hellomagazine.comA round-up of the top events to try this week, from the new Kong Skull island exhibition at Madame Tussauds to empowering women events
FOOD AND DRINK
Looking for an unmissable way to celebrate St Patrick's Day next Friday 17 March? Hurry and book tickets to Belfeast, a 60-person intimate affair held at hip London joint Carousel.
Diners will sit down to a welcome drink and three-course dinner (wine pairing with the starter and main course), created by chef at Michelin-starred restaurant OX Belfast, Stephen Toman.
Ingredients will be flown in on the day from Northern Ireland especially for the event. The menu includes celeriac, scallop and sea urchin with truffle, followed by Chateaubriand, asparagus and black garlic, and a pudding of Bushmills jelly, lavender, oats and baked-apple sorbet.
Kong: Skull Island starring Brie Larson and Tom Hiddleston is out in cinemas on Friday, but fans wanting to go one step further can visit the new attraction at the Madame Tussauds museum. An eight-foot, multi-sensory animatronic head of the gigantic ape has been installed at the museum, wowing and terrifying visitors in equal measure.
Guests can expect to embark on an adventure deep into the tropical environment of the infamous Skull Island, where they will be challenged to evade the traps of colossal petrifying spiders and uncover artifacts from the film. As they journey through the secluded bamboo jungle, they will be joined by a new wax figure of Captain James Conrad, played by British actor Tom in the film, before coming face to face with the enormous breathing, blinking, snarling and roaring mystical monster himself.
Honeymoon in Vegas
Treat yourself to a trip to the West End where hit Broadway musical, Honeymoon in Vegas in Concert, comes to the London Palladium on March 12. Based on the hit 1992 film starring Sarah Jessica Parker and Nicholas Cage, Honeymoon in Vegas tells the story of mild-mannered Brooklynite, Jack, who haunted by the fear of a promise to his dying mother never to get married, avoids proposing to his new girlfriend Betsy. He finally summons the nerve and takes Betsy to Las Vegas only to have his plans compromised by a dashing gambler with an eye for luxury and Jack’s new fiancée. Samantha Barks takes on the role of Betsy, while Arthur Darvill plays Jack.
WOW – Women of the World
Southbank Centre's annual flagship festival WOW – Women of the World is back until 12 March. Bringing together women and girls of all ages and backgrounds, the festival has a packed programme of talks, debates, performances, creative activities, comedy and networking.
Highlights include Gillian Anderson and Jennifer Nadel in conversation about their new book WE: A Manifesto for Women Everywhere, while author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie will share her insight into raising a feminist child. See the full list of events online.
The Wanted's Tom Parker is making his musical theatre debut playing Danny Zuko in Grease, alongside Danielle Hope, winner of Over the Rainbow, who plays Sandy.
The hit 70s musical kicks of a major UK tour on Friday 10 March at the Manchester Palace Theatre, with dates in Liverpool, Birmingham, Edinburgh, London and more.
The Women's Space
Following on from International Women's Day, The Mayfair Collective has launched a unique hub designed to celebrate women of achievement, The Women's Space. The hub, designed by stylist Pippa Jameson Interiors, will merge a lively and inclusive co-working space with an event space equipped to host a schedule of daily talks and events for members to attend.
Many of the retailers of Mount Street will be taking part, hosting talks and contributing to panel discussions. The week long pop-up will be open until 15 March. Sign up for complimentary membership by following the link below.