The weekend: Tempus brings you London's unmissable culture and cuisine

By Rose Adams | 15 Jun 2018 | Culture, Indulge, Art

Gastronomes will be enthralled by this weekend's exciting culinary offerings

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* The highly anticipated exhibition Frida Kahlo: Making Her Self Up arrives at the V&A this weekend
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* Taste of London
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* Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Anne Hathaway and Helena Bonham Carter lead an all-star cast in Oceans 8
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* Fizz with excitement as Laurent-Perrier hosts a culinary pop up at Taste of London
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* Spark your imagination at Greenwich Book Festival
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* Frida Kahlo: Making Her Self Up opens at Victoria & Albert museum
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Prepare to indulge in a dash of fine dining this weekend as Taste of London takes over Regent's Park. Immerse yourself in a wealth of gastronomic inspiration from the capital's supreme culinary talent, as well as a plethora of pop-ups – including Laurent-Perrier champagne. Meanwhile, long awaited exhibition Frida Kahlo: Making Her Self Up finally arrives at the Victoria & Albert Museum, showcasing an array of the artist's personal belongings – seen outside her native Mexico for the first time in 50 years. Read on as Tempus brings you London's unmissable entertainment offerings. >>

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Taste of London

The flagship food festival is back to transform Regents Park into a hub of delicious food and drink inspiration, showcasing London’s leading restaurants and chefs. Spend the day sampling signature dishes from across the capital, as renowned chefs such as Sartoria’s Francesco Mazzei, Bar Douro’s Max Graham take to the stage to cook up a storm. You could just discover your new favourite food haunt. 

13-17 June

Oceans 8

A dazzling all-female cast, including the likes of Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Anne Hathaway and Helena Bonham Carter, put on world-class performances in the latest ‘Oceans’ instalment – set in the world inhabited by the Oceans 11 franchise starring George Clooney and Brad Pitt. The stars join forces to attempt one of the most ambitious heists in history at New York City’s pestigious Met Gala, in order to steal a necklace worth over $150m. Critics are calling it riotous fun – get your popcorn at the ready.

 

 

Laurent-Perrier Taste of London pop up

Laurent-Perrier is making a welcome appearance at Taste of London with a series of masterclasses in celebration of its 50th anniversary – promising to make rosé fans fizz with excitement. Sample a sustainable feast and a glass of the good stuff as the premium brand teams up with renowned London restaurants. On Saturday 16 June there’s a focus on fresh & contemporary flavours sourced from a ‘global larder’ by The Modern Pantry
, while Sunday 17 June is centred on French cuisine from Club Gascon. 

Greenwich Book Festival

Take a break from digital distractions and ignite your inner bookworm with a dose of literary entertainment courtesy of the Greenwich Book Festival. Featuring workshops and presentations from key scholarly figures, such as authors Dolly Alderton of ‘Everything I Know About Love’ and Nina Stibbe of ‘Love, Nina’, as well as poet Blake Morrison, threre's no better way to spark your imagination this weekend.  

Frida Kahlo: Making Her Self Up

Mexican artist Frida Kahlo, celebrated for her cutting-edge self-portraits, is undoubtedly one of the most influential figures in modern art history. Now the iconic artist is the centre of a major new exhibition at the V&A showcasing a captivating collection of 270 personal artefacts from her famed Casa Azul – the blue house of which she was born and resided all her life. It’s the first time the show has ever been presented outside of Mexico, making it all the more extraordinary. [Image credit: Frida Kahlo with Olmec figurine, 1939. Photograph Nickolas Muray. © Nickolas Muray Photo Archives]

Opens 16 June 

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