What’s coming or happening in London?

London is always changing with vast array of pop ups and new popped up venues and experiences from restaurants to new shows.

Loose Cannons SUPPER CLUB (25 March)
Secret Theatre IMMERSIVE THEATRE (28 Jan – 6 Apr)
Meat THEATRE (19 Feb – 14 Mar)
Cocktail Time Time Machine (29 Feb – 30 Aug)
The King Symphonic: The Music of Elvis Presley THEATRE (3 Apr)

Peppa Pigs THEATRE (14-15 April & 30 – 31 May)
Eleven98 SOCIAL DINING EXPERIENCE (various dates)
WeFiFo SUPPER CLUB (various dates)


The Loose Cannons Supper Club

Dates: 25 March
Show Time: 7 – 10pm
Location: The Owl and Hitchiker, 471 Holloway Road, N7 6LE
Cost: £39.00
Website: https://www.designmynight.com/london/pubs/north-london/owl-hitchhiker/for-starters-presents-loose-cannons-supper-club

From the team that brought you Ode to the British Showman and Back To The Future, For Starters now bring you their monthly supper club. Scott Perkins and David Kulesza brings flavour and sensation throughout their 8 course monthly changing tasting menu, that will bring you a social fine dining experience without the stuffiness and the price tag. Expect the unexpected, as the chefs cook your meal in front of you with plenty of interaction, music and participation. To top it all off bespoke cocktail and wines have been paired to compliment the flavours, sensation and experiences of your evening.

Loose Cannons

Secret Theatre : The Invitation

Dates: 28 January – 6 April
Show Time: 7.30pm
Venue: Town Hall Hotel, 8 Patriot Square, London E2 9NF
Cost: £39.00 – £109.99
Website: https://www.designmynight.com/london/whats-on/immersive/the-invitation?t=tickets

Experience an immersive experience with Secret Theatre and transport yourself into the sole of a Masquerade Party where a dark secret lies.

Don your disguise and become part of a devilish narrative of action, murder and intrigue.

The Invitation is described as ‘Eyes Wide Shut Meets SE7EN’, Secret Theatre Project’s highly-anticipated new show takes place at the fictional Masquerade Palace, in the wonderfully historic Town Hall Hotel in Bethnal Green. Upon entering the ball all guests will be given a set of instructions. Everything is not what it seems though. Will you be able to unravel the secrets, discover the hidden clubs withing and solve the what happened.


Meat

Dates: 19 February – 14 March
Address: Theatre 503
Performances: Monday – Saturday 7:30pm plus Saturday matinee at 3pm. Additional matinees – Wed 4th March @ 12pm (Parent & Baby) and Wed 11th March @ 3pm (Industry)
Website: https://theatre503.com/whats-on/meat/

MEAT is a story of consent, class and how modern-day Ireland reckons with transgressions surrounding harassment, sexual assault and consent buried in its past. When Max (India Mullen – Normal People, BBC; Red Rock, BBC) pays Ronan (Sean Fox – Taming of the Shrew at the Globe, Holby City) a visit at his restaurant in Dublin, Ronan is determined to prove to her how far he’s come. But Max has something bigger to discuss; a revelation which will set them on a collision course like neither of them have experienced before. How can one couple navigate their shared history when their memories don’t match up? With a strong, sharp script that avoids stereotype and fearlessly dramatizes truth, Greer’s frank play follows individuals all trying to do their best in a situation which tests their own biases, perspectives and beliefs about how sex and power can operate in the modern world.

Over the course of one wine-soaked evening, the two past-lovers are thrown back into the eye of the storm where old wounds are exposed, and new truths uncovered. But how do you make sense of the fallout of one night, seven years ago, if you can’t agree on what happened? A daring exploration of the aftershock of sexual assault revelations, Greer’s three hander introduces a distinct theatrical voice with vibrant energy via a play with real teeth.

With an all-female creative team, the show will see a tour de force pairing of Greer and director Lucy Jane Atkinson (The Stage’s 2018 ‘Top Talents To Watch’) and will be produced by 45North – newly established female-led theatre company who are quickly gaining a stellar reputation for their work in placing marginalised and female-focussed narratives in the spotlight. With the piece focusing on a sensitive and potentially triggering topic, the creative team will be working closely with an intimacy director to ensure that – in a time where the theatre and wider entertainment industry itself is still facing up and dealing with its recent movement against sexual harassment and sexual assault – the actors are able to feel comfortable in rehearsals, as well ensuring that their on-stage body language and movements are appropriate and as true to life as possible.

Dates: Wednesday 19th February – Saturday 14th March

Timings: Monday – Saturday 7:30pm plus Saturday matinee at 3pm. Additional matinees – Wed 4th March @ 12pm (Parent & Baby) and Wed 11th March @ 3pm (Industry).

Run time: Approx. 70 mins (TBC) no interval

Press Night – Tuesday 25th February, 7:30pm
https://theatre503.com/whats-on/meat/

The Cocktail Time Machine

Dates: 29 February – 30 August
Address: Sidworth Street, London, E8 3SD
Price: Tickets from £38
Website: https://www.cocktail-time-machine.com/tickets

Cocktail Time Machine leap Into London’s first immersive Time Travel Experience this February.

Experience the city’s first immersive bar experience with a time travel twist. Funicular Productions, the team behind the award-winning The Murdér Express, presents Cocktail Time Machine, a one-of-a kind cocktail themed experience at brand new East London venue Timeless Bar. 

Cocktail Time Machine invites guests back in time and space to enjoy some of the world’s greatest cocktails at the moment of their inception. During the 75-minute experience, guests will be transported through three decades and countries via three different, delicious, era-defining cocktails.

In-keeping with the theme, timeless classics will be served from the kitchen too. A mouth-watering menu has been created by MasterChef finalist Louisa Ellis, and features an array of dishes, both classic and contemporary. 


The Las Vegas Symphony Orchestra to make UK debut at Cadogan Hall with THE KING SYMPHONIC: THE MUSIC OF ELVIS PRESLEY

Dates: 3 April
Address: Cadogan Hall, 5 Sloane Terrace, London SW1X 9DQ
Price: Tickets from £15 to £37.50
Website: https://cadoganhall.com/whats-on/the-king-symphonic/book/485834

The Las Vegas Symphony Orchestra to make UK debut at Cadogan Hall with THE KING SYMPHONIC: THE MUSIC OF ELVIS PRESLEY

Featuring Presley’s classics reimagined by full symphony orchestra 20th February, London UK.

A brand-new show celebrating the king of rock and roll will sweep into town on 3rd April 2020.

For one night only, the acclaimed Las Vegas Symphony Orchestra will make its UK debut at Cadogan Hall with its hit show The King Symphonic: The Music of Elvis Presley. The show will feature vocals from Grammy-nominated vocalist and producer Shea Arender under the direction of Steve Rawlins. This will be the first time that the Las Vegas Symphony Orchestra has performed in London.Presented by Worldwide Entertainment, The King Symphonic will take Elvis fans on a symphonic journey of his greatest hits. Audiences will experience a breath-taking performance jam-packed with classics such as Can’t Help Falling in LoveSuspicious MindsIt’s Now or Never and Blue Suede Shoes.

Shea Arender has amassed international recognition through his work as a symphonic and Broadway producer, with previous production credits including the Tony Award-nominated musical A Night with Janis Joplin. As CEO of the Las Vegas Symphony Orchestra, Arender is at the forefront of delivering world-class symphonic programming to a global audience.

“I’m very excited about debuting in the UK. Elvis always loved his British fans but never got a chance to perform here. It’s amazing that over 40 years after his death his music lives on and remains so popular among audiences the world over. I’m looking forward to representing my heritage, and Elvis’ too, and performing these beautiful songs in a symphonic setting at Cadogan Hall.”

Shea

The critically acclaimed Musical Director, composer, arranger and principal conductor of the Las Vegas Symphony Orchestra, Steve Rawlins, will also join the orchestra for their UK debut. Rawlins has arranged for the likes of Smokey Robinson, Bette Midler and Chaka Khan and will conduct the symphonic reimagination of some of Elvis’ most recognised songs.


Peppa Pig

London dates: 14- 15 April and 30 – 31 May
Address: Queen Elizabeth Hall
Price: £20 Adult and £16 Child
Website: https://www.peppapiglive.com/my-first-concert.php

Peppa Pig–My First Concert is a fun and interactive introduction to a live orchestra that will take Peppa Pig fans on a magical musical journey.

This unmissable production is based on Entertainment One’s popular animated television series and gives children a chance to experience their first concert in a way that is truly meaningful to them. Specially designed for the youngest audience members, this allows them, together with Peppa, to discover an orchestra for the first time. Children and their families can sing and dance along with Peppa to her favourite songs, watch as Daddy Pig learns how to conduct an orchestra (and all the mishaps and mayhem that involves!), explore all the different sounds that the many instruments make, and get a chance to enjoy familiar Peppa tunes as well as discovering some exciting orchestral pieces-all selected to be perfect for little ones, to capture their imagination and introduce them to a whole new world of music. There’s no better way to give children their first concert experience than with a much-loved children’s character–and characters don’t get much more well-loved than Peppa herself. Flautist and children’s concert specialist, Jane Mitchell,has been heavily involved in the creation of this union between children’s entertainment and live orchestra. As Creative Director and principal flautist of critically acclaimed British chamber orchestra Aurora, Jane is incredibly well respected in the world of classical music; but in this new production, she has worked alongside arranger Iain Farrington to interweave beloved Peppa Pig songs into classics by Beethoven and others,including Tchaikovsky, Mozart and Grieg.Jane says “Orchestras are sometimes seen as in accessible for young audiences. Breaking that down is incredibly rewarding-and playing Muddy Puddles alongside Mozart is amazing fun. The Peppa Pig audience is mostly under five,so that ‘Wow’ experience is really important. If you can reach them through a character they know and love, it’s a golden opportunity.


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Eleven98 

When: various dates throughout the year
Location: various locations

Eleven98 is an immersive social fine dining experience.  Showcasing incredible produce grown on their doorstep in the London Borough of Hackney, chef Aidan Brooks brings pop up experiences to Hackney offering guests a fun six course tasting experience.

Aidan Brooks is a professional chef with over eleven years experience working in various restaurants all over the world from Barcelona to London. ​ Aidan has worked within a various restaurants and even Michelin-starred ones.  With lots of experience behind him he then went on and run his own kitchen Vanilla Black which is in the City of London. 

Since leaving Vanilla Black he now runs his own self-funded social and private dining experiences and pop-ups. 

Eleven98 donates a portion of it’s proceeds from all ticketed events to some great Hackney-based charities, as well as various other good causes dear to Aidan.

Check out his latest pop ups and book via https://www.eleven98hackney.com/reservations


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WeFiFo 

When: various dates throughout the year
Location: various locations

What is WeFiFo you might ask……

Well it is an amazing supper club for all food lovers that love to cook or eat or both

Cook
Anyone can host an event at WeFiFo. Whether it’s dinner at your kitchen table, a picnic in the park, a BBQ on the beach, coffee and cake at a community hall or brunch on a barge, it couldn’t be easier and we will be there to help you every step of the way! Post your event on WeFiFo and tell your guests what they can look forward to. You can host an event for friends, for charity, to earn some extra pocket money or even to launch a career.

Eat
If you are looking for a truly unique and affordable eating experience then think WeFiFo! Simply search by location or scroll through our featured events and reserve your seat at a table that takes your fancy. WeFiFo will send you all the details you need to ensure a perfect experience and we’ll put you in touch with your host so you can tell them everything they should know about

Earn
WeFiFo offers a great opportunity for aspiring cooks to achieve financial independence but WeFiFo also likes to reward hosts, guests and community spirit with cookies, our online rewards. Watch your cookie jar fill and you can spend yours on attending events, acquiring new skills or on unique WeFiFo merchandise.

Share
At the heart of WeFiFo is a desire to share. We want you to share your talent with the world by hosting an event and by bringing people together to share food, stories and laughter. After an event, guests and hosts can review each other to share their feelings about what made the event special. And our family of cooks each have their own area of expertise that they are keen to share with you… with their help you’ll soon have a whole new set of skills.

Look and book any of their amazing supper clubs click here.

Which Supperclub will you attend?


When: various dates throughout the year
Location: various locations

Love cookery books, love cooking, love socialising then you will love The Cookbook Circle club.

The Cookbook Circle club in for fans of eating, cooking and meeting new people. But mostly eating.

The Cookbook Circle was created by Victoria Durant and Hannah Quinn – two people slightly obsessed with recipes, new places to eat and ogling Instagram posts of delicious things. 

Victoria and Hannah’s mission is to bring people together and get everyone cooking using the cookbooks that they have currently, rather than always buying new ones. Each month they bring a new theme and members get together, cooking a dish from a recipe found in a cookery book (or online!) and socialise. It can be sweet, savoury, veggie, vegan or meaty. As The Cookbook Circle is all about cooking, eating, exploring, discovering and socialising.

So grab your cookbook, dust it off and show it some love and share your dish with others. As every month at The Cookbook Circle it is all about eating and discovering new dishes which we have made from one of those books that we may of neglected.

With a different theme every month the question is what will you cook and what new recipes will you discover whilst eating, sipping and socialising at The Cookbook Circle?

February’s theme is comfort food – because it’s still winter and we need cheering up.

​Bring along a comforting dish on February 24 at 7pm, as well as the cookbook it’s from (if you feel like it). Recipe cards are provided so you can take down any dish that caught your eye and tickled your taste buds on the night.   

Members who attend will get lots to eat (and leftovers to take home) and a lovely community to share your love of food.

Discover more via https://www.thecookbookcircle.com

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