Something For The Weekend in London: June 14-16
We’re shaking off the cares of the week by going on a Headphone Holiday, rediscovering the world of Saturday Night Fever and getting into the community spirit at the annual Marylebone Summer Fayre – and that’s just the beginning! Quirky afternoon tea, physical theatre and an ambitious exhibition also awaits you this glorious weekend – high-fives!
ARTS & CULTURE: Jackson’s Lane Postcards Festival, 269a Archway Road, London N6 5AA
How much: From £10 per show
We say: From June 13-29 the remodelled gothic church that is The Jackson Lane multi-arts venue will host a range of vibrant and fantastical performances. Included will be stunning examples of comedy, dance, theatre, song and of course the festival’s staple – circus and cabaret.
EAT & DRINK: Charlie and The Chocolate Factory Afternoon Tea at One Aldwych Hotel, One Aldwych, London WC2B 4BZ
How much: From £29.50
We say: You probably won’t be served by an Oompa-Loompa (which is a shame), but blueberry brioche, homemade candy floss and “golden eggs” are just some of the delightful treats that make up the playful Charlie and the Chocolate Factory-inspired menu at the One Aldwych hotel. We’ve already booked!
ALTERNATIVE: A Headphone Holiday at Queen of Hoxton, 1-5 Curtain Rd London, Greater London EC2A 3JX
How much: £7 in advance / £10 on the door
We say: Get stuck into a series of daytime parties alfresco style on the Queen of Hoxton’s rooftop this summer. Soul II Soul’s Jazzie B OBE leads the proceedings this weekend – and if the tunes aren’t enough, there’s also the all day BBQ, ice cream bar, frozen cocktails and complimentary rum for the first 150 ticket holders.
NIGHTLIFE: Future Cinema presents Saturday Night Fever: The Live Immersive Disco Experience at The Troxy, 490 Commercial Rd London, Greater London E1 0HX
How much: £25 + booking fee
We say: Whether you’re a brother or whether you’re a mother, you won’t want to miss Future Cinema’s latest ambitious venture aimed at the capital’s party people. Not only will the classic flick be screened, but revelers can enjoy neon-lit cocktails, live DJs, disco divas, an in-house beauty parlour, and a vinyl market straight out of Brooklyn.
ARTS & CULTURE: Alternative guide to the Universe at the Hayward Gallery, Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, London SE1 8XX
How much: From £10
We say: Discover the work of self-taught artists, physicists and inventors in this unusual exhibition as they provide alternative perspectives to our world. Part of Alternative Guide and the Festival of Neighbourhood.
ALTERNATIVE: The Marylebone Summer Fayre
How much: FREE
We say: There’s food, drink and music galore at this annual fete in central London, raising money for great causes. Hosted by The Howard De Malden estate, this year’s chosen charity is Kids Company, which helps to support vulnerable children and young people.
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