London Craft Week | Eat17 | The Rain | 99% Invisible | House of Nutter...
Every week we round up our top picks of the week from the latest food haunts and must-watch releases to our favourite podcasts, unmissable art exhibitions, and page-turning books. Our weekly previews are loaded with bright ideas for the week ahead.
VISIT one of the many craft events taking place as part of London Craft Week, which kicks off this Wednesday (9 May). Celebrating the best in British Craftsmanship, this annual event is a chance to free your creative spirit. The diverse programme of ticketed workshops, exhibits and galleries includes everything from tile, candle, costume and jewellery making to wood-carving, silver-smithing, bookbinding, Kyoto, digital drawing and guilding, among many others. Highlights include an exhibition at Vessel gallery celebrating Kosta Boda Glasswork’s 275th anniversary, a talk at the Village Hall entitled Not Just Another Brick in the Wall: Disvover the Craftsmanship Behind Battersea Power Station, and Belonging an exhibition from one of the UK’s most prolific designers, Morag Myerscough, at the Ditchling Museum of Art + Craft. London Craft Week takes place on 9-13 May.
For the full programme, visit www.londoncraftweek.com. Follow @LondonCraftWeek on Instagram.
DINE at Eat17, Walthamstow Village. Newly named London’s ‘Borough of Culture’ for 2018, Walthamstow is also one of the city’s top hotspots for fans of independent restaurants. Eat17 Restaurant, based in the heart of Walthamstow Village serves up honest British food with a stylish twist. Inventors of award-winning ‘bacon jam’ (a new condiment concept made from a blend of bacon, coffee, bourbon, fresh garlic and rosemary) which is used to top their fabulous burgers, Eat17 is also dedicated to using produce that is locally sourced and seasonal. All ice creams, sauces & stocks are made on site and meat comes straight from the their butcher in Eat17 Hackney, who buys directly from reputable farms such as Packington Free Range in Staffordshire. Long a popular spot for East Londoners, it’s a good idea to book in advance.
Visit https://www.eat17.co.uk/restaurant for menu and reservations. Follow @Eat_17 on Twitter and Instagram @Weareeat17.
WATCH The Rain, the new Netflix original series based in Denmark is a gripping post-apocalyptic thriller of environmental disaster. The premise is simple: a virus (the ‘rain’) has wiped out most of humanity; the only ones left are those who sought shelter, stayed dry and waited it out. A group of teenagers were wise to the wet stuff, but things turn dark once they venture out. With the gore of The Walking Dead, the series also explores whether humans can still show kindness and love when faced with survival.
The Rain, Season One is available on Netflix https://www.netflix.com/title/80154610. Follow on Twitter @TheRainNetflix.
LISTEN: With over 250m downloads, 99% Invisible is one of the best performing and most popular podcasts on iTunes. This independently produced radio show is all about the thought that goes into the things we don’t think about, and perhaps take for granted – the unnoticed architecture and design that shape our world. Have you ever wondered about the origin of the fortune cookie? Or why Freud opted for a couch over an armchair? Or why town planners are now turning their backs on cul-de-sacs? If you have, then this show is definitely for you. And as a plus, host Roman Mars’ voice is as smooth as an eel.
Visit https://99percentinvisible.org all episodes.
READ: House of Nutter by Lance Richards. This book charts the remarkable journey of two gay brothers, Tommy and David Nutter, who rose to international stardom, working with popstars and gangsters as they transformed the face of 1970s Saville Row. Not your average autobiography, the double narrative story about tailor Tommy and his photographer brother David, is loaded with personal accounts from celebrities and never-before-seen pictures, letters, sketches and diaries. From the swinging 60s to the birth of the disco and the heartbreak of the 80s aids crisis, this extraordinary eye-opening story is intertwined with the struggle for freedom of expression, the fight for sexual liberation and the desire to disrupt with the rock ‘n’ roll lifestyle. Fashion, drama, emotion, rock 'n' roll, celebrities and gangsters – what’s not to love about this? Definitely worth adding to your reading list.
House of Nutter: The Rebel Tailor of Savile Row by Lance Richardson (Chatto & Windus, £25) is out now and is available online and in bookshops.
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