Celebrating the amazing mix of culture, academia, art, architecture and people that inhabits its genteel streets and garden squares, the Bloomsbury Festival presents a weekend of first come, first served free entertainment over the weekend of 22-24 October. If you haven't yet picked up a programme from one of the many festival venues, we like the look of the following:
Don't miss the opening on Friday night between 6-8pm with light and music in Russell Square.
The British, Charles Dickens, Cartoon, Petrie and Foundling Museums all have special stuff on - IanVisits picks some highlights here.
Unexpectedly, there's street dance at Wellcome Collection. More expectedly, London Contemporary Dance School students perform at the Place and there's a big dance finale in the fountains of Russell Square on Sunday at 4.30pm.
On Saturday, catch the premiere of a short local film, The Brunswick, at The Renoir, 2pm.
Richard Barnett leads historical medical walkings tour starting from Wellcome on Saturday and Sunday at 11.30am.
SOAS hosts a South Asian Festival on Saturday between 11am-6pm.
Find 'Glint' - a photographic installation - in a secret sunken garden in Malet Street.
Stumble across music in all of Bloomsbury's parks and gardens throughout the weekend. We hope for clement weather.
You can click and scroll through the map and list of events at the Festival's smart but not entirely helpful website or simply set off for WC1 that weekend and see what you run into.
The Bloomsbury Festival is on 22-24 October.
Last Updated 14 October 2010