What To Do This Weekend 27.07.22

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Wondering what to do this weekend? SLMan has you covered. From new openings and pop-ups to an epic film festival, here’s what to get stuck into…
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BOOK AHEAD

Quo Vadis & Friends: Part 2

Soho members club and restaurant Quo Vadis (headed up by chef Jeremy Lee) is hosting another series of monthly chef takeovers. On Wednesday 3rd August, Dalston grill Mangal 2 will take to the kitchen to showcase a selection of Turkish dishes. Available to members and non-members, the supper will take place in the private dining room on the restaurant’s second floor, before guests move down into the QV Club for the evening. If you can’t make it next week, book ahead for the next supper on Wednesday 28th September to try dishes by Hang Fire, or there’s Jackson Boxer on Wednesday 19th October. Tickets cost £45.

26-29 Dean Street, Soho, W1D 3LL

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CHALLENGE YOURSELF

The East Peckham 10k

Need a new fitness challenge? The East Peckham 10k run takes place on Sunday 31st July at 10am – and there’s still time to sign up and raise some money for charity. The course traces the outskirts of East Peckham village and its quiet country lanes, which are largely flat. Everyone will receive a medal on completion – there’s a prize for the leading men and women, plus leading teams. Entry costs £19.99. 

East Peckham Playing Fields, Pippin Road, Peckham, TN12 5B

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DISCOVER NEW BOTTLES

Bedford Street Wines

Rob Hampton and Matt Lovell – the duo behind The Oystermen and Walter’s – have opened a wine shop in Covent Garden. Guests can try a host of world wines from Bordeaux big-hitters to Aussie trailblazers – plus a selection from family-owned estates in the UK. There are also sakes, pre-mixed cocktails and craft beer with cheeseboards from London-based cheesemonger Buchanan’s. Pick up a bottle for the weekend or settle in for a couple of glasses on site. 

33 Bedford Street, Covent Garden, WC2E 9ED

Visit BedfordStreetWines.co.uk

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TAKE THE KIDS

Earls Court Open-Air Cinema

Underbelly Festival Earls Court has turned its venue into an outdoor cinema for the rest of summer, complete with its own beach, street food traders and pop-up bars. Screenings are at 4pm and 7.30pm every day until September, with additional showings at 12.30pm at weekends. The best part? All films are free and there’s even complimentary table service in front of the giant cinema screen. Revisit classics like Blade Runner or The Goonies, or take the kids to Paddington 2 or Encanto. You can sit on deckchairs and sip beer from Mardi bar or G&Ts from Tarquin Cornish Gin’s pop-up.

Empress Place, Earls Court, SW6 1TT

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TRY SOMETHING DIFFERENT

Lyaness x Panda & Sons

On Sunday 31st July from 6pm, Edinburgh basement bar Panda & Sons will take over Sea Containers’ Lyaness bar for one night only. Guests can make their way through an exclusive cocktail menu created in collaboration with Fever-Tree – you’ll only find out what’s on offer on the night. If Panda & Sons’ signature drinks are anything to go by, expect experimental frozen cocktails and classics with a twist. Order a few sharing plates from the bar and sit back to enjoy the live music. 

20 Upper Ground, South Bank, SE1 9PD

Visit Lyaness.com

WATCH THIS DOC

Roadrunner

Roadrunner has landed on Netflix in the UK. The film about celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain sparked controversy last year when the director revealed he’d used AI to recreate Bourdain’s voice in some scenes. Bourdain died in 2018 while filming his last cookery show in France. The doc includes interviews with members of the show’s production team, plus Bourdain’s family and friends, and offers unique insight into Bourdain’s writing process and why he became one of the world’s most popular chefs. 

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GET A HAIRCUT

Timothy David Hair Pop-Up

Celebrity hair stylist Timothy David has opened a pop-up salon in a vintage 1969 Airstream trailer in Paddington’s Merchant Square. Timothy has worked on a few A-listers’ hair over the years, so consider this your chance to get a cut from an industry legend. Book a trim, styling session or even a cut and colour. Prices start from £35.

Timothy David Studio, Merchant Square, Paddington, W2 1BF

Visit TimothyDavid.co.uk

GO BEHIND THE SCENES

The London Action Festival

This one’s for film buffs. The London Action Festival takes place from Thursday 28th to Sunday 31st July at Picturehouse Central on Shaftesbury Avenue. Ticketholders can listen to talks from some of the industry’s biggest directors and producers, watch cult classics on the big screen, and attend filmmaking masterclasses. Don’t miss the panel talk on Gangs of London (Saturday 30th July at 6.30pm) when director Corin Hardy will present exclusive and unseen footage from the second series. There’s also a screening of 90s classic Con Air (Sunday 31st July at 6.45pm) followed by a Q&A with director Simon West. Tickets start from £75.

Corner of Great Windmill Street and Shaftesbury Avenue, West End, W1D 7DH

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