Five hot things to do this weekend


21 September: Make the city sound better

Coming to a London street near you!  The Sound Taxi converts street noise into music before playing it back to passers-by and passengers.

The Make The City Sound Better project was created by Japanese sound artist Yuri Suzuki, the Design Museum’s designer in residence, for headphone maker AIAIAI to challenge Londoners’ perceptions about noise in the city.

Catch a ride on Friday 21 September between 11am and 4pm on King’s Street at the corner of Covent Garden.

Forever crazy in London

The legendary Parisian cabaret, The Crazy Horse is popping up in London for just three months with Forever Crazy.  Starring the famous Crazy Dancers direct from Paris, the show captures the provocative burlesque of its 1951 heyday with some avant-garde twists and gorgeous guest performers in a sexy, celebration of womanhood.

9 Upper Ground, South Bank, London SE1 9PU, now until 22 December, from £35.

Secret London event

This weekend discover the world’s first secret, underwater fairground.  The ghostly, underground chamber of the Thames Tunnel will be transformed with the atmospheric Six Hundred Feet, Six Men Dead installation of glass coffins, coruscating lights, smoke and a sound sculpture by artists Jo Taylor and Jane Webb.

Once you’ve been spooked enough, climb up to the rooftop cocktail bar, The Midnight Apothecary, to be plied with delicious, nerve-steadying potions above the Thames.

Saturday 22 September, 10am-10pm (Rooftop Garden Cocktails with the Midnight Apothecary opens at 5pm), £5 for a guided tour.

Brunel Museum, Railway Avenue, SE16 4LF.

The history of shoes

From shoes made out of human hair, ten inch platforms to men’s stilettos, a new exhibition, designed to showcase Northamptonshire’s long-standing shoe industry, charts the colourful history of footwear.  Amazeballs.

Saturday 15 September – Friday 30 November

Global Footprint, Northampton Museum & Art Gallery, Guildhall Road, Northampton NN1 1DP.





One English pound a single wingman or woman could make tonight your lucky night.

Come to this party with your friend, get a number, hit the dancefloor, spot your target, pop a note into the Slagbox for them and wait for it to be read out by the compere.  The rest is up to you.

13 September, 9.30pm – 2.00am, The Dolphin, 165 Mare Street, London E8 3RH.


Hollywood costume

The V&A’s autumn exhibition, Hollywood Costume, explores the central role costume design plays in cinema storytelling.  Showing over 100 film costumes including those worn by iconic characters Scarlett O’Hara,  Tony Manero and Holly Golightly.

Hollywood Costume
20 October 2012 – 27 January 2013
Sponsored by Harry Winston

The Victoria and Albert Museum, Cromwell Road, London SW7 2RL.