You probably won’t have heard, but a little-known show called Game of Thrones is starting its final series next week. Don’t worry, it’s not really the sort of thing that people talk about. But on the off-chance that you HAVE come across this niche programme, here’s a pop-up that’ll make you happier than a dwarf in a brothel. An immersive supperclub transforming the Vaults in Waterloo into ‘The Several Kingdoms’, you’re invited to join the wedding banquet of heir to the king Jaffrey Bearathon, and Margarine, the beautiful daughter of the noble Trywell Family – bringing together two of the most powerful, and copyright-infringement-conquering, families of Easteros. Expect lavish food, specialty drinks, raucous theatre, and for nothing to go wrong. Because nothing EVER goes wrong at GoT weddings…
Until 2 June; from £35
The Vaults, Leake Street, SE1 7NN
Projects. They can be good or bad. Eg: Warehouse, good. Blair Witch, bad. As for Waterhouse? Well, it's an eight-course, five-wine supperclub run by a Michelin-standard chef. So it's a bloody good thing indeed. Popping up this weekend, chef Gabriel Waterhouse (formerly of the one-starred Gavin La Chappelle) will be serving a seasonal menu featuring the likes of cured sea trout with herb dust, desire and almond veloute; asparagus with truffle, sheep’s curd and lemon; and Herdwick lamb shoulder with harissa, date puree, pickled shallot. Best bit of all? You get pudding (banana parfait) AND cheese (Barkham blue). Meaning the only project you need to worry about is making it through to the end.
11-12 Apr; £75
, Bert & May, 67 Vyner Street, E2 9DQ
We always love it when the Glitterbox crew are in town. Partly because we get to pretend we’re in Ibiza, when we’re actually in Elephant & Castle (not a mistake you can often make). Partly because, as befits residents at the White Isle mega-club Hï, the line-up is always top-notch – and indeed, Louie Vega, Mousse T, Simon Dunmore and Melvo Baptiste will all be behind the decks for this Saturday’s bash, along with the biggest, sparkliest, most fabulous dance troupe Glitterbox have gathered together yet. But mainly, if we’re honest, because we just bloody love a confetti cannon.
13 Apr; from £26
, Ministry of Sound, 103 Gaunt Street, SE1 6DP
The Waldorf Project is back with its fourth chapter, ‘BARZAKH’ (meaning ‘purgatory’), which has been described as ‘the world’s most extreme art performance’.
More than simple promenade theatre, this is a radical immersive experience, and the most daring experiment in consciousness transformation ever to be seen in the context of ‘theatre’. Staged across a massive 300,000 square foot space in old colossal Shredded Wheat Factory, BARZAKH will be experienced by just 40 guests per night, so secure your spot quickly! Fierce and yet blissfully psychedelic, this one’s not for the faint hearted. BARZAKH runs until 12th May 2019.
Tickets from £30.
Now this is a story all about how our Friday got flip-turned upside down… Yes, that’s right, 90s icon Jazzy Jeff is making trouble in the neighbourhood. The neighbourhood of Brixton, more specifically. He’s bringing his seminal hip-hop house party to the Electric, promising surprise guests (c’mooon, Will), huge tunes and an amped-up atmosphere like no other. Also along for the ride is east London up-and-comer Nao, who’ll be spinning R&B and left-field pop to keep the party rolling. Tick, tick, tick, BOOM.
12 Apr; £16.50
Town Hall Parade, SW2 1RJ
Are you on the list? Here, you'll really want to be. Because members' club The Wellington isn't about mixing business with pleasure, like some other establishments. Oh no: The Wellington is about mixing pleasure with EVEN MORE PLEASURE. Reviving the hedonistic spirit of its '00s heyday (if we tell you Kate Moss, Jude Law et al were regulars, you'll get the idea), it has reopened in a new home on Jermyn St - and, damn, it's rock'n'roll. Expect modern art by Damien Hirst (a friend of the owner, natch), neon by Chris Bracey (of God's Own Junkyard), food by chef Brett Duarte (ex-Gaucho), and drinks. Lots of drinks. Now, where do we sign?
92 Jermyn Street, SW1Y 6JB
Annual membership £900, under 30s, £500.
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Ditch your downloads, step away from your Spotify. Because this Saturday, it’s all about the joys of the record store. Yup, it’s a whole day of revelry across London celebrating independent labels, which are having quite the renaissance thanks to the vinyl boom. Here are our highlights by area: CENTRAL: in Soho is throwing an electro-vinyl appreciation party avec a secret line-up of DJs – last year’s included Gilles Peterson and Daniel Avery, so you’ll want to be involved. SOUTH: reopens for the summer after a big ol’ revamp, with a vinyl market from Container Records and DJs Slimzee, Kouslin and Wallwork spinning discs EAST: Brick Lane institution hosts live sets from Benedict Benjamin (formerly of Peggy Sue) and up-and-comers Handstand Parade. WEST: is putting on live shows by the likes of KT Tunstall, Peter Doherty and Celeste. YES.
Do you value your voice, your creativity? Does masculine disdain for female endeavour - past and present - make your body shake with fury? Yes? You are not alone, women have been feeling like this for hundreds of years and the freedoms that women enjoy now are a result of the battles fought by those who came before us. A new play, Emilia, which debuted at the Globe and now has a short run in the West End, tells the story of one of these trailblazing women. Emilia Bassano was supposedly the ‘Dark Lady’ of Shakespeare’s sonnets, but she was so much more than a muse. She was a poet, an educator and a fighter. She was one of the first women to have her words published and in doing so helped change the way women felt about themselves. The play is hilarious, heartbreaking, empowering, wildly entertaining and explosively powerful. Featuring a diverse and inclusive all-female cast and crew, it tells the story of a woman who lived 400 years ago, but it is also a story for today. Emilia Bassano still has the power to change the way that women feel about themselves. ‘Being sensible never changed anything!’ Says Emilia, and we wholeheartedly agree.
, WC2R 0NH, from £20
Until June 15