Douglas & Gordon Weekend Guide
Friday, February 06, 2015 by
North of the river
Vintage Fashion Fair
Visit the Hammersmith Town Hall for the Vintage Fashion Fair on Sunday, 8th February 2015. Around one hundred vintage fashion clothing dealers are set to gather under one roof to share their stash of vintage clothing from a period spanning 1800 to 1980. Doors open at 8am. Ticket prices start from £5.
Visit Fulham Palace on Sunday, 8th February 2015 for a historical tour or garden walk and a museum drop-in, 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.
Don’t miss out on the jam-packed line up at the Comedy Store this weekend. Featuring the ‘Best in Stand Up’ Rob Rouse, Jimmy McGhie, Stewart Francis, Steve Gribbin and MC Ian Stone, this event will take place from 6th – 7th February. Doors will open at 7.30pm. Ticket prices start from £14.
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.
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 7th – 8th February 2015. See Neville Staples, Noa Alvarez and Joni’s Soul as they take the stage. For more information see the website.
Battersea Arts Centre
‘The Paper Cinema's Odyssey’ and ‘The Eradication of Schizophrenia in Western Lapland’ will be showing at theBattersea Arts Centre until Saturday, 14th February. Show times vary. Tickets prices start from £15.
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.
Grandad, Me… and Teddy Too
Join the Polka’s Adventure Theatre for an enchanting show ‘Grandad, Me… and Teddy Too’ created especially for children aged 2 – 5. With gentle humour and original music this heart-warming story celebrates the special place grandparents have in young children’s lives. Ticket prices are £11.50.
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.
Brendan Cole: A Night to Remember
See Brendan Cole’s dazzling new show, ‘A Night to Remember’ at the new Wimbledon Theatre on Sunday, 8th February 2015. Be amazed as he leads his cast on a journey of music and dance in a spectacular night of theatrical entertainment. Loaded with ballroom magic and Latin excitement, Brendan’s newest live music and dance extravaganza is 2015’s must-see show! For more information, visit the website. Ticket prices start from £28.90.
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