Pop-up news


First, in Marylebone there is an Asia House Spring Fair starting next Friday 28th March for three days. Expect lots of stalls from all over Asia selling  jewellery, textiles, arts and crafts; a wonderful baazar just north of Oxford Street (really not very far away). From 5.30pm there is a bar serving wine and beer if you need to oil your retail wheels. Asian music will add to the whole eastern market feel. The final day is Mother’s Day and there will be a special tea tasting and talk thing going on in honour of all mums at about 2.45pm (mine would probably prefer the bar – she’s Irish). asiahouse.org

Great news a Mac Met Cheese (macaroni cheese) is popping up in Bayswater from  Saturday 22nd March for three months. It has a late licence and promises delicious cocktails; margaritas, bloody marys and good old martinis. Opening from Wednesday through to Sunday until 4th June at 43-45 Porchester Road W2. There is no booking but you can check out the Mac Met Cheese news on twitter. twitter.com

It is drive through season again and the pop-up drive through cinema is back. Screenings start on 20th March and run into April. It costs just £22 a car no matter how many peops are squished in and there is lovely street food brought straight to your window. Gravity, We’re the Millers and About Time (with yours truly in the last 4 seconds – don’t blink) are on the bill. You can drive in at either Sandowne racecourse, Ally Pally or Brent Cross (closest I think). experiencecinema.com

Don’t forget to pop into the FISHBone pop-up restaurant in Kensington Place’s private dining room. This is the last week of this lovely fishy establishment. We’re talking ‘fast-fish’ dishes created by head chef Dan Loftin, including salmon doner with pitta and scallop dog. Food is served on trays. Very cool but closes on 31st March. www.kensingtonplace-restaurant.co.uk

Oh and in Bloomsbury there is a a cold war spies night. On 22nd March (tomorrow) in Pushkin House and organised by Russian Revels. Tickets are £48.59 and you get an amazing feast for that but you are expected to dress up and indulge in some role play. This is what they say: “It’s 1959 and you are a spy in the Cold War. You receive an envelope summoning you to come for a briefing at HQ. There you will be trained how to pass as a citizen – Soviet or American, you won’t know till then.” Proper tonto. grubclub.com


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