10 things to do this weekend

From yoga brunches to Irani kebabs to Peruvian-Asian fusion food (with a very handy 50% off), you’d better break out the stretchy trousers as there’s a lot of eating to be done. And in between stuffing your face, you can check out these other things to do this weekend. 

1. Beyond Retro Garage Sale

Vintage institution Beyond Retro is holding a HUGE garage sale…we’re talking slashed prices on over 15,000 items. And they’re doing it south for the first time ever, taking over Copeland Park and Bussey Building. Handpicked pieces from every decade will be up for grabs, with coats at £15,  jackets at £9, dresses at £8, trousers at £7, tops, t-shirts and skirts on at £5, and accessories from a pound.

Sat 23rd & Sun 24th February 2019
133 Copeland Road, London, SE15 3SN
beyondretro.com


2. Half Price Food at Pachamama East

Pachamama East, the latest restaurant from the team behind Chicama in Chelsea and Pachamama in Marylebone, opened at the end of last year bringing Peruvian-inspired food to Shoreditch. This Pachamama sets itself apart from its sister sites though with the addition of Asian flavours to the menu, with dishes like mushroom mapo tofu, sweet spicy chicken with snap peas and Sichuan pepper and cumin lamb stir fry. And we’ve got you lot 50% OFF food.

Sat 23rd & Sun 24th February 2019
73 Great Eastern St, London EC2A 3HR
pachamamalondon.com


3. Strength Workshop at BLOK

Build on the exercises you’d do in a BLOKstrength class with this two hour strength and conditioning workshop led by master trainer Jermaine Johnson. It’s all about nailing technique and form, so you’ll learn how to properly perform effective compound and isolation exercises, expand your range of movement and improve your posture and power to get that leaner, stronger body.

Sat 23rd February 2019, 2pm – 4pm
Tram Depot, 38-40 Upper Clapton Road, E5 8BQ
bloklondon.com


4. Richard II at Shakespeare’s Globe

Lynette Linton and Adjoa Andoh (also starring in the titular role) are co-directing a company of women of colour in Richard II – the first time such a team has taken on a Shakespeare play on a major UK stage. The play will be a reflection on what it means to be British on the anniversary of Windrush and the process of Brexit.

Sat 23rd & Sun 24th February 2019
21 New Globe Walk, London SE1 9DT
shakespearesglobe.com


kebabs at berenjak

5. Eat at Berenjak

At Berenjak you can have kebabs that would happily form the basis of a death row meal, or at the very least eat without much guilt. Best of all is Berenjak’s tribute to the late night kebab shop: thin slices of shawarma on chips covered in garlic and chilli sauce. If your local kebab shop made them like this, you wouldn’t only eat them at 2am after nine pints. Other highlights include the Chenjeh Kabab, tender chunks of lamb rump marinated in chilli, yoghurt, and tarragon, and the starter of coal-cooked aubergine.

Sat 23rd February 2019
27 Romilly St, London W1D 5AL
berenjaklondon.com


6. Shop at Re:Store

Re:Store, set up by Megan Adams, who herself made a resolution to use less plastic, has opened in Hackney Downs Studios with no single-use packaging on site. You can bring your own containers or buy some in the shop, and fill up on wholefoods, nuts & seeds, herbs & spices, tea, coffee, oils, vinegars and household cleaning products. Tupperwares at the ready.

Sat 23rd February 2019
Hackney Downs Studios, 17 Amhurst Terrace, London, E8 2BT
restorerefill.co.uk


7. Don McCullin at Tate Britain

Legendary war photographer Don McCullin is the subject of this major retrospective at Tate Britain. The exhibition features over 250 photographs, all printed by McCullin in his own darkroom, and spans both the work he did abroad in places like Vietnam, Cyprus, Germany and Syria, and photos taken of working class life in the UK.

Sat 23rd & Sun 24th February 2019
Millbank, London SW1P 4RG
tate.org.uk


EartH Kitchen

8. Eat at Earth Kitchen

If, like us, you spent far too many long, late, drunken nights in Efes, Dalston’s preeminent Turkish pool hall, you’re in for quite a shock if you visit EartH Kitchen, a new restaurant which has taken its place. Launched as part of Evolutionary Arts Hackney(EartH), the restaurant is just one part of a project from the team behind Village Underground, which has seen the building restored to its former glory. In the kitchen is Chris Gillard, former exec chef of the St. John group, and there’s definite hints of that institution on the menu. Simple but effective is the order of the day.

Sat 23rd & Sun 24th February 2019
11-17 Stoke Newington Road, London, N16 8BH
earthackney.co.uk


9. See Totem by Cirque du Soleil

Totem tells the story of the journey of mankind and evolution, from its amphibian origins through to the desire to fly. You can expect to see amazing acrobatics – we’re talking everything from trapeze work to unicycles – and incredible theatrics as well as music, song and beautiful costumes as the performance moves between science and legends of creation. And this is your last weekend to catch it!

Sat 23rd & Sun 24th February 2019
Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gore, London SW7 2AP
cirquedusoleil.com


10. Bombay Bustle Yoga Brunch

This is your last chance to get involved with the Bombay Bustle yoga brunch, featuring a yoga class at The Ady Centre followed by a three course brunch.  The hour-long yoga session is taught by DeRose method gurus, and covers both physical and respiratory techniques to help improve your fitness. Then after a short walk to Bombay Bustle, you feast on a warm lentil salad; a choice of tandoor spiced halloumi with brown rice khichadi, tawa macchli seabass with sugarsnap thoran or grilled tofu with beetroot stew; and a lemon and mint sorbet to finish.

Sat 23rd February 2019
29 Maddox Street, London, W1S 2PA
bombaybustle.com

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