What To Do This Weekend 18.05.2022

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Wondering what to do this weekend? SLMan has you covered. From new cocktail menus and documentaries to a fitness challenge in the East End, here’s what to get stuck into…

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STEVEN JOYCE

GO OUT WITH THE GUYS

The Theory Of Colour At Fitz's Bar

Fitz’s Bar at the swanky Kimpton Fitzroy London hotel has created a multi-sensory experience around its new cocktail menu. Inspired by Dutch artist Jan Davidsz de Heem’s ‘Vase of Flowers’, The Theory of Colour invites guests to choose their favourite piece of art in the bar then illuminate the hidden meaning behind their selection with a UV light pen. This will unlock a cocktail menu which includes 14 drinks inspired by de Heem. You can also order bar snacks like truffle fries, rock oysters with tabasco and quail scotch eggs. 

Russell Square, West End, WC1B 5BE

Visit Fitzs.co.uk

SET A REMINDER

Liam Gallagher 48 Hours at Rockfield

Next week, Sky Arts will air a 60-minute special about Liam Gallagher. Viewers will be taken behind the scenes for 48 hours of music and memories as Liam heads to the famous Rockfield Studios in Wales with his sons, Lennon and Gene – and he’s invited us along for the ride. Featuring intimate performances cut with candid conversations and family banter, the show provides a unique insight into Liam’s life, past and present.

24th May at 9pm on Sky Arts

Visit SkyGroup.sky

MEET YOUR MATES

Bob’s Lobster Terrace At The National Theatre

Street food kingpin Kerb is taking over the National Theatre’s terrace for a six-month pop-up. Ideal for pre or post-theatre meals, the food from Bob’s Lobster celebrates the best of British seafood. Menu highlights include smoked salmon blinis, Dorset crab tostadas, crayfish croquettes and Bob’s signature toasted brioche roll filled with lobster, crayfish, mayo and butter. Order East London Liquor Co cocktails and beers from the bar.

Level 2, National Theatre, Southbank, SE1 9PX

Visit NationalTheatre.org.uk

CHALLENGE YOURSELF

Hackney Moves Half Marathon

The Hackney Move fitness challenge takes place this weekend on Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd May – and there’s still time to sign up if you want to test your fitness. Take part in the half marathon, sign up for the 5k around the Marshes, or join a boxing or HIIT class at the festival village. Post-workout, make a beeline for the craft beer vans and street food stalls.

Visit Run.LimelightSports.Club 
 

TRY AUSSIE WINES

Penfolds Pop-Up At Harrods

Australian wine brand Penfolds has opened a retro-style pop-up at Harrods. Running until the end of May, shoppers can try free samples of wine and take part in an immersive experience. Start in the interactive cockpit to learn about the new bottles, before visiting the gifting station and finishing with a wine tasting of three Penfolds wines: Bin 389 Cabernet Shiraz, Bin 311 and Bin 8. 

5th Floor, Harrods, 135 Brompton Road, Knightsbridge, SW1X 7XL

Visit Penfolds.com

TUNE INTO SOMETHING NEW

The Spying Game

Impressionist Rory Bremner is joined by a different guest each week to learn about the elusive world of spies in this new podcast. From crime writers and Hollywood actors to espionage experts, expect to hear from a range of guests who separate fact from fiction and shine a light on spies’ extraordinary characters and skills. Don’t miss the first episode where Rory is joined by author Anthony Horowitz and former DIA intelligence officer Shawnee Delaney.

Listen here

FEAST ON THIS

James Cochran x Black Bear Burger

Black Bear Burger has teamed up with award-winning chef James Cochran (of 12:51 fame) to create the Scotch Bonnet Blue burger (£11), available at the burger joint’s Brixton restaurant. The burger comprises juicy buttermilk fried chicken with James’ signature scotch bonnet jam, a tangy blue cheese sauce, pickles, lettuce and a crispy smoked bacon and chicken skin crumb. Add on fries, mac and cheese or spicy chicken wings, then wash it down with Black Bear’s own pilsner. 

13A Market Row, Brixton, SW9 8LB

Visit BlackBearBurger.com

HIT THE CINEMA

A-ha: The Movie

A documentary about Norwegian synth-poppers A-ha hits the big screen this weekend. It features unreleased footage of the band during their heyday in the 80s, with interviews from members Pål Waaktaar-Savoy, Magne Furuholmen and Morten Harke. Probably best known for their hit ‘Take On Me’ (and its trippy music video) the band have sold over 50m records worldwide. A timely release, the doc coincides with the band’s UK tour at the end of May.

Out on 21st May

Visit Picturehouses.com

GET THE DRINKS IN

Brockmans Gin Takeover

This weekend Brockmans Gin is taking over 15 Bateman Street in Soho for a three-day gin event. From Thursday 19th to Saturday 21st May, guests can try a selection of gin cocktails, listen to live music sets from top London DJs and performers, and tune into live spoken poetry. Highlights include a DJ set by Pablo V on Thursday night, a comedy performance by Jon Udry on Friday night, and a performance on Saturday from jazz musician Billie.

Tickets from £10, 15 Bateman Street, Soho, W1D 3AQ

Visit Foodism.co.uk

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