Something For The Weekend in London: September 21-23
We knew September wouldn’t fail us when it comes to delivering pure awesomeness in the form of events, fests and the like – and this weekend is no exception. Open House London is back again to let you explore some of the capital’s most remarkable buildings, there’s a serious block party and a new festival going down in East, Some Like It Hip-Hop returns for a new run and we’re liking the sound of the Scala film crawl around South London, which presents cinema culture through walking tours and features references to Snatch, Howard’s End and Bridget Jones’ Diary. Fantastic, eh?
ART & CULTURE: Some Like It Hip-Hop, Peacock Theatre, Portugal Street, Holborn WC2
How much: £12-38
We say: It tells a story of sexism, mistaken identity and revolution in a city where books are banned and draws from influences including Billy Wilder’s film classic, TV series Mad Men and Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night. Expect cross-dressing, big laughs, bad beats…we cannot wait.
MUSIC: The East Ender 2012, Village Underground, 54 Holywell Lane, EC 2A 3PQ
How much: £15
They say: “You might have thought last weekend’s Brick Lane Festival was east London’s last summer fling, but get ready to do it all again. This weekend, the first annual East Ender festival takes over Shoreditch. Spanning three exciting days this new microfestival will pay homage to east London’s artistic heart and soul, celebrating all the area has to offer with musical legends rubbing shoulders with emerging talent” Evening Standard
ALTERNATIVE: Hewett Street Block Party, Hewett Street, Shoreditch, Hackney, London EC2A (12-9pm)
How much: FREE
We say: What’s better than a party on the East side? A FREE party. So clear your diary this weekend as a massive bash is going down on Saturday at Hewett Street, bringing together the best in design, food, music and art to celebrate the creative block
ALTERNATIVE: Open House London (September 22 and 23)
How much: FREE
We say: Ever secretly fancied taking a peek inside a stranger’s home? Well, now is your chance. Open House London is back, the free annual architecture festival that lets you explore inside some of the capital’s most unusual and extravagant properties.
ALTERNATIVE: Scala Beyond’s South London Peninsula Film Crawl (September 22 and 23)
How much: £5
They say: “Film Crawls are an exciting new programme of audio visual walking tours based around the history of filmmaking and moviegoing. For the first tour, cinema enthusiast Sam Cuthbert will guide you between film venues across the peninsula of Southwark and Lambeth over the course of a day. Aiming to uncover the rich cinema culture – both the current activity and the filmgoing heritage – in this small area of London, the tour will include archive screenings along the route. Part of Open House London 2012″ Scala Beyond
ARTS & CULTURE: Black + White + Colour workshops, Emigre Studios, 274 Richmond Road, London E8 3QW (London Design Festival – September 22 and 23)
How much: From £3 donation
We say: This design collective and creative studio are doing their part for LDF by offering three unique workshops in screenprinting and book binding (and colour loving!) in collaboration with fellow creatives All Cats Are Grey, We Make Books! and Okido. And all this upskilling comes at the unbeatable price of no more than a fiver donation (!), but places are limited, so check the website for booking deets.
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