How To: Enjoy the May Bank Holiday
Wondering how to spend your May Bank Holiday this weekend? Here are some brilliant events for you to kick back and relax in the gorgeous sunshine.
KERB Does Alchemy
Get yourself down to Southbank to enjoy some authentic Asian style cooking. KERB’s 27 food traders, including chefs from India, Pakistan, Nepal, Afghanistan and Sri Lanka, go head to head offering beautiful mouth-watering ensembles of tantalizing dishes. Whilst digging into the mac ‘n cheese stuffed Mac’Waari Naan, you can listen to some amazing live music and poetry. The event represents a branch of the Southbank’s Alchemy Festival of South Asia.
Southbank Centre, Southbank – Until Monday 29th May
Whilst we may not be in Cuba, Brixton is offering the closest thing to it. The south-west location hosts an urban rooftop beach party where guests can indulge in everything from Pina Coladas to Mama’s jerk chicken. Surrounded by exotic flowers and life-size palm trees, this is definitely one not to miss.
Brixton Beach, Brixton – Until Sunday 29th October
Find and Feast
Historically known for their exemplary food stalls, Borough Market is hosting a wild food walk around Southwark. Ceri Buckmaster, wild food enthusiast, will show you how to indentify seasonal plants and blossoming exotic flowers.
Borough Market, Southbank – Until Sunday 28th May
Vinery London Pop-UP
Have YOU ever wanted to go to a bar, drink what you want and pay what you want at the end? Vinery London’s pop up wine bar offers exactly that. Expecting a lot of people to turn up, Vinery has actually moved the event to a larger location so make sure you’re there is weekend.
Look Mum No Hands!, South Hackney – Until Saturday 27th May
If you like your reading than this is the one for you. From memoirs of cross dressing lesbian Jane Austen to journals from a UNICEF worker in Yemen, an exhibition celebrating the way in which we use diaries to capture human experiences will be presented at Somerset House.
Somerset House, Temple – Until Friday 7th July
The Last Word
Celebrating the power of spoken word, Camden’s Roundhouse is hosting a full three week festival including panel discussions, readings, performances, workshops and more. If you see one thing across the whole three weeks, make sure its Debris Stevenson’s 'Dirtee Verse', a left field poetic reimagining of hit album 'Boy In Da Corner' by popular musician, Dizzee Rascal.
Roundhouse, Chalkfarm – Until Saturday 10th June
StrEATlife. It’s in the name. Ally Pally will be bursting with drinks, food and music; 30 stalls consisting of all different types of grub from all over the world. Bite into a juicy beef patty and sip on a nice cold beverage whilst watching everything from live art to upcoming DJ’s.
Alexandra Palace, Muswell Hill – Until Sunday May 28th
Have some fun in a former car park at Skylight, a rooftop playground in Tobacco Dock. Alongside the usual plethora of cocktails and street food, there are petanque courts, lawn bowls and three croquet lawns available to book for half-hour or one-hour slots, from £15.
Tobacco Dock, Wapping – Until Saturday 30th September