Something For The Weekend in London: November 8-10
If the Nollywood celebrations and Singaporean-style night market don’t get you out and about this wonderfully eclectic weekend, then we reckon the new Hip Hop’N’Bowl night, the return of the Experimental Food Society or a glimpse into a post-apocalyptic world might just do the trick…
EAT & DRINK: Experimental Food Society Spectacular Exhibition, Truman Brewery, Ely’s Yard, 15 Hanbury St, London E1 6QR
How much: £7
We say: Now in its fourth year, you can expect this foodie’s delight to be bigger and better with plenty of mind-boggling delectables (edible cameras anyone?) and culinary experiments from some of the finest food artists around (like Bompas and Parr, pictured).
EAT & DRINK: Street Feast at Hawker House, 38-50 Pritchards Road, London E2 9AP (Friday and Saturday, 5pm – 2am)
How much: FREE before £8, £3 with a hot shot afterwards
We say: The next six weekends will offer a new indoor night market evoking the sights and sounds of hawker centres in Singapore. But the food will be wonderfully varied as usual, featuring the popular B.O.B.’s Lobster, Yum Bun and Spit & Roast while a whisky bar will be on hand to take care of the drinks side of things – there’s over 50 varieties to try!
EAT & DRINK: London Cru Urban Winery, 21/27 Seagrave Road, London SW6 1RP
How much: Various
We say: The capital’s very first urban winery has arrived and will be running free tours this weekend to offer insights into wine-making. There’s also a chance to try a few samples straight from the barrel, so it’s little wonder they’re down to the last few tickets. Book ‘em before they go!
ALTERNATIVE: Hip Hop’N’Bowl at Bloomsbury Lanes, Lower Level, Tavistock Hotel, Bedford Way, London WC1H 9EU
How much: From £4 in advance
We say: Hip-Hop and bowling? A “striking” combination! At this debut night, there will be live acts, the most notorious tunes on deck plus the awesome DJ Sarah Love headlining the three DJ line-up.
We say: Immerse yourself in a “post-apocalyptic marketplace” at this new interactive exhibition that presents cultural artefacts in the aftermath of a world marred by destruction. Animation and music will add to the experience, which also includes the opportunity to create and trade objects, gains skills and contribute to the future of a new world.
ARTS & CULTURE: Nollywood Weekend at South London Gallery, 65-67 Peckham Road, London SE5 8UH
How much: £3
We say: This weekend celebrates the infamous West African film industry with a weekend of special screenings and talks to mark 21 years since Nollywood took off. Screenings include complimentary Nigerian food.
For more things to do in London, visit www.theculturalexpose.co.uk
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