Weekend Combo

Televangelist chaos, a pop-up Valentino café and the perfect Yorkshire pudding
1 April 2022
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Still, ‘The Eyes of Tammy Faye’ by Michael Showalter, 2022

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

FRIDAY 1st April – SUNDAY 3rd April

Film

You gotta have faith
Biographical drama directed by Michael Showalter, The Eyes of Tammy Faye plays at the Barbican this weekend. A story charting the rise and eventual fall of Tammy Faye and her husband Jim Bakker who, after creating the world’s largest religious broadcasting network and theme park, ultimately became victim to financial improprieties, scheming rivals, and scandal.

Recent Oscar winner Jessica Chastain is unrecognisable taking on the lead role as Tammy with her memorable eyelashes and idiosyncratic singing while Andrew Garfield stars alongside her as Jim with an equally disguised appearance thanks to the magic of prosthetics.

The Eyes of Tammy Faye plays at The Barbican this weekend, more info here

Exhibition

Light show
Rana Begum’s first solo show arrives in London this weekend at Pitzhanger Manor & Gallery. Known for her work intertwining sculpture, painting, and architecture techniques, Begum manipulates our perception of light, colour and form, here playing with illusion and reality while responding to the backdrop of 18th Century architecture. Clouds of coloured veils hang suspended from the ceiling and neon installations chase up the spiral staircase alongside wall-to-wall canvases of colourful dots and a time-lapse video of seasons changing in a light-drenched woodland – take a wistful trip into a pastel-hued world.

Dappled Light runs at Pitzhanger Manor & Gallery until September, more info here

‘Dappled Light’, Rana Begum, 2022

Screening

Our kid
It’s 1996 and the Gallagher brothers have just sauntered onto the stage at Knebworth Park in front of 250,000 people – a moment stitched in British musical lore. If you weren’t lucky enough to be in the 1 percent of the population that saw it first-hand, the folks at Moth Club are taking a walk down memory lane and screening the show this Sunday over a few pints. Just make sure you get out before some guy pulls out a guitar, phoney Manc accent and starts screeching his way through Wonderwall

Oasis Knebworth 1996 screens at Moth Club Sunday 3rd April, more info here

Still, ‘Oasis Knebworth 1996’

Pop-up Cafe

It’s pronounced café, not caf
Marking the launch of Valentino‘s Rendez-Vous SS22 collection, the Parisian house has opened a lovely pop-up café and immersive floral installation at MATCHESFASHION‘s Mayfair townhouse, 5 Carlos Place.

Inside, the café will be serving breakfast, lunch and afternoon tea, exclusively curated by The Connaught Patisserie, where visitors are invited to browse the collection while sipping on a cuppa and picking up a bouquet of seasonal flowers courtesy of Scarlet & Violet. And, if you’re really loving it, pick up a special MATCHESFASHION x Valentino postcard to send to your loved ones so they know just how extra you truly are.

The Valentino Rendez-Vous café is open until Saturday 2nd April 2022, 10am – 6pm.

Food + Drink

Posh Roast
Next door to Peckham Rye station in the old Grade II listed ticket office is Coal Rooms, one of SE15s best spots for a Sunday roast (and everything in between). Designed with airy Scandi-Japenese inspired decor, the front of the restaurant hosts a relaxed cafe area that converts into a bar come the evening, while the back houses a candlelit dining room doubling as an in-house bakery and butchery in daylight hours – we said everything and we meant it.

A sprawling menu of fusion small plates, classic American fare cuisine and rich deserts are all crafted from fresh sustainably sourced ingredients. But, Sundays are where it’s really at, we’re suckers for a good roast and Coal Rooms have truly mastered the great British delicacy. We like ours with gallons of gravy.

Coal Rooms is located at 11a Station Way, SE15 4RX, more info here

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