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The Weekend Edit; 31.5.12

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The Weekend Edit; 31.5.12

Events, exhibitions, openings and tips... The Weekend Edit is our weekly what's on guide for the creative epicurean...

Well, we’ve got a whopping great four-day weekend ahead of us (what’s the betting the sun’ll disappear and be replaced by rainclouds?), so what better way to celebrate, than with food, drink, music, and events galore. Here’s our creatively-minded look forward to the big, British week ahead…

World Street Food Festival

Courtesy of Southbank Centre

1 – 5 June

World Street Food Festival

Southbank Centre Square is the place to be over the long weekend, if you want to enjoy street food from around the world… all in one place. Affordable, fresh – and above all, tasty – it’s well sourced and prepared and cooked in front of your very eyes. Mark Jankel from Street Kitchen will be there will be there, in his Airstream, as well as the likes of Taco Truck, Mussel Men, Arabica Food & Spice and Bhangra Burger. In keeping with the sunny atmosphere of the four-day weekend, live music will be performed.

World Street Food Festival at Southbank Centre Square, Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road,London, SE1 8XX; Running 1st to 5th June. Friday, Saturday and Monday 12:00pm – 9:00pm, Sunday 10:00am – 9:00pm and Tuesday 12:00pm – 6:00pm. Free event

God Save The Clam

Until 3 June

God Save The Clam

Tom Adam from the phenomenally popular Pitt Cue Co., and Carl Clarke from Rock Lobsta, combine forces over the next 4 days – in this stonker of an event. Historically, a Clam Bake is a method of cooking, where seafood is baked over hot stones and covered in seaweed… however this British ‘spirit of ’77′ version – God Save The Clam – includes sand buckets of too-good-to-be-true clams, cockles, mussels, crayfish and crab claws. Beer will be served at the Banshee Bar, with a selection of Cuervo Tradicional tequila. After the feast, it’s party time… as the roof top is transformed into a beach-style sundowner with some exceptionally good DJ sets.

God Save The Clam at Émigré Studios, 274 Richmond Road, London E8 3QW: Running until 3rd June. Open for lunch 12:00pm – 3:00pm and dinner 6:00pm – 11:00pm. The Snack Shack & Banshee Bar is open 6:00pm – 11:00pm tonight and 12:00pm – 11:00pm all other nights. £40 for 3 courses

Field Day Festival

Photo © Errol Rainey

2 June

Field Day Festival

Already in its fifth year, Field Day Festival continues to bring world artists to an East London field. The collective which is made up of Eat Your Own Ears, Bugged Out!, Bloggers Delight, Lanzarote and Village Mentality have only gone and managed to secure the likes of Grimes, Hudson Mohawke, Sleigh Bells and The Vaccines – amongst many others – to perform to the masses… who’ll be en-route to camping out for the day with a few beers.

Field Day Festival, Victoria Park, Tower Hamlets, East London. There is no parking facility so arrive by public transport; Running 2nd June. Tickets £45.00

Olivia Bax; Unfurled

1 June to 13 July

Olivia Bax; Unfurled

Currently working as a studio assistant for Sir Anthony Caro – who is known for being credited with the significant innovation of removing the sculpture from its plinth – Unfurled by Olivia Bax, is a set of new works concerning the physical transformation of an object and the various configurations it passes through. The exhibition showcases how versatile her works are and how the materials she uses can be printed, embossed, folded, ripped, rolled, crushed, and clasped. This show follows her recent selection to take part in the Triangle Workshop in Brooklyn, later this year.

Olivia Bax; Unfurled at The Foundry Gallery, David Le Lay Architects, 39 Old Church Street, London, SW3 5BS; Running 1st June to 13th July

Secret Cinema; Secret Restaurant Pop - Up

1 June – 1 July

Secret Cinema; Secret Restaurant Pop-Up

Secret Cinema along with Brave New Ventures, are back with the all new, Secret Restaurant. Lucky enough to attend one of the January events, we were blown away by the experience, and are über-excited to hear of their month long return. As with last time, the location’s a secret but what we do know is that the team behind the cooking have some of the best experience in the world; having worked for Noma, St John and Jardiniere. With the concept being “to do for food what Secret Cinema has done for film” this will be a night to immerse yourself into a world of film through taste and location…

Secret Cinema; Secret Restaurant Pop-Up at secret central London location; Running 1st June to 1st July, tickets are available now priced at £35.00 Full / £25.00 Concessions

Zoo Lates; London Zoo

Through June & July

Zoo Lates; London Zoo

A roaring success last summer (excuse the pun), Zoo Lates returns every Friday throughout June and July for their after-hours soiree. Indulge in the delights of the street food festival, enjoy live acoustic music, but best of all, head along to the silent disco, the Twisted Cabaret in the amphitheatre and get into the wild and free spirit of it all. Oh, and there’s animals too… have a gander at what they get up to in the evening.

Zoo Lates at London Zoo, Outer Circle, Regent’s Park, London, NW1 4RY; Running every Friday night in June and July from 6:00pm to 10:00pm. Ticket prices cheaper online

Lamb Tavern Leadenhall Market Jubilee Street party

3 June

Lamb Tavern Leadenhall Market Jubilee Street party

And finally… not wanting to make this Weekend Edit some kind of dull, conformist Jubilee special, we thought we’d keep the mentions to a minimum; just the one in fact. This Sunday is a very British affair and The Lamb Tavern will open the bar in Leadenhall Market, showing the Queen’s Flotilla procession live on their big screens – before putting on a spread with quintessential dishes like Coronation Chicken, Game pie, Pimm’s Jelly & Eton Mess. ‘Nuff said…

Lamb Tavern Leadenhall Market Jubilee Street party at 10-12 Leadenhall Market, London, EC3V 1LR; Running 3rd June, the bar is open from midday with buffet served 4.30pm to 6.30pm. Tickets £24.95

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