Douglas & Gordon Weekend Guide
Friday, January 23, 2015 by
North of the river
The France Show
The France Show offers a fantastic French day out in the heart of London at Olympia Central from 23rd – 25th January 2015. Enjoy cookery demonstrations from top French chefs, listen to best-selling authors, play a game of Pétanque, watch the can-can dancers delight the crowds and visit the authentic French market selling delicious produce from cheeses to crêpes, patisseries to confectionery and gifts. Ticket prices start from £12.
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.
Don’t miss out on the jam-packed line up at the Comedy Store this weekend. Featuring the ‘Best in Stand Up’ Paul Tonkinson, Zoe Lyons, Nick Dixon, Stephen Grant and MC Jason Cook, this event will take place from 23rd – 24th January. Doors will open at 7.30pm. Ticket prices start from £14.
Visit Fulham Palace on Sunday, 25th January 2015 for a historical tour or garden walk and view the country residence of the Bishop of London, Lord of the Manor of Fulham, which in the last century became his only home. Tour will start at 2pm. Ticket prices are £5.
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 23rd – 25th January 2015. See 29 Fingers, Cloudbusting, TG Quartet and Andy White 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 Empty Frame’ at Theatre 503 showing until Saturday, 24th January 2015. The story is daring and socially engaging, displayed through theatre, music and visual poetry, highlighting the complexity of people’s personal journeys. Doors will open at 7.45pm. Ticket prices start from £10.
The Rock Farm Family Day
Spend your day at the Bedford on Sunday, 25th January and enjoy an excellent roast, wine, beer, live music, and fantastic puppet show as well as various stalls. Doors will open at 12pm.
New Wimbledon Theatre
See the Rock ‘n’ Roll Paradise show and the Forever Jackson tribute show at the new Wimbledon Theatre this weekend 23rd – 24th January 2015. For more information, visit the website. Ticket prices start from £22.40.
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