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Your what's on guide to the top events in London this week.

The Floating Cinema

After its 2011 success, The Floating Cinema returns for Extra-Ordinary, a 10-week programme of free and ticketed events. The cinema, a mobile floating sculpture, will host shindigs celebrating the overlooked and the ordinary in everyday life, which are actually quite special when we look closer.

Events not to miss include It Could Only Happen Here live art tours (Aug 2), the Horror Weekender (Aug 9-10), a fancy dress-led screening of Tim Burton’s Frankenweenie (Aug 23) and interactive tour Water Folk (Sep 13).

Until Sep 30, times and places vary 
floatingcinema.info

 

Skate King’s Cross

It’s a full on retro- rager this week at the King’s Cross roller rink. There’s a special ‘disco night’ programme with Severino (Horse Meat Disco) and Nico De Ceglia up this Friday night, along with ‘disco inspired’ grub from Disco Bistro. So put your skates on and get as funky as is humanly possible on wheels.

£13, Until Sep 6, 10am-late
West Handyside Canopy, N1C 4AA  
Tube | King’s Cross 
skatekingscross.com

 

The Science of Speed

As in velocity, not the drug. This adults only Science Museum late looks at going really fast – you can build your own speed machine, discuss free running with the experts,  learn how card sharks’ speed confounds the eye and, for the energetic, take part in the Bleep Test challenge. Or you could just enjoy the silent disco and drinks!

Free, July 31, 6.45pm-10pm SW7 2DD  
Tube | South Kensington  
sciencemuseum.org.uk/Lates

 

Brewfest

More than 300 brews from the UK, the US and Europe will be on offer at this three-day fest at the Royal Naval College’s Old Brewery celebrating all we can do with hops. If you fancy getting technical, there will be experts on hand to offer food pairing advice, so you’ll be your crew’s most educated craft beer fan.  

£15, July 31, Aug 3 & 4,
12pm-10pm SE10 9LW  
Tube | Cutty Sark  
meantimebrewing.com

 

Watch This Space: August Outdoors

This pop-up mini-fest outside the National Theatre has music, theatre, dance and an art gallery for the month. Highlights include Sixties and Seventies rock ‘n’ roll from Sneakers and Streetlights; H2H, which fuses dance, circus and theatre together; Pigeon Poo People from the Natural Theatre Company (above) and Bang On!, in which a giant drum is, well, banged on. Bring the sun cream!

Free, Aug 2-31, times vary SE1 9PX  
Tube | Waterloo  
nationaltheatre.org.uk/augustoutdoors

 

Camden Beach

Want to relax in the sand, beer in hand, but not leave the city? Camden Beach – and its 150 tonnes of sand – is back this week for a month-long north London residency. There will be live music and DJs every Friday night, kicking off with the finest urban soul (Aug 2). Don’t forget the bucket and spade. 

Free, Until Aug 24, 12pm-11pm 
Chalk Farm Road, NW1 8EH 
Tube | Chalk Farm 
roundhouse.org.uk

 

The Future Is Here

Subtitled A New Industrial Revolution, this new exhibition looks at the changes in manufacturing that are shaping the designs – and consequently our lives – of the future. The exhibition has a special emphasis on the blurred boundary between producer and consumer. 

£11.75, Until Oct 29, 10am-5.45pm 
Design Museum, SE10 2YD 
Tube | Bermondsey 
designmuseum.org

 

Photos: Hydar Dewachi


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