London is in love with extra-ordinary cinemas. The Secret Cinema mad us live the movie par recreating scenes in which we could interact, and in amazing buildings with that. Its little brother, the Future Cinema, is following up with two hits at the moment The Rickshaw Redemption (in an old school transformed brilliantly in a jail. Amazingly convincing and of course, you are treated as a prisonner) and Casablanca (in a subern art deco theatre). The Rooftop Cinema gives you a lovely high view of Kensington buildings (and usually a barbecue too!). The Edible Cinema makes all your senses more acute by providing treats specific to the atmosphere of the film (think… pine flavoured popcorn when the characters are in a strategic forest). My favourite, at the moment, is The Odyssey, at the Battersea Arts Centre: playing on ink illustrations, puppetry skills and projected on a boat sail… Just have a look at the video!
That’s art baby:
* The London Transport Museum puts 150 iconic Tube posters on show.
* The Thames riverside becomes eerie and magical with Tony Oursley’s mysterious projection in front of the Tate Modern - Friday and Saturday.
* The egg hunt is back! Go looking for these sculptures decorated by artists and hidden through London and the country. You can see the whole collection at Covent Garden until Sunday.
Romance is in the air:
* Do you know love locks? You can put yours until Sunday on a dedicated sculpture in Covent Garden and Camden Lock.
* You can find love on the underground this week with these romantic novels given out to commuters on the tube.
Take the little ones along:
* Don’t you love free kids activities? Take them to this free children book swap.
* Make their eyes sparkle at this dinosaur petting zoo.
* On Saturday, Selfridges will have a free silent disco party and many more games.
Yummy time ahead:
* Self-service beer tap in a pub? Let’s all go to Clerkenwell and try this.
* B.Y.O.C, a new bar in Covent Garden, lets you bring your favourite (or strangest!) spirits and mixes them for you.
* Let’s add beer cocktails and blues to the Sunday brunch.