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What's On This Weekend In London 21.08.15 - 23.08.15
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What's On This Weekend In London 21.08.15 - 23.08.15

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Updated: 9 February 2017
Did someone say ‘mini heatwave’ this Saturday? With many events both indoors and out, we will definitely have you prepared for the long weekend next week. Get your sunglasses out and grab all your friends because this is the weekend you don’t want to miss!
Street Food and Craft Beer Festival | © Alexandra Palace
Street Food and Craft Beer Festival | © Alexandra Palace

Street Food and Craft Beer Festival


Soak in the sunshine whilst indulging in the influx of different craft beers available in the beer garden at the Street Food and Craft Beer Festival. With plenty of food and drinks to complement the live music and entertainment, North London’s biggest hill will boast incredibly stunning views of London alongside the warm weather. Did we mention? Entry is free!

Alexandra Palace, Alexandra Palace Way, London, N22 7AY

25 Hours of Yoga for Nacoa Fundraiser

Sat & Sun

Relax this weekend with one or ’25 hours of Yoga’! Join London’s best yoga teachers in Peckham to help raise awareness and funds for the National Association for Children of Alcoholics (Nacoa), who is celebrating their 25th anniversary. Do you like to win goods? There is also a raffle, with prizes donated by wellness brands. Be sure to book in advance by making a donation.

Victor’s Lab, 133 The Bussey Building, Rye Lane, London, SE15 4ST

Illustration from Guess How Much I Love You | © Illustrated by Anita Jeram
Illustration from Guess How Much I Love You | © Illustrated by Anita Jeram

Guess How Much I Love You Exhibition

Until 5 September

Everyone’s favourite bunnies are back. Celebrating the 20th birthday of Guess How Much I Love You, illustrator Anita Jeram and author Sam McBratney will showcase their unique archive of over 90 related works — never seen before! You will also have the chance to purchase Anita’s works from this best selling picture book. Be sure not to miss this event!

Illustration Cupboard, 22 Bury Street, London, SW1Y 6AL

Grimeborn Opera Festival

Until 29 August

Have you always wanted to attend opera, but thought it was inaccessible and elitist? You have come to the right place! Introducing new audiences to opera, the Grimeborn Opera Festival returns for the 9th year to the Arcola Theatre. Featuring 12 productions by up-and-coming opera directors, writers and performers, these innovative adaptations of traditional opera should be experienced by all.

Arcola Theatre, 24 Ashwin Street, London, E8 3DL

Logo for Banksy's Dismaland | © Banksy Dismaland
Logo for Banksy’s Dismaland | © Banksy Dismaland

Banksy Dismaland

Until 27 September

Ever wondered what would happen if Disney and Banksy met? Then this is the event you must NOT miss! After months of secret planning, renowned street artists will introduce you to the new ‘Dismaland’ exhibition, built around a twisted ‘bemusement park’ – and of course, including 10 never-before-seen pieces from Banksy himself. Dismaland is the cheaper version of Disneyland — for five weeks only!

Dismaland, Marine Parade, Weston-super-Mare, BS23 1BE

‘Oh F***, I’m 40’

Until 29 September

After an eventful day, what more do you want than a night of comedy? After a successful run in Edinburgh, Richard Herring returns to London with ‘Oh F***, I’m 40’. As a comedian, Herring is at his peak and will definitely have you in stitches! Be sure to book early to avoid disappointment.

Arts Theatre, 6/7 Great Newport Street, London, WC2H 7JB

Mind Game Olympiads

Until 31 August

If board games are something you would rather do this weekend, then head on down to the annual board games festival, Mind Game Olympiads. Fear not; it’s not just for the experts. There is even a dedicated ‘Learn-to-Play’ room with games for all ages and levels, with dedicated staff to explain the rules and share their passion for your new favourite game. The best part? You can play as many games as you want — for free!

JW3, 341-351 Finchley Road, London, NW3 6ET