From Art Night to Pride, London is ready for a wealth of colourful celebrations taking place across the city this weekend. Contemporary arts festival Art Night is returning to Southbank, treating crowds to a host of entrancing performances and installations, while creative attraction Frieze Sculpture marks its triumphant return to Regent's Park. Further afield, Henley Royal Regatta is delivering a cometitive dose of sporting flair. Read on for your ultimate weekend guide. >>
[Image credit: Rana Begum No. 814, 2018The Third Line Jhaveri Contemporary Kate MacGarry and Galerie Christian Lethert, Frieze Sculpture 2018 Photo by Stephen White. Courtesy of Stephen White/Frieze.]
Frieze Sculpture is taking up residence in Regent’s Park once more, transforming its expansive grounds into a spectacular outdoor art gallery. The event, curated by Clare Lilley, Director of the Yorkshire Sculpture Park, boasts an array of innovative and diverse work from 25 artists from across the globe. Highlights include Rana Begum's 'No. 814', (2018) Richard Woods' 'Holiday Home' (Regent’s Park) (2018) and Tim Etchells' ‘Everything is Lost’, 2018. [Image credit: Conrad Shawcross, Optic Labyrinth (Arrangement I), 2018, Victoria Miro, Frieze Sculpture 2018. Photo by Stephen White. Courtesy of Stephen White/Frieze.]
4 July - 7 October
A crazed, kick-ass female lead is always an ideal role for actress Margot Robbie – from her portrayal of Harley Quinn in Suicide Squad to her starring turn in Wolf of Wall Street – and her latest thriller Terminal is no different. Featuring an ensemble cast – including the likes of Simon Pegg, Dexter Fletcher and Mike Myers – the plot follows the intertwining lives of a pair of assassins who get caught up in a criminal mastermind's murderous plan. Expect warped action throughout.
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For a slice of awe-inspiring action, you can’t beat a day out at Henley Royal Regatta – one of the most eminent social events of the year. Don your smartest socks and frocks and head to the banks to capture each moment of the teams going head-to-head, as they compete in more than 200 races. Don’t miss the prestigious Grand Challenge Cup, taking place over two heats across the weekend.
Transforming the streets of London into an imaginative spectacle for all to enjoy, this year’s contemporary arts festival Art Night is its most ambitious yet. Featuring a captivating collection of immersive live performances, video installations and exhibitions – as well as an outdoor film screening at Battersea Power Station – residents can peruse events across Nine Elms, Southbank and Vauxhall for one extraordinary night only. [Image credit: Halil Altindere, Space Refugee, installation 2016, Courtesy the artist and Pilot Gallery, Istanbul]
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If you’re seeking a slice of gastronomic newness, look no further than highly anticipated Piccadilly haunt HIDE which opens its doors. The brainchild of chef patron Ollie Dabbous – who closed his eponymous restaurant in 2017 in order to focus on this new venture – and Hedonism Wines. Guests can dine a la carte for breakfast, lunch or dinner to the backdrop of sun-soaked views of Green Park.