It’s Friday baby! Yes Sir me bob, time to relax, kick back and enjoy the long weekend. Okay so it is raining but don’t let that dampen your fun. Plenty of things on this weekend and here are Lanky Girl’s top picks!
In Sweden Fika means “coffee break” and the Swedish love them! Get down to Soho Square for the last day of this pop up parlour where you can enjoy free coffee and Cake. Something nice and sweet to perk up your lunch break.
To book a table at the Fika pop-up parlour, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
SW4 Electronic Festival, Saturday and Sunday, Clapham Common
With an amazing line up of all your favourite Electronic musicians Sw4 returns with a Bang! Catch Underworld on Saturday or Pendulum on Sunday. A festival not to be missed!
Buy your tickets and see the line up at http://www.southwestfour.com
London Fields Brewery Launch party, 27th to Monday 29th August from 11am to 11pm, 374 Helmsley Place, E8 3SB
A new brewery opening in London Fields! Woohoo! For all you ale lovers here is a chance to try one of their five distinct ales as well as enjoy live jazz and folk and blues music. As well as sample their food offerings: bbq chicken, halloumi, sausages, lovely salads, a wood fired pizza oven and a Hog Roast on the Sunday. Phew! it’s going to jam packed!
For more information visit http://www.londonfieldsbrewery.co.uk/2011/08/launch-party/
Notting Hill Carnival, 28th and 29th, Notting Hill
There were fears this year the Carnival would be cancelled but it seems to be going ahead yay! For those who don’t know about the carnival…
“Held each August Bank Holiday since 1966, the Notting Hill Carnival is the largest festival celebration of its kind in Europe. Every year the streets of West London come alive, with the sounds and smells of Europe’s biggest street festival. Twenty miles of vibrant colourful costumes surround over 40 static sound systems, hundreds of Caribbean food stalls,(make sure you visit Mama’s Jerk Station, on the corner of Portobello Rd and Oxford Gardens) over 40,000 volunteers and over 1 million Notting Hill carnival revellers.”
For more information visit http://www.thenottinghillcarnival.com/
Wrangler Notting Hill After Party, Notting Hill
The Alternative Village Fete 2011, 28th Aug 1pm – 5.30pm & 29th Aug 1pm – 4pm, National Theatre Southbank
The Fete returns to the National Theatre’s Watch this Space Festival for the fourth consecutive year as part of the all-new It’s Great Outdoors! event put together byhome live art and Clare Patey. A riotous bank holiday weekend promises radical craft makers, quirky produce stalls and innovative performances offering a modern, urban twist on tradition within the South Bank’s concrete jungle.
For more information please visit http://homeliveart.com/current-projects/145–alternative-village-fete
BANK HOLIDAY MONDAY
Slow Food are hosting a bring your own picnic in Parliament hill. it’s a chance to find out about what Slow Food is about and to meet new people. Hopefully the weather will be nice!
For more information visit http://slowfoodlondon.blogs.com/general/
Judy’s Affordable Vintage Fair, Old Spitalfields Market
“Judy’s Affordable Vintage Fair offers a selection of vintage, re-worked and hand made stalls all hand-picked by fashion experts and price checked to ensure shoppers are paying up to 75% less than high street prices for their vintage”.
For more information visit http://www.oldspitalfieldsmarket.com/events/judys-vintage-fair-29th-aug.html