Culture Crawl

By Hazel Last edited 151 months ago
Culture Crawl

Well, once we've recovered from the excesses of the Chap Olympics, we shall be embarking on the next part of this week's Cultural Crawl. There's so much to see, so much to do, the sun is out and anyway, sleep is for the weak... get out and about and let us know what you got up to on Monday. Take your pick and plan your schedule around the following:

Friday 14 July

Waterloo Carnival - today only, until 6.30pm, Lower Marsh Street SE1, FREE. Events include a procession, Rio-style samba, food and crafts market alongside Lower Marsh Street regulars, bars with tropical cocktails, fresh smoothies and barbecues. This is your chance to enjoy a Cubana cocktail outdoors while having a boogie to live samba without looking like a total idiot.

Spice Festival, tonight only, 10.00pm start, Hackney Empire, £15.00. Lost Vagueness, the undisputed "champions of glitz-sleaze" are holding "a night of spectacle and musical mayhem" as part of the Spice Festival with predictable amounts of sequins, burlesque and naughtiness.

Saturday 15 July

Rhythm Sticks until Sunday 23 July, South Bank Centre venues, prices and times specific to each event. This music festival looks at "how percussion defines the spirit of Asian music" with rare performances from India, Korea and Japan among others

Big Dance until Sunday 23 July, locations vary, all events FREE. Check the website for all of Saturday's events, from flamenco in the posh shops along Regent's Street to The Place Dance School taking over the British Library piazza, there's something for everyone

Midnight performance of Antony and Cleopatra, tonight only, starts at 12.00am, Shakespeare's Globe, tickets start at £5.00

Sunday 16 July

Spitalfields Green Festival today only, 12.00pm to 6.00pm, Weaver Street E1, FREE. Cast Off knitting club and Cardboard Citizens Theatre will be there, as well as other environmentally friendly stalls, stands and workshops

Turkish Festival Saturday 15 and Sunday 16 July, 12.00pm to 7.00pm, Coin Street SE1, FREE. Part of Coin Street Festival, last year's was great! Go along for fresh kebabs cooked on outdoor grills, eat sitting in a grinning, sauce covered heap on the grass near the Oxo Tower, then stroll around the market stalls dribbling watermelon juice down your arm before admiring the belly dancing and free live performances

Brent Respect Festival, today only, 12.00pm to 7.00pm, Roundwood Park, FREE Community festival

Big Dance Check the website for all of Sunday's events

Last Updated 14 July 2006