Douglas & Gordon Weekend Guide
Friday, January 30, 2015 by
North of the river
The Holiday and Travel Show
Discover your next travel adventure at The Times presents Destinations: The Holiday & Travel Show, taking place atOlympia Grand until Sunday, 1st February 2015. Whether you want to kayak across the majestic Li River in amongst Guilin’s unique karst mountains, observe a leopard and her cubs whilst on safari in the Serengeti, soak up the sun on the white beaches of St Lucia or snorkel along the glimmering Great Barrier Reef, there really is something for everyone at Destinations. Doors will open at 10am. Ticket prices start from £11.
Don’t miss out on the jam-packed line up at the Comedy Store this weekend. Featuring the ‘Best in Stand Up’ Tom Wrigglesworth, Andy Askins, Ben Norris, Jo Caulfield and MC Jarred Christmas, this event will take place from 30th – 31st January. Doors will open at 7.30pm. Ticket prices start from £14.
FBA Futures will showcase the outstanding art graduates of 2014, selected from across the country by members of the Federation of British Artists (FBA). Presenting work from 20 artists, the exhibition will be an exciting mix of degree show and newly commissioned work, some made especially for the exhibition. This display will run until Saturday, 31st January 2015 at Mall Galleries. Admission is free.
St John’s Church
Looking for something fun to do this weekend? Visit the St John’s market on North End Road in Fulham. Browse through beautiful handmade crafts, gifts, new and old handbags, dress jewellery and much more - held weekly every Wednesday, Friday and Saturday from 8am until 2pm.
Brook Green Market
West London’s brand new Brook Green Market at Addison Primary School in Addison Gardens is a one-stop-shop for fantastically fresh produce, on-trend street food, innovative master classes and maybe even somewhere to meet some new foodie friends!The market is open every Saturday from 10am-3pm.
Partridges Food Market
With 70 diverse stalls selling everything from cakes to speciality breads, and cheese to pies, this gourmet food market sees small producers, farmers and start-up businesses sharing their passion and expertise with the public. The market takes place every Saturday from 10am until 4pm at Duke of York Square. It is a great place to buy lunch with international stalls selling sushi, Caribbean dishes, Moroccan cuisine and empanadas from Argentina. Stalls include The Ethiopian Coffee Company, Fatman Chilli, Comptoir Gourmand, the French Patisserie and The Pancake Man.
Olympia Record Fair
This is the biggest record fair of its kind and takes place at Olympia Central on Saturday, 31st January 2015. This is your chance to browse through a premier selection of rare and deleted vinyl, meet other music fans and barter with the record collecting business. From punk to pop and reggae to R'n'B, you're sure to find something to suit your taste and style. Doors will open at 10am. Ticket prices start from £10.
Bishop’s Park Farmers and Fine Foods Market
Visit Bishop’s Park in Fulham for the Farmers and Fine Foods Market on Sunday, 1st February 2015. The market is a family-friendly venture which caters for all taste buds and pockets. Doors will open at 10am.
Visit the Victoria and Albert Museum to explore the powerful role that objects play in grassroots movements for social change, demonstrating how political activism drives a wealth of design ingenuity. Disobedient Objects showcases collective creativity that defies standard definitions of art and design. The exhibition focuses on the period from the late 1970s to the present; a time that has brought a new cycle of global social struggles and new technologies. An extensive range of objects from all over the world are on display, from Chilean folk art textiles that document political violence, to a graffiti-writing robot and giant inflatable cobblestones thrown at demonstrations. This display will run until 1st February 2015.
Wedding Dresses 1775-2014
Trace the eternal fashion of the wedding dress and discover the most romantic, glamorous and iconic dresses from the last 200 years. This magical exhibition highlights exceptional craftsmanship and brings together couture and designer-made wedding garments from key fashion designers including Charles James, Vivienne Westwood and Vera Wang. Join in and share the stories behind the outfits, celebrating the most comprehensive, nostalgic and evocative collection of wedding dresses and bridal fashions ever. This display runs until 15th March 2015 at the Victoria and Albert Museum.
South of the river
Don’t miss an exciting weekend at the Half Moon from 30th January – 1st February 2015. See the Bermondsey Joyriders, the Fallen Leaves, Clinic, the Bohicas, Dick Laurie & the Elastic Band and the Glorious Fools as they take the stage. For more information see the website.
Venn Street Market
Visit the Venn Street Market on the A3 just off the South Circular. Stop by for some locally sourced fresh seasonal fruit and veg; fresh Dorset fish from day boats; organic and free range meat, milk, eggs and poultry; artisan breads; award-winning cheeses; charcuterie; gluten free, vegan and vegetarian sweets and savouries; and pastries, cakes, tarts and brownies. Open every Saturday from 10am to 4pm.
Take the kids out to see ‘Peter Pan’, showing until Saturday, 14th February 2015 at the Polka Theatre. Enjoy the classic story where magic soars to the sky, as Peter Pan and Tinker Bell whisk Wendy and her brothers off to Neverland. Ticket prices start from £14.
See ‘The Separation’ at Theatre 503 showing until Saturday, 21st February 2015. Set in the build-up to Ireland's historic divorce referendum of 1995, ‘The Separation’ is an unsettling - and uproarious - journey into the dark heart of a disintegrating Dublin family. Doors will open at 7.45pm. Ticket prices start from £12.
See Cole Porter’s classic, multi-award winning musical-comedy, ‘Anything Goes’ this weekend. The show will transport you to the magical age of tap dancing and high society at the new Wimbledon Theatre until Saturday, 31st January 2015. For more information, visit the website. Ticket prices start from £15.90.
If there are any events you think we should know about, don’t hesitate to let us know.