Things To Do In London This Weekend: 24-25 September 2016

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LITERARY FESTIVAL: From literary walking tours to talks about Stalin and poetry workshops, the 8th Hampstead and Highgate Literary Festival is on at JW3. £10-25, book in advance, 22-26 September

SHERLOCKED: If you're missing your weekly dose of Sherlock, head to ExCel for Sherlocked, the Official Sherlock Convention. Guests include Stephen Moffat, Mark Gatiss, Timothy Carlton and Andrew Scott. From £34, book in advance, 23-25 September

TATTOO CONVENTION: If you need some inspiration for your next body inking, head to the International London Tattoo Convention at Tobacco Dock to meet some of the biggest names in tattooing. £20-35, book in advance, 23-25 September

TOOTOPIA: Celebrate all things Tooting with a foodie trail, pooch parade, storytelling and musical bingo at local festival Tootopia. Free, just turn up, 23-25 September

COUNTRYSIDE LIVE: From dancing sheep to falconry, willow weaving to ferret racing, get a taste of the countryside without leaving Walthamstow at Countryside Live. £5 (£7 for both days), just turn up, 24-25 September

TIDE LINE THAMES: Embankments, piers and river stairs inspire Anne Krinksy's multimedia installation at Thames-Side Studios in Woolwich. Free, just turn up, 8-25 September

COMEDY: Catch Edinburgh Fringe performances from the likes of Fern Brady, Richard Todd and Tim Renkow at Angel Comedy in Islington. £2-8, book in advance, 24-25 September

FILM FESTIVAL: See short films from Sweden, India and everywhere in between at Be Epic! London International Film Festival, showing at Roxy Bar & Screen on Borough High Street. £12-46, book in advance, 24-26 September

CREATE SYRIA EXHIBITION: Create Syria at House of Vans in Waterloo is a multimedia installation exploring how art can help in the aftermath of a crisis. The exhibition shows the stories of displaced Syrian artists. Free, just turn up, until 2 October

SCOTTISH JEWS: Striking photos of Scotland's Jewish community taken by award-winning photographer Judah Passow are on display at the Jewish Museum in Camden. £7.50, just turn up, until 12 February 2017

Saturday 24 September

Brockley Market celebrates its fifth birthday.

BROCKLEY MARKET: Foodie haven Brockley Market celebrates its 5th birthday. To mark the occasion there will be cake, live music and a free goody bag for the first 50 visitors. Free entry, just turn up, 10am-2pm

DOCUMENTARY WORKSHOP: Turn up with a crew or come alone to the Southbank Centre and make a documentary in a day. £5, book in advance, 10am

EVERY STREET IN SOHO: Join Discovering London guide Peter Berthoud to walk every street in Soho in a day. Hear stories of the area as you go. £35, book in advance, 10am-5pm

AFRICAN MARKET: African designers are selling their wares at The African Market in Spitalfields. Get your hands on clothes, jewellery, arts, crafts and more. Free entry, just turn up, 11am-5pm

FAMILY CONCERT: Take your little ones to St Mark's Church in Teddington for a family-friendly recital featuring music by Mozart and Brahms. £12, book in advance, 11am

CREATIVE WORKSHOP: Nibble on cupcakes while you watch Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind and learn about how to join It's Not Personal, a growing anthology on female dating experiences.  Takes place at Love Die Late on Great Portland Street. £14.99, book in advance, 11am-2pm

MALAYSIA FEST: Head to Trafalgar Square for a celebration of all things Malaysian. Focus is on the food, with cooking demonstrations from celebrity chefs, but there will also be dance and theatre performances and traditional handicrafts. Free entry, just turn up, noon-10pm

BEACH CAMPFIRE: Head to a secret Bermondsey foreshore to hear tales of magic and adventure while you toast marshmallows over a campfire. Aimed at families with children age 5+.  £3, book in advance, 12.30pm

AFROPUNK: Grace Jones, Laura Mvula, Lady Leshurr and The Noisettes are among those performing at Afropunk at Alexandra Palace. There'll also be arts and crafts, a food truck rally and pop up restaurants. £61, book in advance, 2pm

IMMERSIVE THEATRE: Experience War Paint, a 20-minute intimate immersive theatre installation by Camden People's Theatre, involving four women getting ready in a private flat. Takes place at a flat near the theatre. £7, book in advance, various times from 7pm

DANCING: Get in the soul, funk and disco groove at Islington Assembly Hall with Haven't Stopped Dancing Yet, a party for people who remember the tunes the first time round, and anyone else who wants to dance. £15/18, book in advance, 7.30pm

ICE SKATING: Get your ice skates on and dance to everything from Lionel Richie to Taylor Swift at Club de Fromage on Ice at Alexandra Palace. £9, book in advance, 8.30pm

PARTY: Get a taste of Coney Island with a night of retro tunes at Bethnal Green Working Men's Club — outfits should be inspired by 1979 cult classic The Warriors. £5-8, book in advance, 9pm

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Sunday 25 September

See the Pearly Kings and Queens in Guildhall Yard. Photo: Laila

HARVEST FESTIVAL: Kensington Gardens' Harvest Festival features a petting zoo, the chance to meet shire horses, and a bird feeder-making workshop with the RSPB. Free, just turn up, 11am-4pm

BALHAM BANQUET: Balham Food Festival launches with street food from 40+ local traders, and performances from Mark Sullivan and The Balham Ukelele Society. Free entry, just turn up, 11am-5pm

PEARLY KINGS AND QUEENS: Celebrate 125 years of Cockney tradition with maypole dancing, Morris dancers and a marching band in Guildhall Yard. Then, follow the parade to St Mary-le-Bow Church for the 3pm service. Free, just turn up, 1pm

EMPEROR'S NEW CLOTHES: Treat the kids to a trip to Artsdepot in North Finchley, where you can see a family-friendly performance of The Emperor's New Clothes. Age 3+. £8, book in advance, 1pm/3.30pm

ISLINGTON GUIDED WALK: Visit Islington past, discovering what life was like between the wars on this guided walk of the area. £9, book in advance, 2pm-4pm

FLOATING CINEMA: It's Tattershall Castle's 82nd birthday so they're screening The Artist, with free popcorn and a DJ on the decks. Moored on Victoria Embankment the boat carried troops during the second world war. £3, book in advance, from 2pm (film starts at 4pm)

MALIAN MUSIC DOCUMENTARY: Joanna Schwartz's music documentary follows the lives of musicians on the run in Mali, following Islamic hardliners taking control of northern Mali in 2012. There's a Q&A after the screening at Curzon Bloomsbury with the director. £9, book in advance, 4pm

COMEDY: The Chase's Sinnerman (also known as Paul Sinha), Andrews Watts and Rose Robinson are performing in this stand-up comedy show at The Railway in Streatham. £6/8, book in advance, 7.30pm