Something For The Weekend in London: April 26-28

Matilda Egere-Cooper
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The entrance to the V&A for the David Bowie Is exhibition (Reuters)

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:

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.


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