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Lost Weekend: 2 – 4 September

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

Published on September 1st 2011.

Lost Weekend: 2 – 4 September

Jumble and Pearls Vintage Sale
By this time, those in the know will unquestionably have coloured the 3rd of September bright red in their diaries, the day that marks another marvellous Jumble and Pearls vintage sale at The New Rose pub. This vintage fair is one of those affairs you intend to keep a secret from your friends, but aren’t able to keep your mouth shut about, with so many vintage goodies and budget friendly designer duds. Previous finds have included clothes, shoes and bags by Vivienne Westwood, Moschino, Gucci and Paul Smith, but the sale is also stocked with vintage gear and high street’s best, all for prices which will make you smile and sometimes make you burst with joy.

The New Rose
84 – 86 Essex Road
N1 8LU
Noon – 5pm
Saturday 3rd September


Men's Afternoon Tea

Men’s Afternoon Tea
Thought afternoon tea parties were strictly intended for sophisticated ladies, tourists or mad guys wearing funny hats? Think again. Mandeville Hotel has brushed off the dust of the classic tea affair and has transformed Britain’s afternoon tea into a manly event. Forget about the cakes, biscuits and madeleines, bring in the roast sirloin sandwiches, chicken satays and hearty, masculine chocolate brownies and wash them away with a neat whisky. Men can also feed their need for proving themselves with one of the board games available at the bar. Enjoy having a laugh with the boys the gentleman’s way.

From £26.50
Mandeville Hotel
deVille Restaurant
Mandeville Place
Fri – Sat: 1pm – 5:30pm, Sun: 1pm – 5pm
All weekend


Japan Underground

Japan Underground London
It would be an understatement to claim that Londoners treasure Japanese food, but besides sushi and sashimi, Japan remains a place filled with mystery for most of us. Would you love to explore these unknown lands, but can’t afford the pricy plane ticket? Then head to Bloomsbury Bowling Lanes this Saturday, where Japan Underground will bring Tokyo’s alternative nightlife to you. The evening features live music from British-based J-pop act, UNSHIN, and punk rockers, Like A Bad Name Play from Nagoya, before Japanese music journalist Tom Smith will DJ you through the night with Japanese rock, indie, electronic and metal scenes. The guys from Nintendisco will join for a night-long retro gaming tournament – bring your Nintendo 3DS – and all of the Japanese loveliness will be preceded by free screenings of Fish Story and Red Light Revolution in the afternoon.

Films are free
£7.50 in advance, £8 at door
Bloomsbury Bowling Lanes
Basement of Tavistock Hotel
Bedford Way
3pm, 5:30pm and 7pm – 3am
Saturday 3rd September

California-ClassicsFuture Cinema: California Classics
Future Cinema (the brains behind Secret Cinema), in association with California Tourism, has come up with the greatest way to be properly nostalgic about the 1980s with retro film event California Classics. This weekend, Canary Wharf will be transformed into the Santa Cruz (The Lost Boys) and San Diego (Top Gun) of the 1980s, complete with the iconic boardwalks and ultra American amusement parks. The event is open to 8,000 California wannabes, who will have the chance to get a true coastal Californian crash course, which includes surfing. After such a workout, some snacking on American delicacies is well deserved. Luckily, those 1980s leggings give your belly the space to snack your way around...

£21.50 - £24.50
Canary Wharf
E14 4HJ
From 4pm
Saturday 3rd of September (The Lost Boys) and Sunday 4th September (Top Gun)



La Modella Mafia Helmut Lang Resort 2012

Helmut Lang’s London Store Launch
After raving about Isabel Marant’s revelation of opening their free-standing store in London, now another high class designer has announced his first private shop. Helmut Lang, previously only available at Selfridges and Harrods, is opening a standalone boutique in Europe, just in time for London Fashion Week. The shop, located on Westbourne Grove in Notting Hill, will be stocking the A/W2011 collection in its 800 sq ft space.

Westbourne Grove
Thursday 1st September

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