Things to do
The last Bank Holiday of the year means it’s time for the resplendent two-day Notting Hill Carnival and dozens of other parties, big and small, to see out the last of the summer months.
My name is Lloyd Langford and I’m a stand-up comedian. I’ve been visiting Edinburgh for ten years so I’ve come up with a perfect day in the city.
We’re a week in and London continues to revel in the excitement that the Olympics has brought to the capital – and it seems that while the games are still on, things to do in the London just keep on getting better.
It’s here! The biggest sporting spectacle in the world finally arrives in the capital today – so if you’ve spent weeks/months/years being ambivalent about the Olympics, this is one weekend where you’ll be hard-pushed to not get caught up in the spirit all (and why not, we say).
With over 200 nations getting ready to represent at next week’s London Olympics we couldn’t help but run with an international theme for this weekend’s exploits.
What does it even mean? Much of the press coverage of the arty side of the 2012 Olympics – culminating at the moment with the London 2012 Festival – has involved head-scratching about what the hell it actually is.
A Yoko Ono exhibition, the theatrical rise of Prometheus, and a summer holiday camp in the Old Vic tunnels – it’s only another eclectic round-up of what’s on over the weekend in the capital that’ll not only inspire your cultural sensibilities, but have you hoping the next two days can last for just a little bit longer.
Goodbye March and hello April! The changeover from one spring month to another comes with plenty of opportunities to enjoy the mini heatwave and party hard, whether it’s with cherry blossom and sake cocktails at Tsuru, or getting down with the quirky Notewell collective who’ve gone out of their glittery way to bring Mardi Gras to town.
As well as a crafty market taking place in Brixton this Saturday and a new chocolate shop opening on Sunday, this weekend we’ve has taken a more scholarly approach to picking the events on our cultural radar. Check out thought-provoking flicks via the ICA, an exhibition about Londoners exploring why we dress the way we do – and if that’s not enough, you can practice your francais at the Rende-Vous with French Cinema fest at Clapham Picturehouse (my IQ’s increasing already).
The third month of the year has so far brought with it the spring sunshine, so don’t miss out on the selection of events this weekend, including a “remix” of Cuban culture, blues lessons at a Shoreditch haunt and the last of a Charles Dickens exhibition at the British Library.
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