Douglas & Gordon Weekend Guide
Friday, January 09, 2015 by
North of the river
Brook Green Market
West London’s brand new Brook Green Market at Addison Primary School in Addison Gardens, Brook Green 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.
Wild Food Market
The wild food market takes place at the Addison Primary School every Saturday. This market will host the best farmers, growers and street food traders London has to offer. The traders will be selling a variety of organic, sustainable produce, sourced as locally as possible and will have a range of street food cuisines represented from across the world. Doors will open at 10am and close at 3pm.
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.
Don’t miss out on the jam-packed line up at the Comedy Store this weekend. Featuring the ‘Best in Stand Up’ Sean Collins, Jeff Innocent, The Noise Next Door, Simon Evans and MC Charlie Baker, this event will take place from 9th – 10th January. Doors will open at 7.30pm. Ticket prices start from £14.
Artists & Illustrators Annual Exhibition
Artists & Illustrators is the UK's biggest and best magazine for artists. Now in its seventh year, the annual Artists of the Year competition is an opportunity to showcase the skills and imagination of the magazine's many thousands of readers. This varied open exhibition will feature 50 shortlisted artworks. The display will run until Saturday, 17th January 2015 at the Mall Galleries. Doors will open at 10am.
Designer Crafts at the Mall
The Society of Designer Craftsmen is hosting their 25th winter exhibition at the Mall Galleries until Saturday, 17th January 2015. The exhibition and shop within the show include selected work by celebrated and experienced fellows, members and licentiates of the society, alongside those of recent, selected new graduate licentiates, making for a stimulating and exciting exhibition. Doors will open at 10am.
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 a full 70s/80s extravaganza with Absolute Bowie (David Bowie tribute band) and special guest performing live at the Half Moon tonight, 9th January 2015. Doors will open at 8pm. Ticket prices start from £14.
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.
Winter Bird Watching Walk
Winter is a great time to visit WWT London Wetland Centre with the colourful winter birds decked out in their finest plumage.So wrap up warm and take a winter wander on Saturday, 10th January to see which amazing water birds are about. Gates will open at 9.30am. Ticket prices are £20 and include breakfast. To book your place, call 020 8409 4400.
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.
A festive treat for those who like their Christmas pantos with a twist, visit Theatre 503 for ‘your last chance to see Cinderella and the Beanstalk’ showing until Saturday, 10th January 2015.Doors will open at 7pm. Ticket prices are £15.
Sunday Story Time: June Whitfield
Join June Whitfield, the star of countless hit TV shows, as she brings her unique warmth and talent to a collection of children’s stories at the Polka Theatre on Sunday, 11th January 2015. Doors will open at 11am. Ticket prices are £5.
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
Join in on a festive adventure into an enchanted fairytale forest and meet all your favourite characters along the way. Showing at theRichmond Theatre until Sunday, 11th January 2015. Show times vary. Ticket prices start from £10.
Enjoy an evening of cabaret in celebration of all things suburban at the Bedford on Sunday, 11th January. Doors will open at 5pm. Ticket prices are £6.
All Night Workers
The All Night Workers will be performing live at the Half Moon on Sunday, 11th January 2015. Experience a celebration of classic Memphis soul and be sure to bring your dancing shoes as you dance the night away. Doors will open at 8pm. Ticket prices start from £6.
If there are any events you think we should know about, don’t hesitate to let us know.