Weekend Combo

Talk show with the devil, protest photography and sci-fi leather beasts
Art | 22 March 2024
This article is part of Weekend Combo – What to do this weekend

This week marked the official first day of Spring. Winter is over, and it’s all sunshine and roses from now on. That’s what an optimistic person would say 🙂


Our special guest this evening… the Devil!
Highly-anticipated A24 horror Late Night With The Devil lands at cinemas this week, presenting a ‘lost’ episode of a 1970s talk show which screened a live Satanic incident. Let’s set the scene, it’s October 31, 1977, and smooth, suited talk show host Jack Delroy is in competition with Johnny Carson for America’s TV audience. On Halloween, he has something special planned: inviting a psychic, a sceptic and a parapsychologist on stage. But he soon gets more than he bargained for, with a full-on exorcism taking place – live, for one night only!

Late Night With The Devil is out now.




Sex, violence and demons
Bulbous sci-fi creature in tight black leather, a demonic bird-like figure caught in the embrace of what appears to be a giant muscular penis, amorphous forms that drip like sticky alien tar. There’s no wonder German-Swiss artist Sibylle Ruppert’s 2010 retrospective took place at H.R. Giger’s private museum in Zürich. And it’s no wonder the artist’s current UK exhibition is titled, Frenzy of the Visible. Equally horrifying and humourous, there’s a sick eroticism to it all that speaks to perverse desires and dystopian fetishes. Stare too long and who knows where your mind will go?

Sibylle Ruppert: ‘Frenzy of the Visible’ takes place at Project Native Informant in Bethnal Green until 20th April

Sibylle Ruppert Le Sacrifice 1980



Art Fair

Print it
It’s that time of year again when the London Original Print Fair arrives at Somerset House and you replace all the artwork in your house for a new year. Featuring more than 40 international dealers, publishers and studios, the Fair also boasts industry talks, live demonstrations and a curated exhibition of artwork by British Pop Art icon Joe Tilson.

London Original Print Fair runs until 24th March.

Phyllida Barlow untitled: boulders; 2022 – 2023

Hotel stay

Rockstar life
Like music? Like extremely nice hotels? Here’s one for you. London’s Meliá White House has launched a dedicated jazz suite in collaboration with The Jazz Cafe to create an ultimate gig experience.

Inside the hotel’s 1930s Grade II listed building, the Marylebone Suite – the hotel’s largest – is transformed into a personal jazz lounge, featuring an in-room record player and collection of records curated by the iconic music venue (we’re talking the likes of Erykah Badu, Amy Winehouse, Roy Ayres and D’Angello). So guests can hit up a gig and then make their way to their suite – the hotel’s largest – to crash in total luxury (or enjoy a mini after-party). Room extras include an in-room service of bourbon cocktails, cava, and a charcuterie and cheese board.

Find out more here.




Noise Exposure
Today, London outfit Gloop Unit released their latest single, Noise Exposure, a fizzing, riff-popping tune that has it all: synth-y David Bryne absurdity, a Justified-esque bridge (4:44 – try telling us we’re wrong), and a lounge-y, psychedelic refrain. Timed to six minutes exactly, it’s double your average track length, and double the fun. To celebrate the release, the band are throwing a party at the Sebright Arms alongside friends, Pleasure Complex and Astraba. Get down, and get down.

Buy tickets here.



Acts of Resistance
South London Gallery’s current exhibition spotlights photography’s power to act as a vehicle of resistance – to inspire change, tell stories, gather evidence and fight against injustice. Honing in on feminism and activism across the past decade, the show highlights the use of social media and digital tech as a tool for societal change. Within this, subjects such as the anti-rape protests in Bangladesh in 2020 and the US Supreme Court overturning of Roe vs Wade in 2022 are explored through work by artists including Laia Abril, Hoda Afshar, Poulomi Basu, Nan Goldin, Guerrilla Girls and Sofia Karim.

Acts of Resistance: Photography, Feminisms and the Art of Protest runs at South London Gallery until 9th June.

Sethembile Msezane, Chapungu – The Day Rhodes Fell, 2015




Food + Drink

Oriole 1.5
We do miss Oriole, the hidden jazz bar and restaurant tucked into Smithfield’s market – which is currently being turned into a new London Museum. But luckily, Oriole has found a new temporary space before opening a second permanent location this summer. Named Prelude by Oriole, this new Coven Garden restaurant is designed as a “restaurant, bar and innovation space”, where Oriole can test incredible new cocktails and dishes. On the menu, you’ll find new dishes and drinks, such as the Mizuwari – combining whiskey with chocolate miso, asparagus distillate, green walnut vermouth and cold brewed Hojoicha tea – all soundtracked by some live jazz.

Prelude by Oriole is located at 23 Slingsby Pl, London WC2E 9AB.


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