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Lost Weekend: 30 September – 2 October

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

Published on September 29th 2011.

Lost Weekend: 30 September – 2 October

Player Festival: Ultimate Gaming Festival
Transforming the Science Museum into a gaming spectacular this weekend, produced by Trigger, is the Player Festival. Providing you with the ultimate gaming experience, the long weekend of events kicks off this Wednesday 28 with a late night lock-in for the ‘kids-at-heart’, defending the museum from aliens. The festival continues until Sunday, with many exciting events for all ages, including a life-sized version of the ’80s classic game, Pong. Visitors will have the chance to work with the creators and live gamers and new games recently developed will be displayed, making you the guinea pig of the weekend. The live gaming playground will host Games Jam – a daylong event for gaming enthusiasts – as part of the festival on Friday. Definitely looks like a worthwhile experience even if you’re not 100 percent Xbox savvy! 

Free (some events are ticketed)

Science Museum

Exhibition Road


10am – 6pm

28 September – 2 October

Big IssueThe Big Night Walk
This Friday, the Big Issue Foundation is inviting 500 people to make small steps to create big changes. The foundation’s third annual walk is to help its current Big Issue vendors with their future away from the streets. The Big Night Walk is a great way of raising money, whilst have an enjoyable experience with your friends and meeting like-minded people. The journey will go past the iconic sites of London and walkers will be treated to a music gig at one of these sites. This will definitely be a walk to remember.

Registration fee: £30

Sponsorship target: £250

Central London

Due to reasons of public safety unable to disclose the route or start venue until night of the walk

9.30om – 3.30am

Friday 30 September


Abundance Fruit Day
The volunteers at Abundance London are getting ready for their annual fruit day this Saturday. The free event will include activities such as fresh juicing, tasting, games and crafts. Abundance London begun in London as a Chiswick-based community project to harvest local seasonal fruit. This year, there will also be the chance of pressing your own fruit while celebrating with schools, grocers and restaurants. The event promises to show a film powered by a pedal if they raise enough money from donations. Those who donate will get priority use of the fruit presses. The Abundance Fruit day is a great place for all the family and those of you that would like to reap the benefits of fruit in the local area.


St Michael’s and All Angels

Bath Road

W4 1TT

11am – 3pm

Saturday 1 October

Dougal Sharp TateDougal Sharp

Meet The Brewer
The seventh floor restaurant of Tate Modern museum has never been your average gallery eatery. It’s a true destination when it comes to a quality London lunch, boasting an impressive menu and hosting regular events. Coming Friday, the Tate has organised a ‘Meet The Brewer’ dinner with Dougal Sharp of Innis & Gunn brewery. The oak-aged beer from Scotland was discovered by chance and explorer, Sharp, will tell the story of its discovery, while guests enjoy a free tasting session. The tasting event is followed by a one-off, three-course menu, which has paired Innis & Gunn beer with delicious food. Guests can expect an autumn infused menu, including dishes such as herb crusted pork cutlets with almond potatoes, roast hake with vegetables and mussels and a chocolate fondant pudding with orange foam.


Tate Modern



6pm till late

Friday 30 September


Jeans For Genes Quiz At Kettner’s
Charity Jeans for Genes, which aims to change the world for children with genetic disorders, has found a true supporter in luxury venue, Kettner’s. After hosting a star-studded launch party for the charity’s 2011 campaign, which saw the likes of Kelis, Arlene Philips, Sarah Cawood and Angellica Bell converge on The Apartment, Kettner’s and Jeans for Genes are now involved together in a Quiz Night. For £20, including a drink and a nibble, you can feed your need to support in a fashion fabulous way, while having a laugh over playing a pub quiz. The night will be hosted by Konnie Huq and OK! TV’s Nick Ede, who most likely will down the special ‘The Jeans Genie’ cocktails – it promises to be unmissable in the world of charity.



Champagne Bar                

29 Romilly Street


6:30pm till late

Wednesday 5 October

Caberet Old Vic Tunnels

Caberet Inside The Old Vic Tunnels
Boom Boom Club has long been the foremost purveyor of deliciously twisted and underground cabaret in London. Quite literally. The Boom Boom nights only run in the Old Vic Tunnels, hidden away in the vaults behind Waterloo Station. The finest entertainers London has to offer will perform, whether it’s intimately alone or in multi-sensory overload groups. Nothing about these nights can be considered as mainstream, being located in the murky and mysterious tunnels and with performers boasting names as Pippa The Ripper. It promises to be a night full of laughter and sounds like an opportunity not to miss.


Old Vic Tunnels

Station Approach Road

SE1 8SW 

Two shows each night, 6pm – Midnight

Thursday 29 September and Saturda

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