Plan Your Weekend With D&G: Fulham, Hammersmith and Shepherds Bush
Friday, July 05, 2013 by Douglas And Gordon
You can breathe a sigh of relief – it’s Friday, which means that the weekend has arrived! To make your life a little bit easier, we here at Douglas and Gordon have complied a post detailing all the weekend events taking place in your area, so you can choose what to do and when.
The ladies’ singles final is taking place this Saturday afternoon, whilst the gentlemen’s will be held on Sunday. If you don’t have courtside tickets, never fear – why not watch the match on a giant screen in Lyric Square, relaxing on a deck chair with your own bowl of strawberries and cream? (The chairs are provided. The dessert, sadly, is not.) The matches start at 2pm, so make sure you arrive in time to grab your seat!
Fair on the Green
For a fun day out with your family, stop by the Parsons Green Fair on the Green this Saturday from 11.30am. With over 100 stalls, fun rides, a bouncy castle, trampolines, a food court, live music and magicians, kids and adults alike will be fully occupied. The Fulham Brass Band will also be performing from 3.30pm.
In the mood for some music? Celebrate 25 years of jazz at the 606 Club tonight and tomorrow night on the lawns of Fulham Palace. Bring along a blanket, gather up some friends, and enjoy an evening of good music underneath the stars. Tickets cost £15. Also performing at Fulham is Manteca featuring Martha Acosta on Friday, whilst Saturday’s entertainment is provided by Ronnie Scott’s Allstars, directed by James Pearson.
For some outdoor theatre, attend the performance of Babe – The Sheep Pig on Sunday afternoon at the Walled Garden. The heart-warming tale of a pig who learns to herd sheep is suitable for ages, so bring along your younger relatives and a deck chair or some cushions. Ticket prices are as follows: adults £12, children £8, and under 3’s cost £2. Performance starts at 2pm.
Car Park Show
The Car Park Show is a celebration of the University of Brighton’s 2013 Graphic Design and Illustration graduates. The students will occupy an empty Fulham parking lot off Britannia Road, and fill it with various works of art. In addition, there will be a pop-up cafe selling fresh coffee, and a shop offering a range of graduate art, prints and independent publications. In the evenings, meanwhile, there will be live music and public discussions from Crowd Talks. The exhibition will run from the 5th to the 12th of July.
The Celebrating Fulham Festival wraps up in style this weekend! Tonight is “The Wandering Chefs Floral Feast Pop Up Dinner”, featuring 4 seasonal courses that each contain numerous botanical ingredients. In addition to the food, there will also be some live comedy. This will all take place at the Jameson Pub on Blythe Road.
The American Beer Festival, which started yesterday, is currently taking place at the White Horse on Parson’s Green, and will run until Sunday. Treat your taste buds with the finest beers the American craft brewing movement has to offer!
A youth football tournament will also be held on Sunday, for children between the ages of 5 to 14. It will take place at South Park, off Wandsworth Bridge road.
Finally, why not take part in the Fulham Boundary Walk? According to the festival programme, walkers will explore the borough boundary of Old Parr’s Ditch to where Counters Creek falls into the Thames at Chelsea Harbour. The route will uncover ancient parish markers, a vanished tube station and evidence of a watery past - bullrushes and traces of the old Kensington canal.
Phew. With so many events taking place, you’re going to need a weekend just to recover from the weekend! Whatever you end up doing, from all of us here at Douglas & Gordon, have a good one.