Market Hall | I Feel Pretty | The Moth | The Order of Time | Shape of Time...
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.
DINE at Fulham’s Market Hall, the first of many historical and architecturally rich public spaces in London being brought to life with good food and drink in just over a week. The market-style food court offers plenty of choice boasting nine kitchens, a bar, a deli and a coffee shop, all under the roof of Fulham Broadway’s old Grade II listed ticket Hall. Serving up a variety of cuisines from Indian and Thai to British and Hawaiian, the line up includes the likes of Yard Pizza, Calcutta Canteen, Thima by Farang, Butchies and Ahi Poke, and ice cream brand Soft Serve Society, among others. Open seven days a week for breakfast, lunch and dinner this May.
For the full line up, visit www.markethalls.co.uk. Follow @markethalls on instagram for updates.
WATCH I Feel Pretty, the latest film from Amy Schumer creating a stir for its controversial storyline about body confidence. Releasing this Friday (May 4), the comedy follows the story of a woman who wakes up with a newfound positive attitude to her body image following a nasty fall at a spin class. While critics have slammed Schumer for ‘fat shaming’, fans have praised her for her comedy genius to encourage body confidence. Watch it with an open mind, particularly if you enjoyed Schumer’s former funny releases, Trainwreck and Snatched.
I Feel Pretty releases in UK cinemas nationwide on May 4
LISTEN live to the autobiographical stories of five storytellers coming to London’s Union Chapel this May for The Moth Mainstage. The hugely popular live storytelling event is a chance to celebrate simple, old-fashioned storytelling in between catching up on The Moth weekly podcasts released every Tuesday. Celebrating 20 years, the hit podcasts feature over 500 episodes of the best stories from the live events through the years.
The Moth Mainstage is on May 7. For tickets, visit www.themoth.org. Follow @mothstories on instagram for updates.
READ The Order of Time by Carlo Rovelli (Penguin). Any author being dubbed “the new Stephen Hawking” by The Sunday Times is always going to pique our interest. Physicist and bestselling author of Seven Brief Lessons on Physics Carlo Rovelli’s new book brings together science, philosophy and art to unravel the mystery of time. His new book, which is also out in audiobook format, narrated by the brilliant Benedict Cumberbatch, has topped the non-fiction charts in Italy every week since it launched. It argues that to understand ourselves we need to reflect on time – and to understand time we need to reflect on ourselves. Deep concepts for a Monday, but definitely worth a read.
The book is out now and is available in bookshops and online. Check out https://www.penguin.co.uk/books/301539/the-order-of-time to find out more.
VISIT Shape of Light: 100 years of photography and abstract art at Tate Modern. Opening this week, Shape of Light tells the intertwined histories of photography and abstract art for the very first time. The exhibition features over 300 works by more than 100 different artists, exploring the birth of abstract art’s impact on photography since its early days, starting in 1910 until present day. It includes work by prominent painters such a Bridget Riley, Georges Braque, Jackson Pollack and Joan Miro, and big name photographers Edward Weston, Aaron Siskin and Man Ray.
The exhibition opens on May 2 until Oct 14. For tickets, visit http://www.tate.org.uk/
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