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The Weekend Edit; 18.10.12

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The Weekend Edit; 18.10.12

Events, exhibitions, openings and tips... The Weekend Edit is our weekly what's on guide for the creative epicurean...

Icons, art, fashion, food and booze – it’s just another week in culturally-minded goodness that you can get involved in…

Tim Walker; Story Teller

Tim Walker; Big Doll

Until 27 January

Tim Walker; Story Teller

Tim Walker is not only one of the most influential fashion photographers of today, but one of the most exciting too. This week his exhibition – Tim Walker Story Teller – supported by Mulberry, opens at Somerset House and will features pictures of Karen Elson grappling a giant crocodile, Helena Bonham Carter and Tim Burton turning an Essex garden centre into a danse macabre and Alexander McQueen and a memento mori of skull and cigarettes. And although the photographs are the main focus of the exhibition, there will be installations and a selection of the extraordinary props and models on show; giant grotesque dolls for Italian Vogue and an almost life-size replica of a doomed Spitfire fighter plane. Very apt that this almost fairytale like exhibition is taking place in a similarly fairytale like venue.

Tim Walker Story Teller, Somerset House, Strand, London, WC2R 1LA; Running until 27th January. Open daily 10.00am – 6.00pm, free admission

The Dead Dolls Club Dalston; Launch

19 October

The Dead Dolls Club Dalston; Launch

The Dead Dolls Club have had their fingers in a few pies since 2010. Starting off as a design studio, they’ve since gone on to host some mighty fine pop-ups, thrown killer parties, and fed our bellies with fab stews. A natural progression then would be to bring this all together under one roof, right? Launching this Friday, The Dead Dolls Club Dalston, will fuse design, food, drink and music. Daily stews and ‘with custard’ desserts will be washed down with London Fields Brewery beers and cocktails served up by guest mixologists, and for the weekends, the space will cleared to make way for a good ol’ knees-up…

The Dead Dolls Club Dalston, 428 Kingsland Road, London, E8 4AA; Opening 19th October. Open Tuesday & Wednesday, 5:00pm – 12:30am, Thursday & Friday til 2:00am and Sunday 12:00pm – 2:00am

Don't Panic exhibition; Bench Manchester

Resistance by Chris Howker & Light by Martin Parris

19 October – Mid November

Don’t Panic exhibition; Bench Manchester

The new Bench concept store in Manchester’s Northern Quarter is the location for the eagerly awaited Don’t Panic Exhibition which opens this weekend. It will be the first time the posters have been shown in the North West and the previously disused basement – now Bench Gallery – is a fitting venue, seeking to provide a social platform for creative types to meet. The exhibition will showcase internationally recognised posters featuring work by Banksy, Shepard Fairy and Pure Evil amongst others and don’t forget – these are the types of poster that can be collected ‘gratis’ at gigs, record stores and in art spaces.

Don’t Panic exhibition at Bench Concept Store, 61-63 Church Street, Manchester, M4 1PW; Running until mid November

Gin Palace at The Langham

Every Thursday, Friday & Saturday

Gin Palace at The Langham

It may be a bit fancy – ok, a lot fancy – but hey, we like gin. Popping-up every Thursday, Friday and Saturday evening at Palm Court , The Langham Hotel (the very same hotel that boasts Roux at The Landau), Gin Palace will be home to live jazz and glamorous cocktails. Taking you on a journey through time, each cocktail represents a different stage in the evolution of Gin; from 1690 when it was first born, to the invention of the first G&T and onto the 21st century. So don your glad rags and join the posh crowd…

Gin Palace at The Langham, Palm Court, 1c Portland Place, Regent Street, London, W1B 1JA; Running every Thursday, Friday and Saturday evening from 7:00pm – 12:00am

Hollywood Costume; V&A Museum

Tippi Hedren as Melanie Daniels; The Birds 1963. Universal Pictures Photofest

20 October – 27 January

Hollywood Costume; V&A Museum

With over one hundred loved and remembered costumes, Hollywood Costume unites classics from the Golden Age right up to the modern day. Think Dorothy’s blue and white gingham pinafore dress in The Wizard of Oz, Marilyn Monroe’s cocktail dress in Some Like it Hot or more recently, Meryl Streep’s staid outfits in The Iron Lady and Batman’s latest suits. A whopping three-gallery exhibition – starting with Charlie Chaplin silent pictures and ending with the costumes – this is large scale – and the V&A‘s big exhibition of the autumn.

Hollywood Costume; The Victoria and Albert Museum, Cromwell Road, London SW7 2RL; Running 20th October to 27th January 2013. Open 10.00am to 5.45pm daily, 10.00am to 10.00 Fridays

Keith Brymer Jones; Pop-Up Shop

22 – 28 October

Keith Brymer Jones; Pop-Up Shop

Best known for his charming and contemporary, classic white porcelain wares which range from plates, mugs, egg cup sets, oil and vinegar bottles, to aprons, pet bowls and baby sets – and feature small coloured word imprints – Keith Brymer Jones will be hosting a pop-up shop throughout next week to coincide with the launch of 60 new word mugs, and his very first home fragrance range which includes some delightfully fragrant reed infusers, hand lotions and soaps.

Keith Brymer Jones; Pop-Up Shop, 199 Portobello Road, W11 1LU; Running 22nd to 28th October. Open Monday 9:00am – 6:00pm, Tuesday to Saturday 9:00am – 9:00pm and Sunday 10:00am -4:00 pm

Red Cottage; Swedish Pop-Up

Jakob + Fridholm; Swedish cheese tray

22 – 24 October

Red Cottage; Swedish Pop-Up

Treat yourself to Swedish artisanal produce next Monday to Wednesday lunch time as the Truman Brewery is converted into a traditional ‘Red Cottage’ as Visit Sweden showcase three of the country’s different regions and cuisine. On Monday, Luleå, in Swedish Lapland will show off their fare with a menu including Kalix Löjrom a rare type of caviar and fillet of reindeer against a Northern Lights backdrop. On Tuesday, the region is further south and coastal meaning that – yes you got it – fish and vegetable feature highly, crayfish ‘toast skagen’ (a Swedish open sandwich), crayfish & mushroom soup and scrambled eggs with mackerel and pickled onions sound especially mouth watering, whilst on Wednesday expect a Goose Feast; roasted goose served with apple compote & thyme, as they move on to the relaxed and organic region of Skåne.

Red Cottage; Swedish Pop-Up, The Old Truman Brewery, 1 Corbet Place, 15 Hanbury Street, E1 6QR; Running 22nd to 24 October. Open 12:00pm – 2:00pm

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