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What’s on at the weekend? – 30, 31 August 2014

Posted by on Thursday, 28 August, 2014 in What's on at the weekend?

What’s on at the weekend? – 30, 31 August 2014

Before the summer is finally over and everyone goes back to school (metaphorically if not literally), there’s still some festive fun to be had in the Capital this weekend. Whether you’re into music, sports or history – there’s something to celebrate this weekend…

Horniman Museum Music Festival, 12pm to 6pm, Sunday 31 August 2014

Head to the Horniman on Sunday for an afternoon of concerts and carnival performances in the Museum’s Gardens to celebrate the end of its summer festival: the programme will include carnival parades, brass bands, pop-up performances and concerts bringing together musicians and influences from across the world. Free. More details here

National Paralympic Day featuring the Mayor’s Liberty Festival, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, Saturday 30 August 2014

It’s National Paralympic Day on Saturday and the Olympic Park will see the return of ParalympicsGB medallists to compete at the Aquatics Centre and in Boccia, Goalball and Wheelchair Basketball. The Mayor of London’s Liberty Festival will make up some of the day’s attractions as deaf and disabled artists present a line-up of street theatre, dance, live music, film, installations and children’s activities. You can also have a go at lots of inclusive sports. Free. More details here

Battle Bridge King’s Cross, Boudicca vs. The Romans, Granary Square, Saturday 30 and Sunday 31 August 2014

This weekend King’s Cross is hosting a festival based on the Roman Empire and its presence in London in 61AD. There will be classic Roman-inspired films and activities for all the family. Learn to dress as a Roman noblewoman, fight like a gladiator, create a Roman mosaic, learn Roman hair braiding and beauty techniques and more. Free. More details here

The Glorious Georges Family Festival, Kew Palace (Kew Gardens), Saturday 30 and Sunday 31 August 2014

The Glorious Georges is a season of events and entertainments across three Royal palaces, marking the 300 year anniversary of George I’s accession to the British throne. This weekend take a journey through Kew Gardens and transform yourself into a Royal Courtier with a host of family friendly activities including games, dressing-up and court etiquette. The event is included in the cost of a Kew Gardens entry ticket (£15 for adults, children under 16 go free). More details here

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