Weekender: SEGA retro night

Things to do this weekend include an Olivier Awards pop-up, House of Bonne Maman's kitchen and a SEGA retro night.

House of Bonne Maman
House of Bonne Maman

Mastercard Olivier Awards pop-up 

To celebrate the 2015 Olivier Awards with MasterCard taking place on 12 April, a pop-up space near the entrance to the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden will host a week-long programme of free activities, workshops and exhibitions.

Events include a storytelling workshop with children’s author Jacqueline Wilson, professional stage make-up demonstrations and masterclasses, a comedy improvisation workshop with the writers and stars of The Play That Goes Wrong and a talk from theatre photographer Matt Humphrey.

Theatre lovers will be able to enjoy a special display of Olivier-nominated costumes from designers Robert Jones and Paul Tazewell and a gallery of behind-the-scenes photography taken at previous star-studded award ceremonies. Members of the public will have the chance to be photographed on the pop-up’s red carpet alongside an Olivier Award statue.

Discounted theatre tickets will also be on sale via the TKTS booth and Theatre Tokens, as well as limited edition Olivier Awards merchandise.

Where: Entrance to Royal opera House, Covent Garden Piazza, London

When: From 7-12 April

House of Bonne Maman

Jam and conserve brand, Bonne Maman, has launched a nine-month experiential tour with Circle Agency, which kicked off this week at Meadowhall shopping centre in Sheffield. The homely French-style pop-up kitchen will offer hourly recipe demonstrations and children’s craft activities using the iconic Bonne Maman jars. The tour will visit a total of 10 shopping centres including Arndale in Manchester, Bullring in Birmingham and St David's in Cardiff.

When: From 9-12 April

Where: Meadowhall, Sheffield

SEGA pop-up club night

Pop-up ‘retrotainment’ bar and event specialist, REZtron, will be hosting an immersive club night to transport visitors back to the era of SEGA gaming. The event will feature four generations of SEGA consoles, old-fashioned TVs, projector screens and LED lighting.

Party-goers will also be given the chance to entertain the crowd by showing off their gaming and music skills on the artistic electro-trance fuelled game Rez via the SEGA Dreamcast, while standing inside a Fabergé Egg DJ Booth. Tickets are free and available through Eventbrite.

When: Friday 6 April, 6-11pm

Where: BonBonniere club, Mayfair, London

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