What To Do This Weekend 18.08.22

Looking for things to do this weekend? From pop-ups and shopping events to a special Pride DJ night, our What To Do This Weekend guide has plenty of options for everyone.

SHOP SUSTAINABLY:

The Corner Store at One Hundred Shoreditch

One Hundred Shoreditch has partnered with eco platform Stories Behind Things for a new pop-up, The Corner Store. The space showcases 40 sustainable brands from around the world, from fashion to food. Visitors should make a beeline for the Vestiaire Collective stand to browse a selection of pre-loved designer items from some of our favourite brands. On Friday 19th August from 6.30pm to 8.30pm, Vestiaire Collective will also host a free workshop where you can learn about the authentication process and how to spot second-hand hidden gems. Other eco brands include Tony’s Chocolonely, Allbirds, Suri and Biome.

100 Shoreditch High Street, Shoreditch High, E1 6JQ

Visit OneHundredShoreditch.com

ORDER STREET FOOD:

Delli x Allpress Courtyard, Dalston

Created by the same team behind Depop, Delli is a new app designed for food lovers. Much like Depop, Delli employs a ‘drop’ model, which sees exclusive produce from food makers across the UK feature on the app for a limited period. This month, the app has teamed up with Allpress Courtyard in Dalston to showcase some of the app’s best kitchens and makers. On Saturday 20th August, Afro-Asian kitchen Hungry Buddhas will serve its signature fusion boxes alongside dumplings and spring rolls, while Lil Wong Bakes (Sam Wong) will be at the market on Sunday 21st August with her pandan sando and other baked goods. 

55 Dalston Lane, London, E8 2NG; from 11am to 4pm

Visit Delli.Market

SUPPORT A GOOD CAUSE:

Freedom From Torture Gardening Pop-Up

Freedom From Torture is a charity which supports torture survivors from around the world through therapy and support. From Sunday 21st to Tuesday 30th August, it’s hosting a botanical pop-up where visitors can take part in talks and workshops, and shop a variety of plants and botanical artwork by refugee artists. Highlights include a terrarium workshop on Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th August (£80pp) when east London plant expert Alex the Plant Guy will show you how to make your own terrarium.

72 Rivington Street, Shoreditch, EC2A 3AY

Visit Evenbrite.co.uk

GO OUT OUT:

Printworks

Ready for a girls’ night out? Southeast London institution Printworks has just announced its autumn/winter line-up of events and gigs. The venue, which used to be a printing house for various newspapers, has plenty to look forward to – deep house and electro fans, you’re in for a treat. From Friday 23rd September until the end of the year, there’s a gig every weekend featuring some of the UK’s most successful – and up-and-coming DJs. Big names include Wilkinson, Gorgon City, Secondcity, DJ Snake and Paul van Dyk. Tickets start from £15.

Surrey Quays Road, Surrey Quays, SE16 7PJ

Visit PrintworksLondon.co.uk

TRY NEW FLAVOURS:

Gelupo in Viaggio

Regular SL readers will know we love Soho’s Gelupo, so we were excited to hear the Italian gelateria has created six new flavours inspired by different Italian regions. Visitors can get a taste of the Amalfi coast with a fresh scoop of lemon custard and almond gelato, or try pistachio and orange gelato, inspired by Etna. There’s also a saffron and sticky arborio rice flavour from Milan, plus a basil-infused mascarpone topped with pine nuts, inspired by flavours from the Liguria region. All six flavours are made fresh every day in-house and are available to order online and in store – ideal for a sweet treat or crowd-pleasing dinner party dessert. 

7 Archer Street, Soho, W1D 7AU

Visit Gelupo.com

GET DATE NIGHT RIGHT:

London Pasta Festival

London’s first Pasta Festival takes place at Emilia’s Crafted Pasta in Canary Wharf on Sunday 21st August from 12-8pm. The restaurant and riverside terrace will host the festival with live music and pasta masterclasses. Guest can cook pasta from scratch, learn how to pair pasta shapes with the perfect sauce, and find out how to pair pasta dishes with Boutinot Wines. There’s also a workshop on how to use leftover food to move towards a zero-waste lifestyle. All classes are free – just register at the link below to book your slot.

12 George Street, Canary Wharf, E14 9QG

Visit Eventbrite.co.uk

CELEBRATE PRIDE:

Native Manchester

Aparthotel Native Manchester is teaming up with Ducie Street Warehouse to host a series of Pride events themed ‘Freedom to be’. To kick off the Manchester Pride celebrations on Saturday 20th August, DJ collective Queer Latifah will take to the decks from 5pm before Gok Wan headlines the main set. Tickets are free – all you need to bring is your best rainbow outfit. Book a night at Native Manchester to roll into bed in the early hours, or head to the venue next weekend for a boozy brunch and DJ sets in the evening.  

Ducie Street, Manchester, M1 2TP

Visit DucieStreet.com

FIND A NEW SKI OUTFIT:

Perfect Moment Sample Sale

If you’re hitting the slopes this winter, now’s the time to find discounted ski clothing and accessories. Perfect Moment is hosting an online sample sale today and tomorrow with up to 80% OFF. Register at the link below and book your online shopping slot to browse ski jackets and pants, thermal sweaters and ski googles and hats – all in the brand’s signature colourful designs and retro prints. There’s also a selection of wet suits and surfing equipment on offer. 

Visit Showcase.co

TRY PLANT-BASED DISHES:

Vegan East Ldn

Plant-based food festival Vegan East takes place on Friday 19th August from 5pm at Bohemia Market in Hackney. Guests can try a range of street food, listen to music, shop plant-based products and even get a vegan tattoo. Try dishes from Chickenish, The Hogless Roast, Green Grill and Plant Powered Pizza, then take your friends to The Hackney Social for the after party which lasts until 1.30am. For the first time, tickets are free. 

Bohemia Place, Hackney, E8 1DU

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BOOK AHEAD:

Hydrow x Live Well Festival

Hydrow’s at-home rowing machine was named one of Time magazine’s best inventions of 2020. It’s a serious piece of kit that engages 86% of your muscles compared to just 44% when cycling, and classes are led by world-class athletes. On Saturday 10th September, Hydrow is hosting a one-day fitness festival at Old Billingsgate London in partnership with Live Well – and tickets have just gone on sale. Guests can compete against experts and celebrities on a Hydrow, before tuning into talks from Dr Alex George, celebrity trainer Faye Edwards and sleep expert Natalie Pennicotte Collier, to name a few. Don’t miss the vinyasa yoga classes hosted by coach and wellness consultant Charlotte Holmes.

1 Old Billingsgate Walk, Riverside, 16 Lower Thames Street, EC3R 6DX

Visit LiveWellLondon.com

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