Things to do while you stay.
Weekend in London
The week-long festival inspired by Maslow’s Pyramid of Needs brings art, film, music and more into the charity's Grade I-listed Georgian house and spills out into Soho Square.
Artist Hester Reeve's interpretation of Maslow's Pyramid is a site-specific installation: The Life Voyager's Tea Service, featuring a large-scale teapot in the middle of the square. Meanwhile Keef Winter's large illuminated geometric sculpture Needs Must, sits on the roof of the House of St Barnabas, overlooking the courtyard garden.
At the weekend The House of St Barnabas turns into The House of Curiosity, becoming an oasis of creativity to explore. Watch video art by Jeremy Deller, Hito Steyerl and Laure Prouvost in the chapel and encounter performance in the main house, including an intriguing invitation to step inside a mirrored wardrobe. Other highlights include:
- Interactive storytelling project from the festival's writer in residence, Oh Comely's Jason Ward.
- Creative, hands-on workshops from Tie Dye High Five and the Flower Appreciation Society.
- Pop up lectures! 20-minute-long Mini Manifestos pondering life's mysteries from the Idler Academy, Wallpaper and journalist Hannah Pool among others.
- Edible paintings to try and painted jackets to wear from Merike Estna.
- Dance under the stars at a silent courtyard party with Tony Nwachukwu's Pyramid Playlist Experience.
Tickets are free for events taking place during the week — we recommend you book in advance. Entry to The House of Curiosity is £10 for a day ticket and £15 for the whole weekend. Check the website to see the full programme of events.