Weekend Combo

Dreamt up paintings, festive films and a reason to bin the Aunt Bessie’s
11 December 2020
This article is part of HERO Dailies – Essential culture, curated daily and also part of Weekend Combo – What to do this weekend

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FRIDAY 11th December – SUNDAY 13th December 2020


Tate Britain have just opened the first major institutional exhibition of British painter Lynette Yiadom-Boakye, one of this country’s most globally coveted artists. Boakye’s oil paintings offer a stark and desperately needed counterpoint to the white-washed traditions of classical portraiture.

Among the many beguiling aspects of Boakye’s work is the fact she never paints using a sitter. Instead, the men, women and children we see in her paintings come to her in dreams, memories and archive photographs, which she combines into new compositions on canvas.

Lynette Yiadom-Boakye: Fly In League With The Night is on at Tate Britain until May 2021.

Lynette Yiadom-Boakye A Passion Like No Other 2012 Collection of Lonti Ebers © Lynette Yiadom-Boakye


Nothing says Christmas like a suicidal dad
Show some love to one of London’s cinema jewels this weekend. Prince Charles Cinema, just off Leicester Square, are hosting screenings of all your favourite Christmas films over the next few weeks, many of which you will never have had to chance to see on the big screen.

There’s really something here for everybody: from those who stubbornly maintain that Die Hard is a Christmas movie (guilty), to the purists among us who will beeline for It’s A Wonderful Life (also guilty). And for 80s lovers, fill your boots with GremlinsNational Lampoon and Bill Murray’s Scrooged. Main thing is, you’d be helping out an independent bastion of London’s film scene, and that’s what it’s all about, right?

See the full programme and find screening times here

Still, It’s a Wonderful Life by Frank Capra, 1946


Save the Windmill!
Those wonderful folk at So Young Magazine are putting on one of their legendary gigs at Windmill Brixton this evening. With their finger glued to the pulse of all good and new in the London music scene, this line-up boasts six-piece South London band Blue Bendy and couple-duet Robbie & Mona.

With the Windmill struggling due to lockdown/Covid-19/London rent prices…. they desperately need your help. So buy yourself a gig ticket and also one for their auction – including prizes donated by the likes of Liam Gallagher, The Alabama 3, Baxter Dury, Mister Miller and many more.

So Young presents Blue Bendy + Robbie & Mona takes place tonight at the Windmill. More info here.

Food + Drink

Christmas grub done good
Gastropub from the gods, Camberwell Arms, has switched in some Christmas delights to make this strange festive season a lot more palatable.

Bin those Aunt Bessie’s and binge out on a proper culinary Christmas feast. For top Xmas points, we recommend the crispy brussels sprouts coated in pickled red onion and fried bread crumbs, oak roasted lamb and pancetta cassoulet, fried potatoes with aged red wine vinegar and for pudding, finish it off with a chestnut, caramel and buckwheat tart. Mulled wine is essential.

The Camberwell Arms is located at 65 Camberwell Church St, SE5 8TR

Top image: Scrooged by Richard Donner, 1989


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