What To Do This Weekend 03.11.22
What To Do This Weekend 03.11.22

What To Do This Weekend 03.11.22

Looking for things to do this weekend? Look no further – from pop-ups and shopping events to an exhibition at Somerset House, our weekend guide has options for everyone.
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Quo Vadis x Reluxe Fashion

Luxury resale platform Reluxe Fashion is hosting a shopping event at Soho restaurant Quo Vadis on Friday 4th November from 6.30pm until late. The brand will take over the second floor of the restaurant to showcase an edit of luxury pre-loved designer clothes and accessories, curated by Reluxe’s founder Clare Richardson. Shoppers can browse Chanel jackets and bags, separates and blouses by Isabel Marant, and Yves Saint Laurent shoes. Once you’ve found something special, try  a classic Quo Vadis cocktail, then continue your evening downstairs at the restaurant’s club. Entry is free for both members and non-members. Email events@reluxefashion.com to secure your spot. 

26-29 Dean Street, Soho, W1D 3LL

Visit ReluxeFashion.com


Ekstedt at the Yard

Michelin-starred chef Niklas Ekstedt opened his second restaurant outside of Stockholm last year. Housed inside the five-star Great Scotland Yard hotel, Ekstedt at The Yard has an open kitchen and a slick dining room where you can try Ekstedt’s wood-fired ‘old Nordic’ cooking. The restaurant has since created a new à la carte menu where you can try snacks ‘from the fire’ followed by a three-course meal. Start off with the trio of snacks (including a smoked egg yolk doughnut, baked leeks and smoked custard with trout roe) before tucking into baked trout or Orkney scallops. Main courses include roasted pork neck, john dory, and smoked Jerusalem artichokes, while coal-fired plums or baked Alaska follow for dessert. There’s an interesting cocktail menu, plus plenty of refreshing non-alcoholic options. 

3-5 Great Scotland Yard, Westminster, SW1A 2HN

Visit EkstedtAtTheYard.com



Into the Music by Birmingham Royal Ballet at Sadler’s Wells

Award-winning Cuban dancer Carlos Acosta took over as director at Birmingham Royal Ballet two years ago. Now, the company has returned to the stage at Sadler’s Wells with a triple bill of works chosen specifically by Carlos. Into the Music features three performances including: Forgotten Land, a ballet choreographed by Czech dancer Jiří Kylián; a dance performed to the music of German choreographer Uwe Scholz’ and a piece choregraphed by impressive newcomer Morgann Runacre-Temple. Tickets start from £15.

Rosebery Avenue, Angel, EC1R 4TN; Wednesday 2nd-Saturday 5th November 

Visit SadlersWells.com 


Woolwich Contemporary Print Fair

Woolwich Contemporary Print Fair is Europe’s largest art fair dedicated to collectible printworks. Taking place today until Sunday 6th November at the Fireworks Factory in Woolwich Works, visitors can see exhibitions curated by independent artists, and shop artwork from a range of international names, including Chloe Alexander, Alexandra Buckle and Hannah Gilson. Highlights include exclusive David Shrigley prints; a room featuring works by the Connor brothers, Harland Miller and Tracey Emin; and ‘The Studio Collection’ featuring bespoke homeware, textiles and wallpaper by four female printmakers – Odilia Suanzes, Tanaka Mazivanhanga, Cat Roissetter, and Eleanor May Watson. Tickets cost £10.50.

The Fireworks Factory, 11 No.1 Street, Royal Arsenal, Woolwich, SE18 6HD

Visit WoolwichPrintFair.com


The Horror Show! at Somerset House

Sad Halloween is over already? Somerset House has opened an exhibition on horror and its cultural impact in Britain over the last 50 years. ‘The Horror Show! features over 200 artworks and artefacts from some of the country’s most provocative artists and cultural figures like David Shrigley, Don Letts, Marisa Carnesky and even Noel Fielding. The exhibition is split into three sections dedicated to monsters, ghosts and witches, exploring how each has been portrayed in music, fashion, TV and film, and art. Look out for the creepy sculptures by British artist Tai Shani.

Strand, Covent Garden, WC2R 1LA; until 19th February 2023

Visit SomersetHouse.org.uk 


Rixo Carnaby Street

Looking for a new party outfit? Today, Rixo will open its third permanent store on Carnaby Street. Inspired by 60s and 70s glamour, the store has a vintage feel to it thanks to bespoke lighting handmade in Italy and cool furnishings in the brand’s signature prints. Shoppers can browse the brand’s new party edit, which is full of fun party pieces including mini velvet dresses in hand-painted prints, sequin maxis and sparkly knitwear. Don’t forget to take a check out the accessories if you're in the market for fun statement pieces.

44 Carnaby Street, Soho, W1F 9PP

Visit Rixo.co.uk


Korean Film Festival

South Korea is having a cultural moment. This weekend, London’s Korean Film Festival celebrates the country’s cinematic success with the biggest programme of Korean screenings outside the country itself, spanning this year’s box-office hits to independent films and documentaries. Films will be screened at several cinemas around the capital – including Picturehouse Central and Rio Cinema in Hackney. Look out for sci-fi blockbuster Alienoid and Broker, starring Song Kang Ho (Parasite). Tickets start from £7.

Various sites

Visit KoreanFilm.co.uk


Issy Granger Pop-Up at Wild by Tart

We love Issy Granger’s homeware, so we were excited to hear she’s opened a pop-up at Wild by Tart’s store. Shoppers can find some of Issy’s classic pieces including her intricate glassware collection of candlesticks, carafes and glasses, as well as her new linen collection featuring lampshades, table lamps and ceramics. We love the colourful candlestick holders and matching tumblers – perfect for your next tablescape. 

3-4 Eccleston Yards, Belgravia, SW1W 9AZ; until Sunday 6th November

Visit IssyGranger.com


MAIE Pop-Up at Fabrica X

Design studio Maie has opened a pop-up at King’s Cross events space Fabrica X. Showcasing sustainable brands across homeware, fashion, beauty and lifestyle, shoppers can browse Maie’s furniture alongside a range of products from eco-friendly brands. Shop made-to-order furniture by Diespeker & Co; clothing from Nona Source, the LVMH start-up for re-valued deadstock fabrics and leathers; Parley for the Oceans, a non-profit organisation which aims to tackle ocean pollution with recycled footwear; and Sbtrct, which makes plastic-free solid skincare. 

The Mills Fabrica, 36-40 York Way, King’s Cross, N1 9AB; until Monday 14th November

Visit MaieLiving.com



Fiona McCoss Women's Retreat

Fiona McCoss is a mentor who helps women feel liberated and empowered through motivational talks and in-person workshops. On Saturday 5th November from 6pm to 8pm, she’ll be hosting an event in Hackney named ‘Meet The Wild Woman Within’. During the workshop, Fiona will teach guests how to tune into their ‘dark feminine energy’ to become more confident, powerful and self-assured. Exact details of what to expect are under wraps, but you can be certain it will include everything from motivational talks to guided meditation. Tickets cost £35.

42 Valentine Road, Hackney, E9 7AF

Visit ShesLostControl.co.uk 

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