Who. What. Where? No. 54

Welcome to HUNGER’s Who. What. Where? Your one-stop shop for all the latest and greatest upcoming events and releases. Whether you’re looking for your next injection of culture or just something to freshen up your wardrobe, you’ll only find the best of it here.

It’s the last Who. What. Where? before Christmas, so it’s only right we kick things off with not one festive experience but a whole market of them. London’s iconic Spitalfields market has undergone a revamp for the Christmas period, featuring a new light display, a giant Christmas tree, a theatre pop-up and family-friendly workshops. The Greenhouse Theatre, the UK’s first zero-waste theatre, will be running a Christmassy events programme and debuting a new play The Lost Library of Spitalfields Market, that will run for a limited time until December 24th. The theatre will also provide a range of creative activities, including carol sing-alongs, board game nights, festive pub quizzes and live music performances. What’s more, shoppers visiting the East London market can enjoy family-friendly artistic workshops like wreath making, candle painting, festive cooking and a scavenger hunt. For those looking to live a more eco-conscious lifestyle, there will be a second-hand shop, a clothes repair workshop and free sustainable gift wrapping to delight loved ones. There will also be a zero-waste bar serving a wide range of refreshments to get merry and fight off the winter chill, including mulled wine and hot cider. Events will take place until December 24th, and you can find more information here.

And of course, if you’re looking to close out the year with a meal that’ll live long in the memory, we’ve got just the suggestion for you. This Christmas, Mayfair’s The Beaumont Hotel has introduced a transatlantic-inspired Festive Afternoon Tea to the hotel’s chic, 1920s-inspired Gatsby’s Room. Head Chef Ben Boeynaems will combine traditional afternoon tea flavours with culinary touches from across the pond to create a festive twist on a classic offering, including all-new treats and sandwiches, alongside Cranberry and buttermilk scones, Mince pies, Devonshire clotted cream and Strawberry jam. There is, of course, an extensive drinks menu available too, offering Gusbourne Blanc de Blancs, Gusbourne Rosé, a selection of Champagne cocktails or, for those looking for a non-alcoholic option, a glass of JING jasmine sparkling tea. To see the full menu and make a booking, click here.

The weather may only be getting frostier as we plunge headfirst into the midst of winter, so what better time to look ahead to summer 2024 than right now? One of 2023’s festival highlights came in the form of Torino’s 3-day Kappa FuturFestival (in which HUNGER was in attendance), so we’re all very grateful the event will be returning for its 11th iteration next year. And we’ve already got our first look at who’ll be taking to the stage, as the first phase of artists has just been announced and includes the likes of Carl Cox, The Blessed Madonna, Nina Kraviz, Honey Dijon, Four Tet, and an abundance of dance music’s biggest stars. Taking place from July 5th-7th, It’s already an unmissable list of names, and this is only Phase 1 of the lineup, so if you’re looking to experience one of Europe’s most iconic parties, click here.

Finally, what’s Christmas without a fresh new wardrobe? And the latest drop from London-based menswear label Drake’s and NYC’s Aimé Leon Dore is the perfect gift for any fashion lover in your life. The collab prepares for the chilly winter months with down-filled corduroy puffer jackets cinched at the waist with elastic ties and carpenter denim in muted cream tones for a street-ready look. Double-breasted suiting takes on 1980s formulas with pinstriped wool and paisley-printed scarves, while relaxed tracksuits accompany knitted neckties, fleece outerwear, and striped layering options. The Aimé Leon Dore x Drake’s is now available online via Aimé Leon Dore.

For this week’s playlist refresher, we have the debut single from Nick Ferman, the rhythm guitarist of garage rock band Ora Violet, released under the name Ferman. The track, titled ‘Amusement Park’, acts as Ferman’s abstract interpretation of an anxiety attack, which he has been suffering from ever since he was a child. Ferman grew up in a quiet town in the North East of Italy in the ’80s and ’90s but always had dreams of escaping its small-minded mentality, leading him to dream of becoming a musician. But despite touring Europe in a mandolin orchestra, he never had the courage to do his own thing. Now, in his 40s, (you’re never too old) the artist’s musical journey has well and truly begun. Speaking on his debut release, Ferman said: “I never thought I could sing, I wasn’t sure about my voice. But apparently I can and I started writing more personal songs to suit my singing voice.” Listen to the full track below.

Dior Beauty invites you to step “Inside the Dream” with a new documentary series by Terminal 9 Studios that dives into the roots of how luxury perfume is made. Throughout the film, Director Matthieu Menu aims to showcase the creative journey and composition of fragrance production in a never-before-seen light. From start to finish, the documentary covers the long-term adventure that is the creation of a perfect perfume. It features not only the fragrance creator but also the many individuals who are essential to the process of fragrance production. When approaching the legend that is the iconic ‘J’adore’ fragrance, on the occasion of Francis Kurkdjian’s first offering as Dior Perfume’s new Creation Director, the documentary follows the creation of the new ‘L’Or de J’adore’ scent, which debuted this September. Speaking on the documentary, Menu says: “The aim of this film was to reproduce a creative journey while capturing true sincerity. The doubts of the fragrance creator are revealed, as is his exacting, complex quest and the myriad of women and men who make the existence of such a perfume possible. We had to reproduce a certain type of creative solitude, paired with impressive synergetic group work that is indispensable.” The documentary is now available to stream now on Amazon Prime Video.

Next up, LA based menswear brand Vayder recently launched their first pop up in London’s iconic
department store Harrods, Knightsbridge. The brand recently released their first AW23 Collection 001 this September, and will offering a selection of signature styles including their Letterman Jacket, Carpenter pants, Graphic knitwear and tees amongst an array of denim, and shirts in the pop-up space located on Harrods’ 2nd floor. The pop-up will be running for two months and the collection will also be available online at Harrods.com.

WriterHUNGER Writers