Looking for something to do this weekend in London? Jo Golding has some ideas for you.

East End Film Festival

Various Locations

If film is your thing then this is how you should spend your weekend. With all eyes pointed towards East London during the run up to 2012, this film festival showcases the best cinematic talent the East End has to offer. There’s a whole load of screenings, music, art and workshops going on and you never know who might drop in… patrons include director Danny Boyle, actress Jaime Winston and composer Michael Nyman!


Real Street Food Market

With all the festivities of the double bank holiday weekend in full swing, you’re going to be hard pressed to find a seat in a good restaurant. But fear not because down at the Southbank Centre you’ll be able to find all the street food you can stomach. I recommend Luardo’s from Whitecross St Market (there are usually queues around the block for their burritos!), followed by an indulgent treat from Choc Star.


Real English Cider & Perry Festival

Head up to The Alma in Islington this weekend and you’ll be able to celebrate the arrival of Summer (shhh! let’s just pretend!) by kicking back with a pint (or five) of the country’s best cider. There’s 20 different types on offer, all made using traditional methods, and plenty of food to soak up all that alcohol.


Breakin Convention 2011

This is the place to head for if you’re fed up of your standard night-out dance moves and looking for inspiration. From Saturday to Monday the world’s best hop dance theatre artists will be busting out their best moves for your viewing pleasure. Not only that, but there will also be everything from workshops and film screenings to freestyle sessions and live aerosol art.


Silent Cinema
Spitalfields Market

Swing by Spitalfields Market at 8pm on Sat 30th April and you’ll be able to enjoy a free viewing of the classic silent movie Manasse. Never heard of it? That doesn’t matter! The film will be accompanied by some live music, but don’t expect a rickety old honky tonk piano, this promises to be something quite different!

Oh and apparently there’s something going on at Westminster on Friday – info is pretty scarce so it can’t be that important… Happy double Bank Holiday weekend!