Social Calendar | 28th of May – 3rd of June

- Monday –

Mary McCartney – signing
Acclaimed photographer and daughter of Beatle Paul McCartney signs copies of her new book, Food. Selfridges, 400 Oxford Street, London, W1A 1AB, United Kingdom, 5:30pm

Important Russian Art – auction
Major May sale of important Russian artworks including Vasily Vereshchagin’s The Spy and Still Life by Natalia Goncharova. Sotheby’s, 34-35 New Bond Street, London, W1A 2AA, United Kingdom, 6:00pm

- Tuesday –

Raymond Blanc’s Covent Garden Takeover
Much-loved French chef hosts day of can-can performances to mark the opening of his new Brasserie Blanc in Covent Garden. Blanc takes to the stage at 4.30pm, signs copies of his book Kitchen Secrets between 5-6pm. Covent Garden Piazza, London, United Kingdom, 11:30am-6:30pm

Terrence Higgins Trust Cocktail Club
HIV and AIDS charity hosts 11th annual summer cocktail party, supported by Belvedere vodka. The Old Truman Brewery, E1 6QL, London, 91 Brick Lane, United Kingdom, 7:00pm

Media Awards
Annual awards celebrating the reporting of human rights issues across the world. BFI, 21 Stephen Street, London, W1T 1LN, United Kingdom

Wednesday -

David Claerbout – private view
Solo show of film work by respected Belgian artist, who’s exhibited all over Europe and North America at galleries including Centre Pompidou, Paris and the MIT List Visual Arts Center, Massachusetts. Parasol Unit, 14 Wharf Road, London, N1 7RW, United Kingdom, 6:30pm-9:30pm 

Valérie Belin – private view
French still life photographer whose work can be found in collections all over the world including MoMA, New York and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, unveils new collection of works. Yohoho is made up of 12 black and white silver gelatin prints of the most famous Parisian burlesque and cabaret clubs. Michael Hoppen Gallery, 3 Jubilee Place, London, SW3 3TD, United Kingdom, 6:30pm

- Thursday –

Guillermo Kuitca – private view
Prolific Argentinean artist, who has sculptures in major collections at the Tate and The Metropolitan Museum of Art launches a new collection of works at Hauser & Wirth’s Mayfair space. Hauser & Wirth, 23 Savile Row, London, W1S 2ET, United Kingdom, 6:00pm-8:00pm

Henry Moore: Late Large Forms – private view
Collection of monumental sculptures by renowned British sculptor, presented within the gallery instead of outdoors. The large-scale works were designed to be interacted with. Gagosian, 6-24 Britannia Street, London, W1K 3DE, United Kingdom, 6:00pm-8:00pm

Jessica Rankin – private view
New York-based Australian contemporary artist, who’s known for her embroidered paintings and watercolours, launches new collection of works. Rankin’s first European show was at White Cube in 2007. Opens tomorrow – see separate entry.

White Cube Hoxton Square, 48 Hoxton Square, London, N1 6PB, United Kingdom

London Festival of Photography – launch
Annual London-based festival of photography launches with a tour of six of the galleries (names tba) taking part. This year the festival encompasses street, documentary and conceptual photography, taking place at venues across the capital including the Museum of London, the British Library, the British Museum, Tate Modern and the V&A. Various venues, London, United Kingdom

- Friday –

Coldplay – gig
Marina And The Diamonds, Robyn, Rita Ora, support popular British band, who play the first of three London dates in their stadium tour, promoting latest album Mylo Xyloto. Emirates Stadium, 37-55 Ashburton Grove, Islington, London, N5 1BU, United Kingdom

The Cube by Electrolux pop-up
Sat Bains, Claude Bosi, Tom Kitchin, cook in the pop-up restaurant on top of the Royal Festival Hall. Other chefs include Daniel Clifford and Peter Sanchez.Royal Festival Hall, Belvedere Road, London, SE1 8XX, United Kingdom

David Guetta
Nervo, Nicky Romero, support Grammy winning French house DJ and sought-after music producer who performs one-off night promoting his latest album, Nothing But The Beat. Alexandra Palace, Alexandra Palace Way, London, N22 7AY, United Kingdom

- Saturday –

Jubilee Family Festival
Myleene Klass, Jon Culshaw, Craig Revel Horwood, Chelsee Healey, host and take part in a Strictly Come Dancing special at weekend of family fun to celebrate The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. Entertainment also includes children’s characters, Fireman Sam and Angelina Ballerina, soldiers in full regalia, and each day ends with a 70 minute finale featuring Disney characters and songs. Hyde Park, London, W2 2UH, United Kingdom

Norah Jones – gig
Grammy-winning American singer/songwriter performs last of two London dates promoting the release of her latest studio album, Little Broken Hearts. Royal Festival Hall, Belvedere Road, London, SE1 8XX, United Kingdom

- Sunday –

The Diamond Jubilee Festival
Norman Jay, Noisettes, are confirmed performers at festival dubbed ‘fit for The Queen’. Featuring over 25 different stages, the festival celebrates design, music, art, film, fashion and food from the past 60 years. Battersea Park, London, SW11 4NJ, United Kingdom