Weekend Guide

by Lucy Bryant, Thursday 15 October 2015

This weekend is the second and final weekend of the Kensington and Fulham Open Art Spaces with artists across the two areas opening their door for the public, providing an intimate look into their work spaces. A range of 50 unique spaces including studios, galleries, attics, cafes, living rooms and even a travelling tent will be open for buyers and visitors. The event will involve more than 150 local artists, designers and makers which really emphasises the event’s focus on our creative community. 

Each artist will open their studios and homes to the public on least 2 of the below dates:

Fri 16th October  6-9pm

Sat 17th October  11am-5pm    

Sun 18th October  11am-5pm  

To find out more about individual opening times as well as an interactive map with all of the participation locations simply click on the link below: 

http://www.openartspaces.co.uk/#/visiting/4585376874 

On Saturday and Sunday the charity Walk For Life are hosting a number of free ‘Walk-For-Life’ walks as part of their ‘Autumn Ambles’ event. The weekend of free led walks has been funded by Transport for London and showcases some of the best walks in London and is open to everyone! Each walk has been designed to be away from traffic and connect a number of great local attractions, woodland, canals, parks and open spaces. The walks will be held whatever the weather so be careful to dress suitably for the occasion. A number of the routes are perfect for all the family and you can even bring your dog so it’s a really great opportunity to spend some quality time outdoors! Walks include The British Library to Holborn, Buckingham Palace to Little Venice and Pimlico to Westminster and are to be held on both Saturday and Sunday. For the full list of walks and start times click on the link below: 

http://www.walk4life.info/events/%2A/%2A/%2A/%2A?page=2 

 

If all that walking leaves you exhausted then we have the perfect place for you to relax and reenergise. The Wild Café in Notting Hill serves as a café by day and a bistro by night, this means that not only can you enjoy tea, freshly baked homemade cakes and artisan coffee but also filling suppers of crab linguine and fillet of beef. Their mouth-watering menu and charming purple exterior make this café the perfect weekend haunt. For more information on the Wildflower’s menu and opening times use the link below:

http://www.wildflowercafe.co.uk/#!menu/cmp9 

 

If you’re already missing fashion week then we recommend visiting the V&A’s beautiful Alice in Wonderland exhibition. The exhibit marks the 150th birthday of Lewis Carroll’s children’s novel bringing together garments, photographs and rare editions of the novel which illustrate how the character of Alice has influenced fashion over the decades. The exhibition moves from Alice’s ‘original look’ to modern interpretations of Carroll’s classic character including the inspiration given to pop videos from Gwen Stefani, Avril Lavigne and Aerosmith. The viewer is also taken on a global journey, with various versions of Alice such as Swahili Alice and Japanese Alice. For those who love fashion and grew up with Carroll’s classic tale this event is not to be missed! For more information on the exhibit click on the link below: 

http://www.vam.ac.uk/moc/exhibitions-and-displays/the-alice-look/ 

To connect with any of the events or venues mentioned simply click on the twitter links below:

@WildflowerW2       @V_and_A      @Walk4LifeInfo    @OpenArtSpaces

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