During a busy week it is hard to find time to plan what to do on Fridays, Me Positive Diva I am always positive and creative, and want to surprise my friends with a more unusual invitation than movie night or just a drink in the pub.
For this reason, I went into investigate what is trending in London this weekend and here are some of the coolest events for a Friday out or even for this weekend.
If you are a big fans of Sherlock Holmes as me this is a great idea.
SHERLOCKED: If you’re missing your weekly dose of Sherlock, head to ExCel for Sherlocked, the Official Sherlock Convention. Guests include Stephen Moffat, Mark Gatiss, Timothy Carlton and Andrew Scott. From £34, book in advance, 23-25 September
Hampstead and Highgate Literary Festival 2016.
Want to know about a good book to read ? here you got a Literay Festival.
Thursday 22 – Monday 26 September
The Hampstead and Highgate Literary Festival is back for its eighth year and, for the first time, at JW3. With literary luminaries, rising stars and an array of talks, readings, performances, workshops and discussions, it’ll be a veritable feast of words and ideas. Ticket prices range from £10 to £25, and there is a special offer of a 20% discount when booking tickets for three or more events.
Friday Late at the Victoria & Albert Museum
My favorite place to be on Friday’s a night of the museum a place to loose yourself surrounded by history, art, and music.
The original contemporary late night event. Friday Late celebrates all aspects of contemporary visual culture and design in society, bringing audiences face-to-face with leading and emerging artists and designers through live performance, film, installation, debate, DJs and late-night exhibition openings.
Friday Late is FREE and drop in
Last Friday in every month
London Tattoo Convention
An annual body art festival packed with the best in the business, the London Tattoo Convention is back for a twelfth year in 2016, with more than 400 of the world’s most talented tattoo artists confirmed to attend. There will be performances from the likes of firebreathing dance troupe The Fuel Girls on the main stage, tattoo competitions and food and drink from a tasty list of vendors. Visit the London Tattoo Convention website to book in advance.
Floating Dreams by Ik-Joong Kang
Thu 1 – Fri 30 Sep 2016 / Free event
A major installation by Ik-Joong Kang, one of South Korea’s most renowned and celebrated multimedia artists, Floating Dreams is a compelling, large-scale installation situated in the centre of the River Thames by Millennium Bridge. Constructed from 500 drawings and illuminated from within, the three-storey-high lantern structure acts as a memorial to the millions displaced and divided during the Korean War (1950-53), and a poignant symbol of hope for the reunification of North and South Korea.
Born in South Korea, Ik-Joong Kang relocated to New York in 1984 to complete a Masters in Fine Arts at the Pratt Art Institute. For Floating Dreams, the artist returned home to collect drawings by the generation that fled from North Korea to South Korea during the conflict over 66 years ago. Now in their 80’s and 90’s and unable to return, Kang asked them to revisit their memories and draw their hometowns. 500 images, recalling joyful and sorrowful memories of lost homes and broken families, have been transferred onto pieces of Hanji, a traditional Korean rice paper, and transformed by the artist into a single work of art that illuminates the pain and hope of many Koreans displaced by the Korean War. Floating Dreams recognises and raises awareness of the participants’ longing for home and their faith in a future reunification for their country.
COMEDY: Catch Edinburgh Fringe performances from the likes of Fern Brady, Richard Todd and Tim Renkow at Angel Comedy in Islington. £2-8, book in advance, 24-25 September
See short films from Sweden, India and everywhere in between at Be Epic! London International Film Festival, showing at Roxy Bar & Screen on Borough High Street. £12-46, book in advance, 24-26 September
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I hope you have a wonderful evening.
Written by C.Donoso by Positive Diva.