This weekend why not visit hidden parts of the Bank of England, celebrate Qatari culture, go to free children’s theatre, attend a carnival or enjoy a dance festival…
Bank of England Open Day, 10am to 3pm, Saturday 6 July 2013
As part of the City of London Festival, the Bank of England will open its doors to parts of the building that are usually inaccessible to the public. Guided tours lasting 30 minutes will run throughout the day. Free, no tickets required. More details here.
Ehtifal Family Festival, Serpentine Gallery Pavilion, 12pm to 5pm, Saturday 6 July 2013
The Serpentine Gallery and the Qatar Museums Authority have joined forces to present this weekend’s Ehtifal Family Festival, celebrating the Qatar UK 2013 Year of Culture. The free, one-day family festival includes a bilingual storytelling corner with live illustration, interactive games and histories related to Qataris living in London, as well as hands-on building activities for the whole family. Free. More details here.
Latin Dance Festival, Horniman Museum, 12pm to 4pm, Sunday 7 July 2013
Get down to the Horniman Museum on Sunday for a day of dance performances and workshops to celebrate the start of the Horniman Summer Season. Enjoy professional and community dance performances, live music, craft activities and Latin dance workshops. Free. More details here.
Rumpelstiltskin & The Wheel of Fortune from Theatre of Widdershins, Canary Wharf, 1.30pm and 4pm, Sunday 7 July 2013
Part of the Children’s Theatre Festival, Rumpelstiltskin & The Wheel of Fortune is a free theatre performance taking place in Canary Wharf this weekend. The classic fairy tale is transformed with a mix of puppetry and storytelling. Free. More details here.
Bermondsey Carnival, Southwark Park Bandstand, 12pm to 8pm, Saturday 6 July 2013
Head down to Southwark Park on Saturday for live music and dance, a parade, a climbing wall, vintage market and a Victorian funfair. Free (no dogs or bicycles allowed). More details here.
Monkey & Crocodile, Marsh Court Play Area, Pincott Road, 11am and 3pm, Saturday 6 and Sunday 7 July 2013
This weekend Metta Theatre, in association with Polka Theatre, is bringing the old Indian fable of the Monkey & Crocodile to life in a Wimbledon playground. The show features aerial circus, acrobatics, juggling, skateboarding, live music and over one hundred apples. Suitable for children aged 3 and over. Free and unticketed. A free workshop follows at 4pm. More details here.