Weekend Combo

Corbin Shaw goes folk, Vincent van Gogh and brunch south of the river
18 February 2022

Artwork from Corbin Shaw, Nowt As Queer As Folk

This article is part of Weekend Combo – What to do this weekend

FRIDAY 18TH February – SUNDAY 20TH February


Student in revolt
After the success of Joanna Hogg’s semi-autobiographical drama The Souvenir in 2019, the British director is back with a sequel. Having premiered to rave reviews at Cannes Film Festival last summer, The Souvenir Part II builds on the story of a film student in the early 80s that becomes entangled in a tumultuous relationship with an older man. Released earlier this month but running at BFI’s Southbank Centre this weekend, the emotional journey of Hogg’s protagonist is once again taken on by Honor Swinton Byrne starring alongside Richard Ayode, Joe Alwyn and Tilda Swinton.

The Souvenir Part II is showing at BFI Southbank, more info here.


(Not so) Great Britain
Marking the inaugural opening of Guts Gallery’s new HQ in London, hot property Corbin Shaw cuts the ribbon with his latest solo exhibition, Nowt As Queer As Folk, exploring village life in the English countryside. Through tapestries, sculptures and a dismantling of ‘well dressing’, Shaw revisits his North Yorkshire roots to debunk the folklore myths that have perpetuated somewhat idyllic cultural customs throughout Britain. Adopting traditional folk techniques, Shaw acknowledges the culture of stunted youth and lack of opportunity that acts as the less glorified counterpart of simple village life. 

Nowt As Queer As Folk runs at Guts Gallery until March 3rd, more info here. 

Artwork from Corbin Shaw, Nowt As Queer As Folk


Warhol and Basquiat
At the end of last year, it was announced The Young Vic would stage a production on the symbiotic relationship of Andy Warhol and Jean-Michel Basquiat, now the time has finally come for its opening weekend. Written by Anthony McCarten, The Collaboration is set in 1984 as Warhol’s grip on the New York art world is slipping and Basquiat’s profile is on the rise, a tale of the friendship shared between two of the most prolific faces in modern art. British Avengers star Paul Bettany will take the lead as Warhol alongside Tony award nominee Jeremy Pope as Basquiat, and The Young Vic’s artistic director Kwame Kwei-Armah will stage the production.

The Collaboration runs at The Young Vic Theatre until April 2nd, more info here.

‘The Collaboration’, Young Vic Theatre


Van Gogh by Van Gogh
Now officially back open to the public following a major revamp, The Courtauld has put on the first major exploration of Vincent van Gogh’s self-portraits. An intimate collection of sixteen pieces have been brought together to track the arc of the artist’s self-representation. From early works created during his formative years in Paris to Self-Portrait with a Palette, painted in an asylum the year before his death – the showcase truly does span the post-impressionist’s short-lived yet prolific career.

Van Gogh. Self-Portraits run at The Courtauld until 3rd May, more info here

‘Self-Portrait with Bandaged Ear’, 1889, The Courtauld

Food + Drink

Posh nosh
Two Hundred Rye Lane sure can whip up a cocktail, and if you’d like a side of mozzarella arancini or Padron peppers to accompany your Negroni, they’ve got you covered on that too. But brunch is where this Peckham eatery really come into their own: the menu used to only be available only on weekends, but it was so good they’ve now made it a daily occurrence. Offering up Huevos Rotos (plus a vegan version), oyster mushrooms on toast and posh bacon butty’s – it’s the perfect spot to start a leisurely Sunday.

Two Hundred Rye Lane is located at 200 Rye Lane, SE15 4NF, more info here.

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