The annual Valentine’s Day horror screening returns to the Old Operating Theatre. “Completely horrible” – Time Magazine. The British Board of Film Classification originally intended to ban ‘Mad Love’ (1935); a deranged inspection of Grand Guignol villainy. An accomplished but lustful surgeon (Peter Lorre in arguably his greatest performance) is driven to psychotic behaviour over his perverse obsession with an actress. A hugely successful example of 1930’s horror at its most unhinged and portentously Germanic, this tale of madness, murder, dismemberment and forced love is also a wicked, penetrative chunk of psychological study. The film will be preceded by an introduction by Gareth Miles. Doors will open at 6:30 PM. Tickets: £12.00
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Science Gallery London have announced their second exhibition: SPARE PARTS: RETHINKING HUMAN REPAIR, opening on 28 February. The free exhibition and accompanying events programme will explore the art, science, ethics and technology that enables human repair and alteration. Exhibition highlights include: experimental incubators hosting cellular life from Oron Catts and Ionat Zurr auditory prosthetics from sculptor Tabatha Andrews immersive experience ‘The Gut’ body parts crafted from fabrics created by textile designer Amy Congdon. Find out more
The Unicorn Theatre introduces their first production of 2019; Icarus. “WHERE THE WATER ENDS AND THE SKY BEGINS, THAT’S WHERE I’LL FLY.” By Katrin Lange Translated by Purni Morell Directed by Cressida Brown His family is falling apart and he feels powerless to help. His father is far away across the sea, forced to work for the tyrannical King Minos, and is unable to return. Icarus makes a decision: it’s time to take control of their fate. But what can one boy do against injustice? Can he save his family or will he crash and burn? With epic storytelling and spectacular stagecraft, Icarus is a modern, fun and adventure-filled retelling of the ancient myth. Tickets
Kick off your weekend with a swing and join the Fashion and Textile Museum for this very special Friday evening late night opening of Night and Day: 1930s Fashion and Photographs. Revel in 1930s style while sipping on a glass of fizz while viewing this glamorous exhibition As a decade of design, the Thirties saw off the excess of the Jazz Age and ushered in the utilitarianism of World War II. As the flapper grew up, so too did her fashions. The new silhouettes of the 1930s played with the hard-edged chic seen in the Art Deco and Moderne styles, the unexpected as seen in the surrealists and the sensuality of silver screen sirens. The exhibition will explore the day and evening styles of the decade, complemented by photographs of the stars who championed them. With fashion as the lens, Night and Day: 1930s Fashion and Photographs will traverse the great period of social change that was the 1930s. Price: £12. All tickets include exhibition entry and a glass of fizz. Book online
Tacos and honey beer…a match made in heaven. Neighbours Tortilleria El Pastor and Hiver Beers are celebrating this inspired combination with a street party. Make your way down to the end of Maltby Street Market for a late summer evening of Mexican food, music, honey beer and bunting! Your ticket price includes: Taco of your choice from Tortilleria El Pastor Award-winning honey beer on arrival from Hiver 5pm- 10pm, Stanworth Street, London, SE1 3NY Nearsest station: London Bridge Book tickets
HOOKED – now extended until 27 January – is Science Gallery London’s debut exhibition at their new permanent home in London Bridge. The exhibition and events programme will delve into the complex world of addiction and recovery. From gambling to gaming and smartphones to social media, HOOKED questions what makes us as humans vulnerable to addiction and interrogate the underlying factors and routes to recovery. Science Gallery London invites you to challenge the stigmas associated with addiction, consider addiction as a health issue we are all susceptible to, and explore how recovery takes many forms. How and why do we become addicted? What are the processes of individual and societal recovery? How can we protect ourselves and people living with addiction from harm? And does our consumerist society have a hand in feeding addiction? Developed in association with people who have a lived experience of addiction HOOKED features established and up-and-coming artists and photographers from across the globe, including Rachel Maclean’s Feed Me. The dynamic events programme will continue the conversations sparked by the artworks on display in the exhibition. Full events programme and full list of artworks here Image: Feed Me (2013)-5 © Rachel Maclean.jpg
This August The View from The Shard are quite literally taking music to new heights with their first ever Summer of Music, 800ft above the city! Throughout the month an array of artists will be performing at the top of the iconic structure, with the goal of raising the roof in London’s highest riser. Catch performances from the likes of the Hoosiers, Artful Dodger and DJ Pied Piper. Check out the full line up *Over 18s ONLY, proof of age may be required. Tickets are subject to availability. All attendees are subject to be screened and searched, as part of the building policy.
Running every Thursday in the Market Hall, Borough Market’s Demonstration Kitchen residencies focus on a particular theme each month. This month: Migration of Taste While some chefs may have adopted methods and ingredients both from the country they were born in and the country they have ended up living in, others may have decided to turn their backs on ‘fusion’ cooking, preferring instead to keep traditional recipes alive. Demo kitchens are free to attend with tasters, cooking tips and recipe cards to take home. 2nd August – 1-2.30pm – Ursula Ferrigno: Italy 9th August – 1-2.30pm – Norman Musa: Malaysia 16th August – 1-2.30pm – Dhruv Baker: Mexico 23rd August – 1-2.30pm – Philip Juma: Iraq 23rd August – 1-2.30pm – Zoe Adjonyah: Africa See full details
For the July edition of Londrino’s Taste Tuesdays you will be transported to the sun-drenched shores of Iberia at a decadent Portuguese feast… For one night only, Head Chef Leandro Carreira will be serving up a 4-course feasting menu dedicated to his 2 favourite things: shellfish and crispy pig, complete with cocktails, whole brown crab and a roast suckling pig – and lashings of local wine and traditional Portuguese conviviality, of course! MENU Aperitif cocktails Bolo de caco anchovies and red peppers Sardines with homemade cornbread Crispy pig’s ears, apples and fennel sauce * Whole brown crab with crab foie, brioche Portuguese roast suckling pig with chips, salad and offal rice *Prego on brioche bun with homemade cultured butter and Portuguese mustard *Londrino Ló – Chinese long pepper ice cream Digestif cocktails 4 courses including aperitif and digestif cocktails: £49.00 per person 6 pm onwards, Londrino, 36 Snowsfield, Southwark, London, SE1 3SU??? BOOK HERE
For one night only the Old Operating Theatre Museum’s Herb Garret will transform itself to accommodate a very special Mad Hatter’s Tea Party! It would be only appropriate that this experience will have specialty teas, including herbal ones inspired by the Herb Garret. In addition, guests will be able to choose from a range of amazing homemade baked goods and savoury treats to nibble on. While in the Museum, guests will be welcomed to follow the white rabbit to learn about 19th century insane remedies to cure everything and listen to an alternative take of Alice Adventures in Wonderland in the Operating Theatre. An imaginative experience that promises to be unforgettable. Limited spaces available Price: £25 *Access to the museum is through a 52-step spiral staircase.