What To Do This Weekend 25.05.22

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Wondering what to do this weekend? SLMan has you covered. From arty pop-ups to live TED Talks, here’s what to get stuck into…
Photography SAM HARDWICK; FILM OF RECORD

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JUSTIN DE SOUZA

GET CREATIVE

Atelier Courvoisier By Daniel W Fletcher

Courvoisier has teamed up with designer Daniel W Fletcher for a three-day pop-up at Atelier Courvoisier in Soho. From Friday 27th May to Sunday 29th May, visitors can take part in creative workshops hosted by Fletcher – including screen printing and jacket painting classes – plus cocktail masterclasses at the bar. You can also buy limited-edition hand-painted bottles and clothes from the collaboration. Tickets cost £35 and all ticket proceeds will be donated to the University of the Arts London’s creative future fund.

55A Dean Street, Soho, W1D 6AG

Visit DesignMyNight.com

MOTIVATE YOURSELF

TEDx Soho

TEDx is the grassroots initiative designed to spread TED Talks around the world. It’s hosting a live event on Monday 30th May from 10am to 5pm at the Cambridge Theatre. Split into four sections across the day, it will celebrate people and organisations who “dare to dream, take action and make a better reality for others”. Special guests include Phil Clapp, CEO of the UK Cinema Association, Karl Lokko, a former gang leader turned activist, and Paulo De Tarso, founder of restaurant Margot. Ex-Razorlight guitarist David Ellis will also perform exclusive new music at the event. Tickets cost £75.

Earlham Street, Covent Garden, WC2H 9HU

Visit Booking.LWTheatres.co.uk

HIT THE CINEMA

Top Gun: Maverick At Selfridges

From Friday 27th May to Thursday 9th June, Selfridges cinema is screening the new blockbuster everyone’s talking about. After more than 30 years of service as one of the navy’s top aviators, Pete ‘Maverick’ Mitchell (Tom Cruise) is where he belongs: pushing the envelope as a courageous test pilot and dodging the advancement in rank that would ground him. When he finds himself training graduates for a specialised mission, the likes of which no living pilot has ever seen, Maverick encounters Lt Bradley Bradshaw (Miles Teller), son of his late friend Goose. Facing an uncertain future while confronting the ghosts of his past, Maverick is drawn into a confrontation with his own deepest fears. Tickets cost £20.

40 Duke Street, West End, W1U 1AT

Visit TheCinemaAtSelfridges.com

MEET YOUR MATES

Hackney Bridge

Hackney Bridge has created a Sunday brunch menu so diners can feast on street food with bottomless bloody Marys, mimosas or rum punch for two hours. Choose from the ‘Bovine Burger’ made with egg, bacon and hash browns; jerk chicken and rice boxes; margarita pizzas; bao buns and fries; and wraps loaded with chicken or barbecued pork belly. Every week, DJs will take to the decks to set the vibe with house, R&B and techno tunes. Tickets cost £35pp.

Units 1-28, Echo Building, E Bay Lane, Hackney, E15 2SJ

Visit HackneyBridge.org

DIVE INTO A NEW THRILLER

Do No Harm By Jack Jordan

Jack Jordan’s latest thriller hits the shelves on Thursday 26th May, and it’s already tipped to clean up at awards season. A surgeon arrives at work like every other day, but a few hours later, her life is turned upside down. Her son has been kidnapped. The only way to save him is to murder the patient on her surgery table. She must follow strict orders, or risk never seeing her son again. A gripping read with twists and turns on every page.

Visit Waterstones.com

MARC HARDIMAN

TRY GREAT VEGAN FOOD

Turnips Pop-Up At Galvin At Windows

This is your last chance… Galvin at Windows head chef Marc Hardiman has teamed up with Turnips chef Tomas Lidakevicius for a vegan menu that showcases the best of seasonal veg. Only until Sunday 29th May, diners can enjoy a six-course meal at Galvin at Windows featuring dishes like asparagus, morel mushrooms and nettles; celeriac ribbons with mint and capers; and macerated berries with lemon verbena. Available for lunch or dinner, the menu costs £99pp including wine pairings. 

Hilton on Park Lane, 22 Park Lane, Mayfair, W1K 1BE

Visit GalvinAtWindows.com

BAG COOL MERCH

Richard Prince At Gagosian Boutique

Richard Prince is taking over Gagosian Boutique at the Burlington Arcade for a month-long pop-up. From now until Saturday 4th June, shoppers can browse a range of the artist’s books, posters and other merchandise, including a unique selection from the Katz + Dogg line created by Prince and interior designer Darren Romanelli. Shop quirky furniture, graphic hoodies, framed artwork and more – we’ve got our eye on some denim.

28-29 Burlington Arcade, 51 Piccadilly, Mayfair, W1J 0QJ

Visit Gagosian.com

FILMS OF RECORD

GET YOUR CULTURE FIX

Hay Festival

The famous Welsh literary festival brings together hundreds of speakers, writers and authors from across the world for a week of events and talks. In the foothills of the Brecon Beacons, guests can peruse pop-up bookstores and watch Shakespeare plays by the Globe on Tour at Hay Castle. Stars of this year’s lineup include author Anthony Horowitz, broadcaster Melvyn Bragg, and actors David Harewood and Benedict Cumberbatch. 

26th May-5th June; The Drill Hall, 25 Lion Street, Hay-on-Wye, HR3 5AD

Visit HayFestival.com

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