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Something For The Weekend in London: April 5-7

Matilda Egere-Cooper

something 191x300 Something For The Weekend in London: April 5 7We might have overdosed on the chocolate last weekend (and unfortunately the weather’s still feeling like Narnia), but from burger marathons to reviving Sonic the Hedgehog, at least there’s the good times – so we can’t wait to get into the curious and cultural delights this weekend in London has to offer.

Friday

ART & CULTURE: Project Colony, Trinity Buoy Wharf, 64 Orchard Place, London E14 0JY

How much: £16

We say: Immersive experiences might seem like a theatre cliché nowadays,  but we know the Fourth Monkey don’t do bandwagons… expect a unique – and potentially mind-blowing – night out with their latest production.

Info: www.fourthmonkey.co.uk

ART & CULTURE: Late at Tate Britain

How much: FREE

We say: Take your cultural kudos up a notch by heading to the Tate’s monthly late night to check out live performances, screenings and the latest exhibitions – this month puts the spotlight on Kurt Schwitter and his influence on music, poetry and art.

Info: www.tate.org.uk/whats-on

Saturday

ALTERNATIVE: Pillow Fight Day at Trafalgar Square

How much: FREE

We say: Believe it or not but there’s been a worldwide call to bear arms (well, pillows) this Saturday in what should probably be the most delirious fun you could have this weekend. Game on!

Info: www.2013.pillowfightday.com

ALTERNATIVE: Throwback Club presents Retro Game Base at Bloomsbury Bowling Lanes, Bedford Way, WC1H 9EU

How much: £3

We say: Remember Sega Megadrive, Super Nintendo, and dare I say, the Saturn?   Re-live the 90s era of gaming with an evening of throwback games (Sonic, Streetfighter, NBA Jam, you name it)  and old school tunes.

Info: www.facebook.com/events

Sunday

EAT & DRINK: London Burger Bash at Camden Town Brewery

How much: £50 (waiting list spaces only)

We say: If you love burgers as much as we do, you’ll wanna get on the waiting list for this four-hour burger marathon where you’ll get to try six varieties from Nanban, Mother Flipper, Joe Allen, Patty & Bun, Almost Famous and Hawsmoor before voting for your favourite.  If you can get in, come with an empty stomach (obviously).

Info: youngandfoodish.com/event

ART & CULTURE: Taiye Selasi at Southbank Centre

How much: £8

We say: We’ve been hearing exciting things about this international literary lady who’s been mentored by Toni Morrison and praised by Salman Rushdie. Her debut novel Ghana Must Go is out this month, so she’ll be in conversation with journalist Hannah Pool this Sunday to talk  all about it.

Info: www.southbankcentre.co.uk/whats-on

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

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