From Noel Gallagher on stage to a hip hop n bowl night, the Elle team know how to get the party started this weekend
Words by Cara Sterio
FILM: Death Line horror screening in the Underground
Scare yourself silly with this spooky screening of vintage British horror, Death Line, in an abandoned underground tunnel. Based on an unusual disappearance on the Tube, the thriller will be shown in the original access tunnel, directly above the tracks used today. The Midnight Apothecary mobile bar will be dispensing free cocktails (one per person), as Cocktail Gardener Lottie Muir rustles up a few Mind the Saps (house-made, Douglas fir-infused vodka, birch sap, house-made smoked sage syrup and vermouth) in time for the film.
28 March 2015, Tickets £18, Bar opens at 6pm, film starts at 8pm, Brunel Museum, Railway Avenue, SE16 4LF, brunel-museum.org.uk
FAIR: Vintage Fair at St. Stephen, Hampstead
Winning London’s Best Vintage Fair for two consecutive years, this is no ordinary jumble sale. Around 50 stalls will stock retro gems from movie posters to vintage clothes to mid-century homeware. If you’ve always dreamed of pincurls and pouts, a beauty parlour can create anything from 1940s Victory Rolls to 60s beehives. After a day of nostalgia, Sixties-themed-female band, The Amorelles, keep the mood going with a set of golden oldies and modern hits.
29 March 2015, 11-4pm, Tickets: £2, St, Stephen’s Rosslyn Hill, Pond Street, Hampstead, NW3 2PP popupvintagefairs.co.uk
MUSIC: Noel Gallagher Teenage Trust Concert
Rock legend Noel Gallagher is back in London for a one-off gig this weekend. In aid of the Teenage Cancer Trust, Noel and his High Flying Birds will perform at the Royal Albert Hall before he jets off on his worldwide tour. Crowds can look forward to Everybody’s On The Run, Riverman and The Mexican - and Oasis fans should listen out for the 90s classic, Champagne Supernova, as word has it that he dropped the hit at some of his recent gigs, so you might be lucky.
28 March 2015, Tickets from £35, Doors open at 6.45pm, Kensington Gore, London SW7 2AP, ticketmaster.co.uk/Noel-Gallagher
POP-UP: The Cherry Rooms
Pepsi Max Cherry has teamed up with creatives The Robin Collective for an interactive tasting adventure called The Cherry Rooms. Focusing on the five senses they aim to take you on a complete sensory trail. Expect an edible Pepsi Max Cherry tree, a mixologist whisking up sugar-free, Pepsi Max Cherry mocktails, made with liquid nitrogen, and a cola rain room, which actually ‘ rains’ Pepsi Max Cherry (don’t worry, there are umbrellas to hand). Create your own cherry cola beauty treatments (cherry cola chapsticks, cherry ice cream face masks and cherry hand scrubs) in the Edible Beauty workshop, and any burning science questions can be answered in the interactive Flavour of Science room.
26-29 March 2015 Free, 12-8pm (Thurs-Sat) 12-5pm (Sun), Brick Lane, Shoreditch, London, E1 6QR, therobincollective.co.uk
BOWL: Hip-hop ‘n’ Bowl
Combining bowling, booze and Biggie, this event is genius. The all- female brand Rock The Belles (formed to showcase women in music), present a night hosted by London’s hottest hip-hop DJs, Emily Rawson and DJ Fearney, with plenty of old school RnB and bowling until the crack of dawn. When juggling those hefty balls gets tiring, swap your bowling shoes for heels and hit the dance floor, skanking to classics from 2Pac, A$ap Rocky, Kanye, Kendrick Lamar, Nas and Snoop. Bloomsbury Bowling also have a karaoke room filled with football tables and a place to wind down too, so grab a mic and belt out your favourite Jay Z hit.
28 March 2015, Tickets: £5 9-3pm, Tavistock Hotel, Bedford Way, London WC1H 9EU, rockthebelles.com
Image by Johan Persson
THEATRE: The Hard Problem
The inimitable Sir Tom Stoppard premieres his latest production premieres this weekend. His highly anticipated play, The Hard Problem, is his first full-length production since Rock ‘n’ Roll nine years ago. The play is based on the personal and work dilemmas of a young psychology researcher at a brain-science institute. Is the mind the same as the brain? Maybe this is where you’ll find out …
27 March - 27 May 2015, Tickets from £15-£50 Starts at 2.30pm and 7.30pm, South Bank, London SE1 9PX, nationaltheatre.org.uk