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Something For The Weekend in London: April 19-21

Matilda Egere-Cooper

something2 300x183 Something For The Weekend in London: April 19 21Graphic arts, pre-Cinco de Mayo and a ping pong party to top all ping pong parties is just some of the awesomeness taking place this weekend, while elsewhere, we’ve got potatoes on our mind in Clerkenwell  and love in our hearts as we get ready to salute the world’s running heroes at this Sunday’s London Marathon…

Friday

ART & CULTURE: Pick Me Up Graphic Arts Festival, Somerset House, Embankment Galleries, Strand, London WC2R 1LA

How much: From £8

We say: The great and the good of contemporary art, design and illustration are back featuring a smattering of the old guard mixed in with a healthy dollop of the best new creative minds.

Info:
www.theculturalexpose.co.uk

EAT & DRINK: Jub Jub does Cantina de Cuervo at Callooh Callay bar, 65 Rivington Street, London EC2A 3AY

How much:
Various

We say: Callay’s JubJub bar has been transformed into a Mexican cantina for the next month, offering authentic tequila cocktails and Mexican street food – plus to add to the fun, there’s a new menu and theme to enjoy each week. Olay!

Info: www.calloohcallaybar.com

Saturday

EAT & DRINK: Book Slam (F)East at The Round Chapel, Powerscroft Rd, London E5 0PU

How much: £45

We say: For the very first time, Book Slam are hosting a culinary/cultural extravaganza, featuring comedy, live music, fine dining, and of course, plenty of food for thought.

Info: www.bookslam.com/events

ALTERNATIVE: Pop Up Ping Pong: The Reloaded Party, 54 Russell Gardens, London, W14 8EZ

How much: £5 in advance

We say: March’s party was said to be the stuff of legends, so they’re making a much anticipated comeback this weekend, featuring street food courtesy of #BRGR, music, film  and all the ping pong you can shake a paddle at.

Info: www.sidengo.com/popuppingpong

Sunday

EAT & DRINK: Potato Merchant, 55 Exmouth Market, Clerkenwell, London EC1R 4QL (10-4pm on Sundays)

How much: Various

We say: It’s potato this, that and everything at this new themed restaurant and grocer which has gotten creative with the humble spud.  We’ve already got our sights set on the sweet potato brownie…

Info: www.thepotatomerchant.com

ALTERNATIVE: The London Marathon

How much: Free to watch!

We say: A week on from the Boston bombings, this year’s London Marathon will take on a new significance, not only honouring those affected by the tragedy, but showing the world the good in humanity, as we unite together to cheer international and homegrown runners young and old.  Expect to be inspired.

Info: www.virginlondonmarathon.com

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

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