Things To Do In London This Weekend: 10-11 October 2015

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The Knitting & Stitching Show comes to Alexandra Palace

WIMBLEDON BOOKFEST:
It's the final weekend of Wimbledon Bookfest, a literature festival taking place on Wimbledon Common and surrounding areas. Events this weekend include Louis de Bernieres discussing his latest novel, The Dust That Falls, and a comedy night headlined by Seann Walsh. From £5, prebook, until 11 October

BOOKSELLER CROW:
Continuing the literary theme, Bookseller Crow in Crystal Palace has a couple of author talks this weekend as part of a wider festival. Cat lovers will enjoy Tom Cox's talk about his latest book, Close Encounters of the Furred Kind. On Sunday, Travis Elborough and friends celebrate extracts from the anthology A Traveller’s Year. £3 per event, prebook, Saturday 6.30pm/Sunday 4pm

KNITTING & STITCHING SHOW:
The Knitting & Stitching Show is back at Alexandra Palace for all your textile and craft needs. Nearly 400 exhibitors will be selling craft supplies, plus there are hundreds of workshops covering yarn and accessories, fabric, sewing machines, embroidery and more. From £5, 7-11 October

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FLEA MARKET:
Hackney Flea Market is back at Abney Hall in Stoke Newington with over 25 traders, selling vintage clothes, 20th century furniture, records, glass and ceramics, handcrafted jewellery and more. Free, just turn up, 10-11 October

SCOTTISH DRINKS:
Head to Mussel Men in Kingsland for a whistle-stop tour focused on stories of the history and production of alcohol in Scotland including tasters of Ogilvy Vodka, Rock Rose Gin, Eden Mill Gin, Wemyss Malts, Bowmore and The Last Great Malts of Scotland. £30, Saturday 4.30pm/Sunday 5pm

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ARCHWAY WITH WORDS:
This literary festival is a nine day odyssey of fiction, science, comedy, history, poetry, puppets and singing. People appearing include Phill Jupitus, London author Caitlin Davies, Polly Vernon and more. Various prices, prebook, 10-18 October

GRAFFITI WORKSHOP:
Brush up on your street art skills under the guidance of experienced graffiti tutors at Graffik Gallery in Ladbroke Grove. Over two hours, learn how to use aerosols, markers and stencils to create images. £24, Saturday/Sunday 1pm

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Saturday 10 October

Go to a 007 themed supper club.

FITZROVIA WALK:
Walk every street of Fitzrovia in a day with Discovering London tour guide Peter Berthoud. The 10-mile walk is not for the faint hearted, but along the way you'll hear stories that you won't find in guide books. Don't worry — there are plenty of pub stops along the way. Age 18+. £35, prebook, 10am-5.30pm

SEWING WORKSHOP:
Been inspired by the Great British Sewing Bee? Get yourself along to this three-hour introductory sewing workshop in Seven Sisters. Learn how to use domestic and industrial sewing machinery and overlockers, and different threading and stitching techniques. £20, 10am

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BUS GARAGE OPEN DAY:
The last of this year's bus garage open days take place at Westbourne Park Garage. Visitors can view buses dating back to 1910, take a free trip on a vintage bus, learn about women working in transport, and more. Free (some activities require donations), just turn up, 11am-4pm

AFRICA ON THE SQUARE:
This celebration of African culture takes place in Trafalgar Sqaure, with live music, DJs, dancing and a talent show. There’ll also be an African market, food stalls, a fashion show and lots of activities for kids. Free, just turn up, 12pm-6pm

VOGA:
Yoga gets the Vogue treatment at The Proud Archivist in Haggerston. The workout is a more upbeat version of traditional yoga, set to an 80s soundtrack. £12.75, 12pm

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OXJAM PECKHAM:
Oxjam Peckham is a music festival run in aid of raising money for Oxfam. This event take place across four local Peckham venues and will feature a host of local musicians, solo artists, DJs and comedians; local indie band HNTR and Peckham based folk singer Ben Holland are set to headline. £5, prebook, 4pm

HACKNEY WONDERLAND:
One ticket gives you access to 20 bands across four venues today. Yep, rock'n'roll festival Hackney Wonderland is back in four east London bars, with bands including Frankie & The Heartstrings and The Graveltones taking to the stage. £20, 5pm

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BOAT PARTY:
DJ Guy J leads the Electric Sessions boat party, leaving from Embankment Pier and travelling up and down the Thames while headline acts and support DJs keep the music coming. £17.50, 5.30pm

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ROOFTOP GIG:
See London singer Denai Moore perform live at Kensington Roof Gardens, launching the venue's season of live music. She'll be performing tracks from her latest album, Elsewhere. £15, 7pm

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BELINDA CARLISLE:
Singer Belinda Carlisle is performing a special show at Indigo at the O2, so expect to hear plenty of classics like Heaven Is A Place On Earth and Leave A Light On. Support act is up and coming artist Gabe Lopez. £40.30, 7pm

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THE NAME'S BOND:
Ahead of new James Bond film Spectre, tuck into dinner at a 007 themed supper club. Naturally, the evening begins with a Martini and canapes, followed by a four course meal. Each course is inspired by a different Bond film. Dress code: smart, or come as your favourite Bond villain. £65, 7.30pm

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CONCERTOS BY CANDLELIGHT:
Spend your Saturday evening listening to the music of Bach and Vivaldi in the grand setting of Southwark Cathedral — steeped in candlelight. From £14, 7.30pm

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BOB MARLEY TRIBUTE:
Love Marley's music? Get yourself over to Canary Wharf where a six-piece band lead a two-hour tribute to the reggae star. Choose from a dinner tickets and tuck into a two-course meal before the show, or a cocktail ticket, and sup on a drink as the music begins. From £15, from 8pm

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Sunday 11 October

Hear actress Saoirse Ronan talk about her career.

WORLD WAR LONDON:
Starting at St Paul's Churchyard, this walking tour visits areas of the city where wars were waged and bombs were dodged. We're not just talking about the last century either — London has witnessed wars since Roman times. £8, 10am

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CANAL CLEAN UP:
Join members of the London canal community who are spending the day cleaning up the water and towpath on Regent's Canal between Islington Tunnel and Mile End Park. Meet at Broadway Market. There's an after party with live music at egalitarian eatery Save the Date cafe in Dalston. Free, just turn up, 10am-4pm

SLOW LIVING WORKSHOP:
Channel your inner Ron Swanson and learn the art of crafting a spoon from reclaimed timber in this Slow Living Workshop in Holborn, with woodworker Sophie Sellu of Grain & Knot. You'll learn the safest way to use wood-carving knives and leave with your very own spoon. £5o, 11am

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THE BIG DRAW:
Drawing the World, a free event which is part of The Big Draw Festival takes place at Granary Square at King’s Cross. Visitors of all ages are invited to join in with a day of creative activities.  Become an artist, architect, fashion illustrator, print-maker, comics creator, 3D drawer or map-maker in workshops. Free (charge for some activities), just turn up, 11am-4pm

EALING: QUEEN OF THE SUBURBS:
Footprints of London guide Elaine Wein leads a guided tour of Ealing, an area known as the Queen of the Suburbs. Learn about the area's film connections due to Ealing Studios, discover Pitzhanger Manor and more. £10/£7.50, prebook, 11am

FROCK ME:
Frock Me! Vintage Fair is back at Chelsea Old Town Hall, with 50 vintage traders filling the building selling everything from 1920s flapper dresses to vintage jewellery and more. £4/£2, prebook, 11am-5.30pm

SWING DANCING:
Dance group Swing Patrol aims to set the record for the largest Charleston dance at Spitalfields Market today. Strictly Come Dancing’s assistant Charleston choreographer, Scott Cupit will be leading a huge mass of swing dancers to break the world record while raising money for Guy’s Cancer Centre Appeal. £2 voluntary donations, just turn up, from 12pm

SAIORSE RONAN:
Saoirse Ronan, star of Atonement, The Lovely Bones and The Grand Budapest Hotel, discusses her career, both past and future at BFI Southbank as part of the BFI London Film Festival. See also the homegrown films you can see at the festival. £18, 12.45pm

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AUTUMN HERB WALK:
The Friends of Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park lead a guided walk around the park, letting you discover which of the plants growing there can be used for medicinal purposes. £8/£5, prebook, 1pm

SUNDAY JAZZ LUNCH:
Get rid of the pre-Monday blues at The Sunday Jazz Lunch at Boisdale Of Canary Wharf. Enjoy a three-course Sunday lunch while jazz musicians serenade you. The restaurant's patron is Jools Holland, so we're expecting good things. £37.50, 1pm

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RUGBY PARTY: 
There's a disco-off at The Magic Roundabout, Old Street in the spirit of the Rugby World Cup. The rugby will be shown all day, along with music from DJs from the rugby nations. Free, just turn up, 3pm

FAMILY BARN DANCE:
Cecil Sharp House in Camden hosts an afternoon of lively dances from all around the British Isles, aimed at both adults and children, giving budding dancers a chance to take their first steps and spins in a safe environment. £7/£5, prebook, 3pm

OLLY MURS:
Cheeky chappy popstar Olly Murs is in conversations with Scott Mills at Indigo at The O2 in Greenwich.He'll be answering questions about his new book On The Road — you'll even get a copy included in the ticket price. £32.60, 4pm

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COMEDY:
Pop culture meets comedy in The Geekatorium with sketches, games, stand up and songs. Howard Read and Abigolah Schamaun join Rich Sandling and Matthew Highton in Camden. £6, prebook, 7pm

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the slow living workshop is advertised as £15 but when you click on buy tickets it is £50! whats up with that