What To Do This Weekend 18.10.23
What To Do This Weekend 18.10.23

What To Do This Weekend 18.10.23


Wondering what to do with your downtime? SLMan has you covered. From a shopping event to a Caribbean food pop-up, here’s what to get stuck into…
Photography Jim Goodrich/Hennesy/ A Days March

Find New Fashion

A Day’s March Store Event

A Day’s March is one of our favourite brands for elevated staples and accessories, so we were excited to hear it’s hosting an in-store event at its new London flagship on Berwick Street. On Thursday 19th October, shoppers can join the team for food and drinks to celebrate the launch of the store’s new space for creative objects. You’ll find a curated selection of homeware, fragrance, tech and accessories from 13 Swedish brands. RSPV with your name to [email protected] – plus ones are welcome. 

24 Berwick Street, Soho, W1F 8RD; 6pm-9pm

Visit ADaysMarch.com

Try New Flavours

Riaz Phillips x Bodega Rita's

Riaz Phillips is the Jamaican chef known for his generous plates of Caribbean soul food. To celebrate his new cookbook East Winds, he’s taking over the kitchen at sandwich shop Bodega Rita's for the next couple of weeks. Diners can try recipes from the book, including dal puri roti (a traditional Caribbean flatbread) and ‘buss up roti’ filled with curry goat, spiced curry chicken, sweet curry shrimp or channa aloo (chickpea and potatoes). Wash it down with homemade lime and ginger juice, and get your hands on a copy of the book while you’re there.

91 Cowcross Street, Clerkenwell, EC1M 6BH; 18th-28th October 

Visit RitasDining.com

Book Ahead

Bloomberg Arcade x Midnight Runners

Running clubs are a great way to meet people and network on the go. Midnight Runners is London’s newest club. Its group runs around the capital are varied according to running ability and speed – a Monday passes famous landmarks like St Paul’s Cathedral and Tower Bridge and finishes with dinner at one of Bloomberg Arcade’s restaurants. On Monday 23rd October, you can enjoy bottomless wood-fired pizzas from Homeslice. Tickets cost £20pp.

Various sites

Visit MidnightRunners.com

Johan Persson

Catch A Play

King Lear at Wyndham’s Theatre

Few know their way around Shakespeare’s works like Sir Kenneth Branagh, who directs and stars in the new production of King Lear at Wyndham’s Theatre. The cast includes other esteemed stage actors like Mara Allen, Doug Colling and Dylan Corbett‑Bader. This is a retelling of Shakespeare’s great tragedy: as age overtakes him, Lear divides his kingdom among his children. Misjudging their loyalty, he finds himself stripped of the trappings of state, wealth and power that had defined him. Tickets start from £20 – and, each performance, 14 spots in the front row of the stalls will be available via a weekly lottery. 

Charing Cross Road, West End, WC2H 0DA; 21st Oct-9th Dec

Visit DelfontMackintosh.co.uk

Fill Your Boots

Hennessy x Chip Shop

Hennessy has teamed up with Brixton’s Chip Shop to create its first Henny-infused hot wings. The collab will mark 50 years of hip-hop – and British rapper Ghetts has already given the wings his seal of approval. Over the next month, diners can tuck into bowls of sticky wings cooked in three Hennessy sauces: Piri Piri, Honey & Lemon or BBQ. Add on sides of fries and mac ’n’ cheese, then finish with Hennessy’s signature ‘Cherry Rewind’ cocktail made with its VS Cognac, ice cider, lemon and cherry soda. 

378 Coldharbour Lane, Brixton, SW9 8LF; until 5th November 

Visit ChipShopBxtn.com

Jim Goodrich

Get A Culture Fix

Skateboard Exhibition at Design Museum

You don’t have to be a skater boy to enjoy Design Museum’s new exhibition. Featuring 90 rare skateboards and 100 objects, it explores the sport over the last 80 years, and how it has impacted various subcultures. It’s the UK’s first exhibition on skateboards, curated in partnership with Converse, so expect some cool sneaker installations. Look out for the first pro skateboards of both Tony Hawk and British Olympian Sky Brown. Tickets start from £14.

224-238 Kensington High Street, Kensington W8 6AG; 20th October-2nd June 

Visit DesignMuseum.org

Learn A New Skill

Humble Grape Wine School

Wineshop Humble Grape is relaunching its wine school this month. Made for those serious about wine, and getting a qualification to prove it, there are two courses to choose from: WSET Level 1 and 2 Awards. Three two-hour evening sessions are followed by an exam, with Level 1 designed to establish a strong introductory understanding of wines, while Level 2 is for those ready to take things up a notch with deeper knowledge of grape varieties, styles and winemaking techniques. The next course begins on Monday 23 October and starts from £250pp.

Various sites

Visit HumbleGrape.co.uk

Catch A Preview Screening

Killers of the Flower Moon at Everyman Cinemas

One of the most anticipated cinema releases of the year, Killers of the Flower Moon is directed by Oscar winner Martin Scorsese and based on David Grann’s bestselling book. On Thursday 19th October, Everyman cinemas across the UK will screen previews of the film – a day before it comes out on Friday. Guests will receive a complimentary full-sized bar of Green & Black’s Smooth Dark Chocolate to enjoy. Tickets cost £25.

Various sites.

Visit EverymanCinema.com


Enjoy A Free Gig

Ezra Collective x Dr Martens

British jazz band Ezra Collective won a Mercury Prize last month for its latest album – the first time a jazz artist has won the prize since its inception in 1992. On Saturday 21st October the band will perform a free gig in Peckham, in partnership with Dr. Martens – and more tickets have been released this morning. As part of the footwear brand’s ‘Made Strong’ initiative, guests can listen to the band alongside other acts like DJ and producer p-rallel, pop singer Chi, and winner of Dr. Marten’s Made Strong TikTok competition, Nayana AB. Doors open from 4pm; tickets are free.

Unit 8 Copeland Park, Peckham, SE15 3SN

Visit https://dice.fm

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