avalon Pilates is a place where everyone is welcome. The talented team will help educate and guide you to move your body to its best ability. 

Those looking to give it a try, there are several intro offers to choose from, from group class promos to private 1-2-1 sessions. 

Where: Unit 2, 40-48 Bromell Road, Clapham Common, SW4 0BG 

Website: www.avalonpilates.com

Catch Cirque du Soleil in all of its glory 

Courtesy of The Milestone Hotel & Residences

Whether you’re after a magical performance or you’re a Cirque du Soleil veteran, you can always guarantee a special night at one of their shows. This month, why not take your experience up a notch with The Milestone Hotel & Residences’ special offer and see this three-decade-long spectacle in all of its surrealist grandeur? 

Available to book until 29th February, The Milestone is offering guests the chance to stay with them and enjoy guaranteed tickets to Cirque du Soleil’s Alegria: In A New Light. Alongside you’ll receive a complimentary glass of Champagne on arrival at the hotel, a programme guide to the show, evening cocktails for two and a full English breakfast the following day.

When: Until 29.02.2024

Where: The Milestone Hotel & Residences, 1-3 Kensington Court, W8 5DL 

Website: www.milestonehotel.com

Celebrate 40 years of LFW 

The new Principal Partner of LFW, 1664 Blanc, has teamed up with Selfridges London to host a series of design-led experiences to celebrate 40 years of London Fashion Week. 

With tickets for only £5, fashionistas can look forward to an expansive programme in the Cinema at Selfridges, including 12 talks by NEWGEN designers and even a few sneak peek previews straight from the catwalk. There’ll also be a 1664 Blanc pop-up serving up refreshing serves and Parisian treats.

When: until 27.02.2024

Where: Selfridges London, 400 Oxford Street, W1A 1AB

Website: www.selfridges.com

3 Events Worth Travelling For 

Have a good ol’ laugh at this festival

If you require a good old laugh, head to Bristol’s hilariously good Slapstick Festival. Taking place across 30+ venues around the city, you’ll have the opportunity to laugh until you cry as you see some of the best up-and-coming performers and legendary names in the comedy circuit. 

Running until Sunday 18th February, the line-up includes Alasdair Beckett-King, Hugh Bonneville, Tim Vine, Lucy Porter and more. 

When: Until 18.02.2024

Where: Across Bristol 

Website: www.slapstick.org.uk

Discover this limited-edition exhibition 

Escape the city this weekend and expand your exhibition horizon as you explore Charleston’s exciting new body of works. 

Available for a limited time only, The Faces of Bloomsbury is a series of 10 visiting works that will hang alongside Charleston’s brilliant collection. These portraits were by and of influential members of the Bloomsbury group and have been loaned from private collections, so this is a very rare opportunity. 

From the portrait of Vanessa Bell by Duncan Grant, recently rediscovered in America, to Vanessa Bell’s experimental portrait of her friend Molly MacCarthy, this is an exciting chance to see these private pieces up close. 

When: Until 14.04.2024

Where: Charleston Trust, Firle, West Firle, Lewes, BN8 6LL 

Website: www.charleston.org.uk

Help save the sloths 

If you’ve got a budding little nature hero, let them explore Wakehurst’s new initiative and they’ll earn themselves a Sloth Saver badge. 

It’s part of the Natural Heroes missions of 2024, a new series of experiences allowing little adventurers to learn the importance of saving the planet. This half-term, buckle into the slow lane and help Pip, Bud and Sprout as they set out to protect the rainforests that sloths call home. 

You and your littles will be able to hang out with sloths designed by Fernand Laposse, learning more about why being slow can be a superpower and exploring the best of the gardens.

When: Until 18.02.2024

Where: Wakehurst, Selsfield Road, Haywards Heath, RH17 6TN 

Website: www.kew.org


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