Douglas & Gordon Weekend Guide
Friday, March 06, 2015 by
North of the river
Visit Fulham Palace on Sunday, 8th March for the monthly historical tour or garden walk to view the country residence of the Bishop of London, Lord of the Manor of Fulham, which in the last century became his only home.
British Life Photography
This brand new photographic competition is a showcase for contemporary and imaginative images that capture the essence and spirit of British life. The competition features ten separate categories documenting real life through original, illuminating, thought provoking, humorous and poignant imagery. Covering everything from street life, rural life, portraiture and a special award for the best documentary feature, the awards celebrate British life and culture, whilst also highlighting the relevance and importance of photography to raise awareness and inform. This display will run until Saturday, 7th March at Mall Galleries. Doors will open at 10am.
Hawkwind will bring their spectacular show to O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire on Saturday, 7th March. The legendary Lord of space rock, Dave Brock at the helm, ex Gong synthesiser player Tim Blake on keyboards and theramin, Mr Dibs on bass, long-serving drummer Richard Chadwick and Niall Hone on guitar. The show will feature dancers, stilt walkers, psychedelic lighting and projections to the stage. Doors will open at 6.30pm. Ticket prices are £25.31.
London Bass Guitar Show
Get your musical fix at the UK's only show dedicated to the bass guitar at Olympia Conference Centre this weekend from 7th – 8th March. The London Bass Guitar Show returns with a stellar cast of players and suppliers, upping the ante on the previous years' events by bringing amazing performances and the latest gear from all areas of the bass world. The highlight of the show will be the various live performances taking place across the weekend. You can see some of your favourite players on the main stage including Lee Rocker, Divinity Roxx and Stuart Hamm. Doors will open at 10am. Ticket prices start from £20.
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.
This is your last chance to view the ‘Look Again’ exhibition. Created together with The Pastel Society’s popular mix of contemporary and traditional work using a diverse range of dry media, the show will also include exciting new work by artists competing for the valuable Zsuzsi Roboz Award. This display will run until Saturday, 7th March 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’ Mike Gunn, Marlon Davis, Christian Reilly, and MC Imran Yusuf, this event will take place from 6th – 7th March. 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 Dick Laurie & The Elastic Band and John Renbourn & Wizz Jones performing live as they take the stage at the Half Moon on Sunday, 8th March. Doors will open at 1pm. Ticket prices start form £14.
Formed in 1959, The Chi-Lites are soul music royalty with a career spanning six decades. The band have achieved worldwide hits; join them at The Clapham Grand tonight, 6th March as they take the stage. Doors will open at 7pm. Ticket prices are £25.
Putney Knitting Concert
Enjoy the Putney Knitting Concert at the All Saints' Church on Sunday, 8th March. Join Clare McCaldin as she makes her fourth appearance at the Knitting Concert, with soprano Katy Batho and pianist Stephen Higgins. So, if you fancy a relaxing Sunday evening this is just for you. Doors will open at 7pm. The concert is free with complementary wine and soft drinks.
Battersea Arts Centre
See ‘Fiction’ showing at the Battersea Arts Centre until Sunday, 21st March. Fiction is the second performance by Glen Neath and David Rosenberg using binaural sound and absolute darkness. With the audience wearing headphones, it is an anxious journey through the sprawling architecture of our dreams. Doors will open at 7.30pm. Tickets prices are £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 ‘Yeh Shen’, showing until Sunday, 8th March 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.
New Wimbledon Theatre
Join in and take the 12 hour Sleep Easy 2015 challenge or attend Berliner Philharmoniker live at the new Wimbledon Theatre tonight, 6th March 2015. And visit the Love Wimbledon Market on The Piazza this weekend from 7th – 8th March. For more information, visit the website.
Enjoy an evening of cabaret in celebration of all things suburban at The Bedford on Sunday, 8th March. Doors will open at 5pm. Ticket prices start at £7.
If there are any events you think we should know about, don’t hesitate to let us know.