By Charlotte Cox
Art. Food. Art you can eat. And, of course, the art of drinking… What a weekend we have in prospectMore
ART: London Art Fair
Fancy yourself the next Saatchi (strictly in the art-collecting sense, you understand)? Or maybe you just have a patch of wall with mini masterpiece-sized hole that needs filling? Then step this way, to the 28th edition of the UK’s premier contemporary art fair. Packing Islington’s Business Design Centre with pieces from 126 galleries, here you can browse for the Next Big Thing or simply admire works by some of the biggest names in modern art. We suggest you start by checking out Joe Webb’s media mash-ups (pictured) and Kenneth Armitage’s surreal sculptures. We further suggest you wear a beret and a ‘hmmm, what IS the true nature of art?’ expression while you do it.
London Art Fair, 20-24 Jan; from £15 Business Design Centre, 52 Upper Street N1 0QH
POP-UP: Cat’s Arabian Nights
Middle Eastern food has been quite the big deal for some time now, thanks to big flavours, bold textures, and did someone say ‘Ottolenghi’…? But here comes an exciting new take on the cuisine, courtesy of one Cat Ashton, head chef at Paradise by Way of Kensal Green. Which, for one night only, should be more accurately renamed ‘Paradise by Way of Istanbul, Momo’s and Petersham Nurseries’. Because these are the places Cat picked up her love of Arabic food and inventive way with seasonal produce – which come together to inspire this one-off, five-course menu. Trust us: you’re going to want to try it.
28 Jan; £40 Paradise by Way of Kensal Green, 19 Kilburn Lane, Kensal Green W10 4AE