Philippe Garner, Elke I, La Voile Rouge, 1974 © Philippe Garner, Courtesy of Hamiltons Gallery
It’s hot. It’s sticky. We’re very, very icky.
As London melts in 30-degree sun, turn up the heat further with esteemed auctioneer and art historian Philippe Garner’s Summer – Seventies – Saint-Tropez exhibition at Hamiltons Gallery. An ode to hedonistic freedom, Garner’s holiday snaps from vacations across the French Riviera are the ultimate sexy summer postcard, capturing the comings and goings of La Voile Rouge beach in the 1970s: expect enviably bronzed skin, skimpy speedos, string bikinis and lots of glistening bottoms.
Summer – Seventies – Saint-Tropez runs at Hamilton’s Gallery until October 4th, more info here.
French actor and filmmaker Louis Garrel writes, directs and stars in his latest Cannes Festival debuted movie, The Innocent. In a mouthful, it’s a comedy-heist-romantic-thriller – all very cleverly woven. Family dynamics are complex at the best of times, but let’s throw in a partner’s death and a prison marriage. This is what protagonist Abel is facing, on finding out his 60-year-old mother Sylvie is about to marry a man in prison, he stalks his new stepfather (once released) with the help of his best friend Clémence and finds himself caught in a world of caviar crime that all smells rather fishy. Read our interview with Garrel here.
The Innocent is out in cinemas now.
Welcome to Honeyverse
Legendary DJ and producer Honey Dijon is bringing Honeyverse to the Southbank Centre, and the first of two evenings of live music and curated club nights will take place this weekend. Inspired by her roots in the Black and Queer community, a live DJ set from Honey will kick off proceedings followed by remixes from the Radiant Baby Orchestra.
Honey Dijon’s Honeyverse will take place at Southbank Centre on Saturday 9th, more info here.
We’ll take a bottle of everything
For one day only, a brand-spanking new independent wine market is taking over Round Chapel in Clapton. Aptly named Wineyard (we see what you did there), the event will see a host of London’s best wine importers and producers come together to offer a series of tasting sessions and masterclasses alongside food and live music. The likes of Shrine to the Vine, Emile Wines, Bobo Wines, Les Caves De Pyrene, Uncharted Wines, and Renegade Urban Winery will all be on hand to supply you with a taste of the best vinos in the biz.
Wineyard will take place at Round Chapel, 1D Glenarm Road, E5 0LY on Sunday 10th, get your tickets here.
After a sellout run last year, Tyrell Williams’ Red Pitch is back in theatres for the whole of September. A powerful drama meditating on gentrification versus regeneration and the subsequent impact on communities, Williams’ story follows three Black friends from inner London whose beloved community football pitches are threatened by developers. Complete with original cast, Kedar Williams-Stirling, Emeka Sesay and Francis Lovehall return to the stage directed by Daniel Bailey.
Red Pitch will run at Bush Theatre until September 30th, more info here.
Gig of the week
Brooklyn’s latest sonic export, Geese, are heading to London for a night of exhilerating live music. Taking over Lafayette, the band’s latest record 3D Country is a seminal moment for the band, defined by raw vocals, no wave riffs, disco beats and the odd bongo solo. We think they’re special, and so should you. We’ll see you in the pit.
Geese play at Lafayette on Friday 8th, more info here.
Above Crate Brewery in Hackney Wick, the world’s first zero-waste restaurant Silo is cooking up some seriously good grub. Before we get into the food, the restaurant’s interior is every bit as delicious with high white ceilings, minimalistic tablescapes and a spot to perch at the kitchen counter and watch the chefs at work (it’s like The Bear but without all the screaming – maybe). The menu changes regularly to make the most of seasonal produce, but we’d advise always starting proceedings with their signature ‘Siloaf’ bread, which is a menu mainstay. Dishes currently on rotation include miso maitake mushroom with Szechuan pepper, Fosse Meadow chicken with garlic scapes and wild rabbit with spend sourdough.
Silo is located on the 1st Floor, c/o CRATE Bar, Unit 7, The White Building, Unit 7 Queen’s Yard, E9 5EN, more info here.