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Issue 73

It's the week we've all been waiting for - British Pie Week, and London is offering up a hearty helping of this crusty and crumbly delight. If you want to witness one of your favourite fairy tales with a twist, Peckham is the place to be. Plus, artist Ryan Gander is proud to present his sixth exhibition at the Lisson Gallery

British Pie Week in London 2018

Mid-way between Shrove Tuesday and Easter, I think that it’s safe to say that we all need a little pick-me-up and British Pie Week could not sound more comforting, especially considering the dire weather that we are all recovering from.

The Oystermen Seafood Bar & Kitchen
Situated in the hustle and bustle of Covent Garden, Alex Povall, Head Chef at this acclaimed restaurant in the West End has created a pie with a refined twist: a special beef and oyster pie. This will be a pie experience like you’ve never had before because it will be presented in an elegant oyster shell with a butter-poached oyster and beef stewed in Povall’s extraordinary ‘Everyday Oyster Stout’ and finished to perfection with a generous sprinkling of panko breadcrumbs. Now, I don’t know about you, but that sounds so much better than your bog-standard pie ‘n’ mash.

Pie Afternoon Tea at Bluebird, Chelsea
Roger Pizey is the brains behind this concept in south west London that will be open this weekend only, from 9th to 11th March. Not a fan of traditional Afternoon Tea? If so, this might be just the thing for you because there will be no sign of soggy cucumber sandwiches here, that’s for sure. At this Pie Afternoon Tea you can expect a number of mouth-watering pie delights, including cheddar and red onion and banoffee pie cupcakes. Excuse me while I elbow my way to the front of the queue…

Pieminister at Brixton Market
One of the newest additions to Brixton Market is somewhere you have to visit this week, especially if you consider yourself to be a brave experimenter in the culinary department. Meet the ‘Pork Pie-Scream’…or in other words, pork pie-flavoured ice cream: soft-serve vanilla ice cream with bacon bits, pork scratching, drizzled with maple syrup and finished with a good dollop of apple sauce all inside a crispy waffle cone ‘pie crust.’ If you like pancakes with the famous bacon and maple syrup combo, then odds are you’ll like this too!

Goldilocks in Peckham

Fancy going to see a play? How about one of your childhood favourites? Well, Copeland Gallery in Peckham is showing a version of the story of Goldilocks like you’ve never seen before. Forget the three gentle bears, because this performance is starring three extremely unpleasant and very dysfunctional pigs. To top it off, blonde and sweet Goldilocks isn’t so sweet, in fact she is the complete opposite. It has been said that this play is a showcase of when ‘two fairy tales collide with uncomfortable results when this opera story goes to the dark side.’

Brought to this contemporary gallery in Peckham Rye, Goldilocks and the Three Pigs has been theatrically composed by Vahan Salorian and guarantees to pack some operatic punch and convey nothing but grit, gore and drama. To add to the atmosphere, gallery staff make sure that each member of the audience is well-equipped with overalls, just in case some blood is splashed across the room, as it famously does when you go to watch a performance…
With the last performance showing this Thursday, 8th March, this dramatic rendition of your favourite childhood story will be like nothing you’ve ever seen before – there will be rapping involved.

Ryan Gander at Lisson Gallery

Last week, The Self Righting of All Things by Ryan Gander launched in Marylebone’s Lisson Gallery – this insightful art exhibition is Gander’s sixth installation at this gallery and his intention this time round is to demonstrate how all things eventually self-right themselves.

The artistic ideas illustrated by Gander in this exposition have been inspired by the philosophical words of his father, ‘let the world take a turn.’ With a combination of unique artistic features, reflection and a recording of his voice, The Self Righting of All Things has been skilfully curated for visitors to witness how time has the ultimate influence towards altering and controlling human perceptions.

‘Things change as the world changes, while everything stays the same, and if we are open to this approach, we can see the world, and our place in it, in a more honest and emphatic light.’ We’ll leave you with this food for thought regarding this exhibition but you’ll have to go and see for yourself what it’s all about – this fantastic exhibition will close on 21st April 2018.

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