TCé's Something For The (Bank Holiday) Weekend 

August 23 - 26 

Ah, the beloved four-day weekend. Get ready to eat to your heart's content at the Real Street Food Festival, ride a wave of photography nostalgia at the Truman Brewery, play with unusual instruments at the Barbican, get musically refreshed around Portobello, or join millions of revellers at the largest street party in Europe. You can sleep it off on Monday. 


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Friday


ALTERNATIVE

Hush Puppies Darkroom at Old Truman Brewery, 91 Brick Lane, London E1 6QU

How much: FREE

We say: Love photography? Then get down to Brick Lane this weekend for this 4-day pop-up event where you'll be able to hire a 35mm analogue camera and explore the area,  before learning how to develop your snaps in a darkroom. There will also be interactive workshops in street photography and how to make your own pinhole camera. Runs until Bank Holiday Monday.

Info: www.facebook.com

Saturday

ARTS & CULTURE
 
Jazz Re:Fest at The Flyover Portobello, 3 - 5 Thorpe Close, W10 5XL

 
How much: FREE
 
We say: After 10 years of hosting their weekly live residency of Jazz-inspired music, Jazz Re:Freshed are marking their anniversary with a festival featuring some of those amazing bands and acts that have shown them love at some point or other. Come with an open mind (and your dancing shoes!) for this pre-carnival warm-up.
 
Info: http://www.theculturalexpose.co.uk

Sunday

 ALTERNATIVE

Cave of Sounds at The Barbican, Silk Street London EC2Y 8DS
 
How much: FREE
 
We say: Cave of Sounds is an installation where visitors will get to play bespoke instruments that have  been invented before coming together in one accord for  what could be quite the jam session – especially as it will encompass body movements and new technology.  
 
Info: www.theculturalexpose.co.uk

Monday

 ARTS & CULTURE

Notting Hill Carnival
 
How much: FREE

We say: It's carnival time!!! Here's to a double-day of soca, rum cocktails, jerk chicken and some of the flyest dancers (in the best costumes EVER). So go Sunday for Family Day or Monday for a more boisterous day out.
 
Info: www.thenottinghillcarnival.com

Friday 

ARTS & CULTURE

External Excess: A Solo Exhibition by James Balmforth, 18 Hewett Street, London, EC2A 3NN
 
How much:
FREE
 
We say: This London-based artist presents a multi-media show exploring the transformation of various materials - like the flowers exposed to light in the video installation The Consumptive Sublime. Thought-provoking stuff with stunning outcomes.
 
Info:
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Saturday

ARTS & CULTURE
 
Conrad Shawcross Timepiece all-nighter at Roundhouse, Chalk Farm Road London NW1 8EH
 
How much: Pay what you like
 
We say: To mark its final showing, the Roundhouse will be hosting an all-night opening of this ground-breaking exhibition that uses the ceiling and walls of venue depict a faceless clock. The clock’s three hands keep to the actual time, and it uses the 24 supporting beams of the Main Space as half-hour markers.
 
Info: www.theculturalexpose.co.uk


Sunday

ALTERNATIVE
 
The Book Club presents... Bookstock-On-Sea, Leonard Street, Shoreditch, London EC2A
 
How much: FREE
 
We say: The Book Club's street parties have earned quite a rep over the last three years - so head here for amazing music, food and camaraderie at this enjoyable fest which is running with a seaside-meets-Shoreditch theme this round.
 
Info: www.wearetbc.com/bookstock
 

Monday

EAT & DRINK
 
Real Street Food Festival at Southbank, Belvedere Rd, London SE1 8XX
 
How much: Various
 
We say: The people who run the Real Food Festival are hosting an event dedicated to the exceptional street food available in the capital. It runs over the Bank holiday weekend and be a feast of flavours from around the world. 

Info: www.theculturalexpose.co.uk
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