Find Out Fridays: What’s on in London

Aren’t going away to Dublin for St. Patrick’s Day this weekend? Don’t fear, London still has plenty to offer this weekend:

  1. Camden Vintage Kilo Sale – Rummage for some retro finds and then pay what it weighs at the Camden Vintage Kilo sale, held at the London Irish Centre. Rails of vintage garb will be going for £15 per kilo, but if you don’t want to commit to the full amount, just pop your chosen item on the scales and check what you owe. When: Saturday, 18th
  2. Amy Winehouse Street Art Trail – Explore the area the late singer called home in this street art tour through Camden Town. When: Sat-Thu 10am-5pm; Fri 10am-2pm
  3. The Iris Exhibition – If you’re hankering after a green fix to see you into spring, look no further than Greenwich Peninsula where NOW Gallery is positively blooming with the help of British artist Rebecca Louise Law’s latest flower-filled installation. ‘The Iris’ features 10,000 blue, purple, yellow and white irises floating from copper wire, which will waft gently from the ceiling for two months. When: Mon-Fri 10am-7pm; Sat, Sun 11am-4pm
  4. French Touch Exhibition (FREE) – Noise of Art and Red Gallery (in Shoreditch) present the first exhibition of photographs, film and artwork documenting the story of French electronic music from the start of the 20th century to the present day. The exhibition presents the culture surrounding the music scene and features contributions from members of the public, as well as DJs, artists, photographers and key figures in the story of French electro including Laurent Garnier, Jack de Marseille, Jean Michel Jarre and more. When: The exhibition is accompanied by a launch party (Mar 17, £5) and various other events on 18, 23, 29, 30, 31 Mar at various venues.
  5. Spike is 60 presents ‘Mo’ Better Blues – Revered American film director, producer, writer, and actor turns 60 this year. To celebrate the big guy’s birthday Spike is 60 are putting on a programme of events including this screening of ‘Mo’ Better Blues’, Lee’s love letter to jazz which follows the life of fictional jazz trumpeter Bleek Gilliam played by Denzel Washington. The special screening includes an immersive jazz performance and improvised music throughout. Book here. Student ticket £9. When: Sunday, 19th
  6. Beyond Borders Exhibition (FREE) – See this collection of work exploring the lives of people caught up in the battle for the control of borders. The exhibition focusing on these physical and ideological dividers, includes contributions from people involved in the Refugee Journalism Project – an initiative aiming to help exiled and displaced journalists re-establish their careers in the UK. When: Friday, 17th
  7. And of course St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Festival (FREE) – London’s Irish community heads to Trafalgar Square to celebrate their patron saint – and everyone’s invited. When: Sunday, 19th 

 Photo credit: Google

Main photo credit (Camden canal): Jovita Adom

Source: Time Out London

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