Things To Do In London This Weekend: 26-27 April 2014

Enjoy live jazz at Scratch Bar in Battersea Arts Centre on Saturday. Details below.

All weekend

FASHION: Lovers of fashion could make the most of the weekend by checking out either (or both) The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier at the Barbican, or The Glamour of Italian Fashion 1945-2014 at the V&A. The former is eclectic and bold, while the latter dwells on fashion as an art form and the development of fashion in a country famous for its style.

KORFBALL: The Grand Finals of the 2013/14 season of the England Korfball League will take place in Croydon, to find this year's champion team. For the uninitiated, it's a team game along the lines of netball and basketball. Best of all, it's completely free for spectators.

SCI-FI: SCI-FI-LONDON film festival runs at Stratford Picturehouse and BFI Southbank. Programme available here. 24 April-2 May

SEGWAY: All weekend there is a Segway Rally at Alexandra Palace. Join in and enjoy the views while onboard one of the coolest ways to travel. Prices vary, prebook, all weekend, 9am-2pm

SIGN PAINTING: Learn the art of handcrafted lettering on a weekend course in sign painting with Mike Meyer. Tickets are a little steep at £425. Prebook, 26 and 27 April, 9.30am-5.30pm

FAIRGROUND: The team behind Street Feast has launched this new cultural centre in Hackney, offering street food, live music and events. The exact programme is still under wraps but keep your eyes on the website for more details.

CRAFT FAIR: Crafty Fox Market offers a chance to buy unique craft products from a carefully curated set of traders (this time the guest curators include Telegraph Magazine Design Editor David Nicholls) and experience craft workshops. These include bunting-making, screen printing, and fabric earrings workshops. Find the market at The Dogstar in Brixton this weekend. Free, just turn up, 11am-5pm

MUSIC IN THE DARK: Etcetera Theatre on Camden High Street hosts French-American acoustic guitar duo JP & Xochitl playing in the dark, a twist which is guaranteed to heighten the senses. Their music is described as "a fusion of Arabic, Spanish and Gypsy music". £10/£8, prebook, 25-26 April at 9.30pm and 27 April at 3pm

KOREAN FOOD: There will be a Korean pop-up bar at Corbet Place Bar in the Old Truman Brewery this weekend to celebrate the launch of documentary Savouring Korea: The Taste of Korea. Expect Korean cocktails, street food and film screenings. 25-27 April, 11am-11pm

Saturday 26 April

FILM SCREENING: Parasol art unit in Islington hosts a screening of New Dream Machine Project, a film that explores the relationship between Beat Culture and Middle-Eastern artistic traditions. Free, just turn up, screenings run continuously throughout the day

GALLERY DAY: Today is London Gallery Day in EC1 and WC1, which sees a programme of special events taking place at select galleries in the area. For galleries taking part and details of events, visit the website. All day

TOURIST RUN: If you're up with the lark, why not join in this tourist run through the city. The run is 5 miles (8km) and takes in sights such as the Gherkin, Tower Bridge, and Buckingham Palace. Free, prebook, 9.30am

SONG COLLECTORS: The Nest Collective hold a Song Collectors Collective Conference at the Proud Archivist in Haggerston. £15, prebook, 10am

RECORD FAIR: Head to London Olympia for a music and record fair with traders from all over the UK. £5, just turn up, 10am

KIDS ART WORKSHOP: Today sees the launch of a series of artist-led workshops for primary school children at Oxford House Gallery in Bethnal Green. Today's artist is Hilary O'Mahony. £20, prebook, 11am

FREE MUSIC: Listen to some free music inside the Royal Albert Hall's Italian restaurant Verdi. Young swing guitarist Kourosh Kanani leads the Kourosh Kanani Gypsy Swing Quartet, who perform a mixture of modern jazz, Latin and original compositions. Free, just turn up, from noon

FAMILY DAY: Abbey Gardens in Bakers Row are having a free family event, where visitors can learn about growing pumpkins, building scarecrows and more. Free, just turn up, 1pm-3pm

FUTURE OF MUSIC: Convergence celebrates 100 years of electronic music. Join an experiment in user-generated music at the Barbican, manipulating instruments and sounds with experimental artist Charlie Kerr between 1-5pm (free). A "part-panel, part-show and tell" looks at the intersection of visual and sonic outputs with Onedotzero at 1pm (£5). Later that day, the Future Music Forum brings together experts to talk about the future of music at Red Gallery, Shoreditch at 5pm (free but register) followed by an after party at Village Underground at 7.30pm, featuring Ben Frost (£15). From 1pm-11pm

CITY WALK: There is a Tall Buildings Walking Tour around the City of London, looking at recent architectural developments in the area. £12, prebook, 2pm

LOVE BIRDS: The Royal Society For The Pursuit Of Love Birds (yes, really) has organised a singles walk on Hampstead Heath, for a spot of birdwatching. £12, prebook, 2.30pm

CHARITY FIREWALK: Some brave souls are doing a charity firewalk to raise money for local cancer charity The Breast Of Bromley. Depending when you're reading this, it may be too late to register, but why not go along and offer your support at Crofton Halls in Orpington? Free, just turn up, 3pm

CONCERT: The Goldenberg Duo play at Keats House. The American siblings play from the work of  Claude Debussy, George Gershwin, Ernesto Nazareth, Robert Schumann and Ralph Vaughan Williams. Free with entry to the house, prebook, 3pm

PERIODICAL LAUNCH: Head to Housman's bookstore for the launch of the second issue of HYSTERIA, a non-profit radical feminist periodical. Free, just turn up, 6.3opm

PERFORMANCE STORYTELLING: Crick Crack Club's latest Rich Mix event, Shifter, features storytelling by Afro-Caribbean expert Jan Blake and TUUP (The Unorthodox, Unprecedented Preacher). £9/£7, prebook, 7.30pm

CANDLELIGHT CONCERT: The newly opened Sam Wanamaker Playhouse at Shakespeare's Globe hosts Grammy-nominated saxophone player Amy Dickson by candlelight. £25-£45, prebook, 8pm

COMEDY: Head to The Brady Arts Centre in Whitechapel for Nuts and Bolts comedy night featuring Nick Helm, Lazy Susan, Joseph Morpurgo and Mr Susie. £10, prebook, 8pm

DISCO: Disco 54 at Bethnal Green Working Men's Club lets the spirit of Studio 54 live on with disco music and live acts. £6, prebook, 9pm-2am

LIVE JAZZ: Enjoy some live jazz at the Scratch Bar, part of Battersea Arts Centre. The Little Bulb theatre company will definitely warm up the atmosphere. The live jazz nights run until 17 May. Free, just turn up, from 9.30pm

Sunday 27 April

WEDDING FAIR: The Chosen Boutique Wedding Fair takes place at the Islington Assembly Hall, offering couples the chance to organise all aspects of their wedding under one roof. £3, prebook, 27 April, 11am-4.30pm

ST GEORGE'S DAY: Borough Market celebrates St George's Day in great style. Expect food, folk music, cookery demonstrations and traditional entertainment which will also involve a visit from some of the Market’s Catalonian people, marking the fact that St George is also patron saint of that region. Free, just turn up, 12-4pm

PANEL DISCUSSION: Rich Mix hosts Raisa Kabir Panel Discussion. Expect a session with creative practitioners, community activists, artists and academics to discuss the themes explored in Raisa Kabir’s exhibition, Visible Spaces. Free, just turn up, 12-5pm

TEXTILE WORKSHOP: Attend this workshop at the Fashion and Textile Museum and make a peg doll dressed in Zandra Rhodes fabrics. For adults and children. £8.80, prebook, 2pm

LIVE ARTS: The Local at ACE Hotel Shoreditch presents an evening of live music, DJs and spoken word performances. Free, prebook, 6pm

MUSIC: Aziza Brahim performs her first London show since the release of her new album, Soutak. Her music is a combination of her Western Saharan roots and the influence of Barcelona, where she now lives. At St Pancras Old Church. £14, prebook, 7pm

FUNDRAISING MUSIC: Woman-led theatre company Mama Quilla hold a music and spoken word fundraising event at AAA@Archangel Kensington. Musicians performing include Najma Akhtar, Sarah Niles and Jonathan Glew. £10, prebook, 7.30pm

COMEDY NIGHT: The Clissold Arms in East Finchley holds a comedy night featuring Luke Toulson, Paul Tonkinson and Alan Francis, MC'd by Mark Maier. £10, just turn up, 8pm

EDINBURGH COMEDY: The Buffalo Bar in Islington has an Edinburgh preview of a comedy variety show featuring Harry Scott-Moncrieff, Faye Treacy, Oh Standfast and Steve Mclean. Plus a supporting cast of other comedians on the circuit including Chris Atkin. Free, just turn up, 8pm

AMERICAN COMEDY:Award-winining New York comedian Lewis Schaffer has had his Leicester Square Theatre show, American in London, extended again. £10, prebook, 8.30pm

LAST CHANCE: See the exhibition about Berlin-based artist and writer Hito Steyerl at the ICA, featuring video works exploring feminism and militarism. £1, just turn up, until tomorrow


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