Stanley Kubrick: The Exhibition
A celebration of the world famous director, Stanley Kubrick is to hit London this month. After having toured the likes of the US & Japan this exhibit finally comes to the country he called home. The Design Museum hosts a collection of archival props, projections and interviews, that don’t just shine a light on Kubrick’s artistic works but also highlight his love of London. If that’s not enough for you and you’re thirsting for more then get to the BFI for their Kubrick season running throughout April and May. And if you haven’t had a chance to check out London’s new Design Museum yet, what better excuse do you need?
Bank holiday festival in Peckham? Don’t mind if we do. Gala is a feast of great music and a symphony of excellent food and drink. Returning for its fourth edition, the line-up of our dance favourites like Honey Dijon, Horse Meat Disco and Auntie Flo are a promise of a non-stop excellent day that will make us oh-so-thankful for the Monday off. Don’t miss out on tickets, they’re flying.
Festival of Ideas
Calling your event ‘Festival Of Ideas’ sets a pretty high bar: it gives the impression of fertile, inventive minds and fresh thoughts, and you know what, if anyone could live up to it, the Royal Academy could. This four-day foray into the unknown collects together a spectacular array of writers, artists and more to impart their knowledge, whilst providing workshops and lively debate around key subjects and exciting thoughts. So good, we’re giving you an early heads-up on this one.
Record Store Day
Sure, Record Store Day comes in for a little bit of grief sometimes – some understandable, some less so – but its part in the up-turn of vinyl sales, its capacity to tempt new customers into stores, and, honestly, the positive atmosphere it creates surely shouldn’t be underestimated. More importantly (as our own shelves will testify) every year sees some releases that are just too good to miss out on, so study the list, fill your Thermos, and join that queue.
Hot Sauce Society’s Hot Sauce Festival
As our visits to beer, hot sauce and vinyl faves, Hop Burns & Black frequently demonstrate, fiery condiments are on the up. Their back shelf is stacked with all kinds of scarily-named sauces some of which we dare try, many of which we don’t. When they are good though (like our firm favourite, Peckham Sauce co), they can make the world a better place. London’s first ever hot sauce festival is bringing together 30+ independent hot sauce makers for one magic day in Peckham, where you can try the best of the best, fill up on Frank’s slathered wings and vegan curries, and cool off with craft beers and cocktails.