Your Area Events Guide: Fulham, Hammersmith & Shepherds Bush
Friday, August 16, 2013 by Douglas And Gordon
From festivals to film, our weekend events guide has you covered. Let’s just hope the weather co-operates!
Pop Up Screens is back again! This weekend’s line up includes Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, The Goonies and Mean Girls. Doors open at 7pm, and the screenings begin at 8.30pm. If any of these movies strike your fancy, then bring your blankets and a group of friends down to Parson’s Green! There will be pizzas, hog roast and popcorn on sale, in addition to drinks from the bar.
Great British Beer Festival
Although the Great British Beer Festival is taking place in the neighbouring borough of Kensington and Chelsea, the Fulham Brass Band will be performing there on the 17th. Hosted at the London Olympia, the Great British Beer Festival began on the 13th, and ends tomorrow - so if you haven’t yet had a chance to visit, then don’t miss out! From 11am to 7pm, visitors can sample from a range of over 800 ales, ciders and foreign beers. There will also be live music, pub snacks, and tutored beer tasting sessions.
Riverside Studios has been showing special screenings of children’s movies every Sunday for the duration of the school holidays. This Sunday’s offering is “Jack the Giant Slayer”, which will begin at 2.30pm.. Tickets cost £4 for adults and £2 for kids, and children will receive a free drink and popcorn.
For your fix of classics, meanwhile, Riverside will be featuring a Gregory Peck double bill on Sunday evening. Based on Harper Lee’s award-winning novel, “To Kill a Mockingbird” will be shown at 6pm, followed by “Roman Holiday”” at 8.35pm.
This Saturday, Spoken Word artist WordPlay will be performing at 8pm at the Lyric Theatre. The event will feature a mixture of comedy, poetry and music, in addition to open mic slots.
The Westfield shopping centre in Shepherds Bush is hosting live music events for the duration of the school holidays. This Saturday, you can listen to performances by Vintage Soul and Ulterior Motive, among others. On Sunday, meanwhile, there will be shows on the Southern Terrace Stage by artists featured by Emerging Icons Live, the world’s first clothing range which comes with a free music subscription.
As mentioned in our previous weekend guide, Ping! London has set up ping pong tables at destinations around London, including Lyric Square. This Sunday, there will be ping pong coaches available in the square from 3pm. If your skills need some work, then don’t miss the chance to learn from the best.