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What’s On This Weekend In London: 26.2.2016 – 28.2.2016
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What’s On This Weekend In London: 26.2.2016 – 28.2.2016

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Updated: 15 November 2016
Can you believe it, winter is officially coming to an end for another year! What better way to celebrate the upcoming new season full of colour and vibrancy than heading to one (or all) of the events lined up to make your London weekend one to remember. Oh, and who could forget: on Monday we are all embraced with an extra day that only comes once every four years, so make sure you make the most of it!

 


FRIDAY


 

DRINKS   |   The Craft Beer Rising At The Old Truman Brewery

How tempting is it to be the first one to taste a new beer brand on the market? Very… we know! So, don’t miss the Craft Beer Rising festival this weekend at the Old Truman Brewery.

Program Shot | © Patch Dolan

Program Shot | © Patch Dolan

 

DANCE   |   Giselle: The Most Famous Ballet From The Romantic Era

For a love story just as equally romantic as that of Romeo and Juliet, Peter Wright’s most famous ballet story returns to the Royal Opera to celebrate his 90th birthday.

Natalia Osipova as Giselle | Courtesy of ROH © Bill Cooper

Natalia Osipova as Giselle | Courtesy of ROH © Bill Cooper

 

MUSIC   |   Discover Mozart’s Masterpiece, The Magic Flute

Mozart’s eternal classic discovers the search for true love as Prince Tamino sets on a journey of obstacles to save Princess Pamina.

The Magic Flute, Allan Clayton and Lucy Crowe | © Robbie Jack

The Magic Flute, Allan Clayton and Lucy Crowe | © Robbie Jack

 


SATURDAY


 

LITERATURE   |   Consequence of Blackness: Identity, Race & Consciousness

This alternative event of film, discussion and performance offers an important moving understanding of racial struggles.

Bocafloja performs at NYC | © Quilomboarte/WikiCommons

Bocafloja performs at NYC | © Quilomboarte/WikiCommons

 

FILM   |   Feed Me Films: Casino In The Casino

Put on your mafia outfit and head down to the casino, for an afternoon with gourmet cuisine, liquor, gambling and cinema.

Casino | Courtesy of Universal Pictures

Casino | Courtesy of Universal Pictures

 

DRINKS   |   Breaking Bad Inspired Cocktail Bar Cook Fine Cocktails

Walter White becomes Heisenberg once more this weekend. The ABQ RV is back cooking your favourite Breaking Bad inspired cocktails. Make sure you bring your own booze!

Breaking Bad inspired | Courtesy of ABQ RV

Breaking Bad inspired | Courtesy of ABQ RV

 

OTHER   |   Silver Scream Sleepover: A Slumber Party Amongst Ghosts

Sleep isn’t guaranteed at this ultimate sleepover. The passing ghosts and spirits will keep you company all night!

Silver Scream Sleepovers | Courtesy of The London Bridge Experience

Silver Scream Sleepovers | Courtesy of The London Bridge Experience

 


SUNDAY


 

ART   |   Tibet’s Secret Temple: Body, Mind And Meditation In Tantric Buddhism

Don’t miss your last chance to see the secrets of Buddhism before this exhibition at the Wellcome Collection ends.

Magical Movements (trul khor) , Lukhang mural detail, Tibet, 17th century | © Thomas Laird

Magical Movements (trul khor) , Lukhang mural detail, Tibet, 17th century | © Thomas Laird

 

FESTIVAL   |   Dazzling Brazilian Colours At The Orchids Festival 2016

For a luscious sensory experience, escape the hustle and bustle of the big city and head on down to the Kew Gardens’ Orchids Festival, celebrating the bright colours of Brazil.

Final Steps Organising Kew Gardens' Orchid Festival| © Jeff Eden, RBG Kew

Final Steps Organising Kew Gardens’ Orchid Festival| © Jeff Eden, RBG Kew

 

DRINKS   |   CTC Launches A Permanent Bar On Brick Lane

Celebrate the important milestones you’ve achieved (including your first APairOTeef) over at The Cocktail Trading Company‘s newest edition.

Choc Flip Cocktail | Courtesy of The Cocktail Trading Company

Choc Flip Cocktail | Courtesy of The Cocktail Trading Company