Weekend Combo

Joel Meyerowitz’s America, sexy pizza and a Steve McQueen documentary
By Ella Joyce | 16 February 2024

Joel Meyerowitz, Fallen Man, Paris, 1967

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

London Fashion Week has landed in the city, and amongst the many shows, presentations and selfie street styles, there’s also plenty of good ol’ fashioned culture to fill the gaps between fashion updates.


A must watch
From Oscar and BAFTA award-winning filmmaker Steve McQueen, Occupied City is an A24-produced documentary dissecting how the past informs our present, warning us of what’s to come. Informed by Atlas of an Occupied City: Amsterdam 1940-1945, written by Bianca Stigter, Occupied City takes us to over 100 addresses in the city to uncover what occurred behind each window in those tumultuous years. Uncovering stories of systematic oppression, calculated terror and bravery, tales of survival and death appear in varying forms. A meditation on time, memory and history, Occupied City proves history is continually being created around us while echoes of the past continue to ripple on.

Occupied City is showing at Ciné Lumière this weekend. 


American street photographer Joel Meyerowitz has been documenting the world for the past five decades, capturing fleeting moments in an instantly recognisable manner. In his fourth exhibition at Huxley-Parlour, which coincides with an important display at Tate Modern exploring Meyerowitz’s approach to colour and light, Meyerowitz is presenting work from his extensive archive in a series of pairs. Unveiling parallels in his imagery, relational photographs are linked together by similarities in light, colour or composition no matter how far apart the subject matter may be.

Joel Meyerowitz: Dialogues runs at Huxley Parlour until March 3rd, more info here.  

Joel Meyerowitz, Las Vegas, 1964

New Opening

Auld Hag
First launching during lockdown via bicycle deliveries, Auld Hag founder Gregg Boyd is bringing his Glaswegian scran to a permanent location in Angel. The Shoap will offer up a menu of classic deli options showcasing the very best of Scottish produce, everything from East Neuk smoked fish and Bare Bones chocolate to marmalades from the Isle of Arran and, of course, some good old haggis. A big bottle of luminous orange Irn Bru is an obvious must.

The Shoap is located at 406 St John Street, EC1V 4ND, more info here.


Music for the Mind
The UK’s largest-ever Yoko Ono retrospective is arriving at Tate Modern this weekend, bringing together over 200 works of multidisciplinary works traversing video, installation, sound and photography across Ono’s decade-spanning career. Expect to see her 24-minute long video piece Fly, the 1996 interactive artwork Wish Tree inviting passers-by to contribute their own wishes for peace and her 1964 performance work Cut Piece, where people were invited to cut off her clothing on stage.

Yoko Ono: Music for the Mind runs at Tate Modern until 1st September, more info here

Yoko Ono, Fly, 1970

Food + Drink

Love bundle
Everyone’s favourite low-intervention wine-makers New Theory are teaming up with pizza connoisseurs World Famous Gordos for a belated Valentine’s Day special. Setting up shop in World Famous Gordos’ Netil Market slice shop for one day only, ox heart ragu pizza slices topped with aged pecorino and guindilla chillies will be ready and waiting to be washed down with lashings of Love Bite, a juicy, chilled and aptly named bottle of red from New Theory.

World Famous Gordos is located at Netil Market, more info here

Food + Drink

When’s a boat not a boat?
If you feel like you could do with a holiday but don’t have the time, we’ve got one for you: all aboard the Good Hotel. Docked in East London’s historic Royal Victoria Dock, this innovative floating hotel was founded as a repurposed philanthropic project who give back to help fund the education of low-income families living in the mountain villages around Antigua and Guatemala. But not only is it for a good cause, it also offers good food, drink and views courtesy of its sleek rooftop bar overlooking the bright lights of London – squint hard enough and those Greenwich cable cars become shooting stars.

The Good Hotel is located at Royal Victoria Dock.


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