LAMBS: Convince yourself spring is here with a trip to Forty Hall Farm in Enfield where it’s Lambing Weekend. Meet the new arrivals and other farm animals plus there’s morris dancing, sheep shearing and lots of good food. Entry £3 adults, £2 children, open 11am-4pm
CHOCS AWAY: The Chocolate Festival is back at the Southbank Centre for its 10th year of chocolatey deliciousness. You can create your own chocolate bar, try chilli chocolate, learn how to stuff chocolate and much more. Free, just turn up.
MODEL RAILWAYS: The London Festival of Railway Modelling is choo choo-ing its way into Alexandra Palace this weekend. Over 100 exhibitors will be showing their product ranges and there will also be modelling theatres, tips, advice and interactive acitivies for the kids. £11/£5, prebook or just turn up, starts 9.30am
TELEGRAPH HILL: It’s the closing weekend of Telegraph Hill Festival with a cake competition, international food festival, wobbly chair workshop, Skate and Music event (SKAM), an Ark in the Park, Elizabethan Feast and much more. Lots free, book others here.
FILM: Last chance to see something at the 27th London Lesbian and Gay Film Festival which ends on Sunday, themed on Hearts, Bodies and Minds. It’s at BFI Southbank, check the website for films, times and tickets.
GET AWAY FROM IT ALL: Escape to the green spaces, wild places and countryside edges of London. While you’re there, take a photo and submit it to our joint photo challenge with London Transport Museum. Read all about it here.
Saturday 23 March
FUMBLE: through women’s vintage clothing at the flash vintage jumble sale at the Rose and Crown in Walthamstow. Free entry and nothing over £50, open 10.30am-2pm
CLASSIC SCOOTERS: Hundreds of classic bikes are rolling into the Old Royal Naval College in Greenwich today, which bike-lovers are free to go and admire. Free, just turn up, 12.30pm
RIVER RACE: The Head of the River race is rowed annually from Mortlake to Putney UPDATE: RACE CANCELLED DUE TO THE WEATHER.
PROMENADE THEATRE: Anatomize is an immersive, promenade performance around the Hunterian Museum of surgery, which brings to life (not literally) John Hunter’s grizzly collection of specimens. Free, just turn up, 2pm, 3pm or 4pm
WORDS: See Joe Dunthorne, Stuart Evers, Lane Ashfeldt and Hassan Blasim at Word Factory #8, The Society Club, Soho. Tickets £10 on the door, 6-8pm.
INTERACTIVE ARTS: Loads of artists put their stuff on in The Electric House, Willesden before it gets demolished. Read the obscure blurb and line up here. Free entry, 6-9pm
LIGHTS OUT: Buildings along the Southbank and Regent Street are among many that will be going dim for WWF’s Earth Hour at 8.30pm
Sunday 24 March
FROGS: Head to the Centre for Wildlife Gardening today and learn all about frogs at this fun family event, with pond-dipping, face painting, arts and crafts, games and an educational area. There is tea and cake for grown-ups (and maybe well behaved children). Free, just turn up, 10am
SWABSQUAD: If you’re aged 17-55 and are over 8 stone then you could be part of SwabSquad which is looking to find stem cell matches to save someone with Leukaemia’s life at the Sternberg Centre, 80 East End Road, Finchley between 10am-4pm
ART DECO: Take a heritage tour of the beautiful Phoenix Cinema in East Finchley for just £2 per person from 10.45am until 1pm. Then watch the 1928 silent film Underground for £6 with a special introduction by Simon Murphy, Curator at the London Transport Museum at 2pm
EASTER MARKET: The Crafty Fox Market is doing an Easter special this weekend at The Dogstar in Brixton, where you can browse, chat and enjoy the live DJ. Each day the market sees a whole new host of designers setting up stall, and Sunday’s line-up looks great. Free, just turn up, 11am
MOOSIC: Help Spitalfields City Farm raise money to acquire two fantastic bovines by buying a ticket for the CowFest Moosic Festival – find out which bands are playing here. Suggested donation £5 a ticket, festival runs 12-6pm
19 PRINCELET STREET: is also open today between 2-4pm.
ANAESTHESIA: Find out about John Snow’s pioneering work on chloroform and ether, as medical historian Stephanie Snow explores the controversy that surrounded the development of anaesthetics. Free, prebook, 3pm
CABARET: Try an eclectic mix of classical, music theatre, jazz and comedy songs with Sunday Cabaret at the Round Table, St Martin’s Lane. Tickets £4.75 in advance, £10 on the door, booking recommended. Doors, 7pm
Other good stuff
- What’s on stage and art reviews
- Live comedy in London
- Booky and spoken word events
- Events for curious-minded Londoners
- Free things to do in London
- What’s on in the big Museums and Galleries
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