Over the weekend, Londoner’s were treated to a host of events around town. Here’s a look back at some haute happenings over the weekend and a peek at what’s ahead.
The Urban Food Fest Deli at Selfridges Food Hall
The rise of street food has been responsible for an explosion of creativity and trends in foods across the cultural spectrum. Over the weekend, Selfridges Food hall celebrated the launch of the Urban Food Fest Deli, an indoor pop-up featuring a selection of their famous global street food. The spread includes the signature “Wafflewich”: a beautiful marriage of hot belgian waffle and luxury sandwich fillings, artisan sandwiches, jam jar cocktails and many more indulgent delights. Open 7 days a week at the department store food hall, pop in whenever the mood, or the hunger pangs, take you.
Selfridges, 400 Oxford Street , W1A 1AB
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Exclusive Bulgari Accessories Pop-Up at Harrods
Following the huge success of the Bulgari jewellery and accessories pop-up at Harrods two years ago, the time is ripe for a repeat. This time around the focus is on bags, including the unveiling of the Bulgari calfskin Serpenti Forever Scaglie bag, exclusive to Harrods (from £1,520). The collection is made up of new creations featuring the Serpenti motif – a snakehead that has been synonymous with the brand since the 1960s.
Harrods, 87-135 Brompton Road, London SW1 www.harrods.com
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CUT Festival The Art of Barbering
Barbering is a centuries old practice which has evolved from fashion to functionality and back again over the years. Today, our hair is an extension of our self-expression and the artistry behind it is overdue its recognition. CUT festival brought activists, barbers and artists together to celebrate the art of barbering at various locations around East London. This part of town is renowned for its individuality and funky inhabitants, vintage revival barber shops are popping up all over the place, making it the perfect site for this appreciation of all things barbered. The festival programme included talks, free exhibitions featuring works from curator Jamie Lewis Hadley. www.cutfestival.com
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WOW Women of the World Festival
Who runs the world? Women of the World Festival at Southbank Centre is a celebration of femininity and gender equality in our society. Celebrating the achievements of women and girls everywhere, the much anticipated 2017 edition of this festival will feature another stellar line-up of speakers. Through discussion, debate, performances and activism, female achievements are lauded and the obstacles we still face are explored. Thanks to the dismal year that was 2016 we aren’t short on hot topics. Up for debate are a stream of interesting subjects which touch on gender equality, including the inevitable Brexit and Donald Trump conversation starters. Visit www.southbankcentre.co.uk for more info!
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