Things To Do In London This Weekend: 10-11 September 2016

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Things To Do In London This Weekend is sponsored by New Artist Fair Summer Exhibition.

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See classic boats in St Katharine Docks.

FOOD GROWING WORKSHOPS: Head for Cultivate Festival in Walthamstow to learn how to grow food — whether your garden is a balcony, window sill or community garden. From a seed sprouting workshop, to food growing courses and a beer festival, it's all going on. 9-11 September

ART EXHIBITION: The Courtauld Gallery's exhibition by Georgiana Houghton features spiritual drawings making their first UK appearance in 150 years. £9, just turn up, until 11 September

BLACKHEATH FESTIVAL: Belle and Sebastian are headlining On Blackheath, a family festival where Hot Chip, Squeeze and Lewisham & Greenwich NHS Choir are also performing. As well as the music there are cookery classes or you could let the little ones watch live storytelling and try arts and crafts. £62, book in advance, 10-11 September

CLASSIC BOAT FESTIVAL: Gaze at over 40 vintage sailing and motor boats in St Katherine Docks. Chat to owners and even climb aboard to find out about life on deck. Free, just turn up, 10-11 September

GAMING EXPO: Meet YouTubers, preview new games and take part in gaming tournaments at Legends of Gaming, in Alexandra Palace. From £17.50, book in advance, 10-11 September

SAMPLE SALE: East London based fashion label King Apparel is holding a four day sample sale with one-off pieces at the Old Truman Brewery. Free, just turn up, 8-11 September

TOOTING FOODIVAL: Compete for the title of Top Tooting Cook and dance at a soup disco at Tooting's Foodival. 10-11 September

Saturday 10 September

Quaff Redchurch ales at their street party.

INSECT CONSERVATION: See if you know your grasshoppers from crickets, ladybirds from shieldbugs — explore the meadows and bushes at Bushy Park with ecologist Martin Harvey. £37, book in advance, 9.30am

RECORD FAIR: Pick up some vinyl at a record fair in Spitalfields — from rock to hip hop, folk to pop, there's music for every taste. Free, just turn up, all day

HARVEST FESTIVAL: Surrey Docks Farm's annual harvest festival features the London Vegetable Orchestra, morris dancers, local craft stalls and a chance to meet the animals. Free, just turn up, all day from 11am

HACKNEY WALK: Discover 400 years of Hackney's history with a walk including climbing 135 steps to the top of St Augustine's Tower. £8, book in advance, 11am

STREET PARTY: Expect good beer, tasty BBQ and happy vibes at Redchurch Brewery's street party on Poysner Street. Free, just turn up, all day from noon

BREWERY TOUR: Find out how to brew and listen to live rockabilly music at By The Horns Brewing Co. £10, book in advance/just turn up, all day from noon

PROMS IN THE PARK: Head to Hyde Park for the last night of the BBC Proms, hosted by Johnny Ball. Rick Astley, All Saints and Juan Diego Florez are among those playing the extravaganza. £40 (+booking fee), book in advance, 5.15pm  

SHAKESPEARE CRUISE: Have a three-course meal while you immerse yourself in Shakespearean entertainment on a cruise along the Thames. Watch a short performance of Hamlet, take part in an Elizabethan dance and admire London's most famous landmarks. £49, book in advance, 8pm

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Art lover? There's a free art fair in Brick Lane.

Art fair? Check. Art fair for free? That's not something you see every day.

From photos to abstract paintings, sculptures to live installations, there's artwork from over 100 artists on display at New Artist Fair. Chat to the artists themselves and watch live painting by portraitist Heloise Troop.

With art from £40, you're sure to be able to pick up a bargain — there's no excuse not to start your own collection.

New Artist Fair takes place 10-11 September noon-6pm at The Old Truman Brewery, Brick Lane, E1 6QL. Entrance to the fair is on Ely's Yard, admission is free and not ticketed.

Sunday 11 September

Listen to the Gémeaux Quartet at Conway Hall.

ANTIQUES FAIR: Look for treasure across 140 stalls at the Adams Antiques Fair at the Royal Horticultural Halls. £4, book in advance/just turn up, all day from 10am

BODYPAINTING DAY: Bethnal Green's Working Men's Club is holding a collaborative bodypainting event; try your hand at bodypainting everything from Drag to UV — there's free entry if you donate your body as a canvas. Free/£10, book in advance, 11am

DOG SHOW: There are stalls for man and his best friend at Victoria Park Dog Show — if you want your pooch to compete for titles like Cutest Pup or Waggiest Tale, register in advance. Free (£3 to compete), book in advance/just turn up, all day from 11am

FAMILY RAVE: Take your little ones to Diddy Rascals' back-to-school blowout at OSLO, Hackney. £8 (+booking fee), book in advance, 8pm

TOUR DE BRITAIN: Watch pro-cyclists at the final stage of the Tour of Britain — they'll cycle 16 laps of the circuit starting in Regent Street, travelling through Soho and Westminster. Free, just turn up, 2.30pm

STORYTELLING: Crick Crack Club are bringing the 3,500-year old story of Gilgamesh to life at the British Museum. £8, book in advance, 3pm

HACKNEY CARNIVAL: Bright costumes, energetic dance, and live music complete the Hackney One Carnival. There's also arts and crafts, yummy food and a carnival party. Free, just turn up, all day from noon

QUARTET PERFORMANCE: Gémeaux Quartet's performance at Conway Hall includes pieces by Haydn, Mendelssohn and Brahms. Joseph Fort is giving a pre-concert talk at 5.30pm about how Haydn and Brahms's music represent their past. £10, book in advance, 6.30pm

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Our daily pick of Funzing events

DISUSED TUBE TOUR: Find the abandoned tube stations of central London, and learn about London's second underground railway. Get your tickets here. £10, 12-28 September

KIMONO WRAP WORKSHOP: Have a go at making a silk kimono wrap and discover your tailoring skills. £19, 14 September/12/20 October

SINGLES' ROOFTOP PARTY: Don't miss out on a party for singles at Kensington Roof Gardens — expect cocktails, a barbecue and games. Who said summer was over? £10, 23 September