Autumn is almost upon us but not to worry. Don a light jacket and kick through the red-brown leaves to some fun this weekend. Here’s our personal faves.
There’s a banging FREE weekend of live music, kids’ activities, street food and booze. And a whopping great all singing, all dancing procession; it’s Hackney Carnival.
The great mass of dancing bodies – upwards of 1,000 performers in all – will be snaking its way from Mare Street via Hackney Town Hall on its journey. If you need a break you can watch some tunes on one of the seven sound systems dotted around nearby. There’ll be three kids’ areas and 30 stalls selling goodies.
Sun 8th Sept, 11am – 7pm: Hackney Carnival
Carnival procession begins on Mare Street, E8; various locations.
For a full list of what’s on and all other info click here
Heads up, 20-somethings; there’s a day celebrating all things millennial coming to the capital this weekend. .
The theme for this year’s MILLENIFEST at Vinegar Yard is Talent so watch out for a programme of inspirational talks, fascinating Q & As and interactive workshops.
Speakers include Sian Berry, Co-leader of the Green, Emma Moseley, Feminist activist and Instagrammer and Jamie Rawsthorne, Entrepreneur and Co-creator of The Zac and Jay Show.
Best of all there’s FREE tickets of those under 30 who fancy popping in. (Normal price; £20.) Just log on to their website pronto.
Sat 7th Sept, 10.30am – 5pm: MILLENNIFEST London
Vinegar Yard, 72-82 St Thomas Street, SE1 9RA
For a full list of what’s on and to register for FREE Under-30 tickets click here
Kapten is the new London cab app. With fixed prices and a loyalty scheme, try it! We’re running a Skint offer and giving away £15 cab credit to get you started. Make your weekend cheaper!
Get down to a waterborne weekend of fun at the fab – and FREE – Classic Boat Festival at St Katherine’s Docks.
There’ll be more than 40 vintage sailing and motor boats to eye-up and explore at the east London gala. Visitors have also got permission to clamber aboard a number of vessels including some legendary Dunkirk little ships.
There’ll be a chance to do a taster stand up paddleboard session and try a water bike, Look out for an adult craft workshop plus a treasure hunt for little ones where kids’ll have to track down the hidden signal flags to win a prize. Ahoy there!
Fri 6th – Sun 8th Sept, 11am – 6pm: Classic Boat Festival
St. Katharine Docks, St Katherine’s Way, E1W 1LA
FREE – for more info click here
Make straight for an afternoon of live music, craft beers and fun for the kids at the FREE Bermondsey Folk Festival.
Sunday’s show will feature performances of Irish dance and traditional tunes. The day kicks off with a fascinating history walk at 11am.
Sun 8th Sept, 11am – 6pm: Bermondsey Folk Festival
Biscuit Factory, 100 Clements Road, SE16 4DG
FREE – for more info click here
Need more inspiration?
Pick up FREE cinnamon pastries on Saturday
Peep inside an artists’ studio and meet the makers at the FREE Gasworks open day in Vauxhall
Chat with dozens of graphic artists and writers at the FREE Hackney Comic Fair.
Get down to a fab (and FREE) afternoon of traditional Jewish music at Klezmer In The Park in Regent’s Park
A FREE new exhibition has opened at the Imperial War Museum
Have a walk and check out the new Frieze sculptures in Regent’s Park
Unleash your inner James Bond at this spy exhibition