Weekend Combo

An influencer slasher, artificial fireflies in Greenwich and the Bloody Benders
2 September 2022
This article is part of Weekend Combo – What to do this weekend

As the weather begins to turn and nights draw in, we’re excited for a crisp London autumn. Swapping white wine for red, vests for knits and sunburn for chilblains – totally en vogue.


Don’t kill me, kill her
A bunch of pretty insufferable uber-wealthy mates in an old mansion, a menacing storm brews outside and after a few drinks, smokes and snorts, the group decide to play a game: Bodies Bodies Bodies (not too dissimilar to Blink Blink Murder) – which soon becomes a whole lot more real when bodies actually begin to pile up. This may sound like your standard slasher formula, however thanks to director Halina Reijn’s astute eye, a stellar cast – the likes of Amandla Sternberg, Rachel Sennott and Pete Davidson – and an incredibly deft and knowing script, Bodies Bodies Bodies is a horror with a difference… and not just because you may actually want those on screen to get sliced in half.

Bodies Bodies Bodies is in cinemas now.


Dismemberment or collaging?
In 1870s rural Kansas, the Bender family set up a wayside café where they killed and disposed of at least a dozen passerbys, before vanishing into thin air. Now, artist Jay Cloth brings a new artistic angle to the bizarre and macabre story via a series of collages splicing together severed limbs, kitchen utensils, angels’ wings and négligées.

The Bloody Benders runs at Studio 1.1, 57a Redchurch Street, until 25th September.

The Bloody Benders


Wise words
In celebration of his new memoir, A Visible Man, British Vogue editor-in-chief Edward Enninful sits down with BAFTA-winning actor Michaela Coel for an in-conversation informed by his rise as a Black, gay, working class refugee, fashion’s joys and flaws, and his position at Vogue.

An Evening with Edward Enninful takes place on Sunday 4th September – buy tickets here.


Skeletons, a foamy flood and swarms of insects – 2022’s version of the ten plagues??!
If you find yourself in Greenwich this weekend and see the streets filled with multicoloured foam, no you aren’t tripping, you’re just in the midst of a spectacular installation by Stephanie Lüning as part of the Greenwich + Docklands International Festival. Known for its innovative programme, Islands of Foam is joined by Dutch artist Daan Roosegaarde’s Spark, which will see the sky filled with artificial fireflies, and Charon, a vast 32ft rotating zoetrope with posed human skeletons mounted on its inner edge – representing the mythical Greek river Styx.

Discover the full festival line-up here.

Islands of Foam by Stephanie Lüning

Food + Drink

Our new happy place – do not disturb
What’s this beautiful new cream and pink building on Camberwell Church Street?? It looks a bit like something you’d find on a Greek island, transported to SE5. ‘Forza Win’ reads the sign. Wait, like Peckham’s Forza Wine? Yes, just like Forza Wine, except knock off that ‘e’. For hardcore Forza fans, you’ll be well aware of the rare, deep-cut Forza Win – previously located in Peckham, before Covid and a dodgy landlord left them high and dry and the duo opened Forza Wine – well, now it’s back.

The new location is a beauty and spreads the team’s Italian delicacies to another south London neighbourhood. The food? It’s seared sea bass with roast datterinis and hazelnuts, it’s tagliatelle cooked in chicken stock, egg yolk and lemon, it’s Parmesan chunks, garlic toast, aubergine parmigiana and a rich tiramisu paired with one of the best wine lists in London. It’s total bliss.

Forza Win is located at 29 – 33 Camberwell Church Street.

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