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Capital Culture: What’s On This Weekend in London (12.06.2015-14.06.2015)
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Capital Culture: What’s On This Weekend in London (12.06.2015-14.06.2015)

Picture of Thomas Storey
Updated: 3 October 2016
This weekend features art that doesn’t cost the earth, the Queen’s birthday celebrations, and, probably in honour of HRH herself, World Gin Day!
Thomasina Miers and Laura Harper-Hinton of the Fork to Fork Festival © Gerber Comms
Thomasina Miers and Laura Harper-Hinton of the Fork to Fork Festival © Gerber Comms

Feeding and Fundraising at the Fork to Fork Festival

Launched by Thomasina Miers, MasterChef winner and co-founder of Wahaca, and Laura Harper‐Hinton, co-founder of Caravan, Fork to Fork Food Festival will bring together some of London’s most talented and creative chefs, restaurateurs, and producers, with the aim to raise funds in support of the Open Air Classroom project which will launch at ARK Franklin Primary Academy following the festival.

Saturday 13th June at ARK Franklin Primary Academy in Kensal Rise from 12pm to 6pm.

Tickets are available now here for £5 pre-sale and £8 on the day, children under 12 go free.

 

World Gin Day Langleys G&T © The Jones Family Project
World Gin Day Langleys G&T © The Jones Family Project

Toast GinO’clock at The Jones Family Project

Saturday is World Gin Day, and to celebrate this (should-be national) holiday, Langley’s No. 8 is partnering with bars, restaurants, and pubs all over the world, encouraging everyone to raise a glass to Great British Gin! The Jones Family Project is their London bar, and will have £7 Gin and Tonics and Negronis on offer all day.

The Jones Family Project, 78 Great Eastern Street, London EC2A 3JL

 

Tom Leveritt, Oil on Canvas | Courtesy Tom Leveritt
Tom Leveritt, Oil on Canvas | Courtesy Tom Leveritt

Get Up Close and Personal at the FAC Selfie Exhibit

Fine Art Commissions in St James’s has launched a self-portraiture exhibition that brings together an exciting range of works by leading and emerging contemporary artists, exploring the relationship between the artist and the self as the subject.

Fine Art Commissions, 34 Duke Street, St James’s, London, SW1Y 6DF, UK

 

Red ballet shoes made for Victoria Page (Moira Shearer) in The Red Shoes (1948), silk satin, braid and leather, England. Artist: Freed of London founded in 1929. Photo: ©Northampton Museums and Art Gallery.
Red ballet shoes made for Victoria Page (Moira Shearer) in The Red Shoes (1948), silk satin, braid and leather, England. Artist: Freed of London founded in 1929. Photo: ©Northampton Museums and Art Gallery.

Shoes: Pleasure and Pain

Uncover fashion and history at this exhibition, which features 200 pairs of shoes ranging from a sandal decorated in pure gold leaf originating from ancient Egypt to the most elaborate designs by contemporary makers.

Victoria and Albert Museum, Cromwell Road, Knightsbridge, London SW7 2RL

 

Guards line up at Trooping the Colour © Wikicommons
Guards line up at Trooping the Colour © Wikicommons

Wish The Queen a Happy Birthday at the Trooping of the Colour

Head to Buckingham Palace for the famous military parade, fly-by, and the highly-anticipated balcony appearance to celebrate the Queen’s (belated) birthday. Bunting and joy all ‘round!

Affordable Art Fair

Their floating gallery on Hampstead Ponds was just a taste of what the AAF Hampstead has to offer. Head to the Heath for a varied array of contemporary art by both established and up-and-coming artists. You can even get your hands dirty and get creative yourselves, with our programme of hands-on workshops!With thousands of works between £100-£5,000, there’s something for every taste and budget.

 

By Jillian Levick & Thomas Storey