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The Weekend

November 9th 2012

What: The Weekend
When: November 9th-11th
Where: Everywhere in London

The weekend kicks off with the London Jazz Festival which starts tonight featuring everyone from Robert Glasper to Terence Blanchard at various venues in London. Terence Blanchard has written the score for every single Spike Lee joint including Inside Man and the moving When the Levees Broke. The Urban Masters Exhibition celebrates some of the better known street artists with works by Banksy and Sweet Toof on display – this opens today. If photography is your thing, the Taylor Wessing photographic portrait prize exhibition opened yesterday with some powerful images of everyone from Mo Farah to a fat pastry chef. The kids will like the next two suggestions - paper sculptor Su Blackwell is at the Anthropologie Gallery with an exhibition depicting scenes from her book – the scenes literally jump out of the pages as they have been sculpted intricately from the paper pages. Aquatics Live is the UK’s largest show for fish and reptile keepers – on display are all manner of fish, snakes and other reptiles - sounds exciting and scary at the same time. The Vintage Fashion Fair is at Primrose Hill with styles from the ‘40s to the ‘70s – pick up a fake fur but pray there are no PETA activists on your route home.  For the chance to find out what Mauritian food tastes like and also eat in amazing surroundings, book a ticket for a meal at the Winter Mauritian Wonderland in Maida Vale. Meat Liquor turn 1 on the 11th November and are offering 50% off to anyone who turns up with a balloon. Lest we forget, Sunday the 11th is Remembrance Day, with different events across the city - the Cenotaph on Whitehall is the focus of the day.

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