Edgy urban outdoor spaces are all the rage on the continent, but London’s offering has some special tricks up its sleeve. The previously desolate space at 100 Union Street in Southwark has been taken over once again by the creative EXYZT team this summer for reUNION Public House. In the spirit of the 1830 Beer Act (in which anyone could apply for a licence and open up their house to the public), drinks are readily available, while everyone is encouraged make the most of the paddling pool, deckchairs, and three-way table tennis. There are even rumours of a sauna and spa in a secret garden. The emphasis is on a chilled vibe during the day which trickles into a full-blown clubnight by darkness. Previous weekends have seen professional chef experimentations, yoga classes and guest DJs.
This weekend is the last before everything is taken down, with the space open from midday every day until Sunday. On Friday evening resident DJ Newton will be spinning some tunes and screening his unreleased documentary about the Four Aces Club in Dalston from 1966-98. Saturday sees a man play a floormop as a musical instrument (!), and Sunday has a ‘Paint for Freedom’ workshop for kids. And it is all free. Oliver Kay
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