The Weekend: your guide to the best events, galleries and more in London

By Tempus | 23 Feb 2018 | Culture

From Margot Robbie showing off her best ice spin in I,Tonya to a truly British sartorial experience at London Fashion Week Festival, here's our pick of the unmissable in London this weekend
* Colourful dancers entertain guests at our BRIT Awards Official Aftershow Party
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* Margot Robbie stars as figure skater Tonya Harding [© Slate]
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* Daphne Guiness walks the runway for the Blonds, 13 February 2018
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* The Blind Pig's new range of cocktails are inspired by childhood stories
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* Catch Lever Gallery's UNCOVERED: Illustrating the Sixties and Seventies this weekend for a piece of nostalgia
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With the biggest awards in the UK calendar dominating the news this week, we've brushed off our red carpet couture and enjoyed some of the best parties in the capital. Yes, it's been a big week for the Tempus team and many of our readers, but now that we've fully recovered from our role as headline partner of the BRIT Awards Official Aftershow Party we're looking forward to a relaxing weekend full of the best entertainment, food and culture that we can find. Read on for our pick of the best ways to unwind this weekend... >>

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BAFTA nominee Margot Robbie stars in this blisteringly good biopic of American figure skater Tonya Harding. Filmed in a mockumentary style, the film follows the controversial star's life from becoming the firstAmerican to complete a triple axel in competition, to being the centre of one of the most infamous scandals in sporting history – when her ex husband conspired to assault Harding's potential Olympic rival Nancy Kerrigan. Also stars Sebastian Stan and Alison Janney.

In UK cinemas now

London Fashion Week Festival

If you're not ready for the party to end, but aren't travelling to Milan Fashion Week, don't miss the post-LFW festival right here at home. With talks from fashion icons including Daphne Guiness, Orla Kiely, and Markus Lupfer, this year's festival is casting its eye towards the business of fashion for aspiring designers and fashionistas alike. Starting Friday and continuing throughout the weekend, London Fashion Week Festival offers plenty in the way of retail opportunities, featuring a range of expertly selected edit of ready-to-wear, accessories and jewellery – so you can make a start on your spring/summer wardrobe way ahead of the season.  

22-25 February at The Store Studios, 180 Strand

The Blind Pig 

When literature and cocktails come together, beautiful things can happen, case in point: The Blind Pig's new range of novel inspired cocktails. In celebration of upcoming World Book Day, the menu takes guests on a journey through the pages of their favourite childhood stories with clever flavour combinations, including Augustus’s Chocolate River Punch and Tiger’s Tea Party. To accompany each of the ‘Long and Short Great British Tails’, illustrator Masha Karpushina has designed beautiful bespoke artwork to truly capture the essence of each story inspired creation, which are served alongside the cocktails within a menu that is designed to read like a story book – because who says cocktails can't be educational, right?

UNCOVERED: Illustrating the Sixties and Seventies

East London's Lever Gallery is celebrating Pulp, with an exhibition of iconic illustrations from the 1960s and 1970s. Images by Ian Robertson and Michael Johnson, two of the most sought after illustrators of the period, will be shown alongside work by a group of acclaimed Italian artists who lived and worked around Soho and Chelsea, influenced by the London scene of the time, including Renato Fratini, Gianluigi Coppola and Pino Dell'Orco.

Open until 24 March

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