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This Week: 24 - 30 September

24 September 2018 Billie Manning

This week in London, girls rule the screen (and the stage), there's cheese, ice cream and beer galore and one of London's most beloved venues shows off its new face...

 
Get a free Breyers Delights ice cream at Spitalfields
 
Image Credit: Breyers Delights via Facebook

To top off the UK’s joint hottest summer on record, purveyors of deliciousness Breyers Delights are giving away thousands of FREE ice cream scoops in Old Spitalfields Market to celebrate the launch of three new flavours (including chocolate orange – yum). They will be serving up scoops from an extremely attention-drawing glitter/rainbow/unicorn themed ice cream float with an equally aesthetically pleasing selection of toppings; from rainbow meringue kisses to rainbow sprinkles. You know the drill: you scream, I scream, we all instagram our free ice creams.
 
Breyer’s delights will be giving away free scoops of ice cream Friday 28 September – Sunday 30 September at Old Spitalfields Market, London E1 6EW
 
Explore the new Royal Opera House
 Image Credit: The Royal Opera House via Facebook

The Royal Opera House opened the doors to its revamped new home last week and it has a veritable cornucopia of events on offer to celebrate its transformation. Forget lunch at your desk – check out one of the series of free Live at Lunch performances this Friday for free performances from The Royal Opera and The Royal Ballet, then try it out for yourself with a singing workshop later the same day. If that doesn’t tickle your fancy, why not visit one of its three new restaurants, champagne bar or cocktail bar. Honestly, Royal Opera House, you spoil us!
 
The Royal Opera House is at Bow St, London WC2E 9DD
 
Get some belly laughs with Nursery Theatre’s ‘Gender’s a Drag’
 Image Credit: Amar Chundavadra

Following the Emmy win for RuPaul’s Drag Race last week it seems that drag has truly gone mainstream, both across the pond and here in the UK. The majority of publicity, however, still focuses on drag queens – that is, men performing as female characters – rather than drag kings (vice versa). But on Thursday you can join the audience at Nursery Theatre for a laugh-out-loud evening of improvised comedy from top UK female drag acts including ‘Essex lad’ Brent Would, ‘softboy’ Christian Adore and the dudes from the Bareback Kings as they joke, sing and rap it out for the coveted title of king of kings.
 
‘Gender’s a Drag’ will take place on Thursday 26  September at Nursery Theatre,  2 Finsbury Ave, London EC2M 2PA

Eat, drink and be merry at the East Village
 Image Credit: East Village London Cheese and Beer Market

If you’re looking for a way to ruin that carefully sculpted summer bod, East Village London is hosting a market dedicated to two perennial British favourites: cheese and beer. With the most up-and-coming ales and lagers for the hopping-mad beer fans, and the tastiest (and probably most stinky) cheeses, the one-day market will provide opportunities to buy either (or both), in addition to expert-led tasting experiences and more – yum! Talks such as 'The History of the World According to Cheese' will be led by the likes of Ned 'the cheese man' Palmer, who eats cheese for a living, and who we are definitely not incredibly jealous of. Later on, beer connoisseur Rebecca Pate, who we are also definitely not at all jealous of, will lead a beer tasting. Just try not to confuse anyone by asking for “Morbier, cheese”…
 
East Village London’s Cheese and Beer Market will run from 11-4 on Saturday 29 September at East Village, 20 Victory Parade, London E15 2ER
 
Get inspired at Feminista Film Festival
 
Image Credit: Feminista Film Festival

Feminista Film Festival is a film festival on a mission: to inspire audiences and develop female role models for women and girls. The three-day-long film festival celebrates female athletes and artists through a collection of short and feature length films featuring inspiring stories of women from around the world. More than 39 films will be shown at the festival, including two family-friendly sessions in the daytime Saturday and Sunday. Who run the world? Feminista makes it pretty clear...
 
Feminista Film Festival will take place Friday 28 – Sunday 30 September at The Tabernacle, 35 Powis Square, London, W11 2AY

 
 
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