Things To Do In London This Weekend: 28 February-1 March 2015

This weekend's Things To Do In London, sponsored by Wingit.

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An exhibition marks 30 years of Hackney City Farm

PUB: Just want to kick back and relax with a pint and a packet of pork scratchings? Our pubs guide has information about all the best pubs in London, organised by area for your convenience. Find a boozer nearby, try a new place, or see if your local’s in there.

FILM FESTIVAL: Reel Islington Film Festival showcases a variety of established and upcoming films on the theme of Urbanscapes: City Dreams. Takes place at Resource for London on Holloway Road. See full programme. 26 February-1 March

GOOD FOOD SHOW: The BBC Good Food Eat Well Show is at Olympia London, showcasing healthy food products, brands and producers. Expect chef demonstrations, dietary consultations and more. £15, prebook, 27 February-1 March

WHITE WATER RAFTING: Feeling adventurous? Lee Valley White Water Rafting Centre reopens for the season on this weekend. Whether you've done it before, or you're a first timer, learn the art of white water rafting on the London 2012 course. Various prices, prebook, from 28 February

SAVE NORTON FOLGATE:  There's been much objection to plans to redevelop Norton Folgate in Spitalfields, and the Spitalfields Trust has taken on British Land, the firm which is proposing the redevelopment. There’s an exhibition at Dennis Severs’s House, illustrating the threat to the neighbourhood and an alternative approach to reusing the site. Free, certain dates, until 1 March

CITY FARM: Hackney City Farm is 30 years old, so to mark the occasion the Stepping Out exhibition at Hackney Museum shows some of the farm's highlights. The exhibits have been created with the community, drawing on local peoples' stories and associations with the farm. An interactive map by artist Rebecca Davies has been created with people who live, work or play in the E2 community. Free, just turn up, until 16 May

Saturday 28 February

Alex Mendham and his Orchestra are on the bill at The Savoy

FASHION FUN: Barking Library is hosting a Fashion Fun Day, open to all ages and featuring a community catwalk show of fashion through the decades and local designers, Ford vintage cars, an upcycling fashion workshop, live music and more. Free, just turn up, 10am-4pm

PERFORMING ARTS: City Academy hosts an open day with free classes in dance, singing, musical theatre and writing at Sadler's Wells. Have a go at ballet, salsa and more. See website for full programme. Free, prebook, 10am-6pm

GEOMETRIC CITY: Head to The Cockpit Theatre for a family show of puppetry which reveals an exciting, mysterious and undiscovered place called Geometric City. £7, prebook, 11.30am

CHINESE NEW YEAR: Rich Mix in Shoreditch celebrates the Year of the Sheep with cultural performances, food and drink, charity stalls and children's craft workshops. Free, just turn up, 12pm-4pm

LGBT HISTORY: In recognition of LGBT History Month, the V&A Museum holds an event to explore alternative queer readings of museum objects. Free, 12.30pm-5pm

TROPICAL TOURS: Take a behind-the-scenes tour of Kew Gardens' tropical nursery, led by a Kew volunteer. See where the tropical plants are propagated and nurtured before they are planted out in the glasshouses. Find out how to tour other off-limits parts of London. £10 (doesn't include entry to the gardens), prebook, 1.30pm/2pm/2.30pm

FAMILY THEATRE: Head to Canada Water Culture Space for a performance of Rosie's Magic Horse, based on the book by Russell Hoban. £7, prebook, 1pm/3pm

IMAGINARY MENAGERIE: The Grant Museum of Zoology runs a drop-in family afternoon, with a museum artist on hand to help children create artwork inspired by the unusual animals in the museum's collection. Free, just turn up, 1pm-4pm

WELSH CULTURE: Mark St David's Day at Cecil Sharp House in Camden. Hwyl features music from Teleman, Sweet Baboo, Stanley Brinks, Georgia Ruth and Cowbois Rhos Botwnnog as well as poetry and more. £25, prebook, 2pm-midnight

COMEDY: Rich Hall brings his growling acerbic wit to Battersea Arts Centre with his show 3:10 To Humour. £12-£18, prebook, 7.30pm.

SHAMBLES COMEDY: Nick Helm, Darren Walsh and Lou Sanders are on the bill at Shambles Comedy at Camden Roundhouse. £13, prebook, 7.30pm

DINNER DANCE: Alex Mendham and his Orchestra are on the bill for tonight's dinner dance at The Savoy. Tickets include entertainment, a three course meal and a chance to dance until midnight. £125, prebook, 8pm

Sunday 1 March

Judy's Affordable Vintage Fair comes to Brixton

SUNDAY ROAST: We’ve updated our list of the best Sunday roasts in London, now with ratings and a map. Take your pick, or check out your other food options.

WOMEN OF THE WORLD: Southbank Centre's Women of the World festival kicks off today. Over 300 speakers and performers from around the world will appear at the festival to present concerts, performances, comedy, workshops, talks and debates on hundreds of topics relating to equality for women and girls. Until 8 March

AFFORDABLE VINTAGE: Judy's Affordable Vintage Fair heads south of the river, pulling up at Lambeth Town Hall in Brixton. Browse hand-picked stalls packed with affordable vintage fashion, accessories and homewares. £3/£2, just turn up, 10.30am-4.30pm

MASS ASSEMBLY: Artist Sarah Turner is looking for people to take part in her new documentary feature film project Public House in Peckham. Participants meet at The Ivy House before emerging from the building onto the streets and walking together as a group for half a mile to Peckham Rye common, where a poetry reading and choreographed dance will take place. Free, prebook, 11am-1.30pm

ALT SHOPPING: There's a goth/alt market on at The Dome in Tufnell Park, selling handmade clothing, crafts and cake. DJs will be on hand to spin tunes, and go hair of the dog at the bar. 50p, just turn up, 11am-5pm

HONEYBEE BOOK: Freightliners Farm in Islington hosts the launch of Farming For The Landless, a book focusing on the cultivation of honeybees. Free, just turn up, 12pm-3pm

TYPE TASTING: Sarah Hyndman, typographer and graphic designer, is launching her book, The Type Taster, at The Chocolate Factory in Dalston. Sarah regularly does Type Safaris around Dalston looking at signage and typography in the urban fabric. 12pm-4pm

HORACE WALPOLE: To celebrate the reopening of previously off-limits rooms of Horace Walpole’s gothic Strawberry Hill House in Twickenham, historic textile furnishings consultant Eileen Reay talks about the construction of the bed hangings by volunteers. £5/£4.50, prebook, 1pm/3pm

ALBERT MEMORIAL: Ever wanted to take a closer look at the Albert Memorial in Hyde Park? This tour gives you exclusive access inside the memorial railings, to see in detail the Parnassus frieze comprising 169 figures of renowned poets, musicians, painters, sculptors and architects. £7, prebook if in a group, 2pm/3pm

RAGGED SCHOOL: Experience a edifying/terrifying lesson in a Victorian classroom at the Ragged School Museum's monthly open house afternoon. Learn how to write on a slate and take a turn with the dunce's hat in addition to finding out more about the history of the East End. Recover from your historical role play in the canal-side cafe. Suitable for all ages and free (suggested donation £2 for the lesson), just turn up, 2-5pm

PORN DEBATE: At Southbank Centre, Jane Garvey hosts a debate for BBC Radio 4's Woman's Hour about whether porn can liberate, celebrate or enhance women, or whether it enslaves, debases or corrupts them. £10, prebook, 6.30pm

LIONEL BART: Head to Southbank Centre for a celebration of the life and work of writer and composer Lionel Bart, with Jessie Wallace and Samantha Spiro. It is hosted by Leo Green and features an orchestra, conducted by Elliot Davis, guest singers and interviews with people who knew Lionel Bart. £22.50-£42.50, prebook, 7.30pm

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