Who. What. Where? No. 65

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.

Your favourite boots have just got a fresh new look: Dr. Martens, the shoemakers that have been a staple of British youth since the 60s, have released The Corran Pack. Finding a suitably punk middle-ground between Dr. Martens tradition and Dr. Martens modernity, the three silhouettes in the collection are classic shapes you know and love with the addition of exaggerated lugging and grooving pattern. All made from Atlas leather (a classic waxed leather with a subtle sheen), the heritage brand joins the likes of cult favourites like Miista in taking everyday shoes to new heights — literally. The 3-Eye silhouette, complete with gunmetal eyelets, feels like Dr. Martens take on gorpcore. The Chelsea Boots are heels that pay homage to the UK subcultures that made Dr. Martens their ride or die. And their answer to gothic coquette comes in the form of the Mary Jane Heeled Shoes: looking like something that’s been swiped off the feet of Courtney Love, they feature a leather kiltie, tassels, and a distinctive square toe shape. The Corran Pack is available online now.

When it comes to where to go for a bite to eat this March, it’s got to be Kinkally, a Georgian inspired restaurant that’s just opened up on Charlotte Street. Taking its name from a classic local dish called khinkali – a twisted dumpling filled with beef, pork or lamb and a touch of parsley – the approach taken by restauranteur Diana Militski is one of spotlighting traditional dishes while drawing on the influence of the countries at Georgia’s border. Patrons of Kinkally can expect Chef David Chelidze (of acclaimed restaurant Hedonist) to serve up not only those striking looking dumplings, but small plates featuring things like beef tartare with taleggio cheese and sundried beets with ricotta sauce. The best part about Kinkally is it’s something of a one-stop shop for a night out in central. Hidden beneath the restaurant is Bar Kinky, a subterranean cocktail den where you can wet your whistle with fresh takes on an Old Fashioned or a Gimlet. You can book at Kinkally if you’re wanting to chow down with a larger party, but they like to keep their air of exclusivity by prioritising walk-ins.

With warmer weather just around the corner, it’s the perfect time for “It girl” favourite Holzweiler’s latest offering, which is all about the Norwegian fashion house’s connection to nature and community. For their Spring/Summer 2024 campaign, stylist Fran Burns (who work has graced the cover of Vogue and been used by cult brands like Nensi Dojaka) joined forces with photographer Esther Theaker and took to the British countryside. Half The Secret Garden and half The Virgin Suicides, classic Holzweiler staples like the Tine Cardigan and the Cocoon Bag are set against the backdrop of lush green grass and flower-dotted meadows. Donned by IRL friends Iwana Cristal, Adam Rhazali and Mingus Reedus, the pastel-hued, silky silhouettes on display in the campaign are already available to shop online.

If you’re lucky enough to be attending to this year’s Venice Biennale, then you have to rest your head at Hotel Indigo Venice – Sant’Elena.  The newly renovated boutique hotel is mere steps away from the annual international exhibition, which this year is curated by Adriano Pedrosa, the artistic director of the Museu de Arte de São Paulo. Running from the 20th of March to the 24th of November, Pedrosa’s take on the exhibition is a polically engaged one, placing focus on queer artists, outsider artists, folk artists, and indigenous artists. Sant’Elena is a converted 1930s monastery with not only a tucked away garden where you can recoup after taking in Venice’s centuries old architecture and world-famous canals, but a stylish eatery in the form of their bar and restaurant Savor. Better still, if you’re planning on taking your pooch to the Biennale, Sant’Elena is pet friendly.

Finally, if you’re not making the trip to Venice to get your culture fix, the best thing on your doorstep is Make Your Own Masters: Open Cells. Founded by Stacie Woolsey in 2019, the Make Your Own Masters (MYOM) collective have recently found a home at the The Koppel Project, and will take residence in the cells of the Old Police Station in Hampstead. The cohort of ten multidisciplinary artists will display work across mediums like printmaking and literature in order to fundraise for their final show this summer. The full roster of artists includes Charlotte Dack, Chloe Baines, Alina Negoita, Eilish Briscoe, Susanna Odedina, Rosa Del Rosario, Nicholas B Chua, Lucy Grainge, Milica Cekerevac, and River Wittke, with a multitude of those names being multi-award winning. Their work will be “behind bars” from the 16th to the 24th of March.

You probably wouldn’t have imagined yourself spending St. Patrick’s day on a bus, but thanks to Jameson, it’s probably the only place you’ll want to be. The iconic whisky brand is launching its very own double-decker bus with Irish comedian and actress Aisling Bea, who will provide guests with a good old Irish laugh before they enjoy the ride. The Jameson bus is kitted out with just about everything you need for St. Paddy’s Day, including a fully stocked bar where passengers can enjoy some signature Jameson Ginger & Lime cocktails whilst getting from A to B – with seatbelts firmly buckled, of course. For all of those seeking something a bit different for their St. Paddy’s Day excursions, the Jameson bus will be parked up outside King’s Cross Station (Euston Rd, N1 9AL) from 12-6pm on 17th March. Those passing by can join in the St. Patrick’s Day fun and grab a free Jameson, Ginger & Lime cocktail, plus they’ll be in with a chance of winning bar tabs and exclusive Jameson merch. What’s not to love?