What's On In London This Weekend? 1-3 October

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What's On In London This Weekend? 1-3 October

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.

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The launch of Shoot Nations exhibition, Shop 14, Truman Brewery - part of Photomonth 2010 courtesy of Shoot Experience.

All weekend:

  • The Story of London over the next 10 days.
  • Go to a gig, do some good as Oxjam begins a whole month of music Gamer heaven arrives with the London Games Festival 2010 Hyper Japan's website is broken at time of writing so here's a link to TimeOut's coverage of it - Japanese culture and cuisine at the Truman Brewery all weekend.
  • East London Photography Festival Photomonth has begun.
  • Raindance Film Festival is on
  • Deptford X finishes this weekend so don't miss out on open studios and the art trail
  • Enjoy Ale, Rattle and Roll, the beer and music fest at the Snooty Fox, Canonbury.
  • Friday:

  • "Ready Steady Cook with stories" is how Hoopla Impro are styling Ready Steady Story at the Nursery Arch, SE1 0NR from 7.30pm, £7- part of the Nursery Festival
  • London Futures are explored late at the Museum of London tonight as the Story of London Festival gets off to a good start.
  • The last film of the More London Scoop's free film season is Dirty Dancing.
  • SPEEDWAGON at the Royal Vauxhall Tavern presents genre bending rockabillies The Frantastics featuring honourary member Richard O’Brien (Rocky Horror Picture Show, The Crystal Maze) live on stage. 10.30pm, £5 (2-4-1 b4 midnight).
  • Saturday:

  • The Deptford Project throw an all day urban cool barn dance with line dancing, country music (both DJ and a live band), hog roast, hay bales and animals from the Kingston City Farm between 11am-6pm, £2.
  • Later in Kensal and Kilburn there's a Harvest Festival followed by a Harvest Supper and yet another 21st century Barndance
  • Down New Cross way the old school new style theme continues with a Frog Morris festival of art and music in an old South London boozer featuring music hall clowns, Morris Dancers, and a full orchestra. At The Montague Arms, 289 Queens Road SE15 2PA. From 6.30pm, £5.
  • And a night of traditional Irish Music fills Lewisham Irish Community Centre with Brendan Hendry & Jim Rainey 'Exceptional fiddle & singing from Northern Ireland'. 8pm, £10/8.
  • Sunday:

  • Introduce the kids to the horrors/wonders of Punch and Judy in Covent Garden today between 11am-4pm.
  • The community revels with UpRise at Finsbury Park

    Booking ahead:

  • Don't forget the Londonist Quiz at the RI on Friday.
  • Have you got tickets for Goodbye London?
  • Are you going on the LTM Scavenger Hunts?
  • There are only Sunday tickets left for Foreign Bodies - book now!
  • Other good stuff:

    Don't forget to comb our specialist selections: Pay literary attention to the Book Grocer, Arts Ahead tells you what's opening and closing and London on the Cheap is kind to your wallet.

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

    What are you doing? Let us know in the comments. And have a stonking time.

    Last Updated 01 October 2010