Free London – Saturday 2nd – Sunday 3rd August

The big one this weekend is the Carnaval del Pueblo due to be held in Burgess Park on Sunday (3rd) with over 100,000 people expected.  Now in it’s ninth year the event begins with a parade from Elephant and Castle beginning at noon making it’s way to the festival where Latin Music including Salsa, Hip Hop and Raggaeton will be played over 4 stages till 10pm.

The festival also hosts a large kids area.

Green types will already be on their way to the Climate Camp which also opens on Sunday in a site which has just been taken about 1km from Kingsnorth Power Station.  A week of workshops, discussions and general climate camping leads up to a day of mass action against the power station on the 9th August.  The nearest station is Strood where shuttle buses will be run to and from the camp, check the website for details.

In support the second South London Critical Mass bikeride will set off at 6.30pm from outside Peckham Library.

On Friday 1st August the Housebreakin‘ crew are fucking the credit crunch with a donations only party running from 11pm-6am in Brixton.  Expect dirty Tekhouse and more and head to Arch 269 on Coldharbour Lane.

More sedately Housmans Bookshop are holding an evening of discussion on Saturday night on how only workers can stop climate change. Housmans is at 5 Caledonian Road in Kings Cross and the event starts at 6pm.

Equally worthy is the Whaleless art event in Strychnine Gallery, 65 Hanbury Street, E1 which is unsuprisingly dedicated to all things whale-like and open on both Saturday and Sunday.

For cultured types there will be free theatre on the South Bank at the More London festival whilst just up the river the National Theatre has a series of free events on Friday and Saturday featuring performances and music as part of the Watch This Space season.

Finally for those with the energy, Monday sees a welcome return to Monday Love at The Good Ship, 289 Kilburn High Road. Kicking off at 7pm expect a night of music, films and discussions all for now’t.

And that’s all.

Climate campers gear up for the week ahead

Climate campers gear up for the week ahead

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