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Things To Do In London This Weekend: 11-12 March 2017

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VICTORIA COACH STATION FESTIVAL: It's the 85th birthday of the trusty Victoria Coach Station, bussing Londoners to the rest of the country and beyond for as far back as we can remember. They're bringing back some of their favourite old coaches for the weekend. Victoria Coach Station, free, just turn up, 10-12 March

BIGGIE POP-UP: To commemorate the 20th anniversary of legendary rapper Notorious B.I.G's passing, there's an exclusive pop-up debuting his Hypnotize brand. The area is bringing a little bit of Brooklyn to Camden; you'll even get the chance to recreate Biggie's iconic throne moment. Camden Market, free, just turn up, 10-12 March

DANCE WITH ME: Things I Like In Bethnal Green (Dance With Me), is an exhibition of eight short films that show the passing of time in Bethnal Green. Oxford House, free, just turn up, until 12 March

DESIGN MARKET: The London Artisan is a showcase of over 50 curated designers, and functions as a diverse shopping experience. Get a Mother's Day gift sorted or treat yourself to homewares, ceramics, glassware, jewellery and more. Old Truman Brewery, free, just turn up, 10am-5pm

TURNING EARTH MARKET: Turning Earth ceramic studio is launching its second site near Lea Bridge station, and it'll be the largest open space ceramic studio in the UK. The perfect place to buy handmade pieces, made right here in London. Turning Earth E10, free entry, just turn up, noon-6pm

Turning Earth E10

Saturday 11 March

SPACE FESTIVAL: It's British Science Week, so the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park is crammed with activities and demos for all ages to help people get their science on. The big event is Run The Solar System, a 10k that's run alongside your fellow astronauts. Olympic Park, prices vary for different events, just turn up, 8am-noon

FLY FISHING CENTRE: Whether you're a beginner or expert, head down to the London Fly Fishing Fair. Interactive demos taking place throughout the day — it will be interesting to see how they overcome the fact that the event's indoors. Business Design Centre, free, just turn up, 10.15am-6pm

INTERACTIVE RAP STORY: Lexi is an eight-year-old girl who doesn't make friends as easily as others. Follow her journey to create relationships in the interactive rap story from Simon Mole, Friends For All. Suitable for children aged 5-11 and their grown ups. Half Moon Theatre, £7, book ahead, 11am

SUFFRAGETTE WALKS: Head to the East End to discover the real lives of the women who fought for their voting rights. Bow Road station, £10, book ahead, 11am

PUNK WALK: Walk around the West End and see the key sites that instigated the punk revolution, to mark the movement's 40th anniversary. A Museum of London tour, £20, book ahead, 11am-1pm

EMBROIDERY WORKSHOP: Learn how to embellish or repair a garment through the wonders of embroidery; breathing new life into old outfits. The New Craft House, £55, book in advance, 11am-2pm & 3pm-6pm

WILD FOOD FORAGING: Go on an adventure across Hackney to discover edible delicacies on your doorstep, led by expert wild food forager James Wood. Victoria Park, £26, book ahead, 11am-4pm

GHANAIAN INDEPENDENCE: Young Africa Centre is celebrating 60 years of Ghanaian independence, with a pop up food market, music, poetry and much more. Young Africa Centre, free (donations welcome), book ahead, 2pm-10pm

VINTAGE PARTY: Party like it's the 1940s, at The Courtyard Theatre in Hoxton. There's live music and a professional choreographer will teach you a few of the era's moves. The Courtyard Theatre, £17.50/£14, book ahead, 7.30pm-10.30pm

Sunday 12 March

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CRAFT FAIR: Balham Bowls Club plays host to SoLo Craft Club, transforming the space into a crafting wonderland. Balham Bowls Club, free, just turn up, noon-5pm

SWISH AND STYLE: Tired of your old wardrobe, but don't have the cash to change things up? Swap your old clothes in at Swish and Style, and leave with a whole new outfit. Johnston Hall, Islington, free, just turn up, 12.30pm-3pm

MYTHS RETOLD: The tale of Queen of Sheba and King Solomon is well known — the story has gone through many different retellings. Sally Pomme Clayton of the Crick Crack Club retells a story that weaves many different versions together. The British Museum, £8/£6, book ahead, 2.30pm

KURDISH LITERATURE: Take part in an evening honouring author Bakhtiyar Ali, the foremost Kurdish novelist whose latest novel is the first major contemporary piece of Kurdish literature to be translated into English. Burgh House, £5, book in advance, 6.30pm-8.30pm

FLAMENCO: 12 year old flamenco prodigy Sara Sánchez is debuting in the UK. Travelling from Andalucía, she shows off her electrifying style that's captivated audiences across Spain. Church Hall of the Holy Apostles, Pimlico. £15/£10, just turn up, 7.30pm

WOMEN REDRESSED: See eight short plays from some of the UK's best up and coming playwrights, about the issues that face women today. Park Theatre Finsbury Park, £12/£10, book ahead, 7.30pm

CABARET FANTASTIQUE: An international feast of cabaret talent all held together by dry wit and a dry white, and hosted by Marcel Lucont. LOST Theatre, £10 on the door, £8 in advance, book ahead, 8pm-10pm

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