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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Photos: Hydar Dewachi