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What’s on at the weekend? – 19, 20 July 2014

Posted by on Thursday, 17 July, 2014 in What's on at the weekend?

What’s on at the weekend? – 19, 20 July 2014

This weekend in London: a country show, mudlarking, a cultural festival and a street food contest…

Lambeth Country Show, Brockwell Park, 11am to 7pm, Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 July 2014

The Lambeth Country Show is back for its fortieth year. The closest thing you’ll get to a traditional country show in the capital, head to Brockwell Park for sheepdog trials, home-grown vegetables, home-made jams and chutneys, flowers, live music, fresh foodie treats and more. Free. More details here

Fun on the Foreshore, Tower of London, Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 July 2014

The City of London Archaeological Society (COLAS) celebrates ‘Fun on the Foreshore’ this weekend with two days of free events and activities at the Tower of London. There will be stalls with museum-quality artefacts and handling collections, as well as replicas, activities and games, covering everything from bones and burials, shoes and coins, exploring a spoil heap, making a mosaic and dressing-up as a Roman Londoner.  Visitors will also be able to make a rare visit to Tower Beach (between approximately 12.45pm and 2.45pm on Saturday, 1.30pm and 3.30pm on Sunday) depending on the tides (access granted on first come first served basis). Free. More details here

Greenwich World Cultural Festival, Eltham Palace, 12.30pm to 4.30pm, Sunday 20 July 2014

Greenwich World Cultural Festival returns on Sunday with an afternoon of dance, theatre, music, art and circus from around the world. Explore the beautiful grounds of Eltham Palace and discover pop-up performances, a vintage ballroom in the Great Hall and a host of fun, creative workshops for all ages. Free entry to the festival and Palace grounds for one day only (separate charge applies for entry to the Palace). More details here

Kerb Saturdays, King’s Cross, 11am to 6pm, Saturday 29 July 2014

This month’s KERB Saturdays street food market in King’s Cross is set to host the London heat of the British Street Food Awards. Granary Square is a great place to hang out on a warm day with its canalside views and choreographed fountains. Go along, taste what’s on offer and vote for your favourite using a special app. More details here

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