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This Week: 8 – 15 Oct

8 October 2018 Billie Manning

As October gets into full swing, London celebrates the season and there’s something for everyone with food, fashion and fun aplenty.

1. Follow the call of the disco ball to Brixton Disco Festival
South London residents, get ready to release your inner disco diva once again. After the sold-out inaugural event back in April, disco extravaganza Brixton Disco Festival is returning for a one-off special event at Electric Brixton. Put on your dancing shoes and enter a boogie wonderland with music from disco-spinning heavyweights Dimitri From Paris and Late Nite Tuff Guy on the decks, as well as a takeover of Room 2 by disco collective Stevie Wonderland. Tickets are down to the last release, so don’t wait.
 
Image Credit: Brixton Disco Festival

Brixton Disco Festival takes place Saturday 13 October at Electric Brixton, Town Hall Parade, London SW2 1RJ
 
2. Dig up some hidden treasures at Clerkenwell’s vintage fair
For fashion lovers looking for a steal in the heart of the capital, Clerkenwell will be filling beautiful art deco venue Freemasons’ Hall with plenty of vintage pieces to snap up this Sunday. From 1920s tabbards to 70s Ossie Clark dresses, there’ll be plenty of pieces to help you nail those autumn/winter 2018 trends. Students also get discounted entry to the fair, which will make finding those bargains all the more satisfying.

Image Credit: Clerkenwell Vintage Fashion Fair
 
Clerkenwell Vintage Fashion Fair takes place Sunday 14 October at Freemasons' Hall, 60 Great Queen St, London, WC2B 5AZ
 
3. Get your mind blown with Bloodyminded by Blast Theory
Among all the cinematic hubbub of London Film Festival, art pioneers Blast Theory, who are now counting four BAFTA noms among their accolades, are bringing a very different cinema experience to the Barbican this weekend: Europe’s first interactive film. Their film Bloodyminded, which follows grieving granddaughter SJ as she breaks into an army base on a personal mission, will be filmed and streamed LIVE, with audiences able to react and respond in real time via an app. Let’s just hope nobody forgets their lines.
 
Image Credit: Blast Theory

Bloodyminded screens 14 October at the Barbican, Silk St, London EC2Y 8DS and online at www.bloodyminded.org & Boiler Room’s 4.3
 
4. Rethink your food-osophy at Fresh Thinking Café
Apparently, a quarter of us Brits waste food simply because we’ve forgotten what we have in the fridge. Hotpoint is on a mission to change that, and have teamed up with Jamie Oliver to open a pop-up restaurant that will show diners meals can be made out of leftovers. Visitors will enjoy a tasting menu of delicious dishes inspired by the most commonly wasted ingredients in the UK, with chefs using surplus food from local suppliers wherever possible. The pop-up will operate on a ‘Pay-As-You-Feel’ basis and all proceeds will be donated to the campaign’s charity partner FoodCycle.
 
Image Credit: Fresh Thinking Café

Fresh Thinking Café takes place Wednesday 10 - Thursday 11 October at 133-135 Bethnal Green Road, London E2 7DG
 
5. Embrace October with open arms at Skylight
Before we race past Hallowe’en and into Christmas territory, let’s take a minute to stop and appreciate the autumn season. HarvestFest at Skylight Rooftop will help Londoners transition into the colder months with a whole host of seasonal fun and games. The rooftop bar will be providing delicious warming cocktails, apple ciders and craft beers and guests can join in with a whole raft of activities such as Horseshoes, Apple Draughts and Hay Bale Skittles. Also in residency will be the Raclette Brothers, who will be serving exactly what their names suggest, warming guests up with copious amounts of melted cheese.
 
Image Credit: Skylight via Facebook

Harvestfest at Skylight takes place Thursdays - Sundays until 28 October at Tobacco Dock, Pennington St entrance, St Katharine's & Wapping, London E1W 2SF
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