A The world’s largest sake celebration outside of Japan and an immersive journey to the underworld in search of redemption and eternal love; here’s what’s on this weekend in London
Words Helen Brown
Things to do this weekend in London
Summer may be drawing to an end but our love for rooftops certainly is not so Pergola is back with a brand new sky-high location in Kensington. Equipped with spectacular views and a selection of London’s best street food vendors, this one looks set to match the success of its predecessors, only this one will be open all year round.
London’s most imaginative rooftop destination, Skylight launches HarvestFest this week, an all-new celebration of autumn to help Londoners transition into the colder months. Expect a whole host of seasonal additions, events and surprises that define this beautiful season – from apple ciders and warming spiced cocktails, to Horseshoes and Hay Bale Skittles.
REBECCA CAMPBELL: THE COLLECTION
Rebecca Campbell returns the Jonathan Cooper with The Collection, an exhibition of 24 new paintings that accumulate in a joyful celebration of animals and birds in all their forms, from the domestic to the exotic. Delighting in wordplay and the richness of the English language, each painting is inspired by a collective name for wildlife, and is imbued with the artist’s signature warmth and humour.
This major thematic exhibition brings together artwork by over 20 international artists to alter our sense of space and reorient our understanding of our surroundings. Constructed from reflective or translucent materials, glass and resin, the artworks in Space Shifters elicit responses that are both physiological and psychological.
THE JOY OF SAKE
This weekend brings the world’s largest Sake Festival to London as it makes its first ever European appearance. With over 400 premium sakes on offer, there is more than enough to pique the interest of any discernible drinker. Here’s everything you need to know.
JOURNEY TO THE UNDERWORLD
Brave Londoners are invited to sell their soul for a Journey to the Underworld this September with immersive theatre and dining experts Funicular. Guests will join Claude, the shackled conductor, and his lowly assistant Gordy, on a quest for absolution, redemption and eternal love aboard a luxury train carriage. Along the way, guests will do their best to outwit the seductive Gatekeeper, the hunched Harbinger, and the damnable Dark One, all the while indulging in a dinner fit for the Prince of Darkness himself, curated by 2017 MasterChef The Professionals finalist Louisa Ellis.