It might be getting a little parky outside, but don’t let that put you off! There’s loads going on around London this weekend. Here’s some of our favourites.
Shimmy south for flame-throwing, story telling and interactive art displays at the Brilliant Vauxhall: Free Interactive Exploration of Light & Fire.
Highlights at the kid friendly event include an four-metre high lit up globe and a flame installation from Dr Kronovator’s Fire Laboratory. Visitors can also interact with stars from distant galaxies and enjoy a sing song plus there’ll be food and drink too when you get peckish.
Fri 17th & Sat 18th Nov, from 5.30pm: Brilliant Vauxhall – FREE Interactive Exploration of Light & Fire
Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens, 139 Vauxhall Walk, SE11 5HL
For more info click here
The FREE to enter display spans the decades from the 1960s to the present day. Expect some funny, moving and amazing treats from their treasure trove.
Sun 19th Nov, 2pm: Archives weekend: Treasures from the institutional archives (Adults only)
National Army Museum Royal, Hospital Road, SW3 4HT
FREE (booking recommended) – to reserve your place and for more info click here
Regent Street is being converted in to a car-free zone on Sunday as thousands line the street for the FREE Hamleys Christmas Toy Parade! Look out for huge floating blimps, giant floats, colourful dancers, street theatre and live music. Little ones will also get the chance to say hi to their favourite cartoon characters at a dedicated meeting place.
The action heads to Hamleys main stage – outside the world famous department store – from midday before the grand finale at 4.30pm.
Sun 19th Nov, From 11am: Hamleys Christmas Toy Parade
Regent Street, W1
FREE – just show up. For a full programme of events click here
It’s a celebration of everything home shot on old school 8mm, Super8, 9.5mm and 16mm film. There’ll be a free film clinic where specialists will help you view and preserve your treasured family footage and a showcase of the museum’s favourite home movies. All with tea and cake.
Sat 18th Nov, 11am – 4pm: Home Movies Day
The Cinema Museum, 2 Dugard Way (off Renfrew Road), SE11 4TH
FREE – just show up. For more info click here
Fancy a bit of quirky (and early) Christmas shopping? Then get to The Rio for their Movie Memorabilia Fair where stallholders will be selling a selection of classic film posters and cinema nick nacks.
The FREE to enter craft fair will also feature arty prints, jewellery pieces and t-shirts to tempt you. And, if you need some shopping respite there’s hot drinks, cakes and vegan snacks.
Sat 18th Nov, 10.30am – 5pm: Queer Zine, Craft, Movie Memorabilia Fair
Rio Cinema 107 Kingsland High Street, E8 2PB
For more info click here