Things to do this weekend 27/10


Things to do this weekend 27/10

What's on and where to go this weekend

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By Kuba Shand-Baptiste on

What's on and where to go this weekend

By Kuba Shand-Baptiste on
  • Laugh your head off

    If the seemingly heightened Halloween hype this year has brought you nothing but joy, you'll love the Edinburgh Horror Fest – think Edinburgh Festival but with more spooky puns (as well as a roster of great comedians).  For tickets and more information on the programme, click here.

  • CelebRATE black women and 30 YEARS OF BLACK History Month

    The UK's first ever festival dedicated to black-British women is coming to London this weekend and it's definitely not one to miss. Created by Unmasked Women founder, Nicole Crentsil and Paula Akpan, co-founder of the ‘I’m Tired’ Project and social media coordinator for gal-dem, the one-day event will feature workshops, a marketplace and plenty of entertainment. Head down to Kachette in London on Sunday October 29 for what's sure to be an amazing day. Get your tickets here.

  • go to the best exhibition ever

    The title of Grayson Perry's latest exhibition: "Grayson Perry: The Most Popular Art Exhibtion Ever!" may be tongue in cheek, but it truly is a good shout whether or not you're a fan of Perry. It's been at he Arfolini in Bristol since the tail-end of September, and will run until December 24. Get your tickets here

  • The Royal African Society's annual Film Africa festival – the largest London film programme from across the African diaspora – is back from today until November 5 2017. As well as heaps of great films like Félicité by Frech-Senegalese director, Alain Gomis, the festival will host a number of live events, including a performance from South African artist, Nakhane. Click here for more information and tickets.


    The Manchester Contemporary, one of the biggest and most anticipated art fairs outside of London, takes place this weekend, featuring a slew of celebrated international exhibitors. The event takes place from October 28-29 at the Manchester Central Convention Complex, with the preview on October 27. Tickets are on sale here. 

  • Enjoy some genuwine

    Like your wine with a splash of R&B and Halloween-themed fun? Then look no further, because Ruby's Bar and Lounge in Stoke Newington is hosting a – wait for it – Genuwine party tonight, from 8pm until late. For tickets and more information, click here.


    It seems the world has had to grapple with terrorism with increasing intensity over the past few decades, which porbably explains why the Imperial War Museum's exhibition – Age Of Terror: Art since 9/11, feels so apt. It features works from Ai Weiwei, Mona Hatoum and Coco Fusco, to name a few, and will run until May 2018. For tickets and more information, click here.


    Think you know everything there is to know about the suffragettes? Think again. This talk on Sylvia Pankhurst's activism throughout her lifetime, hosted by Sylvia Pankhurst biographer, Katherine Connelly, looks pretty comprehensive, and entertaning too. It takes place on November 7 at The National Archives in Kew. Get your tickets and more information here

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