Something For The Weekend in London: November 9-11

Matilda Egere-Cooper

something 300x225 Something For The Weekend in London: November 9 11We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: autumn always offers the best events in the capital – so after combing through a number of fun and curious going-ons, we’ve curated a weekend that features sausages, Ferris Bueller, international street art, a 20-year-old film fest, dinosaurs, democratic storytelling – and the chance to check out the most innovative writing this side of the Thames. Godspeed friends, godspeed.


ALTERNATIVE / EAT & DRINK: Pancake Pictures Presents: Ferris Bueller’s Day Off at The Breakfast Club, Hoxton, 2-4 Rufus Street, N1 6PE

How much: £5

They say: “When we thought about what film we could screen for Sausage Week we realised only Ferris would do. Besides the fact it’s a Breakfast Club favourite, this is the film in which the main man pretends to be Abe Froman, the Sausage King of Chicago. Like Ferris, play hooky from work or school and come down to our Hoxton cafe on Wednesday 7th, Thursday 8th and Friday 9th this week. Five pounds gets you a seat in our secret cinema room with comfy armchairs and sofas and also a sausage butty for you to eat while you watch the film. To get tickets you can book on the day (providing you leave enough time before the film starts) or by emailing to reserve your seat” The Breakfast Club


ARTS & CULTURE: Urban Masters show at Factory 7, 13 Hearn Street, Shoreditch, London EC2A 3LS

How much: FREE

They say: “Opera Gallery London and ANV in association with Butterfly are pleased to present URBAN MASTERS – an alternative art installation giving street and urban artists a chance to render homage to the masters, masterpieces and muses that have influenced their journey through the world of art, and played a part in who they are nowadays. URBAN MASTERS is an intense urban display in a former Victorian factory in London’s trendy yet subversive Shoreditch area. It will present the works of 33 of the world’s best street artists of the moment” Opera Gallery London



CINEMA: 20th French Film Festival UK 2012

How much: Various

We say: We’ve seen a host of international film festivals descend upon the capital this Autumn – but it’d appear one of the best have been saved for last. Going 20 years strong, the French Film Fest continues to prove why its nation’s cinema is second to none with a programme featuring oldies, newbies and other notable exclusives which should make for an awesome weekend of cinematic entertainment”


ARTS & CULTURE: Choose Your Own Documentary at Southbank Centre

How much: £8 (plus booking fee)

We say: Described as a “live interactive stand-up documentary”, it follows the story of how performer Nathan Penlington found somebody’s childhood diary and decided to track down the writer. What makes it a little different from your usual theatric experience is that at each step of the way, the audience is given the power to decide what happens next. With the option to partake in electronic voting (could this be the first X Factor/theatre mashup?) what this means is that there are theoretically over 1,500 possible routes that the story can take – think of it as truly democratic storytelling…



ART & CULTURE: Radar 2012 at Bush Theatre, 7 Uxbridge Road, London, W12 8LJ

How much: From £8 per show

They say: “This November, the Bush explores the future of new writing with a three week festival. RADAR 2012 sees performances from some of the UK’s most exciting artists, reveals sneak peeks of work in progress, and presents a series of provocative talks and debates led by theatre makers from across the industry. Join us as we challenge the conventions of how new writing is made, shared and seen, and discover the next generation of new writing talent” Bush Theatre


ART & CULTURE: Reed + Rader: Cretaceous Returns at 18 Hewett Street Gallery, London  EC2A 3NN

How much: FREE

They say: “Having already created GIFs for renowned publications and brands including V magazine, Dazed & Confused, Another, POP, Beck’s and even Victoria’s Secret, the Brooklyn-based duo now set to transform 18 Hewett Street’s clean white space into a land before time. Paper grass foliage with hidden, small colourful dinosaurs amongst the green will line the walls, with large scale projections setting the scene for Reed + Rader’s free standing dinosaur. You’ll be offered headphones blasting music, and invited to dance along with the dubstep dinosaurs throwing killer moves in front of you …” 18 Hewett Street


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  • Guest

    A great thing to do in London on a weekend is to go on a Jack the ripper walk I went on one a few weeks ago and it was really good, the tour guides really knew their stuff and put it across very well, which meant that I learnt a lot that I did not already know about Jack the ripper, it was a great thing to do and I would definitely recommend it to others.

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