Audrey Hepburn : Portraits Of An Icon
Don’t miss this amazing photographic exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery. The exhibition illustrates the life of actress and fashion icon Audrey Hepburn. There are more than 70 images on display with the portraits depicting her life from her early years as a chorus girl in the West End to her philanthropic work in later life. There are prints from well-known photographers Richard Avedon, Cecil Beaton, Terry O’Neill, Norman Parkinson and Irving Penn as well as many magazine covers and film stills. Tickets start from £7.50 for adults and the exhibition runs from 2nd July – 18th October 2015.
Find it at the National Portrait Gallery, St. Martin’s Place, London WC2H 0HE. More information visit www.npg.org.uk.
Audrey Hepburn photographed wearing Givenchy by Norman Parkinson, 1955 © Norman Parkinson Ltd/Courtesy Norman Parkinson Archive
Kettner’s Lights Out Party
On the 17th July, Kettner’s in Soho is throwing a Lights Out! party. For one night only, Kettner’s will be transformed to wartime London after dark. It starts off with a wartime-inspired menu, served with a contemporary fine dining twist. There will be swing dance classes, performances, cabaret, showgirls and live music inspired by 40s dance halls. Dressing up is not compulsory but is strongly encouraged. Tickets are priced from £25 per person for general party admission and £65 for home front menu and party.
Find it at Kettner’s Soho, 29 Romilly Street, Soho, London, W1D 5HP. For more information visit www.kettners.com.
Bulmers #LiveColourful Bar
This July sees Bulmers opening the world’s first ever black and white bar. The pop-up bar is decked out in all black and white, stripped of all colour and the only colour will be the Bulmers, which are launching the new Blood Orange flavour, yum! Entry is by ticket, available from www.biletto.co.uk. Entrants may redeem 2 bottles of Bulmers in exchange for 2 tokens supplied on entry. Bulmers say come brightly dressed and prepare to #LiveColourful.
Find it at 3a Leonard Street, London EC2A 4QS, open 6.30pm-11pm, Thursday 9th July – 10th July.
Amy’s Kitchen Presents: A Handcrafted Summer
Running in July & August at E5 Bakehouse in Hackney, Amy’s Kitchen presents a series of summer events. The events are a healthy supper club with a twist – with each featuring a delicious vegetarian Amy’s Kitchen meal, followed by a workshop with one of their four creative partners; boutique florists Grace and Thorn, horticultural mixologist Lottie Muir of Midnight Apothecary, ceramic artist Charlotte Mei and natural beauty expert Amanda Cook of Trill Farm/ Neal’s Yard.
Tickets are £10 and can be bought on Eventbrite.
Carnaby Street Eat
This one day food festival in the heart of Central London will see Carnaby being transformed with food and drinks stalls from 30 of the areas best restaurants, bars and cafes. There will be live cooking demos on Broadwick Street from cooking duo The Happy Pear as well as £5 dishes on offer, live music and entertainment, al fresco dining and the best thing – traffic free. The festival is this Saturday 11th July from 12-7pm.
Find it at Carnaby Street, London @CarnabyLondon.
Hyperdusk at Atomica Gallery
British artist Ruben Ireland’s highly anticipated international debut solo exhibition Hyperdusk, takes place at Atomica Gallery in Soho. Hyperdusk features brand new work by Ruben and is the first time the mixed media digital artist is offering original one-off pieces for sale. Portraits rendered in monochromatic pigments stand in stunning contrast to bare backgrounds; Ireland’s work speaks through its simplicity, creating impact through minimalistic compositions created with a few, selectively-chosen details. The gallery exhibition runs until 11th July.
Find it at Atomica Gallery, 7 Greens Court, London, W1F 0HQ. More info www.atomicagallery.com.