The Met Office has promised a bearably chilly and sunny weekend, so a bit of adventuring is in order I think…….
I’ve raved plenty about this incredible exhibition, and I must be at least a little right to hold it in such high esteem because its success has seen the run extended….. but it’s your last chance to go this weekend! I really can’t recommend this exhibition enough to anyone who enjoys art, craft, textiles, history and even just an expertly curated exhibition. You can read more about it in my post from when I visited. It’s £10 for adults to get in, but there are no advance tickets left so arrive early to grab one of the 200 available on the door each day from 9am…. or (top tip!) become a Member and get in for free at any time!
I was delighted to see that this, one of my favourite films of last year, is on again at the cinema…. so much so that I actually may go again! If you missed this first time round you really must go and see what is a wonderfully thrilling film…. it’s showing at Cineworld in the West End at 18:30 on Saturday.
I think our Saturday will be mainly taken up with sushi, sake, anime and manga, as we head over to Earls Court to celebrate all things Japan. The event incorporates the UK selections for the European Cosplay Gathering and World Cosplay Summit, as well as 2012 sake and sushi awards. Also on show will be stalls of Japanese street fashion, as well as an exclusive presentation by Rupert Faulkner of the V&A about their forthcoming exhibition on the influence of British fashion on Lolita street fashion. It’s on from Friday to Sunday, and you can get in for £6 if you book in advance for Friday, or for late afternoon entry on Saturday or Sunday.
This back-street treasure is a new addition to the ‘South Soho’ area, and has to be one of my new favourite places to drink…… maybe because it feels rather like a chic private members club, or perhaps (rather conversely) because it makes me feel like I’m in Glee as the waiters perform impromptu numbers as will. The main room upstairs is fresh and comfy, with a rather ‘Miami’ feel to it, whilst downstairs is a cosy Alpine-lodge-esque snug. The cocktail menu is all you could hope for, and as the first exclusive Billecart-Salmon (yum!) bar in London, the Champagne list is certainly up to muster.
Out and about in London…..
Unveiled today is the latest Fourth Plinth commission, by the Scandinavian duo Elmgreen & Dragset. ‘Powerless Structures, Fig 101’ portrays a young boy astride a rocking horse and is said to
celebrate ‘the heroism of growing up’.
Hope you have a wonderful weekend! Let me know what you get up to!