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Something For The Weekend in London: May 24-26

Matilda Egere-Cooper

2006AM5991 crop jpg 290x193 crop q85 Something For The Weekend in London: May 24 26We love London for its multiculturalism, so we’re all about that cross-cultural life this weekend by way of a Ghanaian pop-up in Islington, an Indian Arrival celebration at the V&A, an exhibition of stunning African portraits and a global selection of indie flicks at a three-day fest at the Roxy. No passport required.

Friday

ARTS & CULTURE: Indian Arrival Day at the V&A, Cromwell Road, London SW7 2RL

How much: FREE

We say: Indian Arrival Day marks the arrival of people from the Indian subcontinent to nations such as Mauritius, Guyana and Trinidad, so this unique-off will present the chance to explore the stories of the African and Indian diaspora, through dance, spoken word and art.

Info: www.vam.ac.uk/whatson/event/2469/indian-arrival-day-3760

EAT & DRINK: Zoe’s Ghana Kitchen presents Pips Dish Azonto Banquet at 133B Upper Street, London, N1 1QP

How much: £30 + £0.90 booking fee

We say: The ever popular ZGK will compete for the title of best London pop-up with a grand Ghanaian feast at this Islington garage. Great chance to sample the African cuisine if you’re a newbie.

Info: www.edibleexperiences.com/p/539054/Zoes-Ghana-Kitchen/42002/ZGK-presents-Pips-Dish-Azonto-Banquet

Saturday

ALTERNATIVE: Tutti Frutti boating at IncrEdibles, Kew Gardens, Richmond, London, Surrey TW9 3AB

How much: £14.50 entry to the Gardens (+ £4.50 for the boat ride)

We say: Kew’s Palm House Pond has been transformed into a gigantic fruit salad to give visitors a chance to “see food differently” courtesy of food connoisseurs Bompas & Parr. Pineapple Island? Banana grotto? Count us in!

Info: www.kew.org/visit-kew-gardens/whats-on/incredibles/tutti-frutti/index.htm

ARTS & CULTURE: United Film Festival London at Roxy Bar & Screen, 128-132 Borough High St  London SE1 1LB

How much: £6 per film

We say: This fest presents an impressive mix of indie features and shorts, plus a few classics through in for good measure. Highlights include Sadermania – the story of a wrestling fan who sparked a friendship with Hulk Hogan and The Terminator.

Info: www.theunitedfest.com/london/schedule

Sunday

ARTS & CULTURE: John Kenny’s Africa Beauty at the Africa Centre, 38 King Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E 8JT

How much: FREE

We say: Kenny’s colourful and vibrant portraits are the result of seven years of travelling around sub-Saharan Africa. Now on show, they offer a powerful insight into the style and life of traditional villages and communities.

Info: www.africacentre.org.uk/event/a-photographic-exhibition-by-photographer-john-kenny

ARTS & CULTURE: London Literature Festival 2013 at Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, London SE1 8XX

How much: Various

We say: Head to this creative annual which sees some of the best poets, authors and artists come together for a series for talks, readings and events.

Info: www.southbankcentre.co.uk/whatson/festivals-series/london-literature-festiva

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

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  • cromwell

    We love London for its multiculturalism? Don’t mention the jihad.

  • http://www.londonthisweekend.co.uk/ London This Weekend

    Hey awesome ideas for last week… looking forward to your next week ideas post….


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