If youre over in Battersea this weekend, then the Foodies Festival should be at the top of your to-do list. Therell be over 100 exhibitors showing their artisan wares, and plenty of Michelin-starred chefs to take tips from, including Ed Bains and Martin Blunos. Well be kicking back with a summer cocktail in one of the deckchairs. We can almost taste the barbecue already...
Address: Battersea Park, SW11; tickets: Foodiesfestival.com.
The Last Days of Pisco
The Last Days of Pisco is a pop-up event going on at Stoke Newington International Airport thats well worth checking out this Friday night. Over on Lewsin place, its a series of disused garages that have been filled with vintage furniture, a bar, a dance floor and, crucially, a set of ping pong tables. Earlier in the night therell be two sittings for dinner, and BBC6 Musics Tom Ravenscroft will be playing records until 2am. Dont leave without trying some of the heady Pisco cocktails...
Address: 1-5 Leswin Place, N16 7NJ; tickets: Stkinternational.co.uk.
Electro Swing Club
Trust the good old Book Club to come up with yet more events to tempt us to get on our dancing shoes. This Saturday well be heading for The Electro Swing Club: DJs Big Swing and Chris Tofu will be on the decks downstairs, with their vintage re-mixes and upstairs Auntie Maureen will be putting on a silent disco, so youll be given headphones to dance the night away to her vintage tracks.
Address: 100-106 Leonard Street, EC2A 4RH; tickets: Wearetbc.com.
While weve already picked out our favourite art house cinemas in London, over in Epsom, the drive-in season has arrived. Throughout August, Fugitive Films will be inflating a 40ft screen and opening up two pieces of land that will hold up to 500 cars. Tickets start at £5 and are priced per car - although dont worry if youre without wheels, you can pack a picnic and grab a walk-in ticket. Its all very Greased Lightning...
Address: Hook Road Arena, Junction off Hook Road and Chessington Road, Epsom, KT19 8QW; tickets: Wegottickets.com/filmfugitive.
For a lazy Sunday afternoon-turned-dancefest, well be checking out Radfest over at Hackney Downs Studio. The secret warehouse complex over in East London will feature three stages and 15 acts from Veronica Falls, to the Jacuzzi Boys and the Eagulls. Therell also be a Kristina Records pop-up store, with clothes and food stalls, all in the outdoor courtyard. Hello summer.
Address: Hackney Downs Studio, Downs Road, E5 8QJ; tickets: Wegottickets.com/sexbeat.