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What’s on at the weekend? – 9, 10 March 2013

Posted by on Thursday, 7 March, 2013 in What's on at the weekend?

What’s on at the weekend? – 9, 10 March 2013

Don’t forget to do something nice for Mother’s Day on Sunday. As for the rest of the weekend, there’s high performance science, affordable art, David Bailey, Norman Parkinson and a celebration of the Amazon…   

High Performance, Science Museum, 8 to 10 March 2013

The High Performance Festival at the Science Museum this weekend celebrates extraordinary women in science and technology to mark International Women’s Day on Friday 8 March. Meet motorsport engineers, fuel chemists, particle physicists, military engineers and a Red Arrows team manager; see a radically redesigned solar race car; find out about some of history’s greatest innovators; and take part in engineering-themed workshops. Free. More details here.

Affordable Art Fair, Battersea Park, Saturday 9 and Sunday 10 March 2013

The Affordable Art Fair is in residence at Battersea Park this weekend.  Paintings, original artist-made prints, sculpture and photography are all on show, and all artwork on sale costs between £40 and £4,000. Tickets cost £12 (advance) / £15 (door) for adults, under 16s are admitted free of charge. More details here.

David Bailey’s East End Faces, William Morris Gallery, 10 am to 5 pm Wednesday to Sunday, until 26 May 2013

This new exhibition at the William Morris Gallery in Walthamstow explores iconic photographer David Bailey’s 1960s images of the people and places he encountered in the East End of London where he grew up. Free. More details here.

Lifework: Norman Parkinson’s Century of Style, National Theatre, until 12 May 2013

Norman Parkinson is regarded as the father of modern fashion photography.  To mark the centenary of his birth, this exhibition at the National Theatre will cover all aspects of his long career until his death in 1990. Free. More details here.

Viva El Horniman, Horniman Museum, 1 pm to 4 pm, Saturday 9 March 2013

The Horniman Museum is hosting a day of family activities on Saturday to complement its current Amazon Adventure exhibition. From eating bugs to creating your own Amazon creature, via face painting and bossa nova, there’s something for everyone. Free. More details here.

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