Things To Do This Weekend In London: 13-14 October 2018

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Brush up on all things beer with Heist Bank

SHREDDED BANKSY: The Banksy artwork that infamously got shredded seconds after it was sold at Sotheby's last week is going on public display for two days only... at Sotheby's. Some might call that a publicity stunt... Sotheby's New Bond Street galleries, free, just turn up (we'd advise getting there early as it'll be busy), 13-14 October, noon-5pm (last entry 4.30pm)

STRIKE A POSE: Be part of the art in this family weekender at Serpentine Gallery. Artist Harold Offeh invites you to play mannequins in his hall of mirrors and be turned into a surreal GIF of movements and reflections. Serpentine Gallery (Kensington), free, just turn up, 13-14 October

BEER FESTIVAL: Eat, drink and be merry at the Heist Bank beer festival. Featuring over 60 beers on tap and with resident beer geeks to guide you through, you'll be converted to a lager lover or ale aficionado in no time. There's even a spot of beer yoga if that's your thing. Heist Bank (Paddington), £15, book ahead, 12-14 October

LIVE DANCE: Inspired by serving soldiers of the first world war, these mesmerising dance performances capture the emotions of their letters home. The Royal Air Force Museum (Colindale), free, just turn up, 13-14 October  

DARWIN ON STAGE: An innovative production using puppetry and a live score, based on the little known story of Charles Darwin's travels back when he was young and rebellious — all set in the brand new theatre at the Natural History Museum. £17.50, book ahead, 13 October-20 December

SLEEP SHOW: Struggling to get enough zzz's? Phone keeping you up? Then this is one for you. SOMNEX is bringing together the world's sleep experts to help you get some shut-eye through consultations, meditation classes and even some delightfully named 'napping workshops'. The Old Truman Brewery (Brick Lane), £20, book ahead, 13-14 October

Saturday 13 October

Trade, don't buy, at this swap shop

COMMEMORATION 2018: A set of four guided walks taking in the sights and sounds of the London streets where major events happened, including the birth of the NHS and the end of the first world war. See how the areas have changed with expert tour guides. Various locations, free, turn up, every hour 10am-4pm

HOXTON HARVEST: Celebrate all things autumnal at the Hoxton Harvest. It's got plenty to keep you feeling warm and fuzzy as we enter the winter months, from wreath making to bonfires, a cheese truck and a traditional ceilidh to get you dancing a jig. Geffrye Museum (Hoxton), free entry, just turn up, 11am-5pm

CLOTHES SWAP: Swap your swag for someone else's at this clothes exchange hosted by Betsy's Closet. If you're a vintage hunter with a hawk eye or just a little strapped for cash, this inventive way of shopping could help you grab a whole new wardrobe. The London Irish Centre (Camden), £3, just turn up, 12pm-3pm

SHAKE THE HIGH ROAD: A pumping all-dayer to keep you dancing from noon 'til night with over 30 live bands and DJs hitting the streets of Leytonstone. Red Lion Ballroom, £15, book ahead, 1pm-2am

CAMDEN ROCKS: Rock on at this all-day musical bonanza bringing you the freshest sounds on the alternative scene. You’ll encounter indie headbangers and metal to mosh to in the home of all things alternative, Camden. The Monarch Bar and Venue (Camden), £8, book ahead, 1.30pm-9pm

FRENCH-WARE: Style yourself utilitarian chic at the French Workwear pop up. Hosted in a gorgeous botanical pub, you’ll be able to browse the rails for classic vintage styling while enjoying craft beer. The Seveney (Islington), free, just turn up, 2pm-5pm

GET ZEN: Work your fire elements in aid of women across the world at this charity Vinyasa yoga class, where you can help your wellbeing in more ways than one. Finsbury Park Studio, pay what you can donation, book ahead, 2.30pm-4pm

NOWHERE NIGHTS: Get down and boho in the heart of zone 1 with this night of jazz, wine and spoken word. Tap & Bottle (London Bridge), £12, book ahead, 7pm-10pm

SPARK CONCERT: Writer Muriel Spark and composer David Matthews make a dynamic duo in this concert marking the centenary of the author’s birth. Matthews sets Spark’s poetry to music performed by The Nash Ensemble for an original take on a classic writer’s work. Southbank Centre, £15-£30, book ahead, 7.45pm-9.45pm

ALT COMEDY: Join Plosive for a night of rip-roaring comedy of the alternative persuasion. Leading the line up is Father Ted star Ardal O'Hanlon. The MCT (Dulwich), £17, book ahead, 8pm-10.30pm

Sunday 14 October

Get the skinny on undercover policing in this talk

PARK RUN: Kick start your Sunday with the Victoria Park Autumn 10K, there's space for ambitious athletes and walkers alike. However, if the idea leaves you gasping, cheer from the sidelines as a pre-brunch warm up. Victoria Park (Bethnal Green), £18, book ahead, 9.30am-11.30am

MIDCENTURY EAST: Calling all design addicts! Deal direct with the dealers at this mid-century furniture fair stocking vintage pieces from Eames to Ercol. You’ll be spoilt for choice as 55 stands fill Erno Goldfinger’s architectural masterpiece in Hackney. Haggerston School, £10, book ahead, 10am-4pm

ETCHING EXHIBITION: It's your last chance to see this solo exhibition by Martin Langford for a sardonic look at the 21st century. His mind-boggling detail and satirical works are absolute eye-openers, you won't see London in the same light again. For Arts Sake (Ealing), free, just turn up, 12pm-5pm

OPEN HOUSE ROWING: Get out on the Thames at this one-off rowing taster event, absolute beginners welcome. age 18+. TopRow (Putney), free, just turn up, 2pm-5pm

SUGGS’ STORY: Revel in the madness of world-famous ska singer Suggs’ life. This special film screening and live performance from the man himself will have you laughing and crying to the beat as he takes a look back at his story up to now. Pleasance Theatre (Islington), £25, book ahead, 2pm-5pm

SECRET POLICE: Sex, drugs and espionage — sound like the blurb for the latest blockbuster? Think again at this talk by an investigative journalist who has the lowdown on the top-secret world of undercover policing. Conway Hall (Bloomsbury), £8, book ahead, 3pm-4.30pm

COFFEE HOUSE SESSIONS: Let the worries of the week melt away with a cup of joe at the latest edition of Coffee House Sessions, a daytime event platforming new musical talent in a laid-back atmosphere. Pamban (Camden), free, just turn up, 3.30pm-4.30pm

BOOKER PRIZE: An evening of sophisticated conversation and literary readings from the shortlisted writers of the 2018 Man Booker Prize, the ultimate accolade for fiction. Southbank Centre, £15-£35, book ahead, 7.30pm- 9pm

FURIOUSLY FABULOUS: An eclectic evening of performance from the dynamic duo behind THEM 2. False Teeth. Fake Fur. True Love, features poetry, prose and anecdotes exposing life in all its raw glory. Bread & Roses Theatre (Clapham), £6, book ahead, 9pm-10pm