From fine art to haute cuisine, we're celebrating a vivacious weekend here in London. Acclaimed artist Christo takes over Hyde Park's Serpentine Lake with captivatingly colourful sculpture 'The London Mastaba'. In celebration of V&A exhibition Frida Kahlo: Making Her Self Up, Leicester Square Kitchen is putting on a series of vibrant brunches guaranteed to energise and invigorate, while Dalloway Terrace is hosting a literary-themed afternoon tea in it's paradisal terrace. Read on for your ultimate weekend guide. >>
Wile away an afternoon at Dalloway Terrace’s idyllic terrace as it presents a bespoke afternoon tea in partnership with The Royal Society of Literature. The spread pays tribute to ‘Dalloway Day,’ an occasion celebrating one of the 20th Century’s most important novels, Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf, with every dish correlating to a key figure in her life. Guests can tuck into a sweet selection of summer cakes and pastries, including cherry and almond tart and ‘Leonard’s banana fruit loaf' – a dish sent to Virgina Woolf’s husband Leonard every year by his mother on his birthday.
18 – 24 June
Eva Longoria, Anna Faris and Eugenio Derbez star in this laugh out loud romantic comedy – a revival of the 1987 original starring off-screen married couple Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell. The plot follows struggling single mother Kate (played by Faris) who tricks a selfish, spoilt playboy into believing they are married when he is diagnosed with amnesia as a result of falling overboad. But as a member of Mexico's most affluent family, Leonardo's (played by Derbez) billionaire relatives are hot on Kate's heels, and try to put a stop to her calculated plans – will Leonardo be able to put the clues together before its too late?
In cinemas nationwide
Accaimed public artist Christo – famed for his environmentally-focused works including the wrapping of Germany’s Reichstag – has unveiled his first ever large-scale public sculptural installation in the UK, in Hyde Park’s Serpentine Lake. The magnificent floating work titled ‘The London Mastaba’ is constructed of 7,506 brightly painted barrels, rising 65 feet out of the water – making it impossible to miss. While the work has been produced in conjunction with the Serpentine Galleries, the mosaic spectacle represents Christo and his late wife Jeanne-Claude's intent to make art free. Catch it while you can. [Image credit: Christo and Jeanne-Claude, The London Mastaba, Serpentine Lake, Hyde Park, 2016-18, Photo: Wolfgang Volz © 2018 Christo]
18 June – 23 September
If you’re craving a dash of traditional, wholesome cuisine, look no further than White City’s Bluebird Café, which has collaborated with best-selling cookery author Annabel Karmel. Offering guests an exclusive selection of signature dishes from the pages of her new book, Real Food Kids Will Love, Karmel will also be hosting children’s cookery workshops alongside executive chef Simon Gregory, as part of the exclusive and exciting six-week residency.
In ode to newly-opened V&A Museum exhibition Frida Kahlo: Making Her Self Up, Leicester Square Kitchen – pitted as one of the top three Mexican restaurants in London – is hosting a series of vibrant brunches to brighten up your weekend. Sample signature small plates such as Mexican spiced rice or chilli-salted midnight black beans, alongside a margarita or Pisco Sour, to the backdrop of Frida-themed flower installations and DJ sets sure to evoke the sounds, colours and flavours of Latin America.
Saturdays 28 July – 3 November