This weekend is all about nostalgia thanks to our line up of exquisite pop ups, exhibitions and films. Take a stroll down the magazine world's own memory lane courtesy of Somerset House before celebrating the centenary of remarkable anti-apartheid leader turned South President Nelson Mandela with a gastronomic sensation opposite Buckingham Palace. Keep the royal theme right across the capital with a concert by the Prince of Wales' favourite harpist or, if dreamy disco revival is more your bag, Mamma Mia!'s prequel is hitting screens across the UK. Yes, this weekend's got it all. Read on for more. >>
A decade since the release of the original, the highly anticipated sequel Mamma Mia! Here we go again finally hits cinemas. We re-join the all-star cast in the famous Greek paradise 10 years on as Sophie (Amanda Seyfried) prepares to reopen the hotel her mother made such a success. Lily James sparkles as a young Donna (Meryl Streep) as we go back in time to discover just how she came to reside in the Greek paradise they now call home, as well as how her trio of possible fathers – played by Pierce Brosnan, Colin Firth and Stellan Skarsgård – came to be. Expect a feel-good plot just as uplifting as the first and an ABBA musical score that’s impossible not to sing along to – especially once superstar Cher makes her dynamic entrance.
In cinemas nationwide now
July marks the notable 100th birthday of Nelson Mandela and Bbar and restaurant – located opposite the Royal Mews of Buckingham Palace – is paying tribute with a special menu dedicated to his favourite dishes. Inspired by his personal tastes, highlights include butternut squash soup, which Xoliswa prepared for his wedding to Graça Machel on his 80th birthday, and lamb bredie, a home-cooked dishes that was smuggled in to prison for Mandela and his comrades by their lawyer. What's more, for every main course or three-course menu purchased, bbar will make a donation to the Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund UK.
Available throughout July
Your invite to the royal wedding may have got lost in the post, but you can still experience a part of the ceremony courtesy of the official harpist to the Prince of Wales, Anne Denholm. Having performed at the wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Sussexon 19 May, the musical sensation is putting on a specially curated recital at Spitalfields. The concert is part of the City of London Corporation’s ‘Women: Work and Power’ – a six-month long season of 70 events celebrating women, both past and present.
Somerset House is putting the spotlight on Britain’s vibrant independent magazine scene with its latest exhibition Print! Tearing it up. Taking viewers on a journey through some of the country’s best-loved magazines, including BLAST, Private Eye and the 1980s and 1990s cult-pop phenomenon of The Face, it’s a delightfully nostalgic way to spend an afternoon.
Until 22 Aug 2018
Chef and sushi-master Endo Kazutoshi is helming an exciting sushi pop-up at The Berkeley in Knightsbridge, offering a traditional taste of omakase. Guests can enjoy a bespoke sushi bar to witness the theatre of Endo’s sushi mastery, a special 15 course menu, translating as ‘chef’s choice’, highlights the very best of Kazutoshi's craft developed during his twenty-year culinary career which include spots at Tokyo’s top restaurants and Zuma, and Japanese-inspired cocktails.
20 July - 31 August