Looking for something to do this weekend? This is your definitive guide which will come every week, telling you what’s happening this weekend. As you know, this can range from one off events, long running events, or just cool places or good clubs to visit.
To kick things off, let’s begin with A Song of Summer: A Celebration of the Music of Kate Bush. This is taking place this Friday at the Royal Vauxhall Tavern.
“The party will be ‘All Kate, all night’ with live performers and DJs playing the best selection of Kate’s music you are ever likely hear. Mandy and Michael from the top Kate tribute band Cloudbusting will be playing a very special set, featuring Mandy on vocals and Michael on keyboards. Their set will include some of Kate’s biggest hits but also a selection of genuine fan favourites. We are not going to give away any details of the actual set, but it will include some of her most beautiful songs.”
Tickets are only £10, so get more info here.
If you’re after some nightlife, you might want to check out Skream the Phonox in Brixton on Friday night.
“House, disco, techno and of course dubstep… is there any part of the UK scene that Skream is yet to conquer? Driven by his affable personality and insatiable hunger to party, his residency at XOYO last year was one of the highlights of the clubbing calendar. He brings his a-game to Phonox for a traditional all night session.”
It’s free before 9pm, but if you’re arriving after then tickets are £10 on the door. Advance ticket sales have stopped, so get more info here.
If you’re instead looking for something just for the family, then the Hackney Summer Fete might be something for you.
This event is taking place for free on Saturday at the St John-at-Hackney Church.
“A free Hackney one-dayer event with food, drinks, arts and entertainment for all ages. Showcasing all that Hackney has to offer in food, beverages, arts, crafts, music and entertainment […] featuring a large festival field, walled kids garden, impressive front lawn, and woodland areas. Last year’s event attracted 10,000 through the site.”
Get more details here.
If you’re interested in checking out some new culture, perhaps the Eid Festival in Trafalgar Square on Saturday.
“Everyone is invited to come and celebrate Eid on Trafalgar Square on Saturday 9 July.
Now in its 11th year, the festival will celebrate and host a variety of special activities for the whole family to enjoy.
Highlights include a food festival where you can sample a host of delicious cuisines from across the world. You can also enjoy live music and exclusive performances during the day.
Other highlights include fun activities for children to try like face-painting, henna, calligraphy and story-telling and art exhibitions.”
As you would expect, the event is free, so get more info here.
There’s also another festival taking place this weekend, Bastille Festival on Sunday at Borough Market.
“This year’s festival will be typically bursting with French flavour. With such a great French community of traders in Borough Market, Bastille Day is quite a cause for celebration in the area. For the ninth year running, the Market will host this free festival to celebrate the fabulous Fête Nationale, along with Better Bankside and Français Du Monde.”
“No French party would be complete without delicious food, and visitors will be in for a gastronomic treat with a host of French fancies on offer. Borough Market will be opening its doors especially for the celebration and will be full of traders and stalls selling French delicacies. From red, white and blue macarons to crepes and croissants, the market will be bursting with traditional treats.”
This festival is also free, so check out the details here.
Also this weekend, is an event with an interesting twist: Hip Hop High Tea. This is what it says on the tin: old school hip hop mixed with high tea.
“High Tea is at Pond Dalston with an old skool Hip Hop vibe that is not be missed. Kicking off every Sunday at the “hipster” morning hour of 3pm, and running till late.
Our very hip weekly DJs will take you down memory lane with some old skool jams that are sure to have you getting down on the dance floor. Sweet tooth? We also have cake stands with a flava fav twist on offer, or maybe a freak shake from Le Freakshaker.”
The pricing various, but the info reads: “£35 gets you entrance an unlimited amount of our specially selected house cocktail, bottomless mimosas and a street food platter to share between 2, from 3pm to 4:30pm, then party on to the great tunes, food and vibe till 9:00. For the less boozy, get a £5 entry ticket, and laugh at your friends as they make bad life decisions.”
Get more details here.
That’s it for this week, so have a great summer weekend!