Things To Do In London This Weekend: 17-18 September 2016

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Just Missed The Bullseye by Scott Carnie-Bronca is one of the works from this year's Insight Astronomy Photographer competition, on display at the Royal Observatory in Greenwich.

THAMESMEAD ART FESTIVAL: From poetry to pumping stations, art exhibitions to drama workshops, there's a range of events at this year's Thamesmead Art Festival. Largely free (some events charge), book certain events in advance, 16-18 September

MODERNIST ARCHITECTURE: Celebrate 80 years of the Grade II-listed Pullman Court in Streatham with architecture talks and a photography exhibition. Free, just turn up, 17-18 September

FUTURE FEST: What do you think the future holds? Prepare to be dazzled by a series of exciting talks, debates and experiences (like dancing drones) at Future Fest, at Tobacco Dock. £50-£80, book in advance, 17-18 September

ARTS AND CRAFTS: Holy Trinity Sloane Street is holding an arts and crafts festival exploring the theme of pleasure in labour. There are talks, a concert with poetry and a jewellery-making workshop. Free, just turn up, 16-18 September

WALTHAMSTOW FESTIVAL: From Spanish blues-punks to psych-rockers, there are over 100 acts at the 6th Stow Festival. Various prices, book in advance, 15-18 September

TRAVEL FESTIVAL: Hear talks and meet adventurers, explorers, wildlife conservationists and travel writers at Steppes Travel Beyond festival at the Royal Geographical Society. Free-£50, book in advance, 17-18 September

1960S EXHIBITION: Visit the Victoria & Albert Museum's You Say You Want a Revolution? exhibition, exploring the impact of the 1960s on the culture of the rest of the 20th century. £16, just turn up, until 26 February 2017

ASTRONOMY PHOTOGRAPHY: Admire the best space photography from this year's Insight Astronomy Photographer at the Royal Observatory in Greenwich. Free, just turn up, until 28 June 2017

OPEN HOUSE: The little matter of one of the best-loved weekends on the London calendar. Explore fascinating buildings in every one of London's boroughs. Many are usually off-limits to the public. Though some are already booked up, you can just turn up to many on the day. Check out the list. Free, 17-18 September

Saturday 17 September

The eye-opening You Say You Want a Revolution? is now open at the V&A. We loved it.

SHORT PLAYS: St. James RE:act features a series of plays and musicals written in 24 hours, responding to other plays at HighTide festival. £5, book in advance, 10am/3.30pm

GREAT GORILLA RUN: Don your gorilla suit and run five miles through the City of London. The run raises money for gorilla conservation and poverty reduction projects in central Africa. £60 (+sponsorship), book in advance 10.30am

CRICKET CUP FINAL: The last major cricket final of the county season sees Warwickshire take on Surrey at Lord's. There's also picnicking by the pavilion and free taster sessions with Marylebone Cricket Club coaches for kids. Tickets £30-£60, under 16s £5), from 10.30am

HARVEST FESTIVAL: Head to Regent's Park and sample produce grown in the allotment garden. For kids there are garden hunts and plant pot-making workshops. Free, just turn up, all day from 11am

BUS GARAGE: Twickenham Bus Garage is opening its doors so you can have a behind-the-scenes tour of operations, route control and engineering. Free (donations welcome), just turn up, all day from 11am

BERMONDSEY STREET FESTIVAL: A free street festival takes over Bermondsey Street, close to London Bridge station. Expect live performances from the likes of South London Jazz Orchestra, a dog show, theatre performances, food and drink stalls and more. Free, just turn up, 11am-6pm

HIGHGATE FETE: Instead of traffic, there will be brass bands, beer tents and theatre on the road at Highgate Village's 125th annual fete. Free, just turn up, all day from 11.30am

SOLIDARITY WITH REFUGEES: Show your solidarity with refugees at a demonstration on Park Lane supported by Action Aid, Amnesty International UK, MSF and Oxfam. Free, just turn up, all day from 12.30pm

STREET ART TOUR: Graffiti dates back over 40,000 years. See London's best offerings on a guided walking tour. £23 (+booking fee), book in advance, 3pm

LITERARY PUB CRAWL: Drink at the taverns that inspired Dylan Thomas, Charles Dickens and other giants of the literary world. £24 (+booking fee), book in advance, 5pm

SECRET GIG: Hear music 50ft beneath the surface at the Brunel Museum in Rotherhithe. Follow with cocktails on the herbacious rooftop. £8, book in advance, 7.30pm

AVANT-GARDE CABARET: From live electronic music to theatre performances, Cabaret Kultura at Whitechapel Gallery is inspired by Russian avant-garde. £18, book in advance, 8pm

THEATRE: Catch the last night of a double bill of emotional plays from Clean Break, a company showcasing the stories of imprisoned women. The Yard Theatre. £15 , book in advance, 8pm

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Final Rooftop Film Club screenings on sale now

This summer, Rooftop Film Club has teamed up with Nespresso, bringing the excellent combination of coffee and classic films to sky-high venues across London.

Sadly though, like all good things, Rooftop Film Club's summer screenings must come to an end — so grab your tickets now if you don't want to miss out.

Film buffs can also refuel while they watch the sun set over London. Nespresso Club members can get their hands on free popcorn, and Nespresso Martinis and iced coffees are available on all rooftops. While you're there, use the free photobooths to capture your summer fun. Use #NespressoExperience to share your photos.

Rooftop Film Club runs at venues across London until 17 September — see website for full programme. Tickets for all screenings are available now.

Sunday 18 September

Run in the zoo. Photo: Kashif Haque

LITTER CLEAN UP: Help Thames21 clean up Newcastle Draw Dock on the Isle of Dogs and discover more about litter in the Thames and how to prevent it. Boots and gloves are provided. Free, just turn up, 9am

ZOO RUN: Whether you're more of galloping horse, sprinting cheetah or slow snail, take part in ZSL's 10k run, starting in London Zoo, then escaping to Regent's Park. £30-£34 (+£50 fundraising target), book by 17 September, 9.30am

VALUE OF NATIONALITY: As part of London Design Festival, Central Saint Martins are holding a talk at Lethaby Gallery about nationality, the implications of isolating displaced people and the future of creating new states. Free, book in advance, 1pm

ARTIST TALK: School of Life researcher Sarah Stein Lubrano speaks about the role of solitude within the life and works of artists. The talk at Transition Gallery is followed by a screening of In The Realms of The Unreal. Free, book in advance, 3pm

SOVIET HIPPIE ANIMATIONS: See Psychedelic Animations of Soviet Estonia accompanied by a soundtrack of well-known Estonian composers. Free, just turn up, 5.30pm

FILM FESTIVAL: South Social are showing Turkish film Mustang at The Cinema Museum in Elephant and Castle. The screening is followed by live Turkish music and regional food. £15, book in advance, 6pm

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Our pick of Funzing events

ROOFTOP YOGA: Refresh both your mind and body with a yoga class on the Qbic Hotel rooftop. Complete your healthy morning with a wholesome breakfast from the hotel's restaurant (breakfast not included). £10, 15/18/24 September

CAMEROONIAN SUPPER CLUB: Sample the spicy street food of Cameroon, a country with over 300 ethnic groups, at this supper club. Expect beignets, brochettes and barbecued fish. £28, 16/17 September

EAST LONDON TOUR: Take a guided wander of east London, discovering everything from street art to poetry. £25, 17/24 September