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Something For The Weekend in London: March 8-10

Matilda Egere-Cooper

something 300x225 Something For The Weekend in London: March 8 10 Underground hip-hop, Asian indie flicks and good eats galore are just some of the fun times these next few days have in store, while you can also celebrate women (and your mamas!) thanks to the awesome International Women’s Day (Friday) and Mothering Sunday. No guesses as to what will be the soundtrack to our weekend, then…

Friday

ART & CULTURE: Serena Korda: Aping the Beast at Camden Arts Centre Arkwright Road London NW3 6DG

How much: FREE

We say: This ambitious new spectacle, featuring a hand-crafted 15 foot monster and black cats, explores the fear of the unknown through mythical creatures and superstitions in popular culture.  Worth a peek.

Info: www.camdenartscentre.org/whats-on

ALTERNATIVE: WOW: Women of the World Festival, Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road  London SE1 8XX

How much: Various

We say: To mark International Women’s Day on March 8, the WOW festival returns with a series of talks, music and parties celebrating the achievements of women around the globe – and deservedly so. *Cues Chaka Khan*

Info: wow.southbankcentre.co.uk

Saturday

CINEMA: The Pan-Asian Film Festival

How much: Various

We say: Back for another year comes a one-of-a-kind festival that showcases the best independent cinema from Iran to Japan.  Screenings to be held at various venues including Cine Lumiere, ICA and Electric Cinema.

Info: www.panasiafilmfestival.org

ART & CULTURE: Lifework: Norman Parkinson’s Century of Style at the National Theatre, South Bank, London, SE1 9PX

How much: FREE

We say: This exhibition not only marks the centenary of Norman Parkinson’s birth, but presents the legendary fashion photographer’s broad repertoire of stunning work – many taken before and after the Second World War.

Info: www.nationaltheatre.org.uk

Sunday

EAT & DRINK: Feast at Tobacco Dock, 50 Porters Walk, Wapping, London E1W 2SF

How much: £8

We say: Their Christmas outing was a sell-out, so unsurprisingly, there’s only Sunday tickets left at this popular foodie fest featuring some of the best street food and chefs in the capital. Cop those tickets asap!

Info: www.wefeast.co.uk

MUSIC: Camp-Lo at Cargo, Rivington Street, London EC2A 3AY

How much: £12

We say: In the mid-Nineties an underground hip-hop duo from New York released their debut Uptown Saturday Night, featuring the hit Luchini – a single that would go on to be regarded a classic in hip-hop circles. The pair will be in London for the very first time to perform the album in full – so expect this to be a very good night for hip-hop.

Info: www.thedoctorsorders.com

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

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