Your Weekend Agenda | 22nd-24th September
Chicken of the Woods
Ah, Chicken of the Woods. Don’t be fooled into thinking it’s a poulet-organised pop up – in fact, its headed up by a chef with over two decades of experience, and a passion for nose-to-tail cooking and heritage recipes. Now he’s finally back with a regular Friday night slot in Muswell Hill, serving up rustic dishes from roast partridge to a Mrs. Beeton salad, all accompanied by box wines from natural growers.
Details: Every Friday | Flesh and Flour, 162 Fortis Green Road, N10 3DU | £35/55 with wine
Vinery Honesty Wine Bar Pop Up
Wine bars are great. Wine bars where you get to rock up to a cosy Soho address, try whichever wines you like, and then pay what you want at the end, are better. And luckily that’s the type that’s coming to London this Friday night.
Details: 22nd September | Soho Collective, 12 Moor Street, W1D 5NG | £7.99
Double Denim Party
As 90s survivors, it’s basically in our jeans.
And you can relive those heady days at the Clapham Grand this weekend, when they host a double denim party in aid of Jeans for Genes, which will boast themed drinks (yes, jean and tonics…), prizes for best costumes, and a LIVE PERFORMANCE BY B*WITCHED.
Details: 22nd September | The Grand, 21- 25 St. John’s Hill, SW11 1TT | From £10
Saving the Season
Nowadays, it’s practically an assumed life skill to be able to pickle, cure and preserve your own grub.
To be fair, it’s basic self-preservation.
And you can learn from the best with this rooftop workshop at bohemian Spitalfields pub, The Culpeper. You’ll get a hands-on introduction to all the main techniques, before sitting down to a lunch showcasing the produce they grow on that very same rooftop.
Details: 23rd September | The Culpeper Rooftop, 40 Commercial Street, E1 6LP | £25
Little Orchestra | NUDGE MEMBER EXPERIENCE AVAILABLE
Orchestras. They often come with a lot of strings attached. Or, they did until the arrival of The Little Orchestra, who have done us all a favour and abandoned the usual suits and airs of superiority that classical concerts used to carry around with them, in favour of a much more fun, relaxed, and social atmosphere. This month, there’ll be drinks followed by stage-free renditions of Beethoven & Shostakovich… READ MORE
Details: 22nd -23rd September | Oval Space, Bethnal Green, E2 9DT | £15
LDN Block Party
Chicago based brewers Goose Island are putting on a Block Party in Shoreditch, and contrary to what you might think, they’re not going to invite any blocks. Instead they’re going to put on a bar serving their finest brews, add some live music (from the likes of Honeyblood, White Lies, etc.), throw in a little street food from vendors like Smokey Tails and Greedy Khao… and invite you.
Details: 23rd September | Red Market, 288 Old Street, EC1V 9LA | £10
House of Vans
The House of Vans is getting revved up for the weekend, with four days of free talks and exhibitions as part of the Talking Peace Festival, as well as free screenings of M. Night Shyamalan’s The Sixth Sense and Signs all weekend in their intimate 100-seater cinema.
Details: 21st – 24th September | House of Vans London, Arches 228 – 232, Station Approach Road, SE1 8SW | Free
Cheese Street N1
Set yourself up for a night of weird dreams at North London’s biggest cheese festival, where not only will you be able to peruse cheese samples and pairings, you’ll find cheesy street food, butter making workshops, live music, something called ‘cheese angels’, and the opportunity to win a tower of cheese… READ MORE
Details: 24th September | Chapel Market, N1 9PZ | Free Entry
Bascule Chamber Concerts
The Thames. It’s very mainstream. But that doesn’t make it any less fun, and the Totally Thames festival is back to celebrate it with a month full of regattas, swimming races, festivals, exhibitions, popup museums on barges, opera cruises, sailing parades and concerts in the cavernous bowels of Tower Bridge. And that last one’s taking place across this weekend, featuring musical performances, new work from award-winning spoken word artists, and an ‘immersive sound walk’ that uses water microphones to play the sounds of the river, live.
Details: 22nd-24th September | South Bascule Chamber, Tower Bridge, Tower Bridge Road, SE1 2UP | From £15
Nasty Women Festival
The nasty women are coming. And they’re hosting all sorts of artistic, politically charged events and performances at this Hackney festival in aid of End Violence Against Women, where you’ll find art exhibitions and installations, workshops, comedy and spoken word performances, ‘political baked goods’, and a Tilt Brush virtual reality room, where you can create your own virtual art.
Details: 23rd-24th September | Stour Space, 7 Roach Road, E3 2PA | Free, some events ticketed
Tootopia. Ironically, this neighbourhood weekender doesn’t like to blow its own trumpet. But if it could, it’d boast of the gigantic street food takeover, mini comedy fringe fest, interactive bake-off tent, huge community feast, speed wine-tasting, pop up cinemas, karaoke, DJs, craft darts and badass W.I. takeover filling the streets of Tooting this weekend.
Details: 22nd-24th September | Venues across Tooting | Free Entry
Main image: Totally Thames Bascule Chamber Concerts
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