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What's On This Weekend 6–8 September

Plan your family weekend with the kids with our round up of what's on in London 6-8 September

We have heaps and heaps of inspiration for things to do in London this weekend. The following events are all a&u recommended and should be on everyone's radar. Click on the headers and links for more info and to book: 

Pub in the Park - Chiswick House

Pub in the Park

West London foodies should head to Chiswick House this weekend for Pub in the Park. Hosted by Rick Stein, James Martin and Monica Galetti, there will be demos, workshops and signature tasting dishes from some of the UK's best gastro pubs and restaurants.

Little ones can join in the culinary delights with a series of cooking sessions from Cookies Kitchen. Plus a cosy cinema tent from Firefly Events showing family favourites, giant Jenga and Connect 4 and lunch boxes from Elves and Ovens

Music-wise, there is a great line up including Scouting for Girls, Sophie Ellis Bextor, Clean Bandit and Razorlight.

Tickets: from £30 adults, £20 children aged 6–15, ages 0–5 free. Click here to book.

Malorie Blackman at Southbank


A special chance to hear Malorie Blackman in conversation with Tobi Kyeremateng, discussing her long awaited new novel Crossfirethe fifth in the Noughts & Crosses series. This is another searing story about teenage life in this turbulent world we live in, fraught with racism and prejudice.

Joining the conversation are Josh Dylan and Paterson Joseph who both star in the forthcoming adaptation of Noughts & Crosses for the BBC.

Malorie Blackman’s new novel takes place 34 years after Sephy Hadley – a Cross – first met Callum McGregor – a Nought.

Blackman also discusses the TV adaptation of Noughts & Crosses and gives a preview of what to expect when it hits our screens.

Sun 8th September 2pm

Totally Thames Festival 1st-30th September

Throughout September the Totally Thames Festival celebrates all things fabulous about the Thames.

This weekend there is lots to get excited about. The Ship of Tolerancea 60-foot long, hand-crafted wooden ship is just beautiful and created with the sole aim to educate and inspired young people through art. She sets sail from the Millennium Bridge on Saturday. 

There's also a virtual reality tour curated by ZSL allowing you to 'swim' along the Thames and take in the huge variety of wildlife existing there. Check out the website for full details.

Hey Diddle Diddle at the Lyric Hammersmith 

Ever wondered how a cow jumped over the moon? Or why the dish ran away with the spoon? With original songs played live on stage, brilliant puppetry and lots of laughter, this new show is a wild and musical celebration about the importance of imagination.

Recommended for ages 3-7. Tickets from £8 - Saturday 7th September 11am & 1pm


Out and about this weekend? Let us know what you're up to by tagging us in your instagram posts @angelandurchins