What To Do This Weekend 20.10.22
What To Do This Weekend 20.10.22

What To Do This Weekend 20.10.22

Looking for things to do this weekend? Look no further – from pop-ups and shopping events, to a pasta masterclass, our weekend guide has options for everyone.

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Smart Works Fashion Sale at Truman Brewery

Smart Works is the charity that helps women gain the confidence they need to secure employment. Through bespoke dressing consultations, women are given a stylish interview outfit followed by a one-to-one expert coaching session with an expert coach. On Saturday 22nd October it’ll host its annual fashion sale at Truman Brewery on Brick Lane where shoppers can browse through a selection of designer, vintage and sample items from some of our favourite brands, like Iris & Ink, ME+EM and Rixo – all of which are heavily discounted. With four timings throughout the day, book your hour-long slot to find some hidden gems. All proceeds will go to Smart Works; tickets start from £5.

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

Visit Eventbrite.co.uk 


BLM Fest at Somerset House

Somerset House has an exciting roster of activities for Black History Month. Our pick? The Dylema Collective has curated a series of events for BLM Fest which will take place in the Lancaster Rooms within the New Wing on Saturday 22nd October. The festival will celebrate the breadth of the Black experience and Black people’s achievements and contributions around the world. Visitors can look forward to two main events: a free exhibition by Nigerian artist Dylema, and a 90-minute performance of contemporary jazz, poetry and song (£25pp).

Lancaster Rooms, New Wing, Strand, Covent Garden, WC2R 1LA

Visit SomersetHouse.org.uk


Native at Browns, Mayfair

Fashion department store Browns created a buzz when it opened its first restaurant, Native, last year. Staying true to its philosophy of food and drink made from seasonal produce and foraged ingredients, the restaurant now has a new seven-course sustainable tasting menu. Diners can sit in the beautiful dining room to enjoy dishes like scallops with smoked roe and tomatoes; wild hare ragu with curd and pickled walnuts; regenerative rib-eye beef with confit garlic and bone marrow crumb; and white chocolate and bone marrow caramel for dessert. The menu costs £65pp, and paired drinks (consisting of foraged cocktails and natural wines) cost are an additional £45pp.

10-12 Lees Place, Mayfair, W1K 6LL

Visit BrownsFashion.com 


Seeing Auschwitz

A harrowing but important exhibition, Seeing Auschwitz focuses on the horrors committed at the concentration camp under the Nazi regime. Using the scarce photographic evidence available, it features 100 images and portraits of victims and perpetrators, which offer an unsettling perspective on the crimes committed, as well as representing the humanity of the people who perished. The vast collection of images come from several sources, including aerial pictures of the camps taken by Allied forces. Tickets cost £10, and some of the profits will be donated to the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum in Poland to support its preservation. 

81 Old Brompton Road, South Kensington, SW7 3LD

Visit SeeingAuschwitz.London


Affordable Art Fair Battersea

Battersea’s Affordable Art Fair returns to Battersea Park this weekend with thousands of contemporary works, starting from just £50. From Thursday 20th to Sunday 23rd October, 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 cafés to sample Moroccan street food by Harissa & Lemon and wood-fired pizza from Street Dough. There’s also an ‘after dark’ ticket for late-night visitors, including live music from DJs and drinks all evening. Tickets start from £10.

Evolution London, Battersea Park, Battersea, SW11 4NJ

Visit AffordableArtFair.com


Rodda's x Pasta Evangelists Pasta Academy

To celebrate World Pasta Day next week, Rodda’s clotted cream has teamed up with Pasta Evangelists for a cooking masterclass on Wednesday 26th October. Taking place at The Pasta Academy in Farringdon, guests will learn how to create ravioli stuffed with Cornish crab, lemon, Rodda’s Cornish clotted cream and topped with butter – or squash and parmesan ravioli for vegetarians. You’ll also learn about the ancient traditions of pasta making, and how to incorporate clotted cream into savoury dishes. Tickets cost £60pp.

62-63 Long Lane, Farringdon, EC1A 9EJ

Visit PastaEvangelists.com


Drunk Women Solving Crime UK Tour

The Drunk Women Solving Crime podcast has kicked off its UK tour. After a successful stint at the Edinburgh Fringe, hosts Hannah George, Catie Wilkins and Taylor Glenn will welcome celebrity guests to the stage to tackle various crime stories – think historical true crime in a quiz-style format with lots of wine. They also discuss personal crime stories with the celebs, who have previously included Katherine Ryan, Richard Osman, Deborah Frances-White, Sara Pascoe and Shazia Mirza. On the night, an audience member will get the chance to have any unresolved crimes against them ‘solved’ by the sleuths on stage. You won’t find out who the special guests are until the night itself – but there will be two celebs per live recording. 

Various dates and locations. 

Visit DrunkWomenSolvingCrime.com 


NYC Bar Takeover at The NoMad

On Friday 21st to Saturday 22nd October, four of New York City’s best bars will host a pop-up at The NoMad hotel for a one-off cocktail takeover in its new basement bar, Common Decency. Meet the girls to try 20 unique cocktails created by bartenders from Mister Paradise, Attaboy (recently named #22 on the World’s 50 Best Bars list), Chez Zou and Overstory. Details will remain under wraps until the weekend, but we know each menu will feature Hendrick's gin, Discarded Spirits, Monkey Shoulder scotch and Tullamore D.E.W. Irish whiskey – to name a few. Entry is free.

28 Bow Street, Covent Garden, WC2E 7AW

Visit The NoMadHotel.com 


Ralph Pucci Pop-Up at International Gallery

American furniture and lighting brand Ralph Pucci has opened a pop-up in Mayfair to showcase contemporary designs and new collections from a range of international artists. Whether you want to update your home or find inspiration for later, shoppers can browse dining sets and chairs from French designer Patrick Elie Naggar, lighting by Lianne Gold, interesting sculptures from Stefan Bishop, and hand-crafted tables by Eric Schmitt, to name a few. Don’t miss the minimalist furniture from New York-based artist Kevin Walz, who creates pieces out of natural materials. 

18 Albemarle Street, Mayfair, W1S 4HR

Visit RalphPucci.com


Are You Mad, Carnaby Street

Are You Mad is a new recycling unit on Carnaby Street where shoppers can drop off used plastic to be recycled, and shop a range of cool products made from recycled materials. The store collects plastic from local businesses and shoppers, which is then sorted, shredded and turned into new objects. Since opening, Are You Mad has diverted 1,259kg of plastic from landfills and processed one tonne of plastic in just 40 days. Once you’ve dropped off your waste, you can shop over 100 different recycled products, as well as one-off custom items like coasters, hair combs and bowls. Prices range from 50p to £15,000. Part of the profits will be donated to Grow, a charity that works with schools and communities to deliver bespoke programmes in sustainable food growing and outdoor learning.

56B Carnaby Street, Carnaby, W1F 9QF

Visit AreYouMad.co


Lancôme La Vie Est Belle x The Cinema at Selfridges

Lancôme’s fragrance La Vie est Belle turns ten this year, and to celebrate, the French beauty brand is hosting a series of screenings starring Julia Roberts (who’s been the face of the fragrance since its launch) at The Cinema at Selfridges. From Friday 21st to Wednesday 26th October, there’s a different film on the big screen each night, including Pretty Woman (Friday 21st), Notting Hill (Saturday 22nd), and My Best Friend’s Wedding (Sunday 23rd). Tickets cost £20pp which includes a ‘Happiness Gift’ worth over £30 containing a trio of Lancôme minis and a sweet treat in a pink Lancôme tote bag. Before the screening, don’t forget to buy a cocktail and ice-cream inspired by La Vie est Belle. 

400 Oxford Street, West End, W1A 1AB

Visit TheCinemaAtSelfridges.com

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