From the Rick Stein residency at The Goring Hotel to London’s Design Biennale, and open air movies on Regent’s Canal — here’s how to keep entertained this month.
See the works of Charlotte Perriand and learn more about the pioneering designer: An icon of 20th century design, the Design Museum will present a retrospective on French architect and designer, Charlotte Perriand. Curated in collaboration with the Perriand family and the Fondation Louis Vuitton, Charlotte Perriand: The Modern Life will showcase her creative process via an array of sketches, photographs, and scrapbooks.
It’ll also bring to view some of her famous interiors, from the apartment designed for the Salon d’Automne in 1929 to the renowned Chaise Longue Basculante, and give an insight into her personal life as an independent woman, sportswoman and global traveller. The exhibition will run from 18 June – 5 September.
See an exhibition at Fulham Town Hall: Catch it while you can, the free immersive exhibition, Art in the Age of Now will be running until 6 June. Showcasing over 100 local artists, it brings together contemporary art, live music, talks, and performance art ahead of its major renovation works that will transform this space into a luxury hotel, slated for 2022.
Take part in an online food festival and auction: The UK-based charity Freedom from Torture is hosting a star-studded online food festival and auction with a whole host of creatives and foodies. Entitled, ‘A Seat At The Table’ there will be cook-alongs with Paul Merrett, workshops, and discussions featuring the likes of Joanna Lumley, Ian Hislop, Alexei Sayle, Fiona Shaw, Jo Brand, Nikesh Shukla, and Zoe Adjonyoh.
The gastronome-inspired auction is also running until Thursday 17 June. There will be a chance to bid on private dinner parties hosted by Michelin starred chefs, personalized cooking classes from the chef’s at Ottolenghi, dinners out at Dishoom, cocktail and wine experiences, a Hawksmoor at Home box for 4 with cocktails, along with stays at luxury villas across the world.
Watch a movie at The Cinema at Selfridges: Found on the lower ground floor of Selfridges is the cinema complete with a bar and snug area to enjoy a champagne or cocktail pre or post movie. For June there’s an array of films on show including The Father starring Anthony Hopkins, Olivia Colman, and Cruella featuring Emma Stone, Mark Strong and Emma Thompson.
Experience the Rick Stein pop up at The Goring Hotel: Excitingly, famed chef, Rick Stein is back at the The Goring this summer for a one-week pop up. As you’d expect, there’s delicious seafood aplenty and it is all served overlooking the secluded garden.
Running from 14 – 20 June, it’ll be a family affair too as Rick will be joined by his sons Jack and Charlie Stein as they host an intimate demo during the week, with an additional meet and greet book signing event with Rick at the end of the week.
“Some of the best seafood in the world comes from the pristine waters around Cornwall. We’re looking forward to bringing Rick’s culinary masterpieces to London once again this summer.” Jeremy Goring, CEO, The Goring
Check out the London Design Biennale at Somerset House: The London Design Bienalle brings together a whole host of designers, curators, and design institutions, and this year Es Devlin, the Artistic Director of the London Design Biennale has chosen ‘resonance’ as the theme. Running throughout June, 50 countries and territories will respond to this theme via installations and presentations across Somerset House.
Visit the The Kensington Hotel for their new Alice in Wonderland experience in partnership with the V&A Museum: The Kensington hotel has reopened and right in time for summer, there’s a new al fresco dining venue, The Veranda at The Kensington Hotel, as well as newly refurbished suites, and a cultural package in partnership with the Victoria and Albert Museum just a stone’s throw away. Their Alice in Wonderland inspired package, in partnership with the V&A not only includes a stay, there’s also tickets to the Alice: Curiouser & Curiouser exhibition, as well as ‘Eat Me, Drink Me, Take Me’ delicious treats.
Enjoy a movie on the water: The Openaire Float-In Cinema presented by Häagen-Dazs is back on Regent’s Canal. Moor up at Merchant Square in Paddington, bring along your bubble and even your dog, and enjoy the use of your very own boat. There’s a mix of recent and vintage releases including Pretty Woman, Anchorman, and Top Gun (and there’s plenty of snacks and icecream on land close by).
Watch an online talk: Fane are hosting a number of online talks including ones with Jessie Ware and Grace Dent this month. Join Jessie Ware on 10 June to celebrate her debut solo book, Omelette: Food, Love, Chaos and Other Conversations, as she shares musings on food, society, and life.
A day later, to mark the paper release of her book, Hungry, famed food writer Grace Dent will be letting us into her memories of food, as she traces her story from the beige to the brilliant.
Try out a whole new wardrobe at Page8: Page8 and By Rotation have joined forces to offer hotel guests the chance to try out a new wardrobe via their new rental concierge service. A sustainable, and fuss-free solution to carrying around finery, this in-room rental concierge provides chic convenience straight to one’s room with the use of a tailored look book. Hotel guests will be able to plan ahead and order up to 10 looks before arrival, checking in to find their pieces steamed, pressed, and hung up in their wardrobe. The clothing and accessories have also been specially curated by in-house stylists with the urban explorer in mind, in line with Page8’s brand ethos.
Follow a low waste cocktail masterclass: Comedian and actor, Jack Whitehall has teamed up with Ketel One Vodka for a cocktail masterclass series. Here, you’ll learn how to make delicious cocktails using the most wasted ingredients in the home and it’s all to raise awareness around the issue of food waste.
Take a trip to the Tate Britain to see Turner’s Modern World: On 20 June Tate Britain will be opening its doors after hours to show the works of J.M.W. Turner, one of the most revered artists who lived and worked at the height of the industrial revolution.
He painted at a time when the world was changing and modernizing at pace, as steam replaced sail, and manpower was replaced by machines, and this private view will offer an insight into his works and his world.
Clink clink for Rosé Day: There are various National Rosé Days in June, but International Rosé Day is marked on the 25 June. For some wine inspiration drop into Fortnum & Mason who have dedicated a sizeable area of their food hall to the blush wine – here the new Fortnum’s Côtes de Provence Rosé 2020 by Ott can be found along with the Charles Heidsieck Rosé Réserve NV if a fizz version is the preferred tipple.