What To Do This Weekend 04.10.23
What To Do This Weekend 04.10.23

What To Do This Weekend 04.10.23


Wondering what to do with your downtime? SLMan has you covered. From exhibitions and shopping events to a supper club for singles, here’s what to get stuck into…
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Update Your Shoe Collection


Red Wing is the footwear brand Savile Row tailors like Patrick Grant rely on for their off-duty looks. On Friday 6th October, the brand will celebrate ten years of its Carnaby store with a one-off shopping event. Experts will be available for styling sessions, refreshments will be handed out, and DJs will play while you browse. There’s a selection of vintage memorabilia to check out, as well as the new 9060 Beckman Flatbox boots (named after founder Charles Beckman) which have been created for the milestone event. There are only 190 pairs in the UK, so get to the store early if you’re interested.

17 Newburgh Street, Carnaby, W1F 7RZ

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Meet Your Match


Single guys, this one’s for you. Loves Bites is a supper club exclusively for singles, and it’s hosting an event on Sunday 8th October at Peckham Cellars. It’s for those looking to ditch the apps and find connections in real life – singles can connect over good food and drinks in a laid-back atmosphere. Chef Omar Jowhar (of Bristol’s Jafra Kitchen fame) will serve three courses of Middle Eastern and Mexican fusion dishes. Count on cocktails throughout the night, games and prizes, and maybe even a few numbers. The women's tickets are sold out, but there are a few remaining for the guys… They cost £54.

Queen's Road, Peckham, SE15 2ND; from 3pm to 8pm

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Get A Culture Fix


The BFI London Film Festival kicks off this weekend, with over 50 free screenings for adults and kids, workshops, talks, live music events, and augmented reality experiences. Highlights from this year’s programme include a preview screening of Marvel Studios’ Loki Season 2 (a day before the TV release); talks from filmmaking talent who have worked on films like Aquaman and The Bourne Ultimatum; and an exhibition on Little White Lies at Gallery @OXO Tower, celebrating two decades and 100 issues of the film magazine with the iconic covers. There’s plenty to keep kids entertained, including the premier of Chicken Run: Dawn of the Nugget and a workshop run by one of Aardman’s top model-makers; a talk with children’s writer Michael Morpurgo; and various storytelling sessions.

Various locations; 4th-15th October

Visit WhatsOn.BFI.org.uk

Learn About Cryptocurrency


Earlier this year, Steven Bartlett bought a Web3 agency to expand his business empire into cryptocurrency. This weekend, the BBC Dragon & Diary of a CEO podcast host will host Zebu Live, the world’s biggest Web3 event. He’ll be joined by experts including Google Web3 lead James Tromans and Manchester United’s director of digital innovation, Ronan Joyce. Ticketholders can listen to keynotes and talks from platform builders, NFT artists, blockchain experts and metaverse leaders. There are also over 100 sessions on industry challenges that will explore how its biggest players have adopted the technology. You can also take part in a Web3 ‘Degen’s Den’ pitch competition, where successful applicants will be put in front of major investors to land support for their ideas. Tickets cost £199.

Woolwich Works, 11 No 1 Street, Woolwich, SE18 6HD

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Fill Your Boots


Will Murray, Jack Croft and James Robson are the guys behind Fallow in St James’s. This week, the trio have opened a 70-cover pop-up chicken shop in nearby St James’s Market. Open all day for walk-ins, diners can try the ‘beak to feet' menu, which focuses on elevated chicken and chip shop dishes. Menu highlights include cornbread with chicken and herb butter, crispy hot wings with sriracha mayo, chicken fillet buns with cheese sauce, and chicken liver parfait with black cherries and sourdough soldiers. In the coming weeks, the restaurant will team up with celebrated chefs, starting with Pierre Koffmann.

Norris Street, St James's Market, SW1Y 4RJ

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Feed Your Curiosity


John le Carré, Ian Fleming, Joseph Conrad – some of the greats who brought the world of espionage to the mainstream often based their work on unbelievable real-life stories. This free exhibition at the Imperial War Museum explores the real world of spies and secret agents, from the First World War to the present day. Featuring over 150 objects, newly digitised film and photography, and specially commissioned interviews, visitors can learn how audacious plots of deception have changed the course of conflict and the lives of those involved. It covers the role of deception (don’t miss the 1940s box of matches concealed with secret messages), the means by which it was uncovered, and the costs of being both deceiver and deceived.

Lambeth Road, Lambeth, SE1 6HZ

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Take In The Views


Horizon 22, Europe’s highest free public viewing gallery, has opened its doors to the public for the first time. On level 58 of the City of London’s tallest building, it is 833ft up in the air – yet it only takes 41 seconds to reach the top in one of the two high-speed lifts. Book tickets for the early evening to watch the sun set across the city. Tickets are free.

22 Bishopsgate, City, EC3V 4QT

Visit Horizon22.co.uk

End The Weekend Right


On Sunday 8th October, Mitch Tonks’ Dartmouth restaurant The Seahorse will take over the kitchen at Trullo in Highbury for a special lunch. The day will begin with an aperitivo at noon, followed by a long, lazy lunch with optional wine pairings. Guest will start with nibbles before tucking into cured mackerel with pickled vegetables, grapes and pink peppercorns; seafood orzo made with fish from Brixham market; slow-cooked veal shin with potatoes and braised greens; and armagnac panna cotta with brandy prunes. Tickets cost £80pp, with four glasses of paired wine at an additional £35.

300-302 St Paul's Road, Highbury, N1 2LH

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