What's On In London This Weekend? 13-15 August

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What's On In London This Weekend? 13-15 August

What are you up to this weekend? Here's a round up of our recommendations and a smattering of suggestions to help you make the most of your 48 hours leisure time.

Casablanca at Culpeper tonight
All weekend:

  • Give the River Thames some love and clean it up with Thames21.
  • Nathan Penlington's Uri and Me, Scott Capurro doing stand up, a Bruce Springsteen obsession and much more at The Camden Fringe.
  • Eat game to mark the passing of The Glorious Twelfth.
  • Perform Revolutionary Steps courtesy of Stan's Cafe at the National Theatre.
  • Friday:

  • Horse racing meets streetdance at Kempton Park tonight as Diversity entertain once the runners and riders have crossed the line. £15, kids go free. Gates 4.30pm, racing 6.20pm.
  • Watch Casablanca in Culpeper Community Garden, Islington N1. It's an outdoor thing so go prepared! 6.30-11pm, kicking off with music, food and drinks. Suggested donation £5 towards Room To Heal. Reserve your place matt@room2heal.org.uk.


  • Head to St Paul's Green Hammersmith to browse the outdoor library, book swap and play board games between 12-2pm.
  • Myatt's Fields Park hosts an Indian Barbecue around the bandstand between 5-7pm
  • London Salsa rules the world with Mezcla de Londres at The Tabernacle, Powis Square, W11. Tickets £8 adv/£10 on the door, including a salsa lesson at 6.30pm for all levels.
  • Enfield Fake Festival presents fake Oasis, fake Red Hot Chilli Peppers and fake Guns and Roses. Rock out, no faking! £25 on the door.
  • Watch flying freestyle motocross at Battersea Power Station with Red Bull X-Fighters 2010
  • Utrophia, that old ice cream factory in Deptford hosts a disposable film festival at 8pm, £5.


  • Head to Brockwell Park to sample the best jerk chicken and fish in town
  • Celebrate Italian festival Ferragosto at 69 Colebrooke Row, Islington N1 from 2pm till midnight. Live music, Italian food, movies and ice cream.

    Other good stuff:

    Don't forget to comb our specialist selections: all things literary in the Book Grocer, show openings and closings in Arts Ahead, gigs galore in Music Choice and things for when you're skint in London on the Cheap.

    You can also browse all latest arts and events features and salivate over our latest food and drink content for gastronomic inspiration.

    Booking ahead:

    Get your tickets for Glyndebourne at Somerset House and the London Electronic Dance Festival.

    What did we miss? Shout it out in the comments.

    Last Updated 13 August 2010