What To Do This Weekend 28.02.24
What To Do This Weekend 28.02.24

What To Do This Weekend 28.02.24


Wondering what to do with your downtime? SLMan has you covered. From a seafood tasting to the film to see, here’s what to get stuck into…

Get A Culture Fix:

Tropical Modernism: Architecture And Independence

This should be good. After gaining independence in the middle of the last century, old British colonies such as Ghana and India adopted a new style of architecture. Breaking cleanly with the past, tropical modernism spread quickly around the globe. V&A’s exhibition provides a snapshot into this period of history through cool documentary-style photographs and artwork. Tickets start from £14.

V&A, Cromwell Road, South Kensington, SW7 2RL

Visit VAM.ac.uk


Get Date Night Right:

Hearth At Heckfield Place

London doesn’t have a monopoly on great culinary events. Just an hour’s drive out of the capital, Heckfield Place is a prime foodie spot and, kicking off this Thursday (29th February), its ‘Hearth Suppers’ series is back for 2024 after last year’s success. This time, the open-fired Hearth restaurant will see culinary director Skye Gygnell come together with celebrated chef Merlin Labron-Johnson of Somerset’s Michelin-starred restaurant Osip to create a three-course menu. There will be wood-fired bread with slow-cooked winter greens, Cornish tuna carpaccio, lamb with rosemary potatoes and a Swiss chard gratin – crafted with produce directly from Heckfield’s own farm and market garden. The evening is priced at £95pp. Can’t make this one? Keep your eyes peeled for more supper clubs later in the year.

Heckfield, Hook, RG27 0LD

Visit HeckfieldPlace.com

Pass The Popcorn:

Dune: Part 2

Opening in cinemas nationwide on Friday 1st March, Dune: Part 2 has an even more star-studded cast than the first film. Alongside the returning Rebecca Ferguson, Zendaya and Timothée Chalamet, Elvis’s Austin Butler, Midsommar’s Florence Pugh and Christopher Walken are on the scene. Director Denis Villeneuve has a great sci-fi track record (Blade Runner 2049, Arrival) so we’re excited to follow Chalamet’s Paul Atreides on his journey of vengeance across the arid desert planet of Arrakis – and it’s all set to a score from legendary composer Hans Zimmer. 

Various locations

Visit EverymanCinema.com

Do Some Good:

Ravenswood Eat Or Heat

Ravenswood Industrial Estate’s Eat or Heat event is back for another year. Wild Card Brewery, Pillars Brewery, The Real Al Co, Mother’s Ruin and the Blitz in Walthamstow have joined forces to raise money for East London food bank Eat or Heat. The multi-venue event will also feature DJ sets from the likes of 808 State, Fabio, Richard Fearless, Jay Carder and more. Running midday to midnight, this all-day affair is a great excuse to round up your mates for a crafty pint and more. It’s all free to attend, but donations on the day are vastly appreciated.

Ravenswood Industrial Estate, Shernhall Street, Walthamstow, E17 9HQ

Visit RA.co

Grab A Bite:

Bar Daskal Maestros

As part of the Bar Daskal Maestros series, Luis Miguel and Javier Fernández Montoya of third-generation fishing business Hispamare will host an intimate tasting of their premium wild-caught seafood range, fresh from Spanish waters. Combining family traditions and decades of knowledge with modern freezing technology, the brothers are promising a premier seafood tasting experience for just 20 people for one night only (5th March). Diners can expect wild-caught carabineros, blue belly shrimp and Mediterranean langoustine. Tickets cost £50.

10 Park Street, Borough, SE1 9AB

Visit BarDaskal.co.uk


Round Up The Boys:

Fish & Bubbles

If you're a seafood enthusiast, here's something for you. From the minds behind La Mia Mamma, a favourite spot of Stanley Tucci, Fish & Bubbles is a contemporary Italian seafood and aperitivo bar on Kensington Park Road in Notting Hill. Diners can expect the rustic charm of southern Italy, while tucking into sustainably sourced seafood paninis, fritto misto and seafood sharing boards priced at £18 per person, alongside a glass of prosecco or negroni. To mark the grand opening, the team is offering 150 seafood paninis – on a first-come, first-served basis – from 28th February to 1st March  at 12pm each day. Simply mention 'Mare Fuori' to claim your complimentary panini. We’re eyeing up the octopus sandwich…

192 Kensington Park Road, Notting Hill, W11 2ES

 Visit FishAndBubbles.uk

See The King:

Direct From Graceland

There’s been an Elvis resurgence the past couple of years, with the Priscilla and Elvis releases. If you’ve been a lifelong fan or you’ve only just caught the fever, the Direct From Graceland exhibition at the Arches in London Bridge will sate your curiosity. With over 400 artefacts owned by Presley – including his first ever job application, his TCB Super Trike Motorcycle and an array of jumpsuits – it is the most significant collection of the King’s memorabilia to ever leave the States. Tickets start from £19.90.

8 Bermondsey Street, London Bridge, SE12 ER

Visit ElvisLondonBridge.co.uk

End The Weekend Right:

The Wolseley City

The Wolseley City, an offshoot of the iconic Piccadilly site, has launched its new Sunday roast offering. Choose from corn-fed chicken, Herefordshire beef or celeriac with sage and onion stuffing. It wouldn’t be a roast without the trimmings, and each dish comes with crispy roasties and honey-roasted root vegetables. For dessert, guests can enjoy nostalgic treats like apple strudel or salted caramel choux. If that isn’t enough to enhance your Sunday, there is live jazz every Sunday from 12-4pm.

68 King William Street, Monument, EC4N 7HR 

Visit TheWolseleyCity.com

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