Something For The Weekend in London: June 21-23

Matilda Egere-Cooper

something2 300x169 Something For The Weekend in London: June 21 23If a quadruple-bill of film, music, community and theatre festivals around the city doesn’t woo you this weekend, a Latino pop-up and unusual garden experience  - that promises you the quirkiest indoor picnic you could ever imagine – might just do the trick.


ARTS & CULTURE: Open City Docs Festival

How much: From £6

We say: Re-discover the world we live in through this dynamic four-day festival featuring over 100 international docs, as well as masterclasses, exhibitions and workshops. Now in its third year, the fest opens with the international premiere of The 12 O’Clock Boys, a coming age tale from Baltimore.


EAT & DRINK: Pisco Fuego pop-up at Pips Dish, 133B Upper Street, London N1 1QP

How much: £40 + booking fee

We say: Latin cuisine takes centre stage at this immersive foodie experience where guests will also get to enjoy live music, street art, quality drinks and a glorious menu inspired by Buenos Aires, Lima and Mexico City.



ARTS & CULTURE: Charing Cross Road Fest 2013

How much: FREE

We say: All roads lead to Charing Cross (Road) this weekend for this creative and intellectual fest that sees restaurants, theatres, indie booksellers and music shops come together to celebrate their locale with talks, food demos, readings, workshops and pub quizzes. Ends June 23.


MUSIC: Fête de la musique, Institut français du Royaume-Uni, 17 Queensberry Place  London SW7 2DT

How much: FREE

We say: For over 30 years, Fête de la musique (or World Music Day) has been a musical highlight in Paris and eventually around the globe – so enjoy the free London celebrations on June 22 where a pick and mix of French musical artists will be performing to your heart’s content.



ARTS & CULTURE: Sadler’s Sampled Festival, Sadler’s Wells, Roseberry Ave  London EC1R 4TN

How much: From £8

We say: Sadler’s Sampled is a dance festival that truly has it all. Film screenings, workshops, talks, dance lessons, interactive art installations and live music all form part of this two-week-long celebration of dance that kicks off on June 22.


Sunday: EAT & DRINK

Robin Collective presents Biteable Botany, The Book Club, 100 – 106 Leonard Street, London, EC2A 4RH

How much: £15 in advance

We say: If you’re after an unusual way to dine out with friends this weekend, look no further than this indoor picnic at The Book Club. You’ll be getting down and dirty as create your own little garden of candy flowers, cake and insects, before indulging in it all afterwards (yes, even the insects).


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