Things To Do This Weekend In London: 13-14 August 2022

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Salut Band are part of the Carnaby Summer Festival

CARNABY SUMMER FESTIVAL: Head to Carnaby this weekend and next week for the Carnaby Summer Festival. Music, fashion, food and art events are going down in the shopping district, including workshops, live music performances, and discounts and giveaways in many of the stores. FREE, 8-21 August

BEER FESTIVAL: The Cadogan Arms in Chelsea is throwing a five-day long summer beer festival. Try 20 different brews, including five cask ales, and stock up on cans to take home with you. Soak it all up with bar snack platters with the likes of black pudding scotch egg. 9-13 August

SUMMER SOUNDS: King's Cross has rebranded its outdoor gig programme Cubitt Sessions into a new, free event for 2022: Summer Sounds Music Festival. There are live concerts every evening, and family sessions on Sunday afternoon, with London Community Gospel Choir, gypsy jazz quartet Tacla and London based singer-songwriter Zola Courtney on the line-up. FREE, 10-21 August

COCKTAILS IN THE CITY: The second of three cocktail-centric weekends this summer takes place in Bedford Square Gardens. Cocktails in the City brings together some of London's leading bars for three days of al fresco quaffing, plus live entertainment, workshops and street food. 11-13 August

SUMMER ON THE SQUARE: The National Gallery takes things outside for the summer, with a free festival of art out on Trafalgar Square. Summer on the Square offers the public a chance to get involved in creative activities such as sketching and painting. Food trucks are parked up for when you need refuelling. FREE, 11-29 August

Raise a glass at Cocktails in the City

STREETHUNT GAMES: Think you know London? See a whole new side to the city and discover some quirky locations with StreetHunt Games, an outdoor, self-guided mystery — think scavenger hunt meets escape room meets murder mystery. All you need is your friends, your phone, and a sense of adventure. Use code 'Londonist20' for a 20% discount on tickets. Slots available 9am-7pm, seven days a week (sponsor)

CARTOON EXHIBITION: The Cartoon Museum has a new exhibition, Sarah Akinterinwa & Mary Darly: A Dialogue. It features 10 new works by Akinterinwa — the first Black British woman to become a New Yorker cartoonist — responding to works by 18th century caricaturist Mary Darly from the museum's collection. 11 August-13 November

LONDON CRAFT BEER FESTIVAL: Over 100 breweries are expected to be at the 10th anniversary of London Craft Beer Festival, at Wapping's Tobacco Dock. Sample from hundreds of brews, from established and newer breweries. Tickets include a festival tasting glass, and live DJ sets while you sup. 12-13 August

LONDON DESSERT FESTIVAL: An ice cream bar and sprinkle pool, an afternoon tea bar, a pick 'n' mix wall and a sundae school (see what they did there?) are all part of the London Dessert Festival at Business Design Centre in Islington. There's plenty to keep sweet-toothed Londoners happy, including immersive activities, photo opportunities and DJs. 12-14 August

RIVER STAGE: It's the final weekend of this year's River Stage, a free, open-air performance space on South Bank. The National Theatre takes over this time, with dance workshops, live DJs, choirs, yoga and more. FREE, 12-14 August

MEDIEVAL JOUST: Travel back to medieval times at Eltham Palace's Legendary Joust. Watch four knights competing for honour on horseback, and enjoy falconry displays too. It's part of the wider Medieval Season taking place at the palace throughout the summer. 13-14 August

Oyin and Kojo By Sarah Akinterinwa is part of a new exhibition at Cartoon Museum

EXPLORE YOUR IMAGINATION: Hawley Wharf in Camden Market continues its summer family activities with a weekend themed 'explore your imagination'. Enjoy live music from a waterside deckchair, among balloons, bubbles and face painting. There's also a chance to meet princesses, superheroes and dinosaurs — and take part in role-playing sessions. FREE, 13-14 August

TOUGH MUDDER: Feeling fit? Show what you're made of at Tough Mudder, a challenging obstacle course in Morden Park. Choose between a 5K or 10k route (or a one-mile route for kids) and sign up solo or as part of a team. 13-14 August

FASHION FREAK SHOW: Time's running out to catch Jean Paul Gaultier's Fashion Freak Show, a high-octane performance combining mind-blowing dance, catwalk fashion, Gaultier's own humour and a banging soundtrack (think Madonna, Bronski Beat, Chic...). Experience 50 years of pop culture through the eyes of fashion's 'enfant terrible' at Camden's Roundhouse. Get top price seats for £30 using LONDONIST30. Until 28 August (sponsor)

CAMDEN FRINGE: A work-in-progress future-cult musical, a drama about a 40-year-old mafioso, and debut comedy show Dreamworld are on this weekend's programme at Camden Fringe, a selection of comedy, theatre, music and magic shows taking place at venues around Camden. Until 28 August

Mumba Dodwell comperes the final weekend of the River Stage

RADICAL IMAGINATION: Seven female photographers from around the world are in the spotlight at Radical Imagination, an exhibition at Pancras and Granary Squares in King's Cross. Curated by The Photographers' Gallery, the images were picked for their ability to stand out and make you look twice. FREE, until 31 August

EXPRESS YOURSELF: As part of the Museum of Brands' summer activities, there's a pop-up display about the history of make up. Find out how beauty products have evolved in the last 200 years, and get a closer look at products used by both the general public and the film industry, including MaxFactor products dating back to 1914. Until 4 September

SUMMER HOLIDAYS: From theatre shows, to museum events, to where to find your nearest playground, boating lake or ice rink, our guide to London in the summer holidays has plenty of ideas for family-friendly days out.

Saturday 13 August

Vogue Rites hosts a Vogue Ball at Somerset House. Image courtesy of Vogue Rites

COUTURE TECHNIQUES: Fancy upping your sewing skills? The Fashion & Textile Museums holds a one-day workshop on couture techniques, showing you how to work with high-end fabrics such as silk and chiffon. It's led by Zandra Rhodes' dressmaker Jolanta Černiauskienė, and covers a variety of useful techniques. 10.45am-4.30pm

ROMAN LONDON: Jonathan Wober of London on the Ground offers a walking tour through Roman London, or Londinium. Find out how the Romans' 400 years in the area shaped the city into what we know today, and pass sites including a Roman bathhouse, the stream that helped found the City, the Roman walls, a temple — and the site where gladiators fought. 11am

DAYS LIKE THIS: Head to Horniman Museum and Gardens for DLT: Live From Lewisham. Days Like This is a brunch event combining food and music, and is part of Lewisham's tenure as London Borough of Culture. 1pm-9pm

VOGUE BALL: Vogue Rites is a weekly vogue mini-ball series and music collective at Somerset House, part of This Bright Land series of events. 'Seeing red' is this week's theme, celebrating political activism as members of the Voguing community walk the catwalk competing in categories across fashion, beauty, realness and performance. 6pm-10.30pm

HAROLD AND MAUDE: Kennington's Cinema Museum screens Harold and Maude, a 1971 film about a young person obsessed with death, who meets an older person obsessed with life. The screening is preceded by musician Maggie Nicols playing an improvised voice and piano set. 7.30pm

LUISA OMIELAN: Last chance to see comedian Luisa Omielan performing her latest show, Ten, at Soho Theatre. It brings together the best of her successful shows over the past decade, covering everything from cow impressions to thigh gaps, Mary Magdalene and relationship boat analogies. 9.30pm

Sunday 14 August

Explore your imagination at Camden Market all weekend

HORNIMAN MARKET: Browse and buy fruit and veg, cheese, bread, cakes, clothing, jewellery and more at the Horniman Market, which takes place most Sundays. Soak up incredible views towards the central London skyline as you shop. FREE, 10am-3pm

TUNNEL BOAT TRIP: Venture into the Islington Tunnel on the Regent's Canal, with a boat trip that sets out from the Canal Museum. Opened in 1820, the tunnel is around three quarters of a mile long! The boat trip is suitable for blind and visually-impaired people, deaf and hearing-impaired people, and those with moderate walking difficulties. Various times 11am-4pm

RADICAL WOMEN: Join Footprints of London guide Oonagh Gay for a walking tour around the East End, focusing on the area's radical women. See where Sylvia Pankhurst and Millie Lansbury campaigned to improve the lives of women in the East End, and where the Bryant and May matchwomen held their strike. 2pm-4pm

PINK JUKEBOX: Aimed at members of the LGBTQ+ community and their friends, Pink Jukebox is a Ballroom and Latin dance club. It's open to dancers of all abilities, and starts with classes to familiarise you with steps, followed by an evening of social dancing. 2pm-7pm

PROMS: Santtu-Matias Rouvali takes up the baton for tonight's Prom at the Royal Albert Hall, featuring two iconic pieces: Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake and Prokofiev's Romeo and Juliet. 7.30pm-9.45pm