The weekend: your ultimate guide to the best culture and entertainment

By Rose Adams | 31 Aug 2018 | Culture

Tempus brings you culture and entertainment to keep you on the edge of your seat
* Ready for the weekend
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* Sipsmith Terrace at Plateau 
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* London Brunch Festival
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* Searching
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* Brietling Jet Team at Bournemouth Air Festival
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* Drag: Self-portraits and Body Politics
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The Brietling Jet Team is presenting a spectacle of sky high proportions as they soar into Bournemouth's famed Air Festival for a monumental display as its only UK date this year. Meanwhile a little closer to home, brunch is the order of the day as the first ever London Brunch Festival, dedicated solely to London's favourite indulgence, makes its debut. If gin is more your thing, head to Canary Wharf's Plateau Restaurant to experience its gin-credibly nostalgic cocktail pop-up. Read on for your ultimate weekend. >>

Related: The Concours of Elegance is here

Sipsmith Terrace at Plateau 

The terrace atop of Canary Wharf's Plateau Restaurant has opened up a ‘secret garden’ offering sweet shop inspired gin-spiration at a pop-up gin bar. The Sipsmith Team have infused six unique gins, to create a delicious menu of tasty serves. Gin fans can take their pick from a menu of six cocktails blended with childhood favourites – including strawberries and cream, lemon drizzle, apple sours, and liquorice all sorts – or pick ‘n’ mix their own from a selection of gins, syrups and garnishes.

London Brunch Festival

Every Londoner knows there’s no better way to spend Saturday morning than indulging in spot of brunch. Paying homage to this trendy concept that’s taken the nation by storm in recent times, is the London Brunch Fest. Delivering an array of London’s best brunch menus to The Old Truman Brewery, visitors can expect a delicious blend of coffee, mimosas and eggs every which way. You'll want to Instagram every bite. 

1 – 2 September 


John Cho stars as fraught widower David Kim who's embarks on a one-man quest to find his missing daughter in cyber-thriller Searching. After a local investigation fails to bring her home, Kim takes the case into his own hands by delving into the 16-year-old’s digital sphere in search for clues they may have missed. But what he discovers is altogether more haunting. Guaranteed to make you question that last Instagram post. 

In cinemas nationwide now 

Brietling Jet Team at Bournemouth Air Festival

If you’re seeking fun outside of the city, Bournemouth Air Festival – Britain's biggest air festival – should be your first port of call. This year, the world-famous Breitling Jet Team – the largest professional civilian jet display team – have been confirmed to display at this summer’s aviation extravaganza. It’s the first time the team has displayed at a UK civilian air show for almost 15 years, making it even more unmissable. The team will be displaying on Friday, Saturday, Sunday with a special night air show on the bill for Saturday evening.

30 August – 2 September

Drag: Self-portraits and Body Politics

Southbank Centre's’ prestigious Hayward Gallery is renowned for pushing the boundaries with its curious mix of shows and exhibitions – and its latest show is no different. Exploring the work of more than 20 prominent artists who’ve utilised drag to question identity, gender, class and politics, Drag: Self-portraits and Body Politics presents a combination of self-portraits and photography from 1960s through to today – by artists including Pierre Molinier, Robert Mapplethorpe and Cindy Sherman.

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