Brrr…it’s been a cold week. Its been a bit of a crazy week for me at work and home so apologies for lack of posts, sometimes its easy to fall off the band wagon. However I am back and ready to give you quick rundown on what you should be doing with your weekend (yes I know its tempting to say it’s too cold).
So here is a list of events happening in this city:
All weekend – 12th – 14th October 2012
Today (12th October 2012) Chanel’s photographic exhibition dedicated to Karl Lagerfeld’s latest book, ‘The Little Black Jacket: Chanel’s classic revisited by Karl Lagerfeld and Carine Roitfeld’, will open at the Saatchi Gallery in London.
For more information please visit: http://www.saatchi-gallery.co.uk/current/the_little_black_jacket.php
Cheese and Wine Festival on the South Bank
Today and all weekend there will be a Cheese and Wine Festival on the South Bank. There will be lots of tutored cheese and wine tastings, cooking demonstrations producers exhibiting various cheeses available to buy. So if you are a connoisseur of wine or a bit of cheese fiend or both don’t miss out because it is FREE.
For more information please visit: http://www.cheesewinefestival.com
Swan Lake Opens at the Royal Opera House
Swan Lake is undoubtably a timeless ballet and all the greats have performed it. After the The Nutcracker this is one my favourites. The Royal Opera House is beautiful venue and everyone should get a chance to go. Tickets tend to sell out quickly so I recommend if you fancy going to book it soon!
For more information please visit: https://www.roh.org.uk/swanlake
Multiplied Art Fair begins today at Christie’s South Kensington – Free, 9am-7pm
Art buff? This weekend if you are are spoiled for choice. Running until the 15th October the Multiplied Art fair will focus on contemporary art in Christies in South Kensington. Now having never been to Christies in a way I am curious to go just to see what it will be like. They will have 42 exhibitors from 3D art to print works from new and established artists.
For more information please visit: http://www.multipliedartfair.com/visit.aspx
Fair and Festival Galore! Across London
It would have too much to tell you about all the fairs + festivals happening this weekend, but as you can see from the list below the amount going on is ridiculous… that’s what I love about London, Spoiled for choice!
- Frieze Art Fair 2012: busier than ever before
- Moniker Art Fair 2012:
- PAD Art Fair: PAD is London’s leading fair for 20th Century art, design and decorative arts
- Moving Image London 2012: Contemporary video art fair
- Islington Contemporary Art & Design Fair at Candid Arts
- Cutting Edge Design Fair at Orleans House Gallery
- London Film Festival
- Surf Film Festival
- Native Spirit Festival
- British Horror Film Festival
Saturday 13th October 2012
Westminster Guides, Free Heroes and Villans Walks
Westminster Guides will be leading free hour-long walks on Saturday 13 October 2012 as part of Local London Guiding Day. ARCH VILLAINS is an arch to arch walk. Including James Bond, Hedge Funds, Bomber Command and the Duke of Wellington. Meet by the Marble Arch – exit 3 from Marble Arch tube station (Central Line). Walks depart every hour from 10.00 to 16.00. No need to book. Just turn up.
For more information please visit: http://www.westminsterguides.org.uk/news/index.html?id=237
Healthy Ride with Southwark Cyclists
Fancy a bit of exercise? If you live or near Southwark on Saturday at 10am join Southwark Cyclists for a guided, easy ride, perfect for relatively inexperienced cyclists who want to learn local routes. All free, no booking, just turn up with your bike.
For more information visit: http://www.se16.com/event/healthy-ride-with-southwark-cyclists/2012-10-13
Africa Rocks Expo: Saturday 13 October as part of Black History month celebrations
“Is a one-day event that uses a unique blend of seminars, activities and entertainment to encourage people to see Africa differently! This year’s expo will showcase the best that Africa has to offer including its cultures and traditions, inspirational people, foods, films, fashion, music, arts and investment opportunities”.
For more information please visit: http://www.africarocksexpo.co.uk/
Sunday 14th october
Family Day 2012 This Sunday – Design Museum
Kids driving you mad? Then take them along to the The Design Museum this sunday for family day for a day of fun activities like the Colour Chaser sound machine, the Zombie Collective lasering bits of paper, making a Shadow Puppet Theatre, storytelling with Vanessa Woolf and hopefully some family tours. The day runs from 11am to 4pm, with storytelling at 11.30am and 12.30am. Fun times for all!
For more information please visit: http://designmuseum.org/family-day