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Something For The Weekend in London: February 15-17

Matilda Egere-Cooper

something1 300x203 Something For The Weekend in London: February 15 17The Valentine’s celebrations are rolling over to the weekend for all you lovers in the house, but we’ve equally got some great picks for those proud singletons who like the best bits of London Fashion Week, experimental theatre and John McClane times three (or four, if you’re looking  to catch the new Die Hard this weekend). Win-win all around!

Friday

EAT & DRINK: MUSSEL MEN presents Mussel and Prosecco Pop up Restaurant at TESTBED/The Doodle Bar 33 Parkgate Rd, London SW11 4NP

How much: From £35

We say: This valentine’s special sees the Mussel Men outfit head south-west to Battersea for a weekend pop-up featuring oysters, mussels and all types of seafood deliciousness.

Info: www.musselmen.bigcartel.com

ART & CULTURE: Free to Fall at Rich Mix, 35-47 Bethnal Green Road, London, E1 6LA

How much: £11

We say:  This bi-monthly event is dedicated to promoting new and current choreographers, offering the chance to see some incredible new works and engage in lively debates.

Info: www.richmix.org.uk

Saturday

ART & CULTURE: ACF presents Always Cut First Showroom at Ivory & Black Gallery, 94 Berwick St W1F 0QF

How much: FREE

We say: You may not know them by name yet, but designers Sam Lambert and Shaka Maidoh (Arts Comes First) have graced the pages of most major fashion magazines around the world and are finally launching their first Autumn and Winter 2013/14 accessories collection at this radical gallery in the West End. Not to be missed.

Info: www.ivoryandblack.com

CINEMA: Diehard Trilogy Marathon at Prince Charles Cinema, 6 Leicester St London Chinatown London WC2H 7BX

How much: £20

We say: Die Hard 4 has opened today, but in case you can’t remember the trilogy that came before it, get stuck into this marathon at the PCC on Saturday – there’s even free popcorn for anyone who comes dressed as Mr McClane himself!

Info: www.princecharlescinema.com

Sunday

ART & CULTURE: The Paper Cinema’s Odyssey at Battersea Arts Centre,  Lavender Hill  Battersea, London SW11 5TN

How much: £15

We say: Beautiful puppetry transforms this Homer classic into a wonderful production for the family, accompanied by a live musical score.

Info: www.bac.org.uk

ALTERNATIVE: Future Cinema presents Casablanca (Matinee), Troxy Cinema,  490 Commercial Rd London, Greater London E1 0HX

How much: £27

We say: Future Cinema’s Shawshank Redemption might have been a bit too hardcore for us, but we doubt this Casablanca experience will be anything less than lovely.  There’s still tickets for this Sunday’s matinee, so catch it if you can!

Info: www.troxy.co.uk

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

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