Something For The Weekend in London: October 4-6

Matilda Egere-Cooper

soweto kinch 1 300x300 Something For The Weekend in London: October 4 6 We’re on a theatre, food and film mission this weekend as we head to Deptford for the new Soweto Kinch show, check-in to the Tricycle for NT: Live’s Othello and squeeze in free gelato, a Dalston Sunday lunch, drive-in cinema and maybe a trip to a festival in Elephant & Castle (if we can catch our breath, that is…)


EAT & DRINK: Snowflake Gelato, 102 Wardour Street, London W1F 0TN

How much: FREE

We say: To mark the launch of their new location in Soho, Snowflake Gelato will be giving away 200 litres of their award-winning treats to everyone who drops in from midday.  Luxurious gelato for the price of nada? A lunchtime detour, for sure…


CINEMA: Drive In Film Club, Brent Cross Shopping Centre, South (NCR) Car Park. London, NW4 3FP

How much: £22 per car

We say: It’s the return of the old school for the next few weeks as the Brent Cross Shopping Centre plays host to a US-style drive-in cinema with snack service and a programme of past and present classics.  It suitably kicks off with the Ryan Gosling flick Drive this Friday – so find the friend who’s got the four wheels and make it a night.



ARTS & CULTURE: Soweto Kinch: The Legend of Mike Smith at The Albany, Douglas Way, Deptford, London Se8 4AG

How much: From £12

We say: See this mighty man and his sax in action as he performs a dynamic live version of his album The Legend of Mike Smith. With choreography coming from hip-hop pioneer Jonzi D, it’s little wonder critics are calling it “mindblowing” in its clever take on The Seven Deadly Sins and Dante’s Inferno.


ARTS & CULTURE: Elefest 2013

How much: Various

We say: For an 11th year, the Elefest continues to show that there’s a lot more to the area than a shopping centre, a roundabout (and that red elephant). There are pop-up cinemas, a night market, skate festival and a treasure hunt amongst the activities at this year’s event – and they all go some way to explain why the area was once known as the Piccadilly of the South.



EAT & DRINK: Jones & Sons, 23 – 27 Arcola Street London E8 2DJ

How much: Various

We say: There’s a brand spankin’ new winter menu and Sunday lunch at this restaurant which took over the Arcola Theatre space in the summer.  Choose from roast sirloin, lamb, pork belly, roast cod, sea bream or wild mushroom, leek and cheddar pie with the usual sides and a delightful selection of desserts for afters.


ARTS & CULTURE: NT Live: Othello at Tricycle Theatre, 269 Kilburn High Rd, London NW6 7JR

How much: £10.50

We say: This latest National Theatre production of Shakespeare’s infamous play heads to the big screen in a new series of NT: Live nights around the capital. It stars the award-winning Adrian Lester and Rory Kinnear, who’ve both been hailed for their superb performances.


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