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Here are 28 things happening in London this weekend (Sep 20th – 22nd)

Posted at 4:00 pm, September 20, 2013 in Arts & Entertainment
O2, Canary Wharf, Thames, Swans. Photo: Luke Agbaimoni

This post is about a weekend in the past.

Looking for something to do in London this weekend?
We’ve rounded up things to do this FridaySaturday and Sunday.

If you’re at a loose end this weekend, here are a few places you might want to swan around…

Friday night (18ºc, light cloud)

It’s Jeff Goldblum night at Scalarama, Stepney Green
Party amidst London Transport Museum’s poster exhibition, Covent Garden
Neon-shaded alt-drag boylesque at London Wonderground, South Bank
Joy Orbison plays Dance Tunnel – or  there are 19 more club nights (and 41 gigs) to choose from

All weekend

Go behind the scenes at over 800 buildings at Open House Weekend, city-wide
It’s your last chance to visit neon paradise God’s Own Junkyard, Walthamstow
Warm your heart with some one-on-one storytelling at London Stories, Battersea
Visit the Peckham Artist Moving Image festival in, you guessed it, Peckham
Style yourself at London Fashion Weekend, Aldwych
There’s design inspiration galore at Design Junction, Holborn, part of London Design Festival
Your good turn for the week: help clean the Thames foreshore, Hammersmith
Various events including live outdoor music at Merge Festival, Bankside
Roll up, roll up to Zippo’s Circus, Hampstead Heath

Saturday (18ºc, light cloud)

Go ape watching the Great Gorilla Run, a 7km route around South Bank/Tower Bridge
Tour the last remaining post-World War II prefab estate in Europe, Catford
Rock up to the Hewett Street Block Party, Shoreditch
Hear orchestral reworkings of Joy Division songs at Royal Festival Hall
See fantastically odd Australian unsettling ecological 1970s film ‘The Last Wave’ at the BFI
Peruse produce from London’s city farms and gardens at City Harvest, Cheshunt
There are gigs from Jon Hopkins, Warm Brains and 39 more… or take your pick of 36 club nights

Sunday (21ºc, light cloud)

Give praise at a church service for horses in Hyde Park (yep, really)
Adam Hills brings his energetic comedy to Hammersmith Apollo
Put some disco in your soul at Dalston Superstore’s Tutti Frutti

Worth going to the cinema for…

Blue Jasmine: ‘Woody Allen’s best film in years’
Rush: ‘this racing drama is a blast’
In A World…: ‘screwy rom-com is one of the year’s mot charming films’
The Way Way Back: ‘sweet family dysfunction comedy’
The Great Beauty: ‘a soulful love letter to Rome’

[Thanks to Luke Agbaimoni for the photo.]

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