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The Weekend Edit; 10.1.13

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The Weekend Edit; 10.1.13

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

So that’s it, we’re all back in the groove – and Christmas is but a distant memory. No wonder January has a reputation for the year’s most gloomy month, hey? Sounds like you need a cultural intervention in your life. Tune your receptors into art, design, foodie and theatre mode and get yourselves hunting down this lot – you’ll feel better in no time…

Home 2013; Earls Court 2

13 – 15 January

Home 2013; Earls Court 2

We’ve not even finished a full week back at work, and already we’ve got a plethora of design shows to get our fuzzy heads around. First up is the trade event – Home 2013 – which is taking place at London’s Earls Court 2, alongside Top Drawer. The show – a definitive platform for a cross-section of stylish, high to mid-market homeware products – is your chance to get a sneaky peek at some exciting product launches for the new season from the likes of Alessi, Hemingway by Design, Design House Stockholm amongst others. Take a deep breath, jump right in, and let’s go again…

Home 2013, Earls Court 2, London; Running 13th to 15th January. Open 9:30am til 6:00pm and 9:30am til 5:00pm on the 15th

London International Mime Festival 2013

Circle of Eleven, Leo, photo by Heiko Kalmbach,
Southbank Centre’s Purcell Room
as part of London International Mime Festival

Until 27 January

London International Mime Festival 2013

Returning for its 37th year – yes indeed, you read that correctly – the London International Mime Festival once again has a programme packed with a dazzling array of visual events, including Aerial Acrobatics, Art-Circus and Illusion and Psychedelic Puppetry. Taking place across a variety of venues including the Barbican, Roundhouse Studio and Southbank Centre’s Purcell Room and Queen Elizabeth Hall – to name but a few – the contemporary festival kicks off its 17 day assault today with an immersive performance by Ockham’s Razor at King Cross’s new Platform Theatre.

London International Mime Festival 2013, various London venues; Running until 27th January

London Underground Afternoon Tea; The Park Lane Hotel

The London Underground logo is reproduced in the photos
with the kind permission of Transport for London

Until 10 February

London Underground Afternoon Tea; The Park Lane Hotel

In celebration of the London Underground’s 150th anniversary, The Park Lane Hotel have created a decadent Afternoon Tea menu which will have guests salivating as they scoff their way through a selection of sandwiches, savouries and cakes each named after the various lines and stations of the world’s first underground train system. Served in the elegant Palm Court lounge, service will be exceptional and timely, and as bookings must be made in advance, there’ll be none of the pushing and shoving your used to on the underground.

London Underground Afternoon Tea; The Park Lane Hotel, Piccadilly, London, W1J 7BX; Running until 10th February. Served from 3:00pm – 6:00pm on weekdays and 2:00pm – 6:00pm at weekends in The Palm Court. Price £41 per person and bookings must be made in advance

Shape & Situate

Copyright 2013, Melanie Maddison, Space Station Sixty-Five and the respective artists

Until 13 January

Shape & Situate

This is your last chance to get along to Space Station Sixty-Five and ogle at the 97 posters that make up the Shape & Situate exhibition. Says collator of the hoard Melanie Maddison, “The work aims to activate feminist cultural memory, to inspire in the present, and to visually bring women’s social and political history to life and into view”. Features the work of artists and DIY creatives from within Europe and encourages us to connect with the past and the present through a dynamic cultural articulation of these women’s lives.

Shape & Situate, Space Station Sixty-Five, Building One, 373 Kennington Road, London, SE11 4PS; Running until 13th January then from 14th – 27th January (weekdays only), by appointment

The Hunting Cabin Pop-Up; York & Albany

Photographs by Imbibe,
courtesy of York & Albany

Opens today for six weeks

The Hunting Cabin Pop-Up; York & Albany

A visit to York & Albany’s The Hunting Cabin is sure to banish those post-christmas blues. Decked out in traditional tartans, tweeds and animal skins and with a fair bit of taxidermy, cosy up in your very British surroundings and enjoy hearty snacks such as duck rillettes, game sausage rolls and scotch eggs washed down with mulled wine, hot apple cider or spiced boozy hot chocolate. The pop-up is open for six weeks and set to be very busy – it is a Ramsay establishment after all – so make sure to secure your reservation now…

The Hunting Cabin Pop-Up; York & Albany, 127-129 Parkway, London, NW1 7PS; Opens today and runs for 6 weeks

Whirlygig Cinema and The Cabinet of Living Cinema; Making Tracks

12 January

Whirlygig Cinema and The Cabinet of Living Cinema; Making Tracks

Becoming somewhat of a regular mention in The Weekend Edit, such as we love Whirlygig Cinema, this Saturday they have once again teamed up with The Cabinet of Living Cinema for their event; Making Tracks, which fuses live music with moving image whilst providing an interactive platform for new film talent. Taking place at Rich Mix, the evening – part of London Short Film Festival – will bring a fresh perspective to the films they show by adding a new dimension to the visuals and creating an invigorating live experience. A post show Q&A will then take place where you’re welcome to speak with the filmmakers and artists.

Whirlygig Cinema and The Cabinet of Living Cinema; Making Tracks, at Rich Mix (Main Space), 35 – 47 Bethnal Green Road, London, E1 6LA; Running 12th January, doors 7.30pm with films 8:00pm. Tickets £8.00 or £10.00 on the door

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