What To Do This Weekend 29.09.21 | SLMan

What To Do This Weekend 29.09.21

Wondering what to do this weekend? SLMan has you covered. From food festivals and pop-ups to a late-night jazz series, here’s what to get stuck into…

DISCOVER COOL ART

Savile Rowe x Art In Mayfair

Savile Row is taking part in Art in Mayfair, a new collab between Bond Street and the Royal Academy of Arts. Under a unifiying the theme of ‘Reclaiming Magic’, there are displays by artist Charlotte Posner as well as tailors like Dege & Skinner, Cad & The Dandy, Henry Poole, The Deck, Richard Anderson and Cremieux. Look out for artwork spilling out onto the streets until Sunday 17th October. 

Visit SavileRowBespoke.com

TUNE INTO THIS NEW PODCAST

Tony Bellew Is Angry

Sports fans, you’re in for a treat. This new podcast presented by ex-boxer Tony Bellew is about channelling anger. With a different guest each week – including Wayne Rooney – Tony wants to find out what really winds up sportsmen and celebs, and how they deal with it. Don’t miss the episode where Ricky Gervais talks about his hatred of people eating loudly in restaurants, waiters sniffing and – wait for it – men yawning loudly on aeroplanes. 

Visit Apple.com

BOOK AHEAD FOR THIS

Royal Albert Hall Sessions

The Royal Albert Hall has opened a new space for its autumn/winter season. Guests can book tickets for a series of live performances at the Elgar Room, from late-night jazz sessions to events the whole family can get involved with. On Thursday 7th October from 9.30pm, award-winning group Empirical will take to the stage for a special jazz performance, while musician and storyteller Desta Haile is set to perform on Thursday 21st October. There are also classical music sessions every Saturday morning until November, as well as beatbox sessions for kids during October half term. Tickets start from £5.

Kensington Gore, South Kensington, SW7 2AP

Visit RoyalAlbertHall.com

FEEL THE HEAT

WingJam Festival

The UK’s biggest chicken wing festival takes place from Friday 1st to Sunday 3rd October on Kingsland Lawns at the Museum of the Home. Visitors can choose between over 50 flavour combinations from 15 vendors including Chicken George Jr and Bone Daddies. Among the sweet, spicy and tangy combinations, there will be some seriously out-there flavours like strawberry cheesecake and doughnut wings. As well as craft beers to accompany your food, there will be cooking demos, live music and a spicy wing eating contest. Tickets start from £14.50 and include a free hot sauce from Lingham’s plus a goodie bag.

136 Kingsland Road, Shoreditch, E2 8EA

Visit WingJam.co.uk

BINGE THIS SERIES

Mr Mayor, Now

Mr Mayor landed on Now last week. Ted Danson (Cheers, The Good Place) stars in this Tina Fey comedy as Neil Bremer, a retired businessman who decides to run for mayor in LA. Against the odds, he wins the election but soon finds himself with greater challenges ahead. Luckily, he has deputy Arpi (Holly Hunter) and an offbeat team to support him. His biggest source of inspiration, though, might just be his teenage daughter. 

Visit NowTV.com

GET THE BEERS IN

Kraft Dalston Oktoberfest

On Friday 1st and Saturday 2nd October, Kraft Dalston hosts its first Oktoberfest. The brewpub will showcase an extensive selection of German beers, served straight from the tank. Expect frothing steins of pilsner, helles, landbier, hefeweizen, hopfenweisse and limited-edition Festbier, specially brewed for the occasion. To keep you upright, there will be Bavarian-inspired food from Kraft’s on-site kebab house, Le Bab. Lederhosen are optional. 

Visit KraftDalston.com 

GET YOUR CULTURE FIX

Henley Literary Festival

Henley Literary Festival takes place from Saturday 2nd to Sunday 10th October. One of the UK’s biggest book festivals, there are over 120 talks and events to tune into, both at home and at Kings Arms Barn in Henley-on-Thames. Expect to hear from Dr Alex George, comedian Rob Beckett, Joe Wicks, and Oxford AstraZeneca vaccine scientists Dame Sarah Gilbert and Dr Catherine Green. Political sorts Ed Miliband, Michael Heseltine and Ed Balls are also heading to Henley, as are children’s laureates Michael Morpurgo and Chris Riddell. Tickets start from £10. 

Visit HenleyLiteraryFestival.co.uk

EAT WELL AT HOME

Rick Stein Food Boxes

We were big fans of Rick Stein’s at-home cookery kits during lockdown 1.0, so now we’re excited to try this limited-edition box that celebrates the release of his new cookbook, Rick Stein At Home. Featuring three dishes the celeb chef loved cooking last year, each box for two (£75) contains mussels with cider; braised beef short ribs with mash; and spiced poached pears with blackberries and Cornish clotted cream. Mop up the mussels with some crusty bread and enjoy with a bottle pinot gris. 

Visit RickStein.com 

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