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3rd Aug 2012 1:32pm | By Editor
Alt film club Grimehouse is set to unleash this undead spectacle – it’s just like your regular English summer fair, only it replaces the goldfish in plastic bags and Morris dancing with a zombie tombola and beauty pageant.
Amid the flesh-munching and blood-letting, there’ll also be a 12-hour zombie movie marathon (think Romero, Shaun of the Dead, Buffy The Vampire Slayer, and the ace Zombieland), and a ‘Back From The Dead’ disco. Zombie royalty will be on hand to open the fete, too.
The living need not attend, though.
Sat, August 4. 3pm-3am, £15
Islington Metal Works
7 Torrens Court, EC1V1NQ
Tube | Angel
East London design boutique Monorex bring their creativity to the Book Club for a spot of evening ‘live graffiti’. A concrete backdrop in the Basecamp will provide the canvas for a work of street art, using local artists. Try making that Olympic-themed without contravening sponsorship laws.
Thurs, Aug 2. 7pm, free
Station | Shoreditch High Street
This show considers the isolationism and obsessive-compulsive aspects of sport, and takes the inner mind of an athlete as its launch pad. The twist: Melanie Jones’s show is an immersive dance theatre performance in Holyrood Park with the audience participating through
loaned MP3 players.
Thurs, Aug 2-5. 7pm, £10
Riverside Studios, W6 9RL
Tube | Hammersmith
Three days of Brazilian artistic extravaganza comprising 30 artists and their works, including installations, cinema, performance, theatre, dance and music, such as the Endless Poem and ‘guerilla banana’ street art. Each day ends with
a Latin American-flavoured party, as well.
Aug 1-3. From 3pm, free
V22, Biscuit Factory, SE16 4DG
Tube | Bermondsey
Cuisines from around the world jostle for position at this Olympic-themed food fest, in which chefs attempt to dazzle with their culinary skills. All the grub’s served up at a 15m x 6m map-of-the-world table, so you can swig champers while enjoying curry off the Thai coast, or down some ales while sitting on the US eastern seaboard. The world’s your oyster!
July 25-Aug 13. 6.30pm-9pm, £50+
Stratford Old Town Hall, E15 4BQ
Tube | Stratford
As the Games get into full swing, this exhibition investigates the relationship between science, sport and design. It’s not just training and hard work that makes champions, but also the finest tech designs that help athletes become faster, stronger and better, year upon year.
July 26-Nov 18. 10am-5.45pm
Design Museum, SE1 2YD
Tube | London Bridge
Graffiti, tequila and table football combine, at a cost of nada, across east London. Copa Futbolito, in conjunction with el Jimador tequila, provides six specially designed Mexican tables.
It all kicks off with a ‘Footbolita’ fest at Vibe Bar in Brick Lane on the opening weekend. It’s like snooker: you always play better after a few drinks.
July 27-Aug 28. All day, free
Station | Shoreditch High St