Douglas & Gordon Weekend Guide
Friday, January 16, 2015 by
North of the river
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.
Adventure Travel Show
Now in its 19th year, the Adventure Travel Show is a world of extraordinary discoveries, now at the Olympia Conference Centre from 17th – 18th January 2015. The show is the UK’s leading event for people who like to travel outside the mainstream – whether it be on small-group adventures, exclusive expeditions or epic journeys. The Adventure Travel Show is packed with inspirational and essential travel advice, specialist seminars, and the best speaker line-up including explorers, adventurers, tour leaders and guidebook writers who will help you uncover your perfect adventure. Ticket prices start from £8.
Don’t miss out on the jam-packed line up at the Comedy Store this weekend. Featuring the ‘Best in Stand Up’ Slim, Paul Thorne, Markus Birdman, Romesh Ranganathan and MC John Fothergill, this event will take place from 16th – 17th January. Doors will open at 7.30pm. Ticket prices start from £14.
Artists & Illustrators Annual Exhibition
Artists & Illustrators is the UK's biggest and best magazine for artists. Now in its seventh year, the annual Artists of the Year competition is an opportunity to showcase the skills and imagination of the magazine's many thousands of readers. This varied open exhibition will feature 50 shortlisted artworks. The display will run until Saturday, 17th January 2015 at the Mall Galleries. Doors will open at 10am.
Designer Crafts at the Mall
The Society of Designer Craftsmen is hosting their 25th winter exhibition at the Mall Galleries until Saturday, 17th January 2015. The exhibition and shop within the show include selected work by celebrated and experienced fellows, members and licentiates of the society, alongside those of recent, selected new graduate licentiates, making for a stimulating and exciting exhibition. 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.
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.
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 16th – 18th January 2015. See Fleetwood Bac, John Otway and The Big Band, Dick Laurie and The Elastic Band and Frank Vignola and Vinny Raniolo 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.
Four mini plays set in one city take you from dusk to dawn and back again. See ‘503 Fushions’ at the Theatre 503showing until Saturday, 17th January 2015. Doors will open at 7.45pm. Ticket prices start from £10.
New Wimbledon Theatre
See Jim Davidson and Motown’s Greatest Hits live at the new Wimbledon Theatre this weekend 16th – 17th January 2015. For more information, visit the website. Ticket prices start from £23.90.
If there are any events you think we should know about, don’t hesitate to let us know.