About Time: What’s On in London This MonthBy Angelica Malin
Wondering what’s on in London this month? There’s lots of great events, shows and pop-ups happening in the city this month – get the lowdown right here:
What: Stylish Italian beer brand, Peroni Nastro Azzurro, is launching the next evolution of The House of Peroni: a culmination of its emerging talent programme across fashion and drinks. The House of Peroni 2019 will take on its most stylish guise to date, launching on 27th February.
The Lowdown: The House of Peroni is a fully immersive experience that will transport guests into an effortlessly stylish world, with a space in the heart of Covent Garden. The experience will feature eight distinctive spaces, inspired by the work of the eight emerging fashion designers supported by Peroni Nastro Azzurro. The selected eight designers, received a seven-month residency in The House of Peroni fully-equipped studio space, providing the talent with mentorship, media exposure and state of the art space to develop their own labels, culminating in a highly coveted presentation of their collections following London Fashion Week.
When: 27th February until 9th March 2019
Book: Tickets here
Where: Unit London, 6 Langly St, WC2H 9JA
What: The Women of the World festival at the Southbank this year includes legendary activist and writer Angela Davis, award-winning author Naomi Klein speaking to Jude Kelly, the launch of major new anthology New Daughters of Africa edited by Margaret Busby, comedy from Jo Brand, a world premiere from Women’s Equality Party co-founder Catherine Mayer and bestselling author Chidera Eggerue, aka The Slumflower.
The Lowdown: These headline events will be presented as part of two major programmes addressing the state of gender equality today – every feminist’s dream double bill. A one-off event led by WOW’s founder Jude Kelly, WOW London 2019 marks the launch of The WOW Foundation, an independent charitable organisation with national and global reach.
When: 8th-9th March 2019
Where: Southbank Centre
Book: Tickets here
What: On Tuesday 26th March Masaki Sugisaki, Executive Chef at famed Japanese restaurant Dinings SW3, will kick-off a monthly series of off-menu Omakase evenings paired with exclusive sakes. There are just twelve spaces available for each monthly event – get in there quick.
The Lowdown: An intimate gathering around the central sushi counter, the evening will offer a unique chance to learn more about Dinings SW3’s selection of own-brand sakes and try a one-off Omakase menu, devised especially for that evening by Chef Masaki and his team, showcasing the best that the restaurant has to offer.
Book: Tickets here (price £285 or £228 without the sake pairing) or by calling Dinings SW3 on 020 7723 0666.
Where: Lennox Gardens Mews, Chelsea, London SW3 2JH
What: On Thursday 28th February, aqua nueva will be celebrating Jerez Festival, an annual festival pay tribute to the creation of Flamenco at its birthplace, Jerez, in the Southern region of Andalusia, Spain.
The Lowdown: Inspired by the food and wine of the dance’s origin, aqua nueva have created a colourful evening with highlights including a four-course menu featuring dishes such as; black seafood alioli croquettes; 24 hour marinated oxtail and aged beef fillet with sherry sauce; and wild mushroom and aerated chocolate served with coffee mousse and clementine sorbet. There’s also an accompanying bespoke wine pairing chosen by Peter Wallbridge, the expert Spanish wine buyer for UK’s premium wine supplier Enotria & Coe, and a Spanish guitarist and flamenco dancer who will perform at numerous points throughout the evening
Where: 5th Floor 240 Regent Street, (Entrance 30 Argyll St) W1F 7EB, London W1B 3BR
What: Seven Dials is celebrating International Women’s Day with a week-long celebration from 4th – 10th March supporting the official 2019 theme of #BalanceforBetter.
The Lowdown: Seven Dials is collaborating with influential women including feminist activist, journalist and curator of The Sunday Times bestseller ‘Feminists Don’t Wear Pink and Other Lies’, Scarlett Curtis who will interview special guest Chidera Eggerue aka‘The Slumflower’ live for her podcast at The Donmar Warehouse, 41 Earlham Street on Sunday 10 March. The celebration offers city goers a chance to explore a range of free events, from inspirational and intimate conversations with the UK’s leading industry experts and activists, including British jewellery designer, Dinny Hall, Miller Harris CEO Sarah Rotheram and trans activists and social campaigner Charlie Craggs, plus creative workshops with body positivity advocate, Jemimasara.
Where: Seven Dials, London