Pinch, punch first few days of a new month! We have lots to look forward to this weekend apart from not having to go to work on Monday Woop! We’ve been very lucky with the weather this week and apart from a small rainy spell on Sunday it looks like it will continue. I know many of you are planning Bank holiday getaways but for those of us who have decided to stay in town this weekend here is a list of things to do this bank holiday weekend. Feel free to Tweet, and share on facebook!
Check out No.3 Cromwell Road Bistro and Club opening this weekend
From the people behind Public is a new addition to the West London Club and dining scene. 3 Cromwell Road is a new bar, restaurant and club situated in a three storey Georgian townhouse overlooking South Kensington’s Natural History Museum. Steeped in history, 3 Cromwell Road was the first London venue in which Jimi Hendrix played a live performance, and has been a regular hangout for numerous A list celebrities over the past six decades having been a restaurant, casino and a private members’ club.
For more information please visit: http://www.3cromwell.com/
Head to Little Venice for the Canalway Cavalcade 2013
The Canalway Cavalcade is a unique waterways and community festival arranged by IWA at Little Venice since 1983. Sure to be fun for all the family, there will be a boaters’ gathering, a pageant of boats, trade shows and stalls, bands, kids’ activities, competitions, Morris Dancers, a real ale bar, a wide variety of snacks and food and admission is Free.
For more information please visit: https://www.waterways.org.uk/events_festivals/canalway_cavalcade_2013/canalway_cavalcade_2013
See the David Bowie exhibition at The V&A
Apparently online advance tickets for this have already sold out, however you will still be able to buy tickets on the day if you arrive by the museum’s opening at 10am. Visitors to the exhibition will be able see over 300 objects from Bowie’s career including spectacular stage costumes, handwritten lyrics, fashion, photography, film, music videos, set designs, Bowie’s own instruments and album artwork.
For more information please visit: http://www.vam.ac.uk/content/exhibitions/david-bowie-is/
Check out Spin Ldn – London’s first ever urban bicycle event in Brick Lane
Bike nut? Well don’t miss out on your chance to attend Spin Ldn, an event showcasing the best of the world of urban cycling at the Old Truman Brewery in London this weekend.
Attend East Dulwich’s Real Ale & Cider Festival
This weekend Dulwich Hamlet FC will play host to a beer festival organised by South East London CAMRA, with over 50 beers from brewers like By The Horns, Dark Star, Hackney, Skinners, & Windsor & Eton, plus ciders and perrys, and hot and cold food.
For more information please visit: http://www.camra.org.uk/event_detail.php?id=4
London’s Brewing Beer Festival in London Fields – 4th – 5th May
If you love a good pint then London’s Brewing is a brand new festival just for you. Organised by the Brewers Alliance (LBA) it will celebrate London’s thriving and vibrant brewing scene. The festival will feature over 100 beers from over 40 breweries that make up the LBA.
For more information please visit: http://londonsbrewing.co.uk/about/
Have some cake at The May Balham Craft Fair
For all of you arty and crafty folk, Balham home of the yummy mummy is hosting a craft fair in the ballroom of the fabulous Bedford pub in Balham. There will be a chance to meet a talented group of local designer makers while browsing the craft tables, and take some time for a well-earned slice of cake! On sale will be textiles, clothing, jewellery, bunting, skin care products, toys, stationery, bags, cards and much more!
For more information please visit: http://www.emmabarrettdesigns.co.uk/balham-craft-fair
Learn something new by visiting the Imperial Festival
Fancy yourself as a bit of a geek? Or just love Science? Then you must attend the Imperial Festival this weekend. Organised by Imperial College the event springs to life this May Bank Holiday weekend with hands-on science demonstrations, music, comedy, dance and art for all ages. Events and activities run from 16:00-22:00 on Friday 3 May and from 12:00-18:00 on Saturday 4 May
For more information please visit: http://www3.imperial.ac.uk/festival
Go and see Sleeping Arrangements at The Landor Theatre, Clapham
Last week I had the pleasure of previewing a new musical based on Sophie Kinsella’s novel Sleeping arrangements. Summer holiday romance with twist, two ex-lovers holidaying with their families find themselves double booked into the same holiday apartment. This musical was funny and the actor amazing in a cozy little theatre above a pub in Clapham it is definitely worth taking a chance to see before it goes away.
For more information please visit: http://www.landortheatre.co.uk/index.php/booking-office/musicals/sleeping-arrangements-56/