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What’s On In London This Weekend

What’s On In London This Weekend

Your Weekend Agenda | 23rd – 25th February


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FRIDAY 23rd

Craft Beer Rising

Several good reasons to go to Craft Beer Rising:

1) £3 pints
2) From 175 breweries
3) Plus food from Kansas City BBQ & Le Bao
4) Followed by live sets from DJs like Don Letts

Details: 22-24 Feb | Old Truman Brewery, 91 Brick Ln, E1 6QR | £15 (including a free beer glass)

The Little Orchestra

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That was the opening of Beethoven’s fifth symphony, as played in your head by three letters of the alphabet. Now imagine it played by an actual orchestra.One that’s just a few feet away from you, for a spine-tinglingly intimate experience in a gorgeously atmospheric space. That’s what The Little Orchestra are about. And they’re back for another fantastic-looking season called (for good reason) “Fire in the Evening”… READ MORE

Details: 22nd & 23rd of February | York Hall, 5 Old Ford Road, E2 9PJ | £20-£35

Dawn of the Superheroes

DC are taking a comics trip to London’s O2.

The whole installation promises to transport you chronologically from the inception of Superman almost a century ago, to the modern feature releases, with the, er, incredible bulk of rooms soundtracked by original music from the films… READ MORE

Details: 23rd Feb – 9th Sept 2018 | The O2, Peninsula Square, SE10 0DX | £18

The Ultimate Vegan Ribs Feast

Vegans, this weekend is ribbed for your pleasure. Dee’s Table are going to put on a feast of wholesome, animal-free BBQ treats in East London. The menu will include jackfruit ribs with a ginger beer sauce; mac & cheese with thyme bread crumb; roasted squash hominy cornbread; and for dessert, a giant gluten-free chocolate chip peanut butter pizookie with vanilla ice cream and salted caramel sauce.

Details: 23rd Feb | 10 Cable Street, E1 8JG | £28

Made in North Korea: Everyday Graphics from the DPRK

North Koreans are no slouches when it comes to drawing a straight line. It’s probably because of their supreme ruler. And they apparently excel at other forms of graphic design, too, as is evidenced by the stunning exhibition going up at the House of Illustration this weekend. Drawn from a collection NK expert Nicholas Bonner has been amassing for over 20 years, it’ll feature Sweet wrappers, posters, stamps, packaging, labels, and more…

Details: 23rd Feb – May 13 2018 | House of Illustration, 2 Granary Square, N1C 4BH | £7.50

 

SATURDAY 24th

The Literary Hour

The Literary Hour are back, with a supperclub all about the adventures of the great Phileas Fogg.

It’s not to me mist.

As with their previous events (such as the recent, jubilant, sell-out Wind in the Willows-themed dinner) your evening revolves around a novel – Jules Verne’s Around the World in 80 Days – which itself revolves around the entire globe.

Details: Throughout February | A Secret Location | £49-£65

Mardi Gras at Pop Brixton

Mardi Gras literally means ‘fat Tuesday’, making it odd that Pop Brixton are holding their party on a Saturday – so at least they’re fattening it up with Louisiana themed food & drink, live art, a free fortune teller, a busking stage, live music from Dom & the Ikos, swing song DJ Lil’ Koko, a best-dressed competition, and a gloriously authentic parade crew.

Details: 24th February | POP Brixton, 53 Brixton Station Road, SW9 8PQ | Free

Life Drawing with Guinea Pigs

Want to get into life drawing, but fancy starting with a non-nude guinea pig first? Well, this might just be your ideal event. It comes to us from illustrator Alice Bowsher, who’s got seven of the furry little tykes (each with their own distinctive hair arrangement) ready to pose.

Details: 24th Feb | Camden’s Daughter, 289-291 Kentish Town Rd, NW5 2JS | £22

The Orchid Festival at Kew

The best orchid at the festival? It was a Thai.

For this year’s orchid festival, the folks at Kew have decided to go with a lineup of blooms from Thailand. And thankfully, it all takes place in the (very warm) greenhouse.

Details: 10th Feb-11th March | Kew Gardens, TW9 3AB | £16

 

SUNDAY 25th


The Big London Flea

No, this is not a chance to purchase fleas. It’s a chance to purchase allll kinds of bric-a-brac from 50 vintage stalls set up in a former cinema in Dalston. Be ready to haggle.

Details: Feb 25, 11am – 6pm | Epic Dalston,13 Stoke Newington Road, N16 8BH

African Superheroes Day

Back by popular demand (which, we assume has at least something to do with Black Panther), this 3hr animation festival will see a variety of African-themed cartoons & legit black history, including Magical Nigerian Women Warriors, Anansi the West African Folk Hero, The story of Ogun and Oshun, Teenage Black Superheroes, and more.

Details: 25th Feb | Golborne Youth Club, 66 Acklam Road, W10 5YU | £8

 

Main image: Mardi Gras at Pop Brixton


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