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Something For The Weekend in London: February 8-10

Matilda Egere-Cooper

something 300x225 Something For The Weekend in London: February 8 10With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, we’ve got our sights set on the Graffik Gallery’s Zeus Solo Show and its hilarious approach to matters of the heart, while fried chicken, after hour desserts, Othello in Peckham and dancing for a good cause sounds like just the trick for what might be another frosty weekend in the capital – lovely times nonetheless but wrap up warm!

Friday

EAT & DRINK: After Hours Dessert at Store Street Espresso, 40 Store Street, London WC1E 7DB

How much: From £10

We say: Over the next few months, these masters of the dessert bar will be seducing sweet tooths with their innovative treats.  Fridays and Saturdays from 8-11pm until March 23rd.

Info: www.afterhoursdessert.com

ART & CULTURE: Othello Peckham, The CLF Art Café, The Bussey Building, 133 Rye Lane, London SE15 4ST

How much: £12

We say: Nominated for three Offies (off West End Awards), critics have hailed this powerful retelling of Shakespeare’s classic tale of love and betrayal. Catch it before it ends on February 22.

Info: www.othellopeckham.com

Saturday

ALTERNATIVE: Meet Mutsa Danceathon 2013

How much: Raise at least £30 for charity

We say: This fun and quirky social activist has been doing her part in London to raise awareness of the HIV pandemic in sub-saharan Africa through educational projects, and her latest event sees her organise an international danceathon fundraiser in London and New York City. It all kicks off this weekend, so time to put your dancing shoes on!

Info: www.danceathon.meetmutsa.com

EAT & DRINK: Gizzi at the Disco, Disco Bistro, The Rising Sun, 61 Carter Lane, London EC4V 5DY

How much: £35 per head. Includes three courses and a welcome cocktail

We say: Chicken fried popcorn, buttermilk chicken wings, fried chicken rolls and chicken fat fries?! They had us at chicken really, so we’ll be hot stepping to this one-off pop-up for a three-course meal that should put the Colonel to shame.

Info: www.discobistroec4.co.uk/#events

Sunday

ART & CULTURE: Love Hurts: Zeus Solo Show at Graffik Gallery,  284 Portobello Road London W10 5TE

How much: FREE

We say: In the run up to St Valentine’s Day, Graffik Gallery on Portobello Road are turning over their venue to street artist Zeus to make sweets, slush puppies and art.

Info: www.theculturalexpose.co.uk

NIGHTLIFE: Global Faction: Beats, Rhymes & Revolution at Ritzy Brixton, Brixton Oval  Brixton, London SW2 1JG

How much: FREE

We say: This no-frills hip-hop social club may be a little low-key, but if you ever fancy seeing some of the best up and coming artists perform (with a band to boot), it’s definitely worth a visit.

Info: www.picturehouses.co.uk

For more things to do in London, visit www.theculturalexpose.co.uk

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