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The Weekend Edit; 1.11.12

our weekly guide to your next 7 days...

The Weekend Edit; 1.11.12
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Events, exhibitions, openings and tips... The Weekend Edit is our weekly what's on guide for the creative epicurean...

Day of the Dead, eerie origami, art, London and settling into winter vibes – it’s time again for our culturally-minded look at the next seven days. Enjoy…

Once Upon A Time On Edge Street

Feel the Noise, Benjamin Perry


Once Upon A Time On Edge Street

For one night only, Common bar in Manchester’s Northern Quarter present a collection of their favourite posters to have graced the walls of the bar over the last eight years. Spanning from 2004, this can’t have been an easy task, sifting through works from the likes of David Bailey, Ben Perry, SAVWO, Jim Medway and many more of their talented friends. But they got there and they’re inviting you to join them with a Hendricks gin or two, admire the posters – some of which have been sized up – and even dip your hand into your pocket to purchase some once the gin is flowing…

Once Upon A Time On Edge Street, Common, 39 to 41 Edge Street, Northern Quarter, Manchester, M4 1HW; Running 1st November, 6:00pm – 9:00pm in the Kestrel Suite

Missing Solution; Masterclass

7 November

Missing Solution; Masterclass

This is just what I need now that the days are getting shorter and the weather’s worsening by the day. Ekaterina Solomeina presents her masterclass; Missing Solution, which will focus on answering questions such as “How to get inspired at 7am and how to motivate yourself when it’s cold, raining and Monday?”, “Is there enough time for everything and why laziness is cleverer than Facebook?” and “How to follow your dream without losing your mind?”. Inspirational and interactive, this one hour workshop is a must for those wanting to add or reignite a little joie de vivre in their lives.

Missing Solution, 81 Leonard Street, London EC2A 4QS; Running 7th November, 7:00pm to 8:00pm. Free admission

Marc Hagan-Guirey; Horrorgami

Until 14 November

Marc Hagan-Guirey; Horrorgami

Inspired by a love of horror films and a fascination with the macabre, Marc Hagan-Guirey aka Paper Dandy, presents his first solo show Horrogami – which depicts infamous locations from cult horror movies. Made from a single sheet of paper – a curse in itself I’d imagine – the kirigami buildings include 112 Ocean Avenue from The Amityville Horror, House on the Haunted Hill and the residence occupied by The Addams Family. By day, the works exist in their pure white form – whilst, come dark and presented within light boxes, they appear phantom-like and ethereal.

Marc Hagan-Guirey; Horrorgami, Gallery One and a Half, 1½ Ardleigh Road, London, N1 4HS; Running until 14th November. Open Monday to Friday 10:00am – 5:00pm, Saturday and Sunday 11:00am – 4:00pm

10x10 Drawing the City London

David Adjaye

Until 13 November

10×10 Drawing the City London

Taking its name from the grid of 100 squares laid over an area of London – which this year is the West End – 10×10 Drawing the City London sees the likes of Sir Paul Smith, Lord Foster, David Adjaye, Dame Zaha Hadid and many more talents, create affordable artwork based on their allocated section of London and the buildings and public space within it; such as Trafalgar Square, Horse Guards Parade and the British Museum. In aid of Article 25, the UK’s leading international development and disaster relief charity, visitors will have the opportunity to bid for the artworks throughout the exhibition at Somerset House or via the 10×10 London website.

10×10 Drawing the City London, Somerset House, Strand, London WC2R 1LA; Running until 13th November. Open daily 10.00am – 6.00pm and until 9:00pm on Thursday 8th November. Free admission

The Winter Forest Bar; Pop-Up

Until 6 November

The Winter Forest Bar; Pop-Up

A sliver of Scandinavia remains in London until the 6th of this month thanks to Swedish cider brand; Rekorderlig, who have created a fully immersive winter wonderland right in the heart of Brick Lane. Relax in The Winter Forest Bar with its willowy foilage and pine trees, enjoy specially created cocktails alongside their ciders – the Winter Cider, a blend of apple, cinnamon and vanilla – sounding particularly warming. Scandi-tapas dishes, (think Västerbotten cheese croquettes and Swedish meatballs), are a match made in collaboration heaven with Norse by Norswest (NXNW) and will keep the revellers fed, whilst Swedish vibes will keep the forest alive into the early hours…

The Winter Forest Bar, The Old Truman Brewery, 91 Brick Lane, London, E1 6QL; Running until 6th November. Tickets are sold out but they will be selling additional on the door

Wahaca presents Day of the Dead

Le Gun

Until 3 November

Wahaca presents Day of the Dead

The Old Vic Tunnels have once again been transformed, this time with Wahaca’s very own temporary street kitchen and Mezcalaria bar, to observe the Mexican holiday; Day of the Dead. Traditionally, a time to honour the deceased using sugar skulls, marigolds, and the favorite foods and beverages of the departed, The Old Vic Tunnels provides the ideal setting for this festival, a lighthearted take on the Mexican celebrations, and featuring DJs, live music from Rodrigo y Gabriela, as well as art, film and food, it’s a great way of encouraging the British public to continue their love affair with Mexican culture.

Wahaca presents Day of the Dead, The Old Vic Tunnels, 103 The Cut, London SE1 8NB; Running until 3rd November. Daytime tickets 2:00pm – 6:00pm, £5.00 and evening tickets are priced from £30.00