Spring has sprung and Londoner’s were treated to a variety of haute happenings over the weekend. Here’s a look back and a peek of what’s on this week.
The Mayfair Collective: The Women’s Space
The Mayfair Collective is a year-long initiative focused on hosting a series of talks and workshops aimed at those interested in fashion, culture and the arts. The Collective’s first initiative entitled The Women’s Space aptly kicked off on International Women’s Day. The event will merge a lively and inclusive co-working space lending a stage to daily talks by influencers in the industry. The event launched in an Edwardian townhouse on Carlos Place, just off fashionable Mount Street, whose luxury retailers have come out in full support of the event. The best part is that membership is free so there’s no excuse not to attend. Register for tickets
5 Carlos Place, London, W1K 3AP Until Wednesday 15th March 2017
The American Dream: pop to the present
Keeping in theme with the artsy vibe, this weekend launched the opening of The American Dream: pop to the present exhibition at the British Museum. The exhibition centres around contemporary American prints and the transitions of American influenced art through recent decades. Starting with the explosion of pop art in the 1960s, the exhibition celebrates American artists Andy Warhol, Jasper Johns, Robert Rauschenberg, Ed Ruscha, to name a few. The British Museum is always worth a visit but this incredible exhibition makes it all the more alluring. The art is bold and in your face, you’re hit with two Warhols and blood red walls upon entry and it just keeps getting better. Pop in, you won’t regret it.
Until 15 June http://americandreamexhibition.org/
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London Beer Week- March 13- 19
Fancy a pint mate? Everyone knows Brits are serious about beer and London Beer Week is a testament to that fact. The seven day festival celebrates the city’s eclectic beer scene from its humble roots to its fancier craft beer cousins. Beer, ale, lager and cider may be the stars but the spotlight also shines on the bars and breweries which make up this vibrant landscape. The festival is packed full of parties, beer tours, supper clubs and expo’s. Ace.
For more info visit: https://drinkup.london/beerweek/
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Biggie Pop-up in Camden
Was it all a dream? Unfortunately not. Whilst nothing can erase the tragic death of Brooklyn rapper Biggie Smalls, his fans are still spreading the love 20 years on. Over the weekend, a little bit of the B.I.G came to Camden in a wondrous commemoration on the anniversary of his passing. Stocking T-shirts from his Hypnotize label in collaboration with Homage Tees, fans can remember the legend in style. The pop up was around for just three days but we look forward to many years of Notorious retaining his throne emblazoned across the torsos of various Londoners.
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Amy Winehouse Street Art Trail
Doubling back to Camden Town, we’re paying tribute to another tragic loss to the world of music. The art trail explores the area which Amy Winehouse called home, featuring work inspired by the late singer and iconic presence. The art comes from graffiti artists Captain Kris, Mr Cenz, Philth and Amara Por Dios. The walk culminates at the Jewish Museum London which is home to a newly commissioned installation by renowned street artist Pegasus entitled ‘Love is a Losing Game‘. There is also an exhibition featuring the Luella Bartley dress worn at Glastonbury in 2008, Amy’s instruments, record collection and dearly held ticket collections from her gig-going youth. A beautiful remembrance of an unapologetically honest artist. The Amy Winehouse Street Art Trail will run from March 15 until June 4 2017.
Raymond Burton House, 129-131 Albert St http://www.jewishmuseum.org.uk/amy