So apparently the rain is meant to be stopping for the weekend! I’ll believe it when I see it (sorry for whining on about the weather all week, but I really have had enough now!), but it IS the start of May, AND a long weekend….. so surely there is fun to be had!…..
Design Museum, Shad Thames, Adults £10
You may have seen me get all excited about this a few months ago when I heard about it….. and now it’s finally here! Christian Louboutin at the Design Museum celebrates a career which has pushed the boundaries of high fashion shoe design. The exhibition reveals some of the artistry and theatricality of the iconic designer’s work, offering the visitor a unique exploration of his processes, right from the initial drawing to production.
Judy’s Affordable Vintage Fair
Old Spitalfields, nr Liverpool Street, Saturday 5th May, Free entry
The marvelous Judy’s Affordable Vintage Fair returns to Old Spitalfields Market this weekend, with great value fashion and furniture of all sorts to see and buy. It’s well worth a rummage and a browse.
Kokoro: The Art of Horiyoshi III
Somerset House, until 1st July, Free entry
“Kokoro means ‘heart’ in Japanese; it is the ‘feeling’, the ‘inner meaning’ that underpins the Japanese approach not only to art, but to Japanese life as a whole. It is what makes Japan quintessentially Japanese.”
Hosting a selection of paintings by Irezumi master Horiyoshi III, this exhibition sets out to make you ‘feel’ Kokoro….. leading visitors on a journey through nature and legend, in the form of silk paintings and photographs.
Out and About
Little Venice, nr Warwick Avenue, Saturday 5th to Monday 7th, Free entry
Canalway Cavalcade is a unique festival, celebrating and promoting the community and its waterways. Expect a very British affair with Morris Dancers, a real ale bar, a pageant of boats, and stalls to browse.
Food and Drink
The Landmark Hotel
From Little Venice it’s a comfy walk down to Marylebone and the stunning Landmark Hotel. At its heart is the amazing 8-storey high atrium, the Winter Garden, where amongst the palm trees you can take a luxurious afternoon tea or Sunday brunch….. even if it’s raining, you’ll feel like the sun is shining here.
I hope the sun shines on you this weekend, whatever your plans!
PS. I knew I’d forgotten something! This sounds so much fun I had to come back on and add it…..
As part of New Cross and Deptford Film Festival, this Saturday will see Telegraph Hill transformed into an outdoor, cycle powered cinema! In order to see Pixar’s gorgeous ‘UP’ the audience will need to invest some pedal power…..with help from the brilliant Electric Pedals . And it’s free! Get your plimsoles on!