Douglas & Gordon Weekend Guide
Friday, February 13, 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.
Olympia is set to host a variety of shows this weekend, 13th – 15th February 2015. Visit ‘Perform’, ‘Move it’, ‘The Listed Property Show’ or ‘The London Cruise Show’. Doors will open at 10am. For more information, see website.
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.
The ‘Good Figures’ exhibition celebrates the enduring appeal of the female figure depicted by 30 contemporary female artists. 100 years ago Dame Laura Knight was one of the earliest female artists to depict the female nude and then in 1936 was the first woman to be elected to the Royal Academy. 100 years on, this exhibition celebrates the freedom and expression of female artists today. See approximately 100 art works for sale with each artist exhibiting new work previously unseen in London. This display will run until Saturday, 14th February 2015 at Mall Galleries. Admission is free.
O2 Empire Shepherd’s Bush
A gifted songwriter and dazzling singer, Macy Gray takes the stage at O2 Empire Shepherd’s Bush on Saturday, 14th February. ‘Don’t Boo Me Off Stage – The Valentines Special’ will also be live this weekend on Sunday, 15th February, featuring a host of artists including Curtis Walker and Aurie Styla. For more information, visit website.
Don’t miss out on the jam-packed line up at the Comedy Store this weekend. Featuring the ‘Best in Stand Up’ Joe Lycett, Ian Stone, John Moloney, Addy Van Der Borgh and MC Mandy Knight, this event will take place from 13th – 14th February. Doors will open at 7.30pm. Ticket prices start from £14.
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 14th – 15th February 2015. See Dirty DC, Dick Laurie and the Elastic Band and Ezio as they take the stage. For more information see the website.
Join Cupid this Valentine’s Day and come on down to The Clapham Grand for a Valentine’s Ball on Saturday, 14th February. Enjoy all the usual fun and frolics as house DJs spin the very best of the 80s, 90s, club classics and chart hits. Doors will open at 10pm. Ticket prices start from £5.
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.
This is your last weekend to 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.
The New Wimbledon Theatre
See Mercury, the ultimate Queen tribute and the Johnny Cash roadshow at the new Wimbledon Theatre this weekend 13th – 14th February 2015. For more information, visit the website.
If there are any events you think we should know about, don’t hesitate to let us know.