What To Do This Weekend 02.11.23
What To Do This Weekend 02.11.23

What To Do This Weekend 02.11.23

Looking for things to do this weekend? Look no further – from exhibitions and literary events to a new dance show, our guide has options for everyone…

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Charlotte Mensah Curl Workshop at The Horniman Museum

On Sunday 5th November award-winning hairstylist and author Charlotte Mensah will host a curly hair workshop at The Horniman Museum. Designed for parents and newbies looking to embrace textured hair, Charlotte’s masterclass incudes tips on managing curls, afros and textured hair, as well as how to transition to your natural hair texture, and tricks and techniques for parents on styling children’s curls. Tickets cost £30.

100 London Road, Forest Hill, SE23 3PQ; 11am to 1pm

Visit Horniman.ac.uk


Wine & Truffle Festival at Eataly

Eataly kicks off its three-day wine and truffle festival tonight. The marketplace has the largest collection of Italian wines outside of Italy, and this weekend, guests can sample over 50 bottles from ten producers including Frescobaldi, Ca’ del Bosco and Borgogno. Guests can meet some of the suppliers who have travelled over specially from Italy, then a selection of fresh dishes, like porchetta buns with truffle cheese cream, pizza with truffle sausage and ricotta, and vanilla ice-cream with truffle honey. Tickets start from £30, which includes a complimentary wine glass and Eataly bag.

135 Bishopsgate, City, EC2M 3YD; 2nd-4th November from 4-10pm

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David Hockney: Drawing From Life Exhibition at National Portrait Gallery

Back in January 2020, the National Portrait Gallery opened the biggest exhibition on David Hockney’s drawings – but it was only open for 20 days before the pandemic hit. Today, the gallery will reopen the exhibition, which includes portraits created in pencil, pastel, ink and watercolour, as well as iPhone and iPad apps. There are also 30 new works, painted at Hockney’s Normandy studio between 2021 and 2022, which will be displayed for the first time – including a painting of Harry Styles. Other sitters include his mother, Laura Hockney; his former partner and curator, Gregory Evans; and his master printer, Maurice Payne. Tickets cost £21.

St. Martin’s Place, West End, WC2H 0HE

Visit NPG.org.uk


Bocca Di Lupo Birthday Celebrations

Bocca Di Lupo turns 15 this month, so we were pleased to hear one of our favourite Italians in London is celebrating by offering a menu of its original dishes. Diners can enjoy sharing plates and wine from its opening menu back in 2008 – with each dish even served at its original price. Start with a radish, celeriac, pecorino and pomegranate salad (for just £4); followed by ricotta tortellini with burnt walnut pesto (£5); and white fish topped with breadcrumbs, aubergines and tomatoes (£7). Splash out on a 2008 vintage wine, then finish with a brioche sandwich filled with hazelnut, pistachio and chestnut gelati (£7), made at sister gelateria Gelupo across the street.

12 Archer Street, Soho, W1D 7BB

Visit BoccaDiLupo.com


Waltham Forest Light Show Spectacular

Sunday is bonfire night, and Waltham Forest council is throwing a family-friendly extravaganza. On Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th November, Waltham Forest Town Hall will be illuminated with a light show featuring special effects, projections and musical performances. If you’ve got kids in tow, get there early to watch pre-show entertainment from fire jugglers, stilt walkers and ballet dancers, then enjoy dishes from food street market Kerb+. Tickets start from £5.

Fellowship Square, Forest Road, Walthamstow, E17 4JF

Visit Eventbrite.com


Diptyque Pop-Up

Diptyque has opened a festive pop-up at its new Marylebone pop-up. Open until the end of December, shoppers will be able to browse Diptyque’s new limited-edition Holiday collection, which includes three festive scents, as well as Murano glass diffusers, scented dinner candles and more. Find a new signature scent or discover Christmas gifts for your loved ones.

35 Marylebone High Street, Marylebone, W1U 4PY

Visit DiptyqueParis.com


Hungry Heart at Carousel

Food writer Clare Finney released her memoir, Hungry Heart, earlier this year, which explores how food defines us and our relationships. Now, she’s bringing the conversation to restaurant Carousel for a series of talks with other writers and cooks. On Saturday 4th November, couple Olia Hercules and Joe Woodhouse, Robin Gill, and Bre Graham will discuss the shifting role food and drink plays in romantic love, and why it matters. Tickets cost £15.

19-23 Charlotte Street, Covent Garden, W1T 1RL; from 11am 

Visit Carousel-London.com


Fireworks Race Day at Ascot

Ascot will host its annual ‘Spectacular Family Race Day’ with fireworks on Saturday 4th November from 11am-7pm. During the event, guests can place their bets at the famous racetrack in the afternoon, then enjoy tea and a spectacular firework display in the evening – Berkshire’s biggest and best with over 20,000 fireworks. Off the track, families can take a spin on the fairground rides, attend the UV disco, and enjoy festive food and drink. Tickets start from £30.

High Street, Ascot, SL5 7JX

Visit Ascot.com


La Mer x Frameless

Beauty brand La Mer is hosting an immersive event at Frameless gallery this weekend. The brand will take over one of the rooms to project festive content all over the walls – where you can discover some of La Mer’s bestselling products. Visitors can also look forward to a complimentary hand and arm massage. Tickets cost £25pp, which includes access to the gallery. 

6 Marble Arch Place, West End, W1H 7AP; Sat 4th-Sun 5th Nov

Visit Universe.com


Accidentally Wes Anderson

Accidentally Wes Anderson: The Exhibition, opens on Friday 8th December – and tickets go on sale on Tuesday 7th November. Created by immersive experience pros Fever – and social media phenomenon Accidentally Wes Anderson – the exhibition will showcase over 200 real-life images, all shot in the style of film director Wes Anderson. Visitors can explore seven different rooms, each based on a different theme, including transport, nature and maritime. Tickets start from £10.99.

79-85 Old Brompton Road, South Kensington, SW7 3LD

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