Something For The Weekend in London: May 24-26
We 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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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