Looking to treat Mum this weekend in London? Look no further. From art to afternoon tea, and blow drys to brunch, our weekend guide has all the inspiration you need
Words Helen Brown
Here’s what not to miss this weekend in London
WOW – WOMEN OF THE WORLD FESTIVAL
In the year that marks the 100th anniversary since some got the vote in the UK and when #MeToo shook the world, WOW – Women of the World brings together artists, writers, politicians, comedians and activists for a five day festival of workshops, talks, music and more.
10 GREEK STREET
For this weekend only, Soho hotspot 10 Greek Street is welcoming renowned chef Kieran Morland of Merah Putih in Bali into its kitchen for a veritable feast of Indonesian treats. Priced at £30 per person, the menu will showcase Merah Putih’s signature dishes, including canapes Soto Udang (lobster, turmeric broth, leek, vermicelli, kale) and Randang Pipi (beef cheek rendang, wild garlic, puffed tendon). Dessert is a Citrus Granita with Coconut Cream and Rhubarb.
Get a taste of the East in the West End at Ping Pong, London’s go-to for a dim sum dinner of absolute dreams. Perfect for pre-theatre dining, the menu boasts a tantalising array of dumplings, bao buns, noodle dishes and more, plus a creative cocktail list to kick things up a notch. Just a short stroll from Theatreland, make a night of it by concluding your Chinese banquet with an evening of insatiable energy, fun and friendship at the Adelphi Theatre where firm musical favourite, Kinky Boots is showing.
PHOEBE CUMMINGS X TOAST
‘Elements of Materiality’ is the concept behind the TOAST SS’18 collection, exploring in-depth the idea that we are all connected, despite our differences. To bring the collection to life, the sought-after brand has collaborated with British artist, Phoebe Cummings, to create a unique installation, titled ‘Season’, entirely made from clay. See this innovative exhibition, plus the collection this weekend where they’re on display in Shoreditch’s Protein Studios.
SOMEWHERE IN BETWEEN
Art, science and somewhere in between. The Wellcome Collection’s latest exhibition brings together the installations from four contemporary artists and the scientists they worked with to explore how artists can give shape to the human experience.
MOTHER’S DAY AFTERNOON TEA AT
Treat mum to something sweet this weekend with Deliciously Ella. The Weighouse Street location is hosting a Mother’s Day Afternoon Tea where guests will be treated to a selection of dishes including Seared Polenta Squares with Sweet Potato & Cashew Paté, Basil & Pequillo Pepper Muffins, plus their (delicious) Fudgy Brownie Bites.
There will be two sittings at the Weighhouse Street branch at 4pm or 4.30pm. Tickets can be found here and prices are from £30-£36 per person.
MOTHER’S DAY BLOW DRY AT FARM GIRL
Brunch favourite Farm Girl has teamed up with Duck & Dry for a Mother’s Day blow-dry and brunch package. Available exclusively this Sunday 11th March, surprise Mum with a blow dry of her choice at Duck & Dry with a glass of bubbles, before moving onto brunch, where guests can choose from Farm Girl’s signature brunch menu. Dishes include Avo on Toast and Build-Your-Own Smoothie Bowl, along with a super latte or drink of choice.
Limited spots are available and can be booked by calling 0207734257.
PICASSO 1932: LOVE, FAME, TRAGEDY
Discover a month-by-month journey through Picasso’s year of wonders in this greatly-anticipated retrospective at Tate Modern. Visitors will come face-to-face with over 100 paintings, sculptures and drawings, mixed with family photographs and rare glimpses into his personal life. The myths around Picasso will be stripped away to reveal the man and the artist in his full complexity and richness. You will see him as never before.