Lights, camera, action! This weekend the spotlight is on the world of cinema, as London Feminist Film Festival makes a triumphant return to London, celebrating the huge talent pool of female directors and filmmakers. Meanwhile, Hollywood royalty Audrey Hepburn is the star of a brand-new exhibition Audrey Hepburn: Beyond the Screen, celebrating her incredible legacy 25 years since her death, and seafood restaurant Angler boasts a red carpet-worthy collaboration upon its summer terrace. Read on for your ultimate weekend guide. >>
Proud Central is paying tribute to the 25th anniversary of Hollywood screen icon Audrey Hepburn’s death, with photographic exhibition Audrey Hepburn: Beyond the Screen. Rare portraits of the instantly recognisable star captured by renowned photographers – including Terry O’Neill, Norman Parkinson, Eva Sereny and Mark Shaw – take viewers on a captivating visual journey through Hepburn’s extraordinary legacy, each in their own individual style. [Audrey Hepburn Being Towel Dried, 1953, Mark Shaw © Mark Shaw / mptvimages.com]
Proud Central, 17 August – 30 September 2018
Michelin-starred seafood restaurant Angler has joined forces with English sparkling wine Nyetimber for the launch of its vibrantly floral summer terrace. Sip from bespoke cocktails such as the ‘Royal T’, mixing St Germain, lemon, basil and Nyetimber, and ‘Dream On’ pairing Nyetimber with Tarquin’s gin, maraschino liquor, and lemon, and sample an exclusive menu of snacks including Iberian ham croquettes and crispy Cornish squid. It's the perfect dose of summer indulgence.
Celebrating the wealth of successful female filmmakers is the London Feminist Film Festival, now in its 6th year. This year’s ‘Feminist Classic’ – part of the BFI’s strand Woman With a Movie Camera series – will be Sama, directed by Néjia Ben Mabrouk who will also attend a post-screening Q&A. Other highlights include the session 'Keepers of Culture', focusing on African heritage and feminist documentary practices, and 'Handmaking Herstory' which features 2018’s Like Dolls I’ll Rise by Nora Philippe, which premiered at Switzerland’s film festival Visions Du Réel.
16 – 19 August
Healthy recipe box delivery service, Mindful Chef has unveiled its delicious summer menu in partnership with Ham Yard Hotel. Joining forces for a second year, Mindful Chef has developed a menu full of nutritious and sustainably sourced ingredients. Guests can pick from an array of healthy delights such as Dukkah spiced falafels, pan-fried hake, heritage tomato and fennel ratatouille, and mint pesto. If you've still got room for seconds, a raw lemon and raspberry ripple ‘cheesecake’ is also on the bill for a slice of guilt-free indulgence.
Available until 31 August
Music venue-come-fine dining establishment 100 Wardour St has become a Soho staple in recent years, and now with head chef Kim Woodward – previously the Savoy Grill's first ever female head chef – at the helm of its gastronomic offerings guests can expect much more than the usual bistro brunch. Instead, expect choice ingredients prepared in hearty style and experimental vegan dishes mixed in with the finest grilled meats – as well as the wide range of entertainment one would expect from this super trendy venue.