The Weekender: Butterfly Biosphere, Allpress Lates & Malorie Blackman [Sept 5th-8th]
The HG Weekender List – things to do this weekend in London from visiting the butterfly biosphere, the dreamy Barbican Conservatory and in conversation with Malorie Blackman.
WHERE Grosvenor Square, Mayfair
WHEN 5th – 15th September, 10 am – 7 pm daily
A free and immersive botanic experience that celebrates the unsung heroes of pollination in a beautiful butterfly house.
You’ll be able to get up close to observes them feeding, hatching and flying amongst trailing fruit.
“At a time when London’s butterfly population is in trouble – having declined by 76% over the last four decades, there’s no better time to recognise and celebrate their crucial role in nature in the city. Flutterby and join us!”
Suitable for all ages.
Buggies and prams will not be allowed within the dome.
Known for their coffees, Allpress is celebrating their 30th Anniversary by extending their Friday hours for a series of food and drink pop-ups featuring some of their favourite chefs and suppliers.
WHERE Barbican Conservatory,
WHEN 6th & 7th September, The Conservatory is open on selected Saturdays from 12–10pm; and selected Sundays from 12–5 pm.
TICKETS Free, first come first served basis
Visit the second biggest Conservatory in London and explore exotic fish and over 2000 species of tropical plants and trees.
“The wait is over for the next novel in the groundbreaking young adult fiction series Noughts & Crosses – join the author herself, in conversation with Tobi Kyeremateng, for an introduction to Crossfire.
Come along to hear more from an author whose stories have survived and impacted generations, and shed necessary light on the social injustices present in the world.”
WHERE Kensington Gore, South Kensington, London SW7 2AP
WHEN Thursday 26th September, 6:45 pm – 10:10pm
TICKETS From £25
“Multi-award-winning musician and composer Nitin Sawhney returns to the Royal Albert Hall for a special one-off show to mark 20 years of his seminal album, Beyond Skin.
Sawhney has had a rich and varied career since the album’s 1999 release, working across music, film, television, theatre and dance as a producer and composer, and was the recipient of the Ivor Novello Lifetime Achievement Award in 2017.”