The Weekend Guide

elephant parade london!

Spring into action.

Elephant Parade
What: Two hundred and fifty life-size baby elephants decorated by artists and celebrities on the streets of London bring awareness to the endangered Asian species and raise money for Elephant Family charity.
Why: It’s wild.
When: Mon.-4 July.
Where: Around Central London.

Stillness at the Speed of Light
What: Light artist Chris Levine shows a collection of holographic portraits of legendary pop icon Grace Jones.
Why: Light boxes, video installations and limited editions for sale.
When: Fri.-14 May. Mon.-Wed., Fri. & Sat., 11:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m.; Thurs., 11:30 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sun., noon-6 p.m.
Where: The Vinyl Factory, 51 Poland St., W1F 7QH. Admission is free.

Quinault, by Yoshihiko Ueda
What: Japanese artist shows a series of breathtaking and seductive photographs of a rare rain forest in Washington State.
Why: Exhibition closes this weekend — see it before it’s too late.
When: Thurs. & Fri., noon-6 p.m.; Sat., 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Where: Michael Hoppen Gallery, 3 Jubilee Pl., SW3 3TD (020 7352 3649).

Patchwork Social Workshop

What: Use a simple kit to sew together nine squares that will become part of a larger quilt donated to children’s charity Project Linus UK.
Why: Coffee, tea and biscuits are provided.
When: Sat. & Sun., 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Where: Victoria & Albert Museum, Sackler Centre, Cromwell Rd., SW7 2RL (020 7942 2211).

Andrew Martin Cushions

What: Decorate your sofa or bed with the exclusive new collection emblazoned with classic Hollywood images from Picturegoer magazine (£49).
Why: You want a picture-perfect home.
Mon.-Wed. & Fri., 9:30 a.m.-8 p.m.; Thurs., 9:30 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sat., 9:30 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sun., noon-6 p.m.
Where: John Lewis, 300 Oxford St., W1A 1EX (020 7629 7711).

Photo: Courtesy of Elephant Parade

Michael Hoppen Gallery
3 Jubilee Pl
London, UK SW3 3TD
The Vinyl Factory
51 Poland St
London, UK W1F 7QH
Cromwell Rd
London, UK SW7 2RL
John Lewis
300 Oxford St
London, UK W1A IEX