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What’s on at the weekend? – 10, 11 November 2012

Posted by on Thursday, 8 November, 2012 in What's on at the weekend?

What’s on at the weekend? – 10, 11 November 2012

This weekend, mark Remembrance Sunday at the Imperial War Museum, watch the Lord Mayor’s Show, go gastronomic at the Good Food Show or pick up something special at an artists’ open studio…

Lord Mayor’s Show, 11am to 2.30pm, Saturday 10 November 2012

The City of London plays host this weekend to the annual Lord Mayor’s Show.  The new Lord Mayor takes office on Friday and will then process, on Saturday, from Mansion House to the Royal Courts of Justice to swear loyalty to the Crown.  The Mayor’s coach will follow a procession that is three and a half miles long and incorporates marching bands, floats, horses, vintage cars and other vehicles.  Free.  More details here.

BBC Good Food Show, Olympia, Saturday 10 and Sunday 11 November 2012

Head along to Olympia this weekend to see celebrity chefs, visit the speciality food market, sample the wares of some of London’s top restaurants and go wine tasting.  Tickets cost from £20 (adult).  Children under 6 are admitted free on Saturday (but still need a ticket), tickets for children aged 6-17 cost £10.50 on Saturday, children under 18 enter free on Sunday (2 per adult).  More details here.

Artists’ Open Studios, Chocolate Factory Wood Green N22, 12pm to 6pm, Saturday and Sunday 10 and 11 November 2012

This weekend the Chocolate Factory studio complex throws open its doors for the N22 Open Studio event. Meet 120 artists and designer makers, with something for everyone and every budget. There are painters, fashion designers, jewellers, sculptors, ceramists, designer makers, photographers, illustrators and more.  Free.  More details here.

Remembrance Sunday at the Imperial War Museum, Saturday 10 and Sunday 11 November 2012

The Imperial War Museum is marking Remembrance Sunday with a Ceremony of Remembrance at 11am.  Before the customary two minutes’ silence is held, the ‘Last Post’ will be sounded by a bugler, who will follow the silence with the ‘Reveille’ call.  To end the ceremony, a short recital will be performed on the Western Front violin, which was made from sycamore and pine trees growing in the former battlefields of the Western Front. Go along to the Museum on Saturday or Sunday to create your own poppy to plant in the Museum’s poppy field.  Free.  More details here.

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