What To Do This Weekend 06.03.24
What To Do This Weekend 06.03.24

What To Do This Weekend 06.03.24


Wondering what to do this weekend? SLMan has you covered. From a foreign film festival to an art fair, here’s what to get stuck into…



The Player Kings

Sir Ian McKellen and esteemed director Robert Icke have collaborated on a new production of Shakespeare's Henry IV Parts 1 & 2. Sir Ian takes on the iconic character of the dissolute knight, John Falstaff. It marks McKellen's sixth theatrical performance since reaching the age of 80 and is set to be a legacy-defining show. Before it hits the Noel Coward theatre in the West End, you can see it at the New Wimbledon theatre this weekend.

93 The Broadway, Wimbledon, SW19 1QG; until 9th March

Visit PlayerKingsThePlay.co.uk

The Other Art Fair


The Other Art Fair

If Frieze is a bit spenny, The Other Art Fair is taking over the Old Truman Brewery for four days to promote artwork from cool and emerging artists. Affordable and accessible, there are original pieces as well as statement prints available for purchase. Plus, there are immersive installations, live performances and a bar for a pit stop. After you’re done here, you could always head along to the Affordable Art Fair in Battersea to continue your arty weekend.

The Truman Brewery, 85 Brick Lane, Spitalfields, E1 6QL; 7th-10th March

Visit TheOtherArtFair.com


The Orange At Cubitt House

Thanks to the team at Cubitt House – who have meticulously restored The Coach Makers Arms, The Builders Arms and The Grazing Goat – the doors to one of London’s most historic pubs are now open again. The Orange pays homage to the pub’s roots, but go a floor up and there are expertly restored dining rooms, as well as a terrace. Under the direction of chef Ben Tish, there’s a new seasonal menu that holds onto that old pub charm: dishes include roast squid with za’tar and aioli, or ribeye steak with roasted onions and comté.

37 Pimlico Road, Belgravia, SW1W 8NE

Visit CubittHouse.co.uk



Polish Film Festival

The Kinoteka Polish Film Festival, now in its 22nd year, is about to take over some of London’s big screens – including Ciné Lumière, the Institute of Contemporary Arts and the Southbank Centre. There are plenty of films to choose from, but our pick is Green Border, a thought-provoker about a treacherous migration through Europe (8th March, 8:30pm at Ciné Lumière). And for the family, The Dog Who Travelled by Train was one of the most popular Polish films in cinemas last year and is a heart-warming story of a real-life dog in 1950s Italy (9th March, 1:45 pm at Ciné Lumière).

Various locations

Visit Kinoteka.org.uk


Watch The Match:

Daffodil Mulligan

This Saturday will see one of the biggest games of this year’s Six Nations – England vs Ireland. To celebrate, rugby legends Ben Cohen, Malcolm O’Kelly and Heather Fisher will host a match day experience at Emerald Isle eatery Daffodil Mulligan, owned by famed Irish chef Richard Corrigan. The day kicks off at 2pm and will include a meet and greet with the players, an expert panel discussion at half time and full post-match breakdown. Plus, a three-course lunch prepared by Corrigan, front row seats to watch the game and plenty of Guinness, win or lose. Tickets cost £120pp.

70-74 City Road, Old Street, EC1Y 2BJ

Visit DaffodilMulligan.com


Gone Wild Adventure Festivals

Bear Grylls has announced the line-up for his Gone Wild Adventure festivals in Norfolk and Devon this coming August. There will be big music acts like Example and Scouting For Girls, as well as speakers like adventurer and writer Sir Ranulph Fiennes, former Welsh rugby star Alix Popham and Bear himself. Attendees can try their luck on the Gone Wild assault course, as well as get stuck into free daytime activities like archery, abseiling, survival skill lessons, raft building, tree climbing, and axe and spear throwing.

Holkham Hall, Norfolk – 8th-11th August; Powderham Castle, Devon – 22nd-25th August

Visit GoneWildFestival.com

Nokx Majozi


The Pie Room at Holborn Dining Room

Any excuse for a pastry-fuelled dinner. The Pie Room at Holborn Dining Room has launched a limited-edition South African-inspired pie for Pie Week. Crafted by head pie maker Nokx Majozi, the filling is a slow-cooked pepper steak infused with thyme and pepper. The pie will be available for collection until 9th March (11am-3pm) and is priced at £15.

252 High Holborn, Holborn, WC1V 7EN; until 9th March

Visit HolbornDiningRoom.com

Book In For Mother’s Day:

Bocconcino Soho

This Sunday, show your mum your appreciation with a leisurely lunch at Soho restaurant Bocconcino. Known for its modern, marbled interiors and authentic Italian cuisine, this spot is perfect for locking in some quality time with your family. Guests can expect elevated Italian classics, as well as seasonal specialities such as baked sea bass with potato crust, tomatoes and olive; grilled tuna fillet with vegetable caponata; and Scottish beef rib-eye served with roast tomato and mushroom. Plus, all mums will get a complimentary cocktail with any main course.

59 Great Marlborough Street, Soho, W1F 7JY

Visit BocconcinoRestaurant.co.uk


Try A New Spot:

Chuck's @ Carousel

Chuck’s NYC – the cult burger spot in the Big Apple – has finally made it across the pond and is settling in for a two-week pop-up at guest chef residency spot Carousel. Until 16th March, Londoners will be able to grab one of Chuck’s signature stacks for the first time after achieving sell-out success across its spots in Milan, Rome and Paris. Staying true to its pared-back ethos, its menu just has one burger option; a fresh single patty, cheddar, pickles, white onion, house-made special sauce on a potato roll (with no frills or modifications). Trust us, this is burgers done well.

19-23 Charlotte Street, Fitzrovia, W1T 1RL; available Tuesday to Saturday

Visit Carousel-London.com

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