Douglas & Gordon Weekend Guide
Friday, February 27, 2015 by
North of the river
BBC Good Food Eat Well Show
The BBC Good Food Eat Well Show gives you the chance to balance a healthy lifestyle with your love of good food and takes place at Olympia Central this weekend. Learn from the experts including Natasha Corrett, Dale Pinnock, Marcus Bean and Rachel de Thample and be inspired by live cookery demonstrations in the Healthy Kitchen featuring stars Davina McCall and Phil Vickery. Plus, shop for and sample the latest health food products and brands all under one roof. Doors will open at 10am. Ticket prices start from £15.
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.
The Australian Pink Floyd
See the best of Pink Floyd performed live by Australian tribute band at Eventim Apollo on Saturday, 28th February 2015. The concert will offer a true homage to ‘Wish You Were Here’, a true benchmark of musical culture, and a cherry-picking of the whole Floyd oeuvre, delivered by top-notch musicians whose love for Pink Floyd knows no bounds. Doors will open at 7pm. Ticket prices start from £33.25.
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.
It’s been more than 40 years since jazz-rock pioneers Colosseum formed, and now, following huge interest in album re-releases and successful reunion tours, the band will play their final show at O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire on Saturday, 28th February 2015. Doors will open at 7pm. Ticket prices are £30.93.
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 ‘Look Again’ exhibition was created together with The Pastel Society’s popular mix of contemporary and traditional work using a diverse range of dry media, and will also include exciting new work by artists competing for the valuable Zsuzsi Roboz Award. This display will run until Saturday, 7th March 2015 at Mall Galleries. Doors will open at 10am. Ticket prices are £3.
Don’t miss out on the jam-packed line-up at the Comedy Store this weekend. Featuring the ‘Best in Stand Up’ Carey Marx, Nathan Caton, Steve Shanyaski, and MC Mick Ferry, this event will take place from 27th – 28th 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
See Boot Led Zeppelin, Bill Kirchin and the Trembling Wilburys performing live as they take the stage at the Half Moon from 27th February – 1st March 2015. For more information see the website. Doors will open at 8pm. Ticket prices start form £10.
Kid Creole & the Coconuts
For over 35 years Kid Creole and the Coconuts have been entertaining sell-out crowds around the world. Join them at The Clapham Grand tonight, 27th February 2015 as they take the stage. Doors will open at 1pm. Ticket prices are £27.50.
Battersea Arts Centre
Enjoy ‘An Evening with: Lady Gogo Goch’, ‘Rove’ and ‘This Room’ showing at the Battersea Arts Centre until Sunday, 1st March. Show times vary. Tickets prices are £12.
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 ‘Yeh Shen’, showing until Sunday, 8th March 2015 at the Polka Theatre. The story of Yeh Shen first appeared in 9th Century China, over 1,000 years before the first European Cinderella story. This timeless tale comes to life with puppetry, live music and all the excitement of the Chinese Spring Festival. Ticket prices are £13.50.
Friends of Putney Library
Enjoy the afternoon at the Putney Library this Saturday, 28th February 2015. Take the kids to hear a story about a giant who is feeling sad and let them help to make him a giant book. All primary age children invited, with an accompanying adult. Doors will open at 2pm. Sign up at the library in advance.
New Wimbledon Theatre
See ‘Sing-a-Long-a Sound of Music’ hit musical show and ‘Milton Jones and the Temple of Daft’ this weekend from 27th – 28th February at the new Wimbledon Theatre. Show times vary. Ticket prices start from £15. For more information, visit the website.
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