Something For The Weekend in London: April 26-28
We’ve got a pretty broad spectrum of arty events for your delight this weekend, from the glossy Sundance festival at the O2 to an indie food & flicks night around the east side and an ingenious exhibition popping up in Camden. We’re also tipping our hats to Bowie again as the V&A dedicate the next three days to his legendary awesomeness, before we revel in the caffeinated joy only the London Coffee Festival can offer…
ART & CULTURE: David Bowie Weekender at the V&A, Cromwell Road, London
How much: FREE
We say: If you haven’t checked out the Bowie retrospective yet, here’s your chance – kicking off with a themed Friday Lates event, the V&A will be hosting three days of workshops, films, live performances, installations and guest DJs while also inviting guests to come dressed like Major Toms, Ziggy Stardusts or Thin White Dukes (go just to see THAT).
CINEMA: Return of the Cinema Ladies, Hanbury Hall Vintage Market, 22 Hanbury Street, E1 6QR
How much: £15
We say: Nothing sounds better than a film, food and cocktails on a Friday night – so East London’s Dinner Ladies are back again with another one of their quirky nights that does all three in style.
ART & CULTURE: I Bought This For The Cover pop-up exhibition, Cob Gallery, 205 Royal College Street, Camden, London, NW1 0SG
How much: FREE
We say: If you hit Camden on Saturday, make sure you swing by this one-weekend-only exhibition which celebrates magazines people bought that featured the most provocative and creative covers to ever hit the stands.
CINEMA: Sundance London: Film and Music Festival 2013 at the O2
How much: From £14 per screening
We say: With a programme that includes a bit of everything, it’s clear the second ever Sundance London will surpass the high expectations. The film section of the festival includes a stellar line-up of films (fiction, documentaries and short films) that left the best of impressions at the latest Sundance film festival, while the music section offers an equally electrifying experience.
ART & CULTURE: Sony World Photography Awards exhibition, Somerset House, London
How much: £7.50
We say: Feast your eyes on some of the world’s most remarkable photos spanning fashion, fine-art and photojournalism, from this year’s winning and shortlisted photographers.
EAT & DRINK: London Coffee Festival, Old Truman Brewery, Brick Lane, London
How much: From £9.50
We say: The London Coffee Festival will welcome 15,000 visitors over four days at the Old Truman Brewery and showcase just how refined and sophisticated coffee has become (so leave your granules at the door). Divided into ‘zones’, the latest in artisan, coffee science, roasteries, food-to-be-enjoyed-with-coffee and music-to-release-your-coffee-energy-to, is explored in this festival.
For more things to do in London, visit www.theculturalexpose.co.ukTagged in: art, cinema, culture, drink, Eat, exhibitions, food, things to do in London
Recent Posts on Arts
- Children’s book blog – the last post!
- Children’s books for December: Herman’s Letter, The Yeti Files, Greenglass House and Winter Damage
- Friday Book Design Blog: The Ariel Poems, and other seasonal pamphlets
- Children’s book blog – Ask the illustrator: Rebecca Cobb
- Piggott's post: Jacobson, Heller and reflections on "real life"
Latest from Independent journalists on Twitter