Tempus Hot List: March 2024

We’ve rounded up the hottest events, openings and collaborations for you to herald the arrival of spring

March hot listGet lost Lost in Shanghai at Hakkasan’s new Brunch series

The art of banqueting is an ancient Chinese ritual, and Hakkasan is embracing this tradition with the launch of its new Saturday Brunch series – Lost in Shanghai. Celebrating the cultural significance of dining as a shared experience, with food connecting people and inspiring conversation, enjoy a delectable selection of Cantonese dishes from a specially curated menu. Kicking off on 9 March in partnership with Rock Angel, food and wine is served alongside DJs and live theatrical performances.

https://hakkasan.com/ Boat raceThe Boat Race – Cambridge vs Oxford

If you’re looking for an outdoor, quintessentially British activity to kick off spring, then find a space on the banks of the River Thames and take a seat with a drink in hand to watch The Boat Race – the historic, annual boat races on the River Thames between the UKs two most prestigious universities, Oxford and Cambridge. Taking place on 30 March, watch as both the Men’s and Women’s eight strong teams from their respective boat clubs row it out to be crowned champion. 

https://www.theboatrace.org/ Josephine Tempus Hot listDine at Claude and Lucy Bosi’s new Chelsea hotspot Josephine

Recently opened on Fulham Road, Michelin-starred French chef Claude Bosi, known for Bibendum, has brought a new neighbourhood restaurant to Chelsea. Josephine, the brainchild of Claude and his wife Lucy Bosi, is the couple’s first joint venture and is named after Claude’s own grandmother, with a menu full of traditional dishes that she used to cook for him. Inspired by the bistros, or ‘bouchons’, they used to frequent in his hometown of Lyon, expect classic French cuisine alongside typical Lyonnaise dishes – and notably, offering guests the traditional Bouchon style ‘metre wine’ where guests pay simply for what they drink. 

https://josephinebouchon.com/ March hot list TempusSee incredible Lego creations at The Art of the Brick 

It has toured the world, and now Lego’s much revered Art of The Brick exhibition has finally arrived in London. A must visit for any Lego fan, young or old, the exhibition features over 100 intricate Lego artworks that draw you into a world of whimsy. The exhibition’s award-winning brick artist, Nathan Sawaya, who used over 1 million lego bricks in the creation of the pieces, has reimagined some of the most recognisable masterpieces in the world including Michelangelo’s David, Van Gogh’s Starry Night, Da Vinci’s Mona Lisa and Edvard Munch’s The Scream. You will also find a six-metre-long reproduction of a Tyrannosaurus Rex

https://theartofthebrickexpo.com/ March hot list. Image credit: Nikolas KoenigTour Art After Hours with The London EDITION

The London EDITION is now offering guests the exclusive opportunity to tour several of Fitzrovia’s best galleries in private with its monthly Art After Hours series – led by art consultant Ashleigh Kane, uncover work from emerging and established artists once the gallery doors have closed to the public. Taking place on 20 March Ashleigh will first lead guests to first see a solo show of mixed media works by Chinese-American artist Xiaoze Xie titled ‘Lost Tales and Recovered Histories’. Xie traces the history of banned books in China, giving guests the opportunity to chart changing cultural standards, As part of the series, guests are invited to join Kane beforehand at an exclusive supper club in Berners Tavern beforehand for an introduction to the art over a two course meal and drinks, served in its Private Dining Room. 


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