Weekend Combo

Photo London, a portrait of London artists and Fiorucci for cheap
12 May 2023

Samuel Cueto, 4 Boys, 2014. Courtesy of the artist and 193 Gallery.

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

With the back-to-back bank holidays finished, it’s back to the usual schedule this week, but that doesn’t mean you can’t fill it just as much. Get cramming – it’s worth it! 


Graduates, Part-Time Dreamers, Deadbeats
Premiering at Dalston Rio this weekend, Never A Master Plan, is the drama debut of documentary filmmaker Giorgio Guernier. An ode to cinema vérité and the London creative community, the film follows a group of young actors, musicians, students and artists in their 20s and 30s finding their place and voice in the world, while struggling with the capital city’s limited opportunities and financial burden.

Shot as a series of overlapping vignettes, the cast blends actors and non-actors to tell improvised stories based on their real-life experiences. The result is an honest and poignant portrait of London’s young dreamers soundtracked by an indie soundtrack that’ll have you nostalgic for today.


Photography submersion
Photo London is back for its eighth edition at Somerset House this weekend and it’s set to be the biggest yet. Bringing together over 110 exhibitors from 55 cities worldwide, the showcase displays imagery focusing on themes ranging from the socio-political to the cinematic, the constructed to the hyper-real. To mark the occasion we’ve put together a guide of the photos not to miss at this year’s fair, check out our top picks here.

Photo London runs at Somerset House until May 14th, more info here

Sample Sale

Fiorucci is taking over Showcase in St James to host a major sample sale and today is the last day to grab some bargains. The Italian brand’s signature slogan tees, casual denim and vibrant leisurewear will be on sale for up to 70 percent off, so if you’ve had your eye on one of those denim bowling bags we’d suggest heading on down to chance your luck.

Fiorruci Sample Sale is taking place at Showcase, 12 Regent Street, SW1Y 4PE today, more info here


Self-portraits, but not as you expect
Founded by art historian and curator Maribelle Bierens, Night Café Gallery is the new kid on the block – opening this weekend with the intention to “
reactivate Parisian café culture in contemporary London.” To mark the occasion, the gallery is presenting its inaugural exhibition Fluidity, comprising the work of five London-based emerging artists with a focus on the notion of the self as a fixed entity. Hettie Innis, Hawazin Alotaibi, Marc-Aurele Debut, Johannes Bossios and Theresa Weber each work across a multitude of mediums, utilising their individual artistic style to place the figure of the self into a place of fragile abstraction and articulate their own vision of the human experience. 

Fluidity runs at Night Café until June 17th, more info here

Johannes Bosisio, courtesy of Night Café

Food + Drink

Let’s Spritz
Opening this weekend on Bermondsey beer mile, These Days Aperitivo bar is the latest addition to South London’s cocktail scene. Offering up a menu of perfectly crafted negronis, Venetian spritz’s and Americanos (not the coffee), all made from real fruit and organic wine. The al-fresco haven also arrives with a selection of bar snacks from their neighbour: St John Bakery is taking care of fresh sourdough and Neal’s Yard Dairy compiles a faultless charcuterie board to accompany your spritz in the sunshine.

These Days is located at 100 Druid St, SE1 2AN, more info here

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