THINGS TO DO THIS WEEKEND

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ARCELORMITTAL ORBIT SLIDE, STRATFORD

The UK’s tallest sculpture, the ArcelorMittal Orbit in the heart of the 2012 Olympic Park, has quickly become one of the most recognised features on the London skyline. Designed by Anish Kapoor and Cecil Balmond, from 24th June you’ll be able to descend it via the world’s highest and longest tunnel slide, formed of loops and curves. Only for the brave.

Visit ArcelorMittalOrbit.com

RA Summer Exhibition 2015 royal academy of arts **to promote exhibition only* ... View of the Lecture Room Photography: John Bodkin, DawkinsColour (c) Royal Academy of Arts

Photography: John Bodkin, DawkinsColour
(c) Royal Academy of Arts

CULTURED DAY OUT WITH: THE RA’S SUMMER EXHIBITION

Heading to the RA’s Summer Exhibition? Famous as the world’s largest open submission show, there are certain things the Summer Exhibition delivers on every single year: a panorama of art in all mediums, a remarkable mixture of emerging artists and household names, and more to see and explore than any other exhibition you’re likely to visit this year.

13 JUNE — 21 AUGUST

Sunday – Thursday 10am – 6pm
Friday 10am – 10pm
Saturday 10am – 10pm

Visit: RA Summer Exhibition

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INTERNATIONAL URBAN FOOD FEST

A Shoreditch car park is transformed into a food-focused party for this weekly night market which features a revolving cast of traders. Dishes from all over the world are served from stalls and trucks; regular options include Venezuelan beef arepas (maize flour flatbreads), vegan hand-made pasta, Brazilian chorizo wraps, Belgina waffles and the ubiquitous (but undeniably delicious) pulled pork in a soft brioche bun.

Organiser Jessica Tucker (who’s a City lawyer by day) knows that visitors are likely to get thirsty what with all that eating, so the bar’s stocked with craft beer, cider, wine and even champagne. A cocktail stand offers a selection of fruity options, too. Events are often themed, with free cocktails for all those in fancy dress – check the Urban Food Fest website to see what’s coming up. Entry is free. The food, of course, is not. Urban Food Fest is open from noon until midnight.

Visit: Euro Car Parks , Shoreditch

162-167 Shoreditch High Street
London
E1 6HU

Saturday June 11 2016 – Saturday December 17 2016 FREE

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FREE LIVE GIGS

Blitz-era tube-themed bar Cahoots hosts live music every Friday, with electro-swing and ‘chap rap’ acts performing alongside more traditional gypsy jazz and lindyhop bands. Until Friday December 16 2016 FREE . 

Cahoots is open Mon – Wed: 5pm-1am, Thurs – Fri: 5pm-2am, Sat: 7pm-3am, Sun: 5pm-12am. To get in touch, email highspirits@cahoots-london.com or call 0207 352 6200

Visit: Cahoots