What To Do This Weekend 23.02.23
DISCOVER NEW BEAUTY:
Superdrug Presents – the UK's largest beauty festival – takes place from Friday 24th to Sunday 26th February at Brick Lane’s Truman Brewery. Visitors can enjoy free treatments at the Beauty Studio, attend masterclasses with industry experts and meet beauty influencers. You can also discover new and bestselling products from more than 35 affordable brands like CeraVe, NYX, Real Techniques, E.L.F, Eylure, Makeup Revolution and Shea Moisture. Tickets cost £29.99 and include a goodie bag worth over £300.
The Truman Brewery, 83 Brick Lane, Spitalfields, E1 6QR
Sweaty Betty x Coal Office
King’s Cross restaurant Coal Office has launched a series of wellness events with Sweaty Betty. Over the next five weeks, guests can take part in dance, yoga, nutrition and breathwork workshops. Book ahead to secure a place for the hatha flow yoga class on Tuesday 28th February from 6pm to 7pm, when yogi Catherine Weston will guide you through a mix of standing and seated postures. Tickets are £20 and include a complimentary drink on arrival, a Sweaty Betty goodie bag and a £20 voucher to spend in store.
4-10 Bagley Walk, King’s Cross, N1C 4DH
GET DRESSED UP:
Bacchanalia Presents Vulcanalia
Bacchanalia is the Richard Caring restaurant that opened its doors a few months ago and created immediate buzz on the Mayfair dining scene. On Friday 24th February from 8.30pm, it’s hosting ‘Vulcanalia’, the first in a four-part series of Greco-Roman parties. This one’s inspired by Vulcan, the ancient god of fire. Guests can sit beneath huge Damien Hirst statues for an immersive dining experience featuring fire performers, live music from a five-piece band, DJs and a menu spanning Greek and Italian dishes. Minimum table spends apply – call the team to secure a spot for you and the girls.
1-3 Mount Street, Mayfair, W1K 3NA
GET YOUR CULTURE FIX:
Janette Beckman Exhibition at The Pilgrim
Janette Beckman is a British photographer who embarked on her career at the start of the punk rock era, shooting acts from The Clash to Boy George as well as three Police album covers. Beckman has just opened a free exhibition at The Pilgrm hotel in Paddington. Drawn to the underground hip-hop scene, she moved to New York in 1983 and photographed the likes of Run DMC, Slick Rick, Salt-N-Pepa, LL Cool J and other iconic artists. This exhibition features some of those portraits, as well as cool shots of New Yorkers in the late 80s.
25 London Street, Paddington, W2 1HH
BOOK A NIGHT AWAY:
Conversations at Kin House
You’ve probably seen Kin House all over social media thanks to its beautiful walled gardens and joyful interiors by designer Lucy Barlow. Now, the grade II-listed Georgian manor house will be open to the public for the first time with a new series of cultural events. Each one will include a design talk, a three-course dinner in Kilvert Hall and sleepover – all hosted by Lucy herself. The first event takes place on Friday 24th February when Lucy will be joined by her brother, lighting designer Max Barlow, Farrow & Ball colour specialist Patrick O’Donnell, and Fermoie director Jamie Shawcross, discussing how to design a country house, including where to spend and where to save. Guests will arrive from 5pm for welcome drinks and canapes, before the panel talk, dinner, and drinks at Fitz Bar until midnight. Tickets start from £105pp.
SECURE YOUR TICKETS:
The Coronation Concert
King Charles III’s coronation will take place across a bank holiday weekend from Saturday 6th to Monday 8th May. Alongside the religious service and two grand processions, there will be a special concert held on the grounds of Windsor Castle. Details on performers are strictly under wraps, but we’re expecting some big names. The concert will be broadcast on the BBC, but if you want to see the live thing, there will be 10,000 free tickets available in pairs. Enter the ballot at the link below before Tuesday 28th February.
WORK OUT FOR CHARITY:
Heart Month with Orangetheory Fitness
To mark Heart Month, Orangetheory Fitness is hosting a special edition of its workout class across its London and south-east gyms to raise vital funds for London Hearts, a charity which supports those with heart conditions. On Saturday 25th February at 11am, guests can take part in a hi-energy 90-minute class consisting of strength and power training on treadmills, rowing machines and with weights. Suitable for all fitness levels, exercises are completed in intervals to get the heart pumping and improve stamina. You can donate to the charity via the in-class QR code or via the online portal post-workout. Book a slot to get your first session for free.
VISIT THIS COOL EXHIBITION:
Cross My Heart, Hope To Die at The Painting Room
Saam Farahmand has opened an exhibition at The Painting Room in Covent Garden, a cool space tucked away behind Tottenham Court Road station. ‘Cross My Heart, Hope To Die’ features both new and archival work from the Iranian-British film and music video director who’s worked alongside The xx, Mark Ronson and most recently Ashnikko. The exhibition features videos and sound clips that explore the juxtaposition between raw human experience and atrocity, and pop culture and advertising. Don’t miss ‘God Party’ – a three-minute loop that explores the uncomfortable aspects of human nature.
1-5 Flitcroft Street, Covent Garden, WC2H 8HD
END THE WEEKEND RIGHT:
Sunday Roast at The Twenty Two
The restaurant team at The Twenty Two hotel have created a Sunday roast menu. Head to the A-list hotspot for a choice of Cornish red chicken, lamb or Aberdeen angus beef with all the trimmings – roast potatoes, cauliflower cheese, Yorkshire puddings and seasonal veg. Pair yours with a bloody Mary or dive into its signature cocktail list. Roasts will be served every Sunday between 12pm and 2.30pm.
22 Grosvenor Square, Mayfair, W1K 6LF
SUPPORT A GOOD CAUSE:
Charity Bake Sale & Raffle for Turkey and Syria
On Sunday 26th February, several chefs will come together to host a charity bake sale and raffle to raise vital funds for emergency relief following the devastating earthquake in Turkey and Syria. Taking place between 12pm and 4pm at Holloway Model Bakery, sweet and savoury goodies will be available to purchase from London bakers and chefs, including Melissa Thompson, Ravneet Gill, Ixta Belfrage and Melek Erdal. Raffle tickets cost £5pp and prizes will include meal vouchers, kitchen equipment and other foodie gifts. All proceeds will be equally split between Choose Love, Ahbap and Medico International who are all working on the ground in Turkey and Syria to help survivors and those displaced by the disaster.
Holloway Model Bakery, 66 Georges Road, Holloway, N7 8JN
CHALLENGE YOUR MIND & BODY:
Sex Club Weekend Retreat
The Psychedelic Society – which offers a range of wellness events, workshops and retreats – is hosting its next Sex Club Weekend retreat at Soma Home in Hackney on Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th February. The retreat will focus on sexual liberation, exploring themes like truth, love, sensuality and orgasms. It's a clothes-on event with the chance to speak about sex in a trusted, non-judgemental and low-stakes environment. Weekend tickets start from £210.
Soma Home, LimeWharf, Vyner Street, Hackney, E2 9DJ
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