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Gravity's Guide

Gravity's Guide: Weekly Wanders #18

Things to do in London this week - 5th September until 11th September 2022


Open City Documentary Festival

📅 When: 7-13 September

📍 Where: UCL Anthropology, Student Central, Malet Street, Bloomsbury WC1E 7HY

🎟️ Tickets £5.00, book here

Open City Documentary Festival creates an open space in London to nurture and champion the art of non-fiction cinema. Based at the UCL Anthropology’s Section for Public Anthropology, they deliver an annual documentary festival, training programmes, the bi-annual Non-Fiction journal and other events throughout the year that aim to challenge and expand the idea of documentary in all its forms.


Cat Video Fest

📅 When: 8 September

📍 Where: Catford Mews, 32 Winslade Way, London SE6 4JU

🎟️ Tickets £8.00, book here

CatVideoFest is a compilation reel of the latest and best cat videos culled from countless hours of unique submissions and sourced animations, music videos and classic internet powerhouses. It's a joyous communal experience, only available in theaters, and raises money for cats in need through partnerships with local cat charities, animal welfare organizations and shelters.


Cocktails in the City

📅 When: 8-10 September

📍 Where: Bedford Square Gardens

🎟️ Tickets £20.00, book here

Twenty of London's finest bars, from Mayfair to Shoreditch, are coming together to deliver an unforgettable cocktail experience in London's most exclusive private garden. Enjoy a wide range of new, trending cocktails and unique drinking experiences as each bar competes for your vote for the best bar-in-show experience. Take part in a cocktail making class and ice carving workshop, compete in a game of shuffleboard, dance by the sound of live music or silent disco and enjoy delicious street food from around the world.


Classic Boat Festival

📅 When: 9-11 September

📍 Where: St Katharine Docks, 50 St Katharine's Way, London E1W 1LA

🎟️ Free entrance, find more information here

The annual boating extravaganza will see around 40 beautiful vintage and exquisitely preserved vessels assemble in the central basin of St Katharine Docks, including the war heroes, the Dunkirk Little Ships, Bates Starcraft and other impressive working vessels which visitors will be able to board and meet the caring owners. With an array of activities including boatbuilding workshops, live music and talks, each day will be marked with an opening and closing salute of horns. The festival continues ashore with food, entertainment, nautical goods and services available on Marble Quay. 


Turning Tides Festival

📅 When: 10-11 September

📍 Where: Tide Square, Greenwich Peninsula, London SE10 0XW

🎟️ Free entrance, find more information here

This free world music festival returns to Tide Square, bringing the creative community together on Greenwich Peninsula and promising a weekend of soulful summer sounds, with a wide range of brilliant musicians, street food, a pop-up bar and loads of spaces to explore. There will be eclectic live performances from Glastonbury festival artists, a quartet from Kyiv and an ultra-tight musicianship and powerful 9-piece band, plus many more artists.


Chilli Fest 2022

📅 When: 11 September

📍 Where: Fulham Palace House & Garden, Bishop’s Avenue, Fulham SW6 6EA

🎟️ Free entrance, find more information here

The Fulham Horticultural Society will be exhibiting a beautiful selection of flowers and produce by their top growers, who will give tips on growing perfect plants. There will be chilli tastings, home-grown chillies and chilli sauce for sale, and a chilli expert on hand for all your burning questions. If chilli tasting isn’t your idea of a well-rounded meal, there are plenty of other food and drink options available. Live music will be provided by Banda Bomba, an 8 piece Latin-jazz ensemble, serving up a spicy mix of salsa, jazz and funk grooves. Seating will be limited so please, bring your own picnic blankets, folding chairs and dancing shoes.


Twelfth Night

📅 When: 11 September

📍 Where: Strawberry Hill House, 268 Waldegrave Rd, Twickenham TW1 4ST

🎟️ Tickets £18.00, book here

Join The HandleBards at Strawberry Hill House for a bicycle-powered, laugh-out-loud production of Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night. This is an outdoor production, so please bring your own chair or blanket to sit on, a picnic to dig into and dress for the weather.