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Lost Weekend

This weekend's best culture, shopping, food and drink events

Published on June 30th 2011.


Lost Weekend

DIARY looking a little empty for the weekend? Don’t fear, we’ve searched high and low to bring you the best (and some of the more eclectic) events over the coming days.

Marios Schwab, Clements Ribero and Meadham Kirchoff Sample Sale

The weekend kicks off with Friday’s sample sale from Marios Schwab, Clements Ribeiro and Meadham Kirchhoff. Open from Noon until 9pm, it’s best to get there early to grab the best ready-to-wear bargains.

Flat B, Unit E,

23 – 25 Arcola Street

E8 2DJ

Emma Cook and Peter Jensen Sample Sale

Uber-cool, LFW-faves Emma Cook and Peter Jensen are holding a joint sample sale beginning tomorrow. Expect rails of original show pieces, shoes, accessories and fabrics beginning at £15 from Cook, whilst menswear and womenswear from Jensen’s past seasons will start at around £20. Open 1st July 5pm – 9pm and 2nd July 9am – 6pm.

18 – 24 Shacklewell Lane

E8 2EZ

Secret Sample Sale

There’s another sample sale running south of the river on Friday and Saturday, with Hampstead Town Hall playing host to Wall London. With discounts of up to 90% and free entry this is a great chance to purchase designer collections for less. Open 1st July from 10:30am – 7pm and 2nd July from 10:30am – 5pm.

Hampstead Town Hall

213 Haverstock Hill

NW3 4QP 

Big Feastival

Big Feastival

Not content with ruling the worlds of television, restaurants and cookery books, Jamie Oliver is now turning his hand to organizing the inaugural Big Feastival in Clapham Common. Running from Friday to Sunday, the festival looks set to bring the best music and food together with Athlete and The Charlatans leading the way in the former category. Atul Kocchar, Theo Randall and Oliver himself will all be taking to the cookery stage amongst a long list of well-known chefs. Profits are to be distributed across a few of Oliver’s favourite causes, including The Princes Trust. 

Clapham Common

SW4

The Rocky Horror Picture Show convention

Raising money for Cancer Research UK, this weekend sees The Rocky Horror Picture Show convention take place in Hoxton. Highlights of the weekend include Friday night’s film screening with celebrity guests and Sunday’s Q+A sessions. It’s pricey at £95 for three days, but if you’re looking for something different (and charitable) it could be worth it.

Hoxton Hall

130 Hoxton Street

N1 6SH

The Pride London Parade 2011

Saturday sees the highlight of Pride fortnight take over the city – the Pride London Parade 2011,. Expect to see streams of colourful flags, dancing and much, much more, as the parade makes it’s way from the top of Regent Street to Trafalgar Square. Many of Soho’s streets will also be closed to traffic to continue the street party celebrations long into the night.

Throughout the West End and Soho

The North London Vintage Market

The North London Vintage Market will be arriving in Stoke Newington for the first time on Saturday. There’ll be over 20 stallholders selling everything vintage from clothing to furniture. It costs £1 to visit with free entry for children. Open 11am – 5pm.

Stoke Newington Library Gallery

184 Church Street

Stoke Newington

N16 0JS

New Blood At TrumanNew Blood at Old Truman Brewery

New Blood at Old Truman Brewery will see D&AD showcasing the best graduates in the creative industries in one place from Friday to Monday. Ideal for those looking for the future stars of the industry or an interesting day out for those curious to see their talents, it’s open to all from 10am daily.

Old Truman Brewery

91 Brick Lane

E1 6QL 

Yuri Gagarin

Science Photo Library at the Royal Albert Hall

This weekend, for two days only, the Royal Albert Hall will be hosting a photographic exhibition, offering insight into the life of the astronaut Yuri Gagarin. Working in collaboration with Ria Novosti, Russia’s leading news agency, and the Science Photo Library, this intimate exhibition is running as part of the venue’s ‘Reflect’ season.

The Royal Albert Hall

Kensington Gore

SW7 2AP

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