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Mac and Wild are going to be foraging for their lunch this Saturday and you can join them. If you like the idea of searching for your own food you can tag along for their monthly forage in Battersea Park this weekend.

Mac & Wild will take you out with London foraging expert, James Grant, to show you what's growing on your doorstep. It's wild garlic season so there's sure to be plenty of that to find for a start! After a couple of hours in the park you make your way back to Mac & Wild Devonshire Square for brunch.

Saturday 7th April, 10.15am, Forage and Brunch.
Tickets cost £40pp and include a 2 hour guided forage, 1 x brunch dish, 1 x brunch cocktail.

Copacabana at bunga bunga

Missed the boat with booking your Brazilian beach holiday in time for Rio Carnival, fear not, head riverside rather than seaside, and join in the Cocobananas Rio Carnival Party, on Friday 13th February, above Bunga Bunga, on Battersea Bridge Road.

Celebrating the world’s biggest carnival, for one night only, Cocobananas will transform it’s laid back beach shack into a one-stop-party-shop of carnival craziness. Guests will be welcomed with complimentary whistles, before being sashayed away by sexy samba dancers to have themselves decorated as decadently as the bar staff, (who will be hidden behind their feather headdresses), with free festive face painting.

An array of colourful, carnival themed, Cachaca filled Caipirinhas, (so extensive, that the lucky ones will even be in with a chance to match their drink to their dress), will be available, and Bossa Nova beats will be blended with various Latin American Electro, raising the heat on the dancefloor, before it’s cleared for two especially steamy Samba performances. Last but not least, there will be blown up animals around the place– of course – what Brazilian party would be complete without raving rainforest revelers!?

Cocobananas takes guests straight to the heart of a Latin American beach party. Set over two floors, the nightclub is a celebration of all things Brazilian, with a décor evoking the vibrant beach shacks found throughout the country. Design features include vintage surfboards, palm trees, distressed plantation shutters, and a reproduction of Rio’s iconic Christ the Redeemer Statue. Guests can unwind in the upstairs caipirinha bar, which offers the perfect holiday soundtrack and atmosphere.

The Inception Group also own and operate Chelsea speakeasy Barts, 80s themed nightclub, Maggie’s, the acclaimed Bunga Bunga, an Englishman’s Italian, Bar, Pizzeria and Karaoke, and Mr Fogg’s, a Mayfair bar modeled on the home of Jules Verne’s most famous adventurer, Phileas Fogg. Last December they also launched Beaver Lodge, a cabin bar and dance saloon based on the winter cowboy log cabins found in Wyoming.

So get all kinds of festival freaky, this Friday 13th at Cocobananas

Cocobananas at Bunga Bunga


Entry: £10

37 Battersea Bridge Road,


SW11 3BA

0207 590 3603

Free Entry before 11pm

£10 entry from 11pm - you will be given a wristband that gives you access through the interconnecting doors to Bunga Bunga.

Table bookings will receive a complimentary wristband when committing to a minimum spend.

The Battersea Power Station Development Company (“BPSDC”), on behalf of the shareholders of Battersea Power Station, has revealed the latest designs for ‘Battersea Roof Gardens’ and ‘Prospect Park’ ahead of the Global Launch for Phase 3 of the development on Friday 31 October 2014.

The crowning jewel of the Foster + Partners ‘Battersea Roof Gardens’ is the landscaped garden that sits on top of 15 residential storeys and stretches over 355 metres long which is being designed by James Corner Field Operations who created the famous ‘High Line’ in New York City. This will be one of the largest roof gardens in London. The stunning space will be illuminated at night and will change subtly through the seasons. Whilst Field Operations have taken inspiration from America, this garden will be very different and more like a grand city garden, with more intimacy and moments to sit quietly as opposed to the public thoroughfare of New York’s High Line that sits on the raised disused railway lines. There will be opportunities throughout the year for the general public to enjoy this unique space, alongside the residents.

The idea of the space is to give residents and hotel guests the opportunity to enjoy not only this skyline of London, but the skyline and profile of The Power Station with a full 360 degree panorama. Along the garden walkways are various overlooks, seating areas and planted garden areas creating a dramatic sequence of unfolding experiences, attractions and spectacular vistas. There will be little pockets of sheltered quiet space, a lawned area and then more public areas, with access from the hotel below.

At the end of the rooftop is the ‘fitness deck’ that supports any number of resident uses and activities, from exercising and fitness classes to children’s play, gatherings and parties and small movie screenings. At the extreme tip of the rooftop is the ‘lookout’ ; residents can step through a narrow opening between large canopy trees into an intimate overlook that offers spectacular views of the Power Station and city.

The Woodland Walk will be the most beautiful and powerfully dramatic space on the rooftop; a dense forest of birch trees ‘in the sky’. The white trunks of the birch trees will be a theatrical foreground to the Power Station chimneys beyond. The garden walkways meander around the birch planters, creating a sense of journeying through the woodland, while also choreographing new views, vistas and orientations. Timber seating rings and free standing hammocks offer places to sit, relax and lay out.

At the centre of the rooftop is the Sun Lawn. Oriented directly perpendicular to the Power Station chimneys, it provides a wide open horizon to take in the view, the weather and the scene, while also allowing for activities. Picnicking, sunbathing, star gazing and evening movies may be especially popular day-to-day activities.

The Sun Lounge and Summer Kitchen will be the most active and social features for residents on the rooftop. Set within a flowering perennial garden, the Summer Kitchen offers residents a large, communal “farm table”, prep work station and a raised picnic lawn. Each of these features is an amenity for individuals using the farm table as a work surface to cater for small gatherings, lunches, BBQs and dinner parties.

North of the Summer Kitchen is the Sun Lounge; a collection of custom v-shaped chaises, that are alternately oriented to the south and to the sunset, or to the chimneys and the Gehry Partners ‘Flower’ building. The lounge will be a spectacular attraction for visitors to London: stepping out onto the rooftop, with the chimneys looming large in full-view. The lounge consists of several amenities for the hotel guests: cabanas, a bar, seating and dining areas, several theatrical ‘lookout’ spaces, all set within a garden setting of perennials, grasses and tall canopy trees.

The whole Battersea Power Station project looks set to be fully competed by 2025.

Battersea Roof Garden in Autumn 2 Battersea Roof Garden in Summer Battersea Roof Garden in Winter

Juicy Bastard

Burger Craft, the award-winning gourmet burger concept housed in traditional London pubs, will give away 400 free burgers this week as part of their Battersea Beer & Burger Festival.

The four day festival at The Crown will see 100 free Juicy Bastards given away every day, in addition to a variety of free events including Meantime beer tasting, live music by Italian Gypsy band Colomboloco, a Kraken and Tin Cup cocktail demonstration, and piano sing-alongs with musician Jade Brightwell.

Over 50 craft beers and ciders will be available throughout the festival with a special focus on products from local breweries.

The first 100 customers to walk into the Lavender Hill pub after noon every day and request Burger Craft’s award-winning signature burger by name will get it for free. The Juicy Bastard, which features double beef patties, double American-style cheese and a smokey BBQ sauce, was voted one of the top five burgers in London by Twenty Something London earlier this year.

Customers may also opt to swap out their Juicy Bastard burger for any of the other 7 burgers on their menu.

The generous Juicy Bastard giveaway is a reprise of Burger Craft’s highly-successful promotion held at their Victoria pub back in July. PubLove, the pub and hostel group which operates Burger Craft, gave away 50 free burgers a day during their opening week at the White Ferry House pub.


This October sees the Affordable Art Fair open in Battersea to celebrate its 15th anniversary. Now with 18 fairs in 14 cities across four continents, the Affordable Art Fair is proud to be bringing its unique vision of ‘art for everyone’ to Battersea Park once again, the place where the dream of democratising art began.

Art lovers, art connoisseurs, and art novices alike are invited to discover an array of unique and stunning art all priced affordably between £100 - £5,000.


The Affordable Art Fair could not be a better platform for art-lovers and collectors to take a leap towards owning something really special.

This autumn, visitors can snap up pieces from well-known artists such as Anish Kapoor, Damien Hirst, and Marc Quinn. There is also the opportunity to see works from exciting emerging artists such as Kwak Seung-Yong showing with first time exhibitor Galerie GAIA from Korea and home-grown rising stars at the Recent Graduates’ Exhibition.

As well as browsing, enjoying and buying art, visitors can also get involved and get their hands dirty with a series of fun and creative workshops happening at the fair.

From print creating with Artichoke Printmaking, to Carmen Miranda hat-making with exotic fruit cut outs, visitors can learn printing techniques and create an eye-catching headdress.

As visitors approach the Affordable Art Fair, this huge sculpture, constructed from an upcycled farm silo, will catch the eye.

Dan Rawlings’ stunning installation plays with the interaction between light and nature. Dan is interested in how metals are viewed as indestructible, when they are often actually impermanent and prone to decay.

“Rust serves to remind us how temporary it all is” he says, “working away reclaiming the land for nature”.

Internally lit, the intricate sculpture transforms at night.


Since its inception in 1999, Affordable Art Fair has contributed £665,000 to various charity beneficiaries, donating ticket sales, giving stands, and providing promotional and fundraising opportunities.

This year, Affordable Art Fair Battersea is partnering with the Campaign for Drawing which raises awareness and funds for parents, teachers and the creative industries by promoting visual literacy year-round.

Campaign for Drawing is running The Big Draw at Affordable Art Fair Battersea, a chance for all to get involved in strange and wonderful creative workshops!

On Saturday 25th at 3pm the exotic bird workshop with Faber-Castell materials will enable budding artists of all ages to create a beautiful, sequinned, feathered bird, and then let it loose in the sky on a helium balloon. Packets of seeds will be attached to each bird for the person who discovers them when they land.

Battersea Evolution, Battersea Park: 23 October – 26 October

Opening hours: 11.00am – 6.00pm (Charity Private View Wednesday 22 October & Thursday Late View 5.30 – 9.30pm)

Ticket prices: £10 - £20 (concessions £8 - £13)

Tickets are now on sale at www.affordableartfair.co.uk