‘Screamadelica’, 1991, album artwork
FRIDAY 27th MAY – SUNDAY 29th MAY
“You’re a big man but you’re in bad shape”
Responsible for iconic works such as Pulp, Croupier and Flash Gordon, Mike Hodges is one of Britain’s most celebrated auteurs. For the month of May, the BFI has been taking a deep dive into his back catalogue of work and 1971 cult classic Get Carter is rounding off the season this weekend in a blase of Michael Caine glory. Once hailed as the best British film of all time, Michael Caine stars as the pill-popping gangster enforcer travelling back to his Newcastle hometown to seek revenge after his brother’s mysterious death – and he ain’t playing nice.
Get Carter is showing at the BFI Southbank this weekend, more info here.
A beautiful mess
Acclaimed contemporary artist Lee Mingwei takes over the Tate Modern’s Turbine Hall for the next three weeks with his performance, Our Labyrinth. Elevating the domestic act of sweeping, two dancers with bells tied to their ankles elegantly sweep grains of rice into patterns ultimately forming a network of labyrinthine paths inspired by Mingwei’s travels to many breathtaking Myanmar temples. Staged globally across cities such as New York, Tokyo, Paris and Shanghai it’s now London’s turn to host the captivating show.
Our Labyrinth runs at the Tate Modern until June 15th, more info here.
“I just wanna get loaded”
Festival season is officially here and this weekend, Wide Awake is doing what its name suggests with two days of thumping music in Brockwell Park. Friday boasts a line-up of electronica with Belfast duo Bicep taking the headline spot alongside Caribou’s melodic deep house and Overmono’s 90s rave nostalgia. But if you prefer things a little bit more riffy, Saturday’s the one. Headliners Primal Scream will be playing their defining Screamadelica record live for the first time in a decade (MEGA), supported by a roster of talent including Australian crooner Alex Cameron and LA maniacs Surfboart. Grab your tinnies and soak it in. Weather forecast: sunny both days. Belting.
Wide Awake will take place at Brockewell Park on May 27th and 28th, more info here.
Learning is fun
Daniel w. Fletcher‘s collaboration with luxury cognac brand Courvoisier saw the British designer craft a limited edition bottle and capsule collection, bringing an artistic edge to their signature aesthetic. Open for this weekend only, the duo bring their partnership to Soho, setting up shop for a series of unique workshops. Combining cocktails and creativity, workshops include including screen-printing and jacket painting, all hosted by Daniel himself. Courvoisier tasting and cocktail masterclasses are also on offer. For you wildcards, drink first, paint second.
Book Daniel w. Fletcher x Courvoisier workshop tickets, here.
I like mine swimming in vinegar
We’re sure you’ve got it marked on your calendar already but in case you missed the memo it’s National Fish and Chip Day today (the equivalent of Christmas up north). Any excuse, right? There are plenty of chippys across the city but we’ve found a true gem in Balham’s Seventeen, with its white tiled walls, distressed wood and dangling lights. We don’t need to tell you what to order because the day speaks for itself but we will tell you that they’re called scraps and they’re an essential part of. the chippy experience, London!
Seventeen Fish & Chips is located at 7 Chestnut Grove, SW12 8JA, more info here.