Put away those gloves and welcoming a hopefully permanent sun back into the London scene in style this first weekend of spring. With culture buzzing at the seams as ever in the capital, it will be hard to negotiate between potential activities. We’ve done the rounds and selected our picks so you don’t have to.
Soho After Dark
It should come as no surprise that Soho is our stomping ground. 100 Wardour St, also a personal brunch favourite, has curated an effervescent mixture of percussion, dancers and DJs to kick off the weekend in style. From classics to modern hits, their lively renditions will keep you on your feet until closing time. Head on down to see what the fuss is all about.
Every Friday at 100 Wardour St, W1F 0TN More information here.
As the film festival is well underway, the first weekend offers a programme packed with highlights. From Love, Scott’s delicate documentation of disability as a result of a hate crime to 120 BPM’s inspiring call to arms, all film fans will find an opportunity to spend at least a couple of hours on the Southbank. Oh, and did we mention there’s a club night?
BFI Flare runs from 21 Mar to 1 Apr, BFI Southbank. Tickets and more information here.
A Taste of Manhattan at Madison Rooftop
Whether from Instagram or from its legacy as one of the trendiest rooftops the city has to offer, you’ve probably stumbled upon the Madison before. With rooftop season slowly creeping in, join them and experience the best of both worlds as they bring a taste of Manhattan to Britain. In a menu that combines both contemporary mixes and staples from the cocktail Hall of Fame, their spring menu is guaranteed to leave a lasting impression.
Rooftop Terrace, 1 New Change EC4M 9AF. Visit the website for the full programme and menu.
Another Kind of Life: Photography on the Margins
With a vantage point situated at a position of marginality, the Barbican’s latest parallels politics, society and art. With exhibits from 20 photographers examining the nuances of subcultures, the show is a further testament to the Barbican’s championing of inclusivity, a transition swiftly made following this winter’s Basquiat spotlight.
Another Kind of Life runs from 28 Feb to 27 May 2018. Tickets and more information.