Events

London Mezcal Week!

11 to 17 September 2017

Lovers of the Mexican alcoholic beverage, Mezcal are in for a treat, with the first official London Mezcal Week, a series of events to celebrate all things Mezcal, Mexican culture, art and food, ending with a two-day tasting festival and Mexico Independence Day celebration.
The event, organised by the people that brought you sell-out pop up series, Slap Ya Papa, will also bring together a series social events to celebrate the diverse creativity of Mexico.

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Women in Traveltech Lab Mentoring

Wednesday 13 September 2017, The Traveltech Lab, 2 More London Riverside, SE1 2JP

Women in Travel

Are you a woman interested in taking those first few steps in the travel industry? Then, don’t miss this dynamic and intimate mentoring event where you will have the opportunity to put questions and challenges to experienced female travel entrepreneurs. There will be a panel discussion (09:00-09:30), Q&A (09:30-09:45), intimate group mentoring sessions (09:45-10:45) and the opportunity for general networking (until 11:00).

The event’s mentors include:  Eulanda Shead Osagiede – Co-Founder of Hey! Dip Your Toes In (HDYTI);   Debbie Marshall – Founder of Silver Travel Adviser; and Christina Lawford – Managing Director, Founder of DiamondAir International Ltd.

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London Super Comic Con

25-26 August 2017. Business Design Centre, Angel. Tickets, Adults from £15, Kids from £4

Out & About 26th August to 26th September

Don’t miss the London Super Comic if you or your kids have any valuables that are screaming to be signed, or want to see some exhibitions, learn something at a master class or simply just want an excuse to dress up as superhero or a villain, check out this year’s Super Comic Con.

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Notting Hill Carnival

26-28 August 2017. Notting Hill. Free

Out & About 26th August to 26th September

It wouldn’t be an Out & About round up if it didn’t include Notting Hill’s annual Carnival. A street party with good vibes, what else is there to say? If you already know, then make sure you check it out but if you don’t, it’s time to you see what all the hype surrounding the celebration is all about.

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Game4Grenfell

2 September 2017. Lotus Road Stadium. Tickets, £15

Out & About 26th August to 26th September

To honour the Grenfell Tower victims, a number of celebrities are teaming up for a 90-minute football match at Loftus Road Stadium. Included in this are ex-professional players: Les Ferdinand, David Seaman, Trevor Sinclair and entertainers Tine Tempah, Wretch 32 and Olly Murs. So, if you are looking to watch or perhaps want to contribute in some way, see below..

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Black Magic Awards

9 September 2017. Hackney Empire. Tickets £15-£35

Out & About 26th August to 26th September

There’s nothing like a little Black Girl Magic! Honouring 15 inspirational women, The Colour Network is showcasing The Black Magic Awards at the Hackney Empire. Go, dress up and celebrate black magic.

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Fashion & Arts

 

London Fashion Week Festival

21-24 September 2017. The Store Studios, Strand. Tickets, £33-£153.70

Out & About 26th August to 26th September

Yes, London Fashion Week is just weeks away. While the main event is a little inaccessible to members of the public, London Fashion Week Festival gives regular folk an opportunity to not only celebrate fashion but gain an insight into the fashion world. Pop-up stores from 150 brands, International and British and talks are set to take place.

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London Design Festival

16-24 September 2017. Various Locations across London. Free

Out & About 26th August to 26th September

Aiming to promote London as the design capital of the world, the London Design Festival is celebrating its fifteenth year with a range of events across the week in different venues across the capital. From design installation at the V&A to workshops and talks, a lot of creativity is taking place.

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Japan Matsuri

24 September 2017. Trafalgar Square. Free 

Out & About 26th August to 26th SeptemberOut & About 26th August to 26th September

Ever experienced Japanese culture in full swing? Well, if you would like a taste, go on down to Trafalgar Square. Japan Matsuri are taking over the busy square with a mix of food, music, dance and family entertainment. Get involved by learning how to do origami or calligraphy and there’s even a chance to show Trafalgar Square your lovely vocals at the Nodojiman karaoke competition.

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Soul of a Nation: Arts in the Age of Black Power

Until 22 October 2017. Tate Modern. Tickets, Adults £15, Under 12 Free

Out & About 26th August to 26th September

This summer at the Tate you’ll find an exhibition that focuses on black art during the infamous period of the Black Power movement. Opening at the year of 1963, the show focuses on the artistic response to not just America and its segregation but the iconic Civil Rights Movement. From literature to art, Soul of a Nation depicts the arts behind a troubled sector of a nation.  Go on. Even Jay Z checked it out.

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Notting Hill Black History Walk

17 September 2017. Notting Hill. Tickets, £8

Out & About 26th August to 26th September

While it is fun to go to Notting Hill and have fun at the event, it is important to know and remember the history behind the Carnival. So if you want to educate yourself about the riots that took place and the racial relations in the UK, why don’t you take a couple of hours out of your Sunday and enjoy this educational walk.

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Business

 

SheHive London

21-24 September 2017. London  Tickets £55-£200

Out & About 26th August to 26th September

With events in Johannesburg, Toronto and Washington, DC, She Leads Africa is back in London for another year. Visitors are promised sessions focused on tangible learning, networking with peers and connecting with potential mentors at this year’s SheHive event.

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Theatre & Comedy

 

Road

Until 9 September. Royal Court Theatre. Tickets, £12 onwards

Out & About 26th August to 26th September

Jim Cartwright’s play focuses on the lives of people unemployed and deprived in an area of Lancashire during the time of Margaret Thatcher’s years as Prime Minister

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Greenwich Comedy Festival

13-17 September. National Maritime Museum. Tickets, £20-£25

Out & About 26th August to 26th September

Think you can handle five days of laughing until you explode? Check out the Greenwich Comedy Festival. Of course you don’t have to go to every day but with such a selection from Shappi Khorsandi to Dara O’Brian, how can you limit yourself?

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Food & Drink

 

Foodies Festival, Ally Pally

26-28 August 2017. Alexandra Palace. Tickets, Adults, £16-48, Kids Free

Out & About 26th August to 26th September

If you’re a foodie then you are most welcome, with appearances from Michelin starred Chefs and Great British Menu winners as well as food and yoga, Foodies Festival is looking to be a lovely treat.

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Music

 

Boy Better Know Takeover at The O2

27 August 2017. The O2, Greenwich. Tickets, £35-£75

Out & About 26th August to 26th September

Grime collective Boy Better Know are taking over the London O2 with a day festival. The festival, taking place across different venues, not only includes an amazing line up with the likes of A$AP Rocky, Skepta, JME, Wiley and Tim Westwood but 5-A-Side football tournaments, BMXing, roller disco, skateboarding and of course, food.

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Miles Davis Kind of Blue, Jazz Cafe

27 August 2017. Jazz Cafe, Camden. Tickets, £12

Out & About 26th August to 26th September

If you want to celebrate the great and talented trumpeter Miles Davis and listen to his beautiful sound recreated live, then head down to the Jazz Cafe.

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John Legend

12 September 2017. The O2 Greenwich. Tickets, £58.75-£86.75

Out & About 26th August to 26th September

Watch 10 time Grammy Award singer live as he pours his soul out whilst keeping the piano busy playing his sweet melodies.

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