What To Do This Weekend 09.03.23
What To Do This Weekend 09.03.23

What To Do This Weekend 09.03.23

Looking for things to do this weekend? Look no further – from new openings and exhibitions to two major art fairs, our weekend guide has plenty of options for everyone.



Living the Dream at Fujifilm House of Photography

The UK Black Female Photographers collective opens an exhibition at Fujifilm’s House of Photography today. Visitors can see artwork by 51 artists of colour, all paying tribute to inspirational women through the ages. The McKenzie Heritage Collection – the UK's first Black-owned commercial picture library – has loaned several pieces, including images of Black Britons over the last 50 years. Over the next few weeks, the space will host workshops and talks for budding artists and photographers, including a masterclass with Cultura Creative on diversity in imagery and how to take successful stock photos (Wednesday 15th March, 4-8pm); and a vision board and manifesting workshop (Wednesday 29th March, 6-8pm). Tickets start from £5.

8-9 Long Acre, Covent Garden, WC2E 9LH; until 7th May

Visit Fujifilm-HouseOfPhotography.com


Treats Club

After various pop-ups over the last few years, Treats Club has finally opened a permanent outpost at Hackney’s Netil Market. The dessert shop cooks each donut fresh to order, from simple sugar rings to flavoured offerings like pistachio and baklava, chai latte, whipped strawberry, peaches and cream, and deep-fried Oreo. You’ll also find homemade ice-cream, hot chocolate s’mores, and a selection of dipping sauces including crunchy Nutella. Keep your eyes peeled for the Creme Egg donuts over the Easter weekend.

8 Hackney Road, Hackney, E2 7NS

Visit TheTreatsClub.com



Negroni Nights at Padella

Padella is one of London’s most popular Italian eateries for its simple and delicious affordable pasta dishes. Now the Shoreditch outpost is offering – wait for it – £2 negronis from 5pm to 6.30pm every Monday to Friday night. Designed by Mr Lyan Studio, Padella’s negroni is still stiff and bitter, but with extra sweetness from a specially designed blend of three vermouths. All you have to do is order a pasta dish alongside the drink – like tagliatelle with ’nduja, pappardelle with eight-hour Dexter beef shin ragu, or pici cacio e pepe – which shouldn’t be difficult 

1 Phipp Street, Shoreditch, EC2A 4PS

Visit Padella.co



Holi at Fatt Pundit

We love Indo-Chinese restaurant Fatt Pundit, so we were pleased to hear it’s created a Holi menu to celebrate the Hindu festival of light. At its Soho and Covent Garden sites until Sunday 12th March, the restaurant will serve its signature momos (steamed dumplings) but with a colourful update. Choose from chicken, beef, goat or vegetable fillings with green, yellow or pink dumpling wrappers. Add on seafood curries, spicy chicken dishes and bowl of hot noodles to complete your meal.

77 Berwick Street, London W1F 8TH; 6 Maiden Lane, Covent Garden, WC2E 7NA

Visit FattPundit.co.uk


The Other Art Fair By Saatchi Art

Saatchi Art’s The Other Art Fair takes place today until Sunday 12th March at the Truman Brewery on Brick Lane. Visitors can see guest exhibitions and immersive installations, tune into live poetry readings, listen to DJ sets, and buy artwork from over 150 emerging artists, with prices starting from £100. Highlights include exhibitions by fashion and portrait photographer Rankin, and female collective Sistxrhood, known for its large-scale installations at Glastonbury. Other artists with work for sale include Eva Sjøwall, Barbara Storey, Freddie Ingoldby, Karen Turner, Kirsty Dixon and Sarah Smith. Tickets start from £12.

The Truman Brewery, 91 Brick Lane, East End, E1 6QR

Visit TheOtherArtFair.com



English Sparkling Wine Tasting at The George

Over the next few weeks, The George in Fitzrovia is hosting a series of masterclasses to showcase English sparkling wines. You will have heard that our vineyards have produced some excellent wines in recent years, so this is your chance to try some of the best and find out how they are made. The first tasting is on Saturday 11th March from 11am, when guests will be guided through a selection of sparklers at the pub's wine bar, followed by a two-course lunch. Ideal for a special date or birthday gifts. Tickets cost £100pp.

55 Great Portland Street, Fitzrovia, W1W 7LQ

Visit DesignMyNight.com


Women of the World

Women of the World festival, otherwise known as WOW, returns to the Southbank Centre from Friday 10th to Sunday 12th March. To mark International Women’s Day, guests can listen to some of Britain’s most inspiring women and leading feminists, from broadcasters and comedians to artists and businesswomen. On Friday evening, broadcasters Jane Garvey and Fi Glover will unpack some of the big news of the day in an extended edition of their new Off Air with Jane and Fi podcast, live from the Royal Festival Hall alongside special guests. Other speakers at the festival include Roxane Gay, Jude Kelly, Julia Gillard, Meera Syal, Deborah Levy and Kathy Burke. Tickets start from £10.

Belvedere Road, South Bank, SE1 8XX

Visit SouthbankCentre.co.uk


Daisy Green

Aussie chain Daisy Green – known for doing an excellent brunch – has launched a margarita menu at some of its London outposts. Each drink is named after a famous or historic person, from jazz singers to Mexican showgirls. The margaritas are £8 each and available Monday to Friday. Classic fans should order ‘The Daisy’ made with tequila, fresh lime and agave; while more adventurous types should go for ‘The Rusty’ featuring chilli and a splash of mezcal. 

Various locations

Visit DaisyGreenFood.com


Cinema Made In Italy at Cine Lumiere

Get a taste of Venice Film Festival with this Italian cinema series, running until Monday 13th March at the art-deco Ciné Lumière in South Kensington. The festival will showcase the best of Italian cinema with 11 new releases, curated by the British Film Commission. Films include Il Colibrì starring Fotinì Peluso and Pierfrancesco Favino; Emanuele Crialese’s L’Immensità with Penélope Cruz; and Le Otto Montagne, an adaption of Paolo Cognetti’s novel of the same name. Tickets start from £12.50.

17 Queensberry Place, South Kensington, SW7 2DW

Visit Institut-Francais.org.uk



Affordable Art Fair

Battersea’s Affordable Art Fair returns to Battersea Park this weekend with thousands of contemporary works, priced between £50 and £7,500. From Thursday 9th to Sunday 12th March, visitors can browse original paintings, photography, sculptures and prints by up-and-coming artists, as well as more established names presented by 100 of the world’s leading galleries. Once you’ve nabbed a piece or two, head to the bars and street food vendors. There’s also an ‘after dark’ ticket for late-night visitors on Friday 10th March, including live music from DJs and drinks all evening. Tickets start from £10.

Evolution London, Battersea Park, Battersea, SW11 4NJ

Visit AffordableArtFair.com

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