From Zevs' Big Oil Splash to Danler's Sweetbitter: Your Culture Guide to August

Go – Mary Heilmann, Whitechapel Gallery. American artist Mary Heilmann’s bright canvases are currently on display at the Whitechapel Gallery. Don’t miss the chance to be inspired by her stunning choice of colour and form. Until 21st August. 

 M. Heilmann - Taste of Honey, 2011

M. Heilmann - Taste of Honey, 2011

See: Yerma at The Young Vic. This superb play based on Lorca’s achingly powerful masterpiece stars Billie Piper. A superb performance by Billie, she plays Yerma, a woman driven to the unthinkable by her desperate desire to have a child, an intense modern-day tragedy. Until 24th September. 

Eat – Padella, London Bridge. There’s nothing we don’t love about freshly made pasta. Head over to Padella by London Bridge for their sensational pasta dishes – we recommend the crab linguine with chili and a glass of bubbly. Divine. 

Read – Sweetbitter: A Novel by Stephanie Danler.  This wonderful coming of age tale takes place in the tantalizing world of New York City, a winding journey through the most exclusive restaurants in Manhattan. 

 Sweetbitter: A Novel by Stephanie Danler, 2016

Sweetbitter: A Novel by Stephanie Danler, 2016

Visit – Zevs: The Big Oil Splash at Lazarides Gallery.  Hockney’s influence isn’t going anywhere soon. This eerie selection of prints addresses some societal issues using Hockney’s a Bigger Splash. A bit like seeing an old favourite but with a new twist. Lazarides Gallery, London, W1T 1HR. 

 Zevs' The Big Oil Splash, Exhibition at Lazaride Gallery, 2016

Zevs' The Big Oil Splash, Exhibition at Lazaride Gallery, 2016

Watch – Watch the Olympics in style at St. Katherine’s Docks.  It may be a million miles away from sunny Rio, but with ice-cold cocktails in abundance and deck chairs we can’t think of anywhere better to be.