The Shirt Company's Most Perfect Ways to Spend Your Bank Holiday Weekend
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The Shirt Company's Most Perfect Ways to Spend Your Bank Holiday Weekend

Twelve things to keep you occupied during the long weekend

Hurray! Bank holidays mean three fabulous days to do whatever we please! We've got everything you need at The Shirt Company with outfits taking you from day to night, so that you can celebrate your long weekend in style, but what to do with your extra time? Take a look at our fail-safe ideas to keep you busy. Whether you've got just half a day or an entire long weekend at your disposal, we've got some great ideas to help you make the most of your precious time… Screen Shot 2016-04-29 at 17.29.37 Made London Bloomsbury, Mary Ward House, Fri-Sun, $12 free under-14s. This new companion show to Made London in Marylebone showcases the wares of over 100 exhibitors working across craft and design. ---------- Screen Shot 2016-04-29 at 17.33.02 Brockwell Lido Modern Movement Design Fair, Brockwell Lido, Sat-Sun, free. Brockwell Lido is a flawless art deco building so it makes sense that this Modern design fair has kept returning for almost a decade. Dealers will display their stylish furniture, lighting, clothing, glass and objets d'art poolside. ---------- Screen Shot 2016-04-29 at 17.36.10 Demolition, Showing in cinemas from Friday 29th April. Jake Gyllenhaal is on top form in this blackly comic drama ‒ from the director of Wild and Dallas Buyers Club ‒ as a yuppie who must rebuild his life after it’s (literally) reduced to rubble. ---------- Screen Shot 2016-04-29 at 17.37.58 Canalway Cavalcade, Little Venice, Sat-Mon, free. The pretty waterways of Little Venice will be even more colourful than usual for 2016's May bank holiday weekend as the Inland Waterways Association organises their annual gathering of canal boats. ---------- Screen Shot 2016-04-29 at 17.41.05 Boozy Bowling Weekender, All Star Lanes, Sat-Mon, $11 per game per person. This bank holiday weekend All Star Lanes are throwing a late night happy hour (9-11pm) with a free round of shots to whoever can bowl over 125 points or a free lobster dinner to the King Pin who can bowl over 200 points. ---------- Screen Shot 2016-04-29 at 17.43.26 Grand Designs Live. 30th April – 8th May. ExCel London. A long weekend is the perfect time to finally crack on with the DIY. But first, check out this fantastic exhibition and get some top tips from the pros ‒ including Kevin McCloud himself. ---------- Screen Shot 2016-04-29 at 17.44.49 CLOSER by Circa, Southbank Centre, SE1, tickets from $17, Now until June 12. A highlight of the Udderbelly festival (this year sponsored by Hilton Hotel), Circa’s acrobatics and contortions are spellbinding: the troup deliver a breathtaking cabaret-style display of circus skill, with five performers proving they need little more than each other to create something spellbinding. ---------- Screen Shot 2016-04-29 at 17.57.22 May Day Festival, Pop Brixton, Sun, free. A day of eating, drinking and outdoor fun as the roof comes off at Pop Brixton. Highlights include a Vietnamese brunch club, garland making, live music and gardening classes for the little ones. ---------- Screen Shot 2016-04-29 at 17.58.49 Madame Tussauds, NW1, Daily, Tickets from $28. London’s world-famous waxwork museum has upped its game of late, with ever-more realistic collections: their Benedict Cumberbatch is uncanny. Don’t miss the Star Wars exhibition, where visitors can walk the decks of the Millenium Falcon, get up close and personal with a Storm Trooper or ask Yoda for a little wisdom. ---------- Screen Shot 2016-04-29 at 17.59.57 Show Boat, New London Theatre, Fri-Sat, $23-$80. This gorgeous musical theatre classic steams into the West End after a successful mooring in Sheffield. ---------- Screen Shot 2016-04-29 at 18.02.27 Alberto Giacometti, Yves Klein: In Search of the Absolute, Gagosian Gallery, Fri-Sat, free. The existentialist sculptor Alberto Giacometti and wry conceptualist Yves Klein are rarely mentioned in the same sentence. But they only worked a mile apart in Paris in the 1950s and ’60s – and, as this exhibition aims to demonstrate, the two artists have far more in common than you might suspect. ---------- Screen Shot 2016-04-29 at 18.03.56 London Falafel Festival, Borough Market, Sun, $23. Falafel is not just a meat alternative to offer vegetarian guests - it's almost a religion. This festival will see chefs flying in from Cairo, Beirut (and on the underground from north London) to Borough Market with four very different falafel recipes. ---------- (TimeOut, Jaeger, Standard)
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