New Orleans in Brixton, a street food business masterclass and a chance to get a piece of the fashion action; here’s what’s on this weekend in London
Words Helen Brown
What’s on this Weekend in London:
HOW TO START A STREET FOOD BUSINESS MASTERCLASS
Ever pondered about starting a street food business? Well street food trailblazers, KERB can help with their first workshop of 2018: How to Start a Street Food Business. Taking place this Sunday 25. The one-day course will give people the confidence and practical insight to make a leap start into the street food scene.
For more information, please visit kerbfood.com
In exciting news for foodies, this week saw the launch of Sosharu’s new menu; an all-day offering that highlight the restaurant’s innovative cooking style. Headed up by Jason Atherton the menu is divided into seven different sections – Raw, Chilled, Warm, Tempura, Inspired by the Classics, Vegetarian and Wood Fire Grilled – and includes a variety of irresistible dishes including Scottish salmon with burnt lemon and sesame and soft shell crab tempura temaki.
NEW ORLEANS MARDI GRAS
City-goers are invited to step into the New Orleans’ French Quarter this Saturday 24, as Pop Brixton is transformed to bring a carnival of Southern Louisiana-style fun to south east for their annual Mardi Gras celebration in collaboration with London-based music collective, 7Suns. Expect fun for all the family, with daytime craft activities, live art and free fortune telling. Meanwhile, Pop’s street food vendors will be serving up Louisiana-inspired food and drink specials, including Viet Box’s Vietnamese Po Boy with prawns and 28 Well Hung’s steak and chips with chimichurri sauce.
For more information please visit: popbrixton.org
SOCIAL BINGO ACADEMY
January hailed the arrival of Social Bingo Academy in Camden Town, and with it the chance for all would-be bingo enthusiasts to come out from hiding. Set amongst the bright lights of a real-life bingo hall, The Social Bingo Academy taught it’s first class of cunning bingo-ists the ins, outs, ups and downs of the cutthroat world of the British classic. For those that missed out, the second in a series of monthly bingo extravaganzas takes place this weekend, with all the fun and frivolity of the first. Don’t miss out.
MADE IN NORTH KOREA
In a first for the UK, House of Illustration are showcasing an impressive array of graphic design from North Korea with this exhibition that reveals a graphic style honed over decades in a closed society. Over 100 common objects including food packaging, ticket stubs and stamps provide an extraordinary and rare insight into the everyday life of this most curious country.
SUMMER & SMOKE AT THE ALMEIDA THEATRE
In the heat of summer – under the wings of an angel – Alma meets John. Trapped between desire and fear in a life of obligation, her world turns upside down in the search for salvation. Featuring an ensemble cast, Rebecca Frecknall directs Summer and Smoke, Tennessee Williams’ intoxicating classic about love, loneliness and self-destruction.
LONDON FASHION WEEK FESTIVAL
Make like the FROW and get a piece of the fashion action as the London Fashion Week Festival returns. With shopping, workshops, talks and a stellar goody bag, it’s your one and only chance to live it up with fashion royalty during this extravaganza of a weekend.
CARAVAN X YONDER COLLECTIVE
London’s favourite all-day dining restaurant, Caravan is set to open soon at the old BBC Radio 1 recording studios. Get a sneak peak at what’s in store as the eatery teams up with Bristol based Yonder Collective to host an exclusive collaborative dining experience for London’s creative community. Guests can tuck into the bespoke menu which will infuse bold and globally inspired flavours with the freshest ingredients and sustainably sourced produce, before taking part in a cocktail and spirits masterclass by Victory London.
Tickets cost £75 and include everything – including 3 courses, a welcome cocktail, an additional cocktail masterclass from Victory London and wine throughout the meal. Tickets can be bought here.