Something For The Weekend in London: September 27-29

Matilda Egere-Cooper

Blackpool 1968 by Tony Ray Jones Credits © National Media Museum 300x200 Something For The Weekend in London: September 27 29 We wrap up one of the busiest cultural months of the year with flicks (Raindance), food (Street Food Europe) and festivities (Clapton and Harvest festivals) for this weekend’s fun and games.


ARTS & CULTUREFriday Late: Destruction at the V&A, Cromwell Road London SW7 2RL

How much: FREE

We say: It’s the last Friday of the month which means the V&A are hosting another one of those exceedingly good Late events. This time it’s with the help of an edgy collective of artists and DJs inspired by the idea of destruction. Feel free to mash up the dance!


ARTS & CULTURERaindance Film Festival

How much: £12 per screening

We say: Over 100 feature and short films will be showcased at one of the longest running fests dedicated to the art of independent filmmaking. Friday’s flicks include alien rom-com Earthbound and documentary Muse of Fire, which follows two actors on their quest to discover everything they can about Shakespeare.



ARTS & CULTUREThe Clapton Festival

How much: FREE

We say: This East End festival marks the end of the summer with live music, art, food and drink and everything you’d find at a local get-together (so there’s stuff for the kiddies too). It’s all free until 6pm, then the closing party gets underway – only £4 for early bird tickets.


ALTERNATIVE: Harvest Festival at Paradise by Way of Kensal Green, 19 Kilburn Lane, Kensal Green, London, W10 4AE

How much: Various

We say: There’s fried chicken, a petting farm and even a barn dance at this unique two-day festival of music, food and other cultural pursuits we never thought we’d do on a weekend in West London (like attending a sausage-making class). But there’s a first for everything!



EAT & DRINK: Street Food Europe, Dalston Yard, Hartwell Street, London E8 3DU

How much: £8

We say: The red carpet’s being laid out for European cuisine at this massive foodie fest. Top names will  go head-to-head in a bout to be crowned European Street Food champion (or something to that effect). Eat, drink, vote for your faves -  and be merry.


ARTS & CULTURE: Only in England:  Photographs by Tony Ray and Martin Parr, Science Museum, Exhibition Rd, London SW7 2DD

How much: FREE

We say: It may not be the most obvious thing for the Science Museum to host, but this new exhibition featuring photographic works about the quirks of British life will not doubt be  brilliant all the same. Focusing on the two maestros, Martin Parr and Tony Ray-Jones (experts on all that is eccentric about the British and their customs), the exhibition will offer a glimpse into the past and the provincial traditions of England rarely seen today.


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