5 things we absolutely can’t wait for this June

From boogie-filled champagne brunches to amazing live theatre shows, this month we’ll mostly be out having a good time.

Disco Brunch

Heralding from the godfathers of the boozy brunch, Hip Hop LDN, the team behind innovative brunch concepts such as Hip Hop Brunch, 90s Brunch and Garage Brunch launch their newest venture, Disco Brunch. Rewinding party folks across the decades to a vital era in dance music history. A heavy dose of trumpets, saxophones and plucked guitar will feature throughout the day with guest DJs while the two-course menu and bottomless cocktails will get attendees funked up. The day will feature a Diana Ross in drag and an incredible lip synced Prince. Kicking off sharply at 12 midday and running through to 5pm, tickets holders will be taken back in time to an era of feel-good music and food. Fancy dress is heavily encouraged.

Disco Brunch @ Secret Location, 30th of June 2018

Oslo Hackney’s Summer Menu

This summer Oslo is launching a new food menu which celebrates the very best of regional British ingredients with a contemporary Nordic twist. From light starters and mains to feature dishes, the new menu embraces the simple joys of wholesome cooking through Nordic-inspired poke bowls and abundant platters of vegetable-laden salads. The menu includes: cod croquettes with a twist, served with seaweed tempura & lime mayo, avocado battered in tempura mix served with sweet chilli sauce,  and a Nordic Poke which includes smoked salmon with spinach, barley, brown rice, peppers, pineapple, pickled cabbage, edamame beans and mango mayo.

Oslo Hackney @ 1A Amhurst Road, London E8 1LL

Breaking Out Festival at the Bunker

An exciting new theatre festival at The Bunker will present ambitious new work from six innovative emerging companies.  The shows are: Poke in the Eye’s Libby’s Eyes – an experimental production about a young woman navigating a world she can’t see; Sleepless’ Nine Foot Nine– a fully accessible show that explores a world in which every self-identifying women suddenly grows to nine foot nine inches; This Noise’s No One is Coming to Save You which uses the nineties classic children’s movie Matilda as a lens into a tragic event of a young woman; Paper Creatures explore the life of a young man who is sectioned in Section 2Second Circle Theatre will create an interactive date night with a difference in their production Kiss Chase; and leoe&hyde bring GUY: A New Musical which is an electronic musical presenting an unapologetically moving portrayal of the hook-ups and downs of 21st century dating – this infectious musical will star The X-Factor finalist Seann Miley Moore.

Breaking Out @ The Bunker,  53A Southwark St, SE1 1RU, from 11th of June to 7th of July

Whitechapel Gallery’s Summer Exhibition

The London Open 2018  brings together the most dynamic and critical contemporary art being made in the capital today. The latest edition of this triennial summer exhibition offers a free, lively space to discover new work and reflect on a time of significant change in this global city. The exhibition features a diverse selection of 22 artists working in London and engaging with topical concerns; from the rapidly changing urban context, the environment, technology, gender and race to queer representation, human relations, activism and post-colonial histories. Many artists work in unprecedented ways and across different art forms, ranging from painting, video and sound to installation, sculpture, performance and work online.

Whitechapel Gallery @ 77-82 Whitechapel High St, London E1 7QX, from 6th of June

The Devonshire Club’s Champagne Brunch

Nestled in the heart of the City, private members club Devonshire Club is opening its doors to non-members over the weekend. Guests will be able to experience the decadently appetising brunch offering in the stunning surroundings of the recently re-launched Number Five restaurant every Saturday and Sunday. Headed up Executive Chef Adam Gray, of Four Seasons Park Lane, Rhodes Twenty-Four and B&H Buildings fame, the substantial menu will include everything from brunch classics, egg variations, starters and salads, hearty mains and even a roast trolley. Gray’s menu is a reflection of honest, good quality modern British gastronomy, set at a very reasonable price.

Devonshire Club 5 Devonshire Square, London EC2M 4YD

Ahmed Elmi


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