03.11.2017: Five Fantastic Events Happening in London This WeekendBy Angelica Malin
From a firework display to Caribbean inspired brunch party – here’s 5 unmissable events taking place in London this weekend. Go wild:
Weekend Guide: Saturday 4th November
What: Skylight at Tobacco Dock has relaunched for the winter, and it’s epic. Themed around an urban après skate bar, the east London venue plays host to delicious seasonal drinks, fondue and street food, London’s first rooftop ice rink, cutting edge DJs, ice hockey shooting, indoor and outdoor heated areas, and the best views in the city.
Why: The new winter season features a neon-lit winter playground with a rooftop ice skating rink which shares the main level with the pergola bar. With bars on every level, Skylight offers signature wintry tipples such as mulled wine and mulled cider, and plenty more spiced concoctions. There’s also a number of indoor and outdoor heated seating areas across the venue, and for the winter season – a fondue station serving cheese pots for up to six people to share at their table.
Price: Too book ice skating – book here
Where: Tobacco Dock – Pennington Street Entrance, Wapping, London E1W 2SF
Photo Credit: Steve Dunlop
What: East Village – the former Athletes’ Village – is hosting a free and completely unique Theatre of Light event on Saturday in Victory Park, E20, as the perfect alternative bonfire weekend activity.
Why: Doors open at 5:30pm for food and drink, and the first 1000 visitors to the lightshow will be handed free LED lanterns before joining a parade through East Village ending in the Victory Park event area. As the parade makes its way to the main event area, guests will be accompanied by an array of LED drummers, LED poi artists, jugglers and stilt walkers. Following a performance by the LED entertainers, the East Village ‘Theatre of Light’ show will also feature an immersive light and music display, choreographed artistically to a mix of contemporary music by production company, Xcite.
Where: East Village E20 (Victory Park – close to La Gelatiera, E20 1DH)
What: TLF and Terrazzza are teaming up for a special one-off event at The Steelyard this weekend. This is a cutting edge concept that will not be found anywhere else, and TFL invite everyone to come experience their boho wonderland whilst donning your favourite festival outfits.
Why: Expect dazzling visuals and an incredible light and laser show as well as stunning decor, dancers and performers; all accompanied by a house and techno soundtrack to create a unique and magical environment. Having welcomed thousands of beautiful, free-spirited people into the world of The Little Festival over the past few years – the team know a thing or two about how to throw a good knees up.
Price: Tickets here
Where: The Lido Cafe, Brockwell Lido, Dulwich Rd, London SE24 0PA
What: On Saturday (4th November), Lambeth Fireworks will light up Brockwell Park for a blockbuster evening of dazzling, family friendly entertainment, and there will also be a selection of street food traders dishing up tasty eats. Not just your bog standard display, Lambeth Fireworks will feature an incredible display of high octane pyrotechnics against the backdrop of an epic mix of movie blockbuster soundtracks.
Why: Lambeth Fireworks will offer a wealth of all-day entertainment for the whole family. Kicking off the action from 5pm will be live music and entertainment from local performers as well a funfair with rides for all ages (hello, waltzers). On top of the entertainment, the event welcomes 20 amazing food traders, including Memphis BBQ masters Porky’s, delicious hotdogs from Gut Wurst, wood fired pizzas from Dough & Deer and mac ‘n’ cheese from Mac to the Future.
Price: Tickets here
Where: Brockwell Park, Norwood Road, London SE24 9BJ
Weekend Guide: Sunday 5th November
What: Lime Hut, the food pop-up which focuses on the freshest and staples ingredients from the Caribbean, will be kicking off their first brunch series at the Borough Wines’ kitchens with a healthy take on the long, lazy (boozy) Sunday brunch.
Why: Highlights from the menu include mushroom and callaloo egg muffin; jerk salmon or jerk halloumi on a bed of sunshine salad; and turkey bacon and chilli mango pancake stack ,or plantain and chilli mango pancake stack. They’ll be plenty of cocktails, good vibes and jerk loving.
Price: Tickets here
Where: Borough Wines & Beers Kensal Rise, 30 Station Terrace, London, NW10 5RP