It's been a hell of a 12 months in the fight for gender equality. We've had #MeToo, Time's Up, pay-gap scandals and red-carpet blackouts as women around the world stick a firm two-fingers-up at the male-dominated status quo. Here's a chance to keep the momentum going with a rally through London in support of gender equality and the right for women to be able to work free from harassment and abuse. Grab a placard, ready those choice two fingers and get marching alongside the likes of Sue Perkins, Sadiq Khan, Helen Pankhurst, Bianca Jagger, and head of Women's March London Shola Mos-Shogbamimu. HELL, YES.
4 March, 12pm-3.30pm; free
Register and find route information here
Though Woolwich may be renowned for, um, building societies and military arsenals (sexy), it hasn't exactly been noted as a foodie hotspot. But that is all about to change, folks. As of this Friday, in fact, which sees the opening of Street Feast's newest outpost: Public. Not so much a street-food market as a street-food stadium, it's set in a twinkling, 86-year-old covered arena and packs in Street Feast favourites Yum Bun, Yumplings, Burger & Beyond and INK, alongside newbies Salt Shed, HENhaus, Lava Bar and Rust Bucket Pizza Co. There's also specialist bars for cocktails, wine, gin and rum, a whole deck of pool tables, a trampoline cage… And if a trampoline cage isn't worth getting on the DLR for, we don't know what is, frankly.
Opens 3 March; free
Public, Plumstead Road, SE18 7BZ
Oh, so it's another east London bar, you might say, if you were of the cynical persuasion. And we should make the effort becaaauuuse…? Well, we would answer, for three very good reasons: 1. This is a new basement bar from Callooh Callay alumni Simon Thompson and Jake O'Brien Murphy, and as such you can expect their trademark mix of laid-back hospitality, cool vibes and world-beating cocktails. 2. The drinks menu will change monthly, and feature such wonders as Dirty Faces (beeswax, calvados, gin, apricot and verjus), Naïve Melody (Campari, white wine, Kola Nut cordial) and Garfield's Funeral (whisky, Angel Share Syrup, black trumpet mushroom tincture). And 3. Who doesn't like trying new east London bars, FFS?
Horatio Street Social Club, beneath The Nelson's Head, 32 Horatio Street, E2 7SB