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.
Let’s kick things off this week with something down at an old favourite, G-A-Y. On Friday night, they will be holding G-A-Y Camp Attack.
Room 1 – 70s, 80s, 90s, 2000 to 05
Room 2 – 2004 To present Day
Room 3 – It’s Showtime with A Chance To Perform At 1am
Room 4 – Life Before Rihanna N Beyonce
Summer is still holding out, and what better way to make the most of the sunshine than a trip to Proms in the Park?
These celebrations are taking place both at Hyde Park, but also at the Royal Albert Hall on Saturday.
“10 September sees the spectacular culmination of the 2016 BBC Proms season, as the world-famous Last Night celebrations spill out from London’s Royal Albert Hall, and thousands of people come together at venues across the UK to be part of the magic of Proms in the Park.”
“The evening culminates in a live big-screen link-up to the Royal Albert Hall for the traditional singalong.”
Next up is a very unique festival, Colourscape Music Festival on Saturday at Clapham Common.
TimeOut says: “Visitors to its colourful tunnels will experience something similar to being swallowed by a scene from ‘Yellow Submarine’. Guests must choose a coloured cape before venturing into the enormous labyrinth to explore nearly an acre of space while daylight casts a rainbow glow through its walls. Weekends see the addition of unusual musical performances, which really tip the experience into magical territory.”
Ticket prices vary, so check out the website here.
If perhaps you’re simply looking for a good place to get your hands on some good food for the shift to autumn, then maybe the Hampstead Market this Saturday will be more your style.
“We have a huge amount of traders for you to do your weekly shop from. Award-winning farmers, small-batch artisan producers and whilst you’re there having breakfast and lunch from some of London’s best street food traders.”
This is on from 10-3 at Hampstead Parochial School. Get details here.
If you’re more in the mood for beer, we have yet another offering for you this week with Beer by the River at Tooting Bec.
Beer By The River is a festival celebrating the local community, local musicians and a range of entertainment for all ages… but more importantly (for some of us) it’s a celebration of beer. In 2016 we will look to have more than 60 different beers from around the UK.”
This takes place from 12pm on Saturday, costs £8 in advance and £10 on the door. Interested? Get the full lowdown here.
Last time, I spoke about Notting Hill Carnival, and while the Hackney One Carnival may lack the scale of that celebration, it may still be worth a look.
“The Hackney One carnival returns on Sunday 11 September with spectacular costumes, energetic dance, sound systems and live music from around the world.
More than 20 carnival and community groups will join residents in celebration of Hackney’s thriving cultures and outstanding creativity in a procession weaving its way throughout the borough, the carnival will feature Hackney’s best young musicians, an all-day play area in Gillett Square and a carnival party at Ridley Road with global food, arts and crafts.”
The carnival begins at Ridley Road on Sunday at 2pm and continues from there, so get the full details here.
That’s it for this week’s recommendations, so have a great one, no matter what you end up doing.