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What to Do This Weekend: To Mardi Gras and Market We Go!

Make up the colourful American holiday if you missed it and achieve your antique furniture #goals.

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It’s quite possible to be stuck in a routine-rut even on weekends. Well, now that you’re admitting it to yourself…we’re here to douse you in ice cold, Kultur-Aid to get you up and out, seeing and doing. In addition to our daily ‘What to do Today’ features, we bring you ‘What to do This Weekend’ so that you’re never without a plan.


First on the docket, for today 24 February… get yourself to Pop Brixton’s miniature French quarter for an immersive experience of New Orleans.

Mardi Gras at Pop Brixton
pop brixton

A daytime line-up of activities and crafts, kid and adult friendly, to an evening of costumes, live music and dancing will get you caught up on last week’s Mardi Gras’ festivities in The States. Get your fortune told and fuel yourself with Louisiana’s famous food to prepare for the night’s ‘Magical Mythological’ parade. Togas are welcome at this sumptuous wine festival of Dionysus. Dom Pipkin, The Iko’s and DJ Lil’ Koko are among today’s musicians serving up soul, funk, RnB and all-around Mardi Gras musical mayhem. Do get caught up in it all, but not so much so that you miss out on the cajun sausage puffs with bourbon mustard by Homegrown.

pop brixton sausage

Free admission, Pop Brixton 49 Brixton Station Road London SW9 8PQ, 12PM – 11:35PM.


The next order of business, for tomorrow 25 February…pay a visit to Judy’s– the UK’s biggest vintage fair has returned with a flourish of furniture.

Judy’s Vintage Fair Furniture Sale
Judy's vintage fair

Traders far and wide flock to this fair, where shoppers will find all things eclectic: chairs, tables by giants like Ercol and G-Plan; barware and kitchenalia; textiles and fabrics; sewing machines; cameras; record players and radios; cocktail glasses and figurines; posters and magazines; lampshades; mirrors and more…toys to telephones, ceramics to lighting. How will you choose to celebrate mid-century living from the 50s and beyond?

Admission £2-£3, Balham SDA Church, 83 Elmfield Road London SW17 8AD; Earlybird – 10:30 AM, General – 11:00 AM – 4:30 PM.

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