I was lucky enough to get my hands on some complimentary tickets to see Picasso Portraits at the National Portrait Gallery this weekend. The exhibition spans 6 October 2016 to 5 February 2017 and it really is a ‘must-see’, there are over 80 works including portraits of his wife Olga , his friends and lovers. This show was far from ordinary and encompassed many early self-portraits, caricatures, sculptures and experiments in style. I particularly enjoyed the brief snapshot into his family life shown via a black and white short film.
Advance booking is highly recommended, it is worth noting the first 100 tickets every Friday for this exhibition are just £5.
I was gutted to miss out last year. I mentally noted after viewing several friends instagrams how special this outdoor cinema experience looked. Not wanting to make the same mistake again, I set an alarm and diarised the ticket release date. The summer screenings are being held in August from the 4th until the 17th, there is a mix of red carpet premieres, recent hits and iconic movies. See here for more film info.
Doors open at 18:30 and film viewings start at approximately 21:00 when the sun has started to go down. Our film of choice was 90s classic 10 Things I Hate About You. We were greeted with a DJ set from U SUCK who aptly played all the gems from the 90s including classic hits such as the Backstreet boys.
There was plenty of time to set up shop, bag a great location and picnic our little hearts out (we decided to get our goodies from M&S).
Can you believe there were two of us? We made friends with our blanket neighbours and shared some of our supplies. Sharing is caring!
Summer Screen prints poster exhibition
Next year more cushions and pillows need to be packed because those cold cobbles under bum are not forgiving.
Book again for next year- same again please!! Amazing night. Not to be missed.
This is one of my favourite finds to date. I love the cinema and this is the most romantic and comfortable one I have been to (complete with cashmere blankets). Great food and drinks available too. I recommend their bloody mary and nachos – perfect combo!
Address: 64-66 Redchurch Street
(Entrance on Club Row)
It was awarded The Art Fund Museum of the Year 2016 prize- a accolade truly deserved. The annual museum prize, the largest in the world, recognises the outstanding innovation, imagination and achievements of one museum throughout the preceeding year.
I love the central piece of art that greets you as soon as you walk through the revolving doors.