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Something For The Weekend in London: September 6-8

Matilda Egere-Cooper

richard 240x300 Something For The Weekend in London: September 6 8It’s time for autumnal adventures in fine cuisine, stunning art and quirky exhibitions this weekend as we welcome a brand new show of work from famed fashion photographer Richard Avedon, enjoy plenty of Mexican delights in Hampstead and celebrate the musical legacy of Carnaby Street.

Friday

ARTS & CULTURE: The Mayor’s Thames Festival

How much: FREE

We say: There’s no night carnival this year round, but there are plenty of walks, talks and performances to get involved in to celebrate the venues along the great river.

Info: www.thamesfestival.org

EAT & DRINK: Mestizo’s Gastronomic Festival, 103 Hampstead Road, London, NW1 3EL

How much: Various

We say: In the run-up to Mexican Independence day on September 15, the Mestizo restaurant and tequila bar are throwing a fest where they’ll be offering the best of the country’s cuisine from 10 Mexican states.  Pop in to try torta ahogada from Jalisco (home backed pork rolls with salsa).

Info: london.mestizomx.com

Saturday

ARTS & CULTURERichard Avedon: Women at the Gagosian Gallery, 17-19 Davies Street, London W1K 3DE

How much:
FREE

We say: The late fashion photographer produced breathtaking photos in his time, many which are presented in this exhibition which are black and white, hail the 60s and 70s and focus on women in motion. Stunning stuff.

Info: www.gagosian.com

CINEMA

The Matrix Trilogy All Nighter at BFI IMAX, 1 Charlie Chaplin Walk, London SE1 8XR

How much: From £30

We say: Sci-Fi and Matrix fans will love this back-to-back screening of the Wachowskis hit flicks that kicks off at midnight and finishes well into Sunday morning. Red Bulls at the ready!

Info: www.odeon.co.uk

Sunday

ALTERNATIVE: Run To The Beat

How much: FREE for spectators

We say: Described as the capital’s “music half-marathon”, a selection of DJs and a headline act will be dotted along the 13.1 mile course which starts and finishes at Greenwich Park. So head over to cheer on your fellow Londoners and shake a leg!

Info: www.odeon.co.uk

ARTS & CULTURECarnaby Echoes, 20 Foubert Place, London W1F 7PL

How much: FREE

We say: An exhibition and film screenings aim to unveil the musical heritage of Carnaby Street, with the help of nightclubs, record companies and shops that made their mark around the area. The show includes a series of commemorative plaques that link to film and audio interviews you can access through an app.

Info: www.carnabyechoes.com

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

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