Friday, 22 May 2015

The What, Where, When: 22 May

The Lady pick of the best events over the coming days

Written by Eliza Riley-Smith
WHAT: Photo London. Showcasing works gathered from the world's best galleries, Photo London is an exciting and unique photography show, held in London's Somerset House.
WHERE: Somerset House, Strand WC2R 1LA www.photolondon.org
WHEN: 21-25 May


WHAT: Charleston Festival. Bespoke arts festival in the grounds of Charleston House, famous country retreat of the Bloomsbury Group.
WHERE: Charleston, Firle, Lewes, East Sussex BN8 6LL www.charleston.org.uk
WHEN: 15-25 May


WHAT: The Way of Tea. Free demonstration on the Japanese tea ceremony as well as a brief history of the art, led by members of the Urasenke foundation
WHERE: British Museum, Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3DG www.britishmuseum.org
WHEN: 22 May


WHAT: Rayne, Shoes for Stars. Retrospective on the iconic British shoe brand, taking in a whole century of work and countless appearances on the feet of the rich and famous.
WHERE: Fashion and Textile Museum, 83 Bermondsey Street, London SE1 3XF www.ftmlondon.org
WHEN: 22 May – 30 August


WHAT: Playback: The 90s Party. Indulge in the fashion, music and fabulous cocktails of the 90s over the bank holiday weekend in London's stylish East End.
WHERE: The Laundry, 2-18 Warburton Rd, London E8 3FN www.bourneandhollingsworth.com
WHEN: 22-23 May


WHAT: Leeds Feast. Street food, music, craft beer and children's pop up and play tent and more at this fun bank holiday festival.
WHERE: Hunslet Road, Leeds LS10 1JQ www.leedsfeast.com
WHEN: 22-23 May


WHAT: Picture of the Month. Talks Join Friends of the Laing in their delightful gallery for a free talk and discussion on their picture of the month. May's painting is Piazza San Marco, Venice by Walter Richard Sickert.
WHERE: Laing Art Gallery, New Bridge Street, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 8AG www.twmuseums.org.uk
WHEN: 23 May

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WHAT: The Luna Cinema at Holkham Hall. This elegant Norfolk stately will be hosting an outdoor cinema this bank holiday weekend, with screenings of Mamma Mia and Top Gun.
WHERE: Holkham Hall, Wells-next-the-Sea, Norfolk NR23 1AB www.thelunacinema.com
WHEN: 23-24 May


WHAT: The Treasure Houses of England: May Half Term. Treasure Houses of England is a select series of fine stately homes, including Blenheim Palace, Castle Howard and Chatsworth. The houses will be offering a range of family friendly activities this half term, from food festivals to film screenings.
WHERE: Various venues nationwide www.treasurehouses.co.uk
WHEN: 23-31 May


WHAT: La Bohème at the Royal Opera House. One of opera's greatest romances, set in Puccini's bohemian Paris, returns to Covent Garden.
WHERE: Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London WC2E 9DD www.roh.org.uk
WHEN: 23 May-16 July


WHAT: Three Cunard Queens. This bank holiday weekend, The Queen Mary 2, Queen Victoria and Queen Elizabeth will grace Liverpool waterfront to honour the maritime city and Cunard's 175th birthday.
WHERE: Liverpool waterfront www.cunard.co.uk
WHEN: 24-26 May


WHAT: Cuisson's Pop Up Afternoon Tea at Burlington Arcade. Luxury caterers Cuisson have teamed up with renowned pastry chef Hideko Kawa to bring a decadent afternoon tea pop up to the iconic Burlington Arcade.
WHERE: Burlington Arcade, 51 Piccadilly, London W1J 0QJ www.burlington-arcade.co.uk
WHEN: Till early July


WHAT: The Capital Pop Up. Spend an evening at one of London's most exclusive private member's club with celebrated chef Cyrus Todiwala OBE's exclusive pop-up restaurant.
WHERE: The London Capital Club, 15 Abchurch Lane EC4N 7BW www.londoncapitalclub.com
WHEN: Till 27 July



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