Cultural Digest

With Winter Solstice fast approaching, it’s undeniable that the
nights are drawing in, and there is a proverbial nip in the air.
If you need a little encouragement to kick off your slippers
and set out on a cultural adventure then we have just the ticket,
as we round up our pick of things to go out for in the coming weeks.

From theatre recommendations and raves in a
former flatpack heaven to a cold plunge that would
make Wim Hoff proud, we’ve got you covered.

Go forth and explore…. just don’t forget your woollies.

Margaret x


© Taro Zaine

‘A series of listening sessions inviting the music-loving public to
hear upcoming album releases and classic LPs like never before in
cinemas and other intimate spaces—in the dark.’

Our pick of upcoming events is Sampha’s stunning, long-awaited
sophomore album ‘Lahai’ at The Castle Cinema in Homerton..
an independent local cinema and another Margaret favourite.


Located in the backyard of an old 1930s Public Baths building,
community saunas have a wonderfully ramshackle feel.
Choose from the larger sauna pod or one of the smaller saunas
constructed in the back of a horsebox to get heated to your core,
then brave one of the ice-cold plunge baths to get the
endorphins well and truly flowing.


© Drumsheds

Now you can rave it up at
DRUMSHEDS in the former Ikea site in Edmonton.
Our pick is
False Idols on 2nd December where you can dance under the lasers to Sugababes & Shygirl.

Women in Revolt! Art and Activism in the UK 1970-1990

© TATE Britain/ Women in Revolt!

This extraordinary show from Tate Britain ‘shines a spotlight on
how networks of women used radical ideas and rebellious methods
to make an invaluable contribution to British culture’.

Spanning two decades of British feminism and its accompanying art and ideas, team Margaret visited en masse and left feeling inspired by how art can truly invoke societal change.


Out-Spoken is a monthly night of poetry and music which celebrates diversity in performance put together by Karim Kamar, Anthony Anaxagorou and Joelle Taylor.

This latest edition is hosted by Joelle Taylor and features poetry by Valzhyna Mort, Michael Pederson, Ishion Hutchinson alongside music from Jamie Duffy and Tawaih.


Boy Parts @ Soho Theatre

There are two very different plays we’re excited to see …Soho Theatre’s Boy Parts, based on the critically acclaimed debut novel by Eliza Clark and adapted for the stage by Gillian Greer, is a pitch-black psychological thriller that explores the story of an artist that takes explicit pictures of young men. 

On the other side of the coin, The Witches at The National Theatre is a ‘rip-roaring musical version of Roald Dahl’s classic tale’ that is sure to raise a smile.


Ridley Scott's 'Napoleon'

Not exactly an under-the-radar recommendation, but if cinema is
your thing, then it doesn’t get much better than Ridley Scott’s
Napoleon biopic, starring a ‘magnificent’ (according to
The Guardian) Joaquin Phoenix in the titular role.
Popcorn at the ready…


© STORY.mfg

We’re huge fans of Story mfg. at Margaret, and their manifesto
that ‘fashion can be a form of social activism and can
help create a more positive future’.

If you’re in the market for some planet-conscious new garms,
they are holding a sample sale on the first weekend
of December in Brick Lane.


© Ces McCully

We’re excited to be involved with the inaugural charity exhibition
from The Nice Co, a new fundraising business using art to raise money for disadvantaged kids and communities in London.

The exhibition brings together an array of international artists
including names such as Chris Levine, Anthony Burvill, Jelly Green
and Boo Saville, with all the profits going to The Childhood Trust.

Check it out from 13 – 17 December at Noho Showrooms in Soho.
For more info follow @the_nice_co.