The weekend post is brought to you in partnership with David Gibson Street Photography Workshops.
- Celebrate indie film at Raindance Film Festival.
- Get inked at the London Tattoo convention at Tobacco Dock (£20 per day, cash on the door).
- Countryside Live! brings family friendly rural pursuits, animals, crafts and trades to Waterworks Nature Reserve, Leyton E10 (free).
- Watch a football flick at the Kicking and Screening film festival at Everyman Cinemas.
- The Real Food Festival is all around the Southbank Centre (free).
- Dare you visit Dickensian Hauntings at Shoreditch Town Hall (free)?
- Or take a tour of the Six Hundred Feet, Six Men Dead installation in the Grand Entrance Hall of The Thames Tunnel at the Brunel Museum (£6)?
- Last chance to see: The Horse at British Museum (free), Wild Planet at Natural History Museum (free), Titanic Remembered at National Maritime Museum (free) and Heatherwick Studio at V&A (£7).
- Explore Human Limits at Wellcome Collection with a special symposium (£30)
- Watch an afternoon’s worth of LGBTQI films at Bruce Castle Museum, Tottenham, from 1.30-5pm (free).
- Visit the pop-up human butchery at Smithfield Market.
- Experience intimate performances at the tiny Pop-up Circus at Makers Yard, Cambridge Heath from noon to 8pm (free but please book).
- Celebrate 15 years of east London charity Headway with pizza, live music, jam making and a robot on loan from the Science Museum + beer from Hackney Brewery and Sipsmiths Gin from 2-8pm (free/donations).
- Get free Nandos food and watch skateboarders go nuts at the Nandos Skatejam in BaySixty6 skate part, W10 from noon till 4pm (£7 entry, free chicken).
- Experience Ophelia in Hysteria – a theatrical, foodie, arty thing – at Asylum Chapel, SE 16 between 6-8pm (£30).
- it’s all impromptu at the London Summer Jam in the Bedroom Bar, Shoreditch from 12-8.30pm (free).
- Listen to the London Requiem in Abney Park Cemetery, Stoke Newington from 7pm (seated £25, standing £15).
- Watch Chessboxing at Scala from 8pm (tickets £20).
- Cheer on the Big Gay 10k (run it, walk it, mince it) then head for the Big Gay Village Fete in Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens from midday (free entry).
- Join the London Circle Walk from 10am (free).
- The London Pearly Kings & Queens Harvest Festival celebration takes place in Guildhall Yard from 1pm before a parade down to St Mary-le-Bow Church for the annual service at 3.00pm (free).
- Shop at the Frock Me Kensington Extravaganza over three floors at Kensington Town Hall from 10am-5pm (entry £4/£2 NUS).
- Back east, the Affordable Vintage Fair returns to York Hall, Bethnal Green from 12-5pm (£2 in).
- Participate in Pink Aerobics in Hyde Park between 1-4pm and raise money for breast cancer charities (entry £17).
- Help launch the East London River of Flowers – a stream of urban meadows for bees and butterflies from Hackney to Tower Hamlets – starting from the Dalston Eastern Curve Garden, 3pm onwards (free entry/donations).
- The Big Mix festival brings music, comedy and cabaret to four venues in Shoreditch all in aid of MacMillan Cancer Support from 2pm till late (£15 for a wristband).
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- Our latest theatre reviews and art reviews
- Books and spoken word events
- Your week in geek
- Things to do for a fiver or less
- Our pick of comedy gigs plus a guide to watching live comedy in London
- Free things to do in London
- Museums and Galleries
The weekend post is brought to you in partnership with David Gibson Photography Workshops.
If you love photography but lack confidence or technical know-how, David’s next two day London street photography workshop takes place this weekend, 29-30 September around Shoreditch. The workshop will be for a small group of up to 8 participants and will consider the history, aesthetics and practicalities of street photography. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to book.
David Gibson has been taking street photographs for more than twenty years. He is one of the founder members of in-public the international collective of street photographers.