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 Saturday, July 03, 2010

10 things to maybe do this weekend
1) Head down to Millwall Dock tonight for Oxymer, this year's watery spectacular as part of the Greenwich & Docklands International Festival [last year's performance was absolutely fantastic] [except I went along last night and was hugely disappointed by this year's attempt - minimal pyrotechnics, disjoint pageantry, inexplicable plot, and the crowd sat around at the end wondering if it had finished]
2) The Big Dance kicks off this weekend all over London [if you enjoy outdoor dance, Canary Wharf is absolutely the place to be this afternoon]
3) A Landmark for Aldgate is planned to be temporarily erected on a traffic island in 2012. See the shortlisted designs at St Botolph's Church [and vote for your favourite] [I bet you pick the same one as me]
4) Head to Fortune Green, NW6, this weekend for the West Hampstead Jester Festival [anybody ever been?]
5) It's the annual Open Day at Kensal Green Cemetery today, which is an amazing place [get there early for a tour, or a trip down the catacombs]
6) At Rivington Place is an exhibition called Whose Map is it?, in which "International artists subvert the socio-political structures and cultural hierarchies that traditionally inform mapmaking" [who writes these things?]
7) If you've ever wanted to Walk the South Downs Way, Andrew tells you how [although it'll probably take longer than a weekend]
8) First Saturday of the month? London Sewing Machine Museum! [in Tooting]
9) There's a 2012 exhibition entitled Parliament and the Games at Westminster Hall until the end of August [it always amazes me how many Londoners haven't been inside ye ancient Westminster Hall] [yes of course it's free]
10) Watch the excellent St Etienne film What have you done today, Mervyn Day? on a big screen, in Walthamstow Town Centre, on a Monday, at 5pm [that was sounding so do-able, until the last few bits of information]

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