Find Out Fridays: What’s on in London

Hello all & hello Spring!

I hope you’ve been enjoying the beautiful weather that London has blessed us with over the last few weeks. Trust me, it’s not the norm 🙂

If you’re sticking around this weekend, here are some great events for you to check out:

  1. Late at Tate Britain: Stand Firm

A free event this Friday 7th, starting at 6pm, at the Tate-Britain museum focusing on the works of African and Caribbean migrants to the UK. The night focuses on poetry, photography, film screenings and is accompanied with some live music from Touching Base.


2. Now Play This-Somerset House, Temple

Starting on Friday April 7, 2017 until Sunday April 9, 2017 enjoy a game filled weekend at the Somerset House. With tickets at ÂŁ6.50 per day, you can can play more than 50 games throughout the weekend. There are games that take you back in time, or you can play in the future. You can even play with some prototype games that never made it to the market. For those that love board games, there is a showcase on Saturday and a micro-talk on the world of gaming on Friday, April 7.


3. Peckham Flea Market

With a market opening at 12, one can spend their whole Saturday afternoon at the Peckham Flea Market. There you can find vintage fashion, accessories and all types of collectibles. There is also tasty drinks and food, for when you’ve finished your shopping haul.


4. Petrie’s War: Performing the archive

On Friday April 7, 2017 from 18:00-20:00, the UCL will be hosting an event where students and the public get the chance to discover the numerous untold stories hidden within the Petrie Museum’s archives. The drama students from the University of East London have found a way to bring personal accounts of World War 1 and archaeology to life. The free event will be held at the UCL Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology.


5. Creature Creations

Feeling a desire to get back into your artistic zone? Then come to the Creature creations event at the UCL Grant Museum of Zoology. At this free event you can create art inspired by real animals, or even create ones from your imagination. The event is free and is on April 8, 2017 from 13:30-16:30.


6. French Touch

Head to the Noise of Art and Red Gallery from 11am-18:00 for a free exhibition focusing on the history and rise of French electronic music. The exhibition looks at the culture surrounding the music scene, while getting the chance to explore feature artist, photographers and key figures in the movement.


7. The Iris

Head to the Now Gallery for an instillation called the Iris. It features 10,000 various colored irises floating from wires that hang from the ceiling. The gallery is open from 10am-19:00 Monday-Friday, and on the weekends from 11am-16:00.


8. V&A Museum

This free museum host over 150 galleries on seven floors with countless furniture, ceramics, sculpture, paintings, posters, jewelry, metalwork, glass, textiles and dress. These numerous galleries span several centuries and are grouped by theme, origin and age. There are also two free exhibitions at the museum, one of them Beatrix Potter’s London, and the other Rachel Kneebone at the V&A. Potter’s London focuses on the celebrated children’s author and illustrator Beatrix Potter, while the Kneebone exhibit is focused on a colossus made of porcelain tiles and writhing limbs.


9. Josiah McElheny: The Crystal Land

This free exhibition has film that focuses on the lives of socialites in Indonesia and the aluminum models of the universe. There are also anti-vortex drawings. The art exhibition will take place at the White Cube Bermondsey, and is a free event. The venue is open from 10:00-18:00 from Tuesday-Saturday and on Sunday from 12:00-18:00.


10. Enjoy Outdoor London – go and explore London outdoors while the sunshine is out.


P.S. Hampstead Heath, Victoria Park, Hyde Park and many more await…

Have a great weekend, everyone!


Photo credit: Jovita Adom (Victoria Park)

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