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Lost Weekend: 18 – 20 November

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

Published on November 17th 2011.

Lost Weekend: 18 – 20 November

Vision: British Journal of Photography in London
The Olympic Conference Centre is opening its doors to Vision and its photographers from all walks of life this Friday. Returning to the city for its thirteenth year, the hugely anticipated event is to display and celebrate innovative professionals in the imaging world. The totally unique exhibition of art and technology will not only provide magnificent pieces of art but also offer expert talks and advice, portfolio reviews, targeted seminars and much more. The one-day British Journal of Photography will be one of the best places this year to seek information, inspiration and ideas surrounding the world of photography, providing an insight into the realm of captured moments in time.  

£10 per day

The Olympia Conference Centre
Hammersmith Road
W14 8UX

18 – 20 November
10am – 5pm


Winter Wonderland at Hyde Park
An event for adults as well as children, the Winter Wonderland at Hyde Park is just the thing to help you find that warm, fuzzy Christmas feeling. Hyde Park will be brimming with festive treats, a great way to start the holidays off. Experience the sheer magic of the season with fantastic attractions, including an ice rink, Zippos’ Christmas Circus, full of mind-blowing extravaganzas and a giant observation wheel with enclosed pods, so you can watch over the whole event cozied up to loved ones. Visit Father Christmas in Santa Land, where you can ride the Santa express with his elves. With much more fun and games to experience, this is a great opportunity to let go and make the most of the season.


(Some attractions have charges, book in advance to avoid disappointment)

Hyde Park
30 Baker Street

18 November – 3 January

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Erotica at Olympia’s Exhibition Centre
A slightly more risqué way to warm your cockles this winter! It is the return of thousands of adults of all ages and sexualities, all in search of finding products to enhance their lifestyle at the Olympia Exhibition Centre, once again hosted by Erotica. The event will have around 150 stalls, selling a wide range of outfits from club wear, leatherwear, rubber, fetish, beachwear and lingerie. The event also boasts a cabaret stage and celebrity appearances from the stars of ITV’s The Only Way IS Essex and Channel 4’s Made In Chelsea. Erotica is definitely not an event for the easily offended but sounds like a lot of harmless fun and perhaps a chance to pick up some Christmas presents? Perhaps?

Friday and Sunday £20

Saturday £25 

Olympia Exhibition Centre
Hammersmith Road
W14 8UX

18 – 20 November

Fri – Sat: 12pm – 10pm, Sun: 12pm – 8pm

Rca Secret Gallery Crop

RCA Secret at Royal College of Arts
One of the more exciting events this weekend, and one not to be missed. Commencing this Friday, the Royal College of Art are celebrating the eighteenth birthday of the RCA Secret exhibition, with another unique exhibition. The gallery will hold hundreds of original postcard sized works of art by current RCA students as well as art by professional artists, designers and illustrators, including Tracy Emin, Anish Kapoor, Grayson Perry, Yoko Ono and Mike Leigh. The postcards will be available to purchase but will be displayed anonymously, with the artist name remaining a secret until the card is purchased. There will also be a huge one day public sale of the postcards this Saturday from 8am – 6pm. Getting there early is advisable.


Kensignton Gore

18 –25 November

11am – 6pm

Anitas Vintage Fair

Anita’s Vintage Fashion Fair
The fair has dubbed an ‘Aladdin’s cave of real treasures!’ and Anita’s Vintage Fashion Fair is set to be a fantastic event. The fair will be set up at Battersea Arts Centre with more 60 exhibitors, all of which have been carefully chosen based on their knowledge and expertise in the world of vintage. Apart from the sheer excitement the event will provide, visitors will also be given a free goodie bag, which includes festive treats. But get there early because the bag will only be available for the first 70 people. There will also be a free prize raffle to win VIP tickets to Clothes Show Live, resident DJ, Truckin’ Lara and a vintage café with homemade cakes all day.

£4 (£2.50 for Students and concessions with ID)

Children under 16 go free 

Battersea Arts Centre
SW11 5TN 

20 November

9:30 – 4:30pm



El Jimador Bartender Cup 2011
The Great European Tequila Challenge is making its way to the city of London this weekend, after the immense success of last year’s event in Barcelona. London will be home to the second annual bartending competition sponsored by Mexico’s number one tequila El Jimador. Running from 20 – 22 November, the event will bring the spirit of Mexico to the UK, whilst the public watch sixteen fantastic bartenders from Europe use their mixing skills and knowledge to try and ‘define the future face of tequila’ on the 21 November. Judged by a panel of experts, this event is set to make a big impact this weekend and competitors and guests will party with London’s best DJ’s at the events after party.


(Competition 21st)

33 Bermondsey Street

20 – 22 November

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