Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

The GO Guide Big Weekend

Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

The GO Guide Big Weekend

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1. Notting Hill Carnival Notting Hill, Sunday & Monday It's the big one: jerk chicken, rumbling reggae and more sequins than you can shake a tambourine at. The parade starts at 9am each day, taking a winding route through Notting Hill, Westbourne Grove and Ladbroke Grove.

thenottinghillcarnival.com 2. Life's a beach Camden Beach Roundhouse, until tomorrow If you haven't been yet, this is your last chance to head to the Roundhouse and pretend you're in the Caribbean: think barbecues, fresh fish, cocktails, ice cream and ping pong. Tonight you can see a free gig by trumpet-wielding Birmingham reggae band Tempting Rosie.

roundhouse.org.uk/ camden-beach The 3. Roller disco Skate King's Cross West Handyside Canopy, until Friday Sep 6 Last chance to roller-disco the night (or day) away at this pop-up skating rink. With boozy milkshakes and evening DJ sets, this is the place for adults to have some seriously retro-tastic fun. During the day the rink is open to everyone, with free skating lessons for kids.

skatekingscross.com 4. Junior eats Kew's IncrEdibles Summer Festival, Kew Gardens, until Sunday Sep 1 Teach your kids about edible plants at the Kew IncrEdibles Festival, a fun way of engaging with nature and the great outdoors in a stunning setting. Row across the Tutti Frutti boating lake, admire the giant fungi sculptures and Palm House display, and learn how to cook with some live demos.

kew.org 5. Going local The Village Fair, Southbank Centre, tomorrow The Southbank Centre is hosting a quintessential village fete in the shadow of the London skyline -- try craft stalls and traditional games, enter your pooch in the dog show, or take a twist on the helter-skelter. Then watch the sun set on summer to the bombastic sounds of local brass bands.

southbankcentre.co.uk 6. Bookstock-on-Sea The Book Club, Sunday The nautical-themed third instalment of this annual festival promises fish and chips, a surf simulator, and a slowmotion Baywatch running competition -- all in the conspicuously beach-less outskirts of zone 1. There's also live music from legendary disco band Odyssey and Prince tribute act Princeless, and an underground party with To The Lazer Cave. It's free, but get your wristbands early.

wearetbc.com/bookstock 7. Art all-nighter Timepiece Roundhouse, NW1, tonight-Sunday Pull an all-nighter tomorrow for the last day of Conrad Shawcross's acclaimed installation. Also tonight and tomorrow Siobhan Davies Dance perform ROTOR, four pieces juxtaposed with the work, while on Sunday Wayne McGregor choreographs dancers interacting with it. roundhouse.org.uk 8. Puppetry in motion The Man Who Planted Trees Purcell Room, SE1, until Sunday Sep 1 Family show for children seven-plus about a shepherd who plants a forest, accompanied by his faithful dog -- told with beautifully expressive puppets. southbankcentre.co.uk 9. Do a wheelie Architecture on Your Bike Starts Arnold Circus, E2, Sunday Join a guided tour (10.30am, bring your own bike) of the East End's modern architectural highlights, including buildings by Erno Goldfinger, Denys Lasdun and Will Alsop.

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