London To Do List Long Weekend – 26-27 July
We’re busy putting together an epic Edinburgh Fringe To Do List, ahead of our trip north of the border at the start of August – but we’ve still got a (sweaty) eye on London!
So, stay strong (and cool), and check out our London To Do List for this weekend…
The Kopparberg Urban Forest is a FREE festival of live music, street art and yummy food and drink, taking over Dalston’s Bootstrap Company for five weeks from Wednesday 2nd July.
On Thursday, the lineup is headed by We Were Evergreen: a unique band with a fresh sound – an exciting amalgamation of beats and rhythms from across the world, warm vocals and electronic-pop melodies . They are joined by Gaps – two drummers from Brighton making new music with electronic toys and acoustic guitar – and The Line of Best Fit DJ’s.
They Say: Winner of the 2012 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize, The Nether is both an intricate crime drama and a haunting sci-fi thriller that explores the consequences of making dreams a reality. This new play follows an investigation into the complicated and disturbing morality of paedophilia in a digital world.
Award winning Ukrainian theatrical quartet Dakha Brakha create unforgettable folk melodies and rhythms that sound both modern and sacred.
The Dash Arts Dash Blaze promises “an intense rush of performances, events, films, club nights and live music throughout July…featuring leading musicians from Ukraine, Russia, Armenia and Belarus.”
CaBEERet returns for a second year, with a winning combination of ace entertainment (from bingo to a good old Cockney knees up) a selection of fine cask ales on tap!
Friday sees an 8:30pm set from DJ ‘The Stinking Bishop’, with a mix of soul, funk, hip-hop, reggae & Latin rhythms.
Saturday kicks off with a Bottomless Brunch from 11am – £20 for unlimited Bloody Mary’s or Mimosa’s along with a choice of brekkie – before an afternoon supping on a selection of 10 cask ales on tap for the weekend.
Saturday evening slides into top gear from 9pm, with Booglaoo Stu’s Boogaloo Bingo, followed by cabaret from Delores Deluxe, Neil Broderick ,Pixie Le Knot & Doug Strong.
Relax on Sunday with roast dinners and Bloody Mary’s from 12-8pm along, with live jazz from Hugo and the Sax Pastilles, 2-4pm.
Two days of music, theatre, arts & crafts, food and family activity in Lloyd Park.
An eclectic mix of non-stop entertainment, with two music stages showcasing international and local artists – including soul pioneers The Brand New Heavies and Ivory Coast’s reggae powerhouse Tiken Jah Fakoly – plus a theatre & dance stage, pop-up performances and interactive fun all over the shop!
There will also be tasty grub courtesy of the Real Food Festival, and a chance to do some quirky shopping in the Useful & Beautiful Craft Marquee and at the E17 Designers Market.