Things To Do: the Five Es Weekly Guide

Monday, October 10, 2016

It’s Monday which means we’re bringing you another instalment of the Five Es Weekly Guide filled with delicious, fun, visceral, and thought-provoking things to do in London this week. Pressed for time? We know! Helpfully, you can skip ahead to the E that gets you going. Enjoy!



EAT this week
for foodies

What: Feast at Fucina!

Why: To start, the space is just so darling; beautiful sculptural design resembling the inside of its gigantic wood fired oven, the focal point of the restaurant. Everything is made in-house from the obvious stone-baked pizzas, and juicy joints of meat, to gelato and pastries. So whatever your fancy, Fucina can accommodate.

When: Launching Monday 10th October
Where: Fucina, 26 Paddington Street, W1U 5QY
How much: ££ | Book using reservations@fucina.co.uk or 020 7058 4444





ENSEMBLE this week
for fashionistas and shopaholics


What: The Vulgar: Fashion Redefined

Why: Question and contemplate notions of vulgarity in fashion with designs from Dior, Chloe, Moschino, Elsa Schiaparelli, Vivienne Westwood and more. This exhibition will provoke, it will challenge, it will inspire.

When: Thursday 13th October - 5th February 2017
Where: The Barbican, Silk Street, EC2Y 8DS
How much: £14.50 | Book here 

EXPLORE this week
for itinerants and lovers of London

What: BFI Film Festival

Why: Just go and make sure you see Queen of Katwe if nothing else, #ForTheCulture.

When: until Sunday 16th October
Where: Across London
How much: From £9.00 + booking fee | Book here 

What: Mellow the evening away with Michael Kiwanuka

Why: Traditional folk, contemporary soul, and Adele tooting his horn; don’t act you’re too cool. See you there!

When: Tuesday 11th October, 19:00 - 23:00
Where: O2 Sheperd’s Bush Empire, Sheperd’s Bush Green, W12 8TT
How much: £22.45 | book here 

EXPERIMENT this week
for wellbeing and beauty enthusiasts



What: Get your ass to class at Kelechnekoff

Why: Kelechi Okafor of Kelechnekoff is magnetic, inspiriting, and absolutely driven - she brings that energy to pole and twerk classes she has designed to empower her students, within their own bodies, but also in their understanding of these two forms of movement. Get your ass to class and learn something this week!

When: Every day throughout the month view timetable here
Where: Kelechnekoff Studio, 20 Grosvenor Way, E5 9ND
How much: £12.00 | book here 

ENVISAGE this week
for the incurably curious, culture enthusiasts, and self-improvers

What: Apply to attend WCAN Women in Innovation: Tech & Entrepreneurship

Why: WCAN organises networking and insight events specifically for Black women interested in building careers in the city. For this event they’ve teamed up with none less than Google so that you can hear from the best of entrepreneurs, founders, angel investors, and fellow women in STEM. Apply this week to improve your chances of getting in.

When: Tuesday 25th October, time TBC
Where: Google HQ
How much: Free membership + entry | Apply here 








What: Book launch: Red Africa, Mark Nash

Why: Discuss themes from Mark Nash’s new book on the crosscurrents of international solidarity and friendship between African nations and the Eastern Bloc of yore. Enjoy the opportunity to explore the politics of the “affective community” through essays, artworks, and film stills.

When: Thursday 13th October, 19:00 - 20:30
Where: Calvert 22, 22 Calvert Avenue, E2 7JP
How much: Free entry, book available at a promotional price | Register here 

What: Public Lecture - The Despot’s Accomplice: how the West is aiding and abetting the decline of democracy

Why: In the wake of Brexit and possible advent of Trump it’s worth reconsidering the value and status of democracy. Join Brian Klaas and Jonathan Hopkin as they ponder the case.

When: Thursday 13th October, 18:30 - 19:45
Where: Old Theatre, Old Building, Houghton Street, WC2A 2AE
How much: Free entry, no registration, first come first serve



What: Talk - Future Cities

Why: Explore the possibility of writers reimagining urban spaces. Find out how the urban landscape could change in future if women are involved in their design and construction, with a panel of speakers including Lauren Elkin, author of Flâneuse: The (Feminine) Art of Walking in Cities.

When: Saturday 15th October, 13:00 - 14:15
Where: Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, SE1 8XX
How much: £8.00 + booking fee | Book here 

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