TGI Friday! Yep, after an excruciating week watching Westminster, escape all this Brexit madness with some fun this weekend.
The countdown to Christmas is well and truly on (it’s unavoidable so let’s embrace it!) so grab your coats and hang out with Santa in SW3.
The Sloane Square switch on will feature live reindeer plus Father Christmas – who else – will be doing the honours and flicking the lights to bright.
Sat 18th Nov, from 2pm (switch on at 5pm): Duke of York Square Christmas lights switch on
Duke of York Square, SW3 4LY
FREE – for more info click here
Get your dancing shoes on and make straight for the EFG London Jazz Festival at the Southbank.
The week long festival will feature plenty of FREE events to enjoy. Highlights this weekend musical demo from youth group Kinetika Bloco (pictured above), a FREE concert from South African icon Miriam Makeba and a female only improv workshop.
Fri 16th Nov – Sun 25th Nov: EFG London Jazz Festival
Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, SE1 8XX
Prices vary – For a full list click here
In the mood for some unusual theatre? Presented by Degenerate Fox The Dirty Thirty is a collection of thirty original plays, and a valiant attempt to perform them all in just one hour. These plays will include comedy, dramatic monologues, intricate dances, games and songs.
Comic and creative Director, Desiree Burch, featured on BBC2’s “The Mash Report” will be joining them onstage. Tickets for students and low income are a tenner and cash only.
Sat 17th Nov, 7.30pm
The Rag Factory, 16 – 18 Heneage St, E1 5LJ
Click here for more info
Get set for the Xmas with a unique shopping fest in east London at the adults only Queer Fayre at Hoxton Bar & Kitchen.
The £3 ticket gives guests access to two rooms of fun. Load up on everything LGBTQ including arts and crafts, pottery, jam, books, clothes, sex related items and more. There’ll be DJs spinning tunes and a tot of mulled wine to keep you warm. (Too soon?)
Sun 18th Nov, 1pm – 6pm: Queer Fayre
Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen, 2-4 Hoxton Square, N1 6NU
£3 on the door. 18+ For more info click here
Celebrate our loveliest little friends in their time of need this Saturday at a fundraising day for British hedgehogs!
Hedgefest at the Sebright Arms Pub in Hackney will feature face painting, live music, poetry, warming food and drinks. Festivities are FREE but donations to help the beautiful beasts are more than welcome. Sadly, numbers are down by 50% in 20 years.
Need more inspiration?
This weekend is your last chance to catch the Weeping Window of poppies FREE at the Imperial War Museum
She was the last woman to be hanged in Britain and now a new exhibition has recreated Ruth Ellis’s prison cell – open Saturdays
Get half price steak, pork belly and more with our Skint exclusive half price food offer
Take the kids ice skating on the rooftop of John Lewis in Oxford St