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HUNGER’s weekend guide: Leonard Cohen, SOPHIE and more

Got that Friyay feeling but no plans to put it into action? Look no further...

Are you in serious need of a zen weekender? Whatever your mood, HUNGER has got your back with our eclectic selection of the best exhibitions, film screenings and nights out to suit any mood.

Scroll down to see what London has to offer this weekend.


Replacement Houghton Warehouse Party – London

Our thoughts go out to Houghton’s organisers, artists and, of course, ticket buyers! The electronic music festival had to cancel last minute yesterday, on the morning of the first day, due to severe weather forecast. In its third year, Houghton was regarded as one of the best and innovative electronic music festivals in the world: the cancellation is truly devastating for everyone involved.

But not all is lost and ravers will keep on raving. Events are due to take place across the country in response to the cancellation, and White Rabbit will be hosting multiple parties across London to “carry on the magical Houghton vibe.”

It’s a strictly *underground* affair, so either sign up for more information on The White Rabbit website or keep your eyes peeled on the Facebook group for locations and timings of the parties.

Check out the Facebook group here and sign up for updates on the White Rabbits website.

Price N/A; Time N/A

Location: TBA

Dinner and The Ey Exhibition: Van Gogh and Britain

Become a serious boujie foodie this Friday, the Tate Modern’s head chef has created a sample menu inspired by Van Gogh’s work.

With dishes using the bold colours featured throughout Gogh’s work, you will be able to eat food versions of some of the most famous paintings in art history.

Of course, a fine dining experience wouldn’t be complete without one ingredient no one has heard of before, this menu’s mystery box is ‘egg caviar black waffle’?

This event is more expensive and a bit poncier than the price range usually spotlighted in our guides, but it’s a rare opportunity for die-hard Gogh fans, art-fans and foodies alike.

Find out more information here.

Price £50, 18:30 – 20:30

Location: Tate Modern, Bankside, London, SE1 9TG

Marie Davidson (live)

One of the most famous female techno producers in the game, Marie Davidson is blessing Studio 9294 with her deliciously hypnotic bangers.

The Canadian vocalist, poet and producer will be joined by Richard Fearless and a selection of other live guests TBA.

Buy tickets on Dice.

Price £15, 19:30 – 23:30

Location: 92 Wallis Rd, Hackney Wick, London, E9 5LN



If you’ve been watching The Great Hack and got majorly freaked out by the use of our data or have had enough of listening about how AI will take over the world, look away from this listing now as it won’t be for you.

Jeanette Winterson will be joining the Barbican to celebrate her recently released novel; Frankissstein on Saturday.

Part of their major summer exhibition, AI: More than Human, Winterson will perform a dramatic reading of Frankissstein. The novel explores the ethics of creation and the possibilities of artificial intelligence, Frankissstein shines a light on the deepening relationship between humanity and technology.

After the reading, Winterson will be partaking in a discussion, Q&A and book signing.

Find out more on the event here.

Price £5, 12:00 – 16:00

Location: Barbican Centre, Silk Street, London, EC2Y 8DS

Resilience Exile Mutation

A fascinating exhibition combining Arabic calligraphy and graffiti art. Dema One is the Belgian-Moroccan artist who has always felt in between, at the crossroads of various distinct identities and simply refused to choose a side. He uses his art to embrace his intersectionality.

Resilience Exile Mutation is a visual tale of One’s life, mapping his family’s journey from Morocco to Belgium; “the exhibition tells one of the millions of stories of geographic displacement and internal exile that can be found in a city like London.”

Find out more here. 

Price FREE, August 2 – 24

Location: 21-27 Chalton Street, London, NW1 1JD


SOPHIE, the electronic producer, songwriter and DJ is literally re-writing the possibilities of pop music. Through her unique sound, SOPHIE pushes musical styles to their extremes.

During the release of her first critically acclaimed singles and debut album, SOPHIE was a producer and songwriter for the likes of Madonna, Nicki Minaj and Charli XCX.

Taking place at the Royal Festival Hall, expect nothing but a boldly experimental and astounding performance by the sonic superstar.

Purchase tickets here.

Price £25 – £35, 19:30 – N/A

Location: Southbank Centre, Belvedere Rd, Lambeth, London, SE1 8XX


Marianne & Leonard: Words of Love

A screening of the tragic yet beautiful love story between Leonard Cohen and his muse Marianne Ihlen at the Barbican.

Might not be the one if you’re feeling fragile from the night before, but none the less an extremely enchanting film spotlighting the hidden personal life of one of the most famous singers’ in modern-day history.

The film follows the journey of the pair, from when they first met on the Greek island of Hydra and detailing their open marriage during the 1660s ‘free love’ movement, to how their relationship evolved when Cohen became a successful musician.

Buy tickets on the Barbican website.

Price £12, 20:35 – TBA

Location: Barbican Centre, Silk Street, London, EC2Y 8DS

RA Live with Call Super, Sybil

Pop down to Brilliant Corners for a fitting end to a great weekend: Resident Adviser has invited selectors Call Super and SIREN’s Sybil for another evening of music discovery.

Featuring ambient, vintage dancehall, jungle and pop music from the pair, the night will be a smooth and relaxing transition into the week ahead.

As well as free entry, the night will also be live-streamed so no stress if you can’t make it in person.

Find out more information on the Facebook event.

Price FREE, 19:00 – 23:00

Location: Brilliant corners, 470 Kingsland Road, E84, London

9 August 2019