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Things to do this weekend in London: August 12-14

The Bard said music was the food of love, we say you should just have both

Two women enjoying craft beer

Weekend sessions

Craft beer is good. Especially when you can try new brews from international artisans, eat gourmet food and listen to DJ sets too. A ticket includes an official festival tasting glass, beer notes, entry to Fuller’s Cask Yard and unlimited tasting pours. 12- 14 Aug; from £38.50; Oval Space, 29-32 The Oval E2 9DT

A colourful place setting at Jason's Little Kitchen supperclub

Dinner time

Jason’s Little Kitchen is a supper club that takes traditional West Indian flavours and makes them into something very modern. On the four-course menu for this weekend? Slow-cooked chicken kebab and a cacao and coconut sorbet pairing. 13 Aug; 7 – 10pm; £36; The Clerkenwell Kitchen, 27 – 31 Clerkenwell Close, EC1R 0AT

Covent Garden's Seven Dials seen from above, with a pedestrian lawn crowded with people

Cultural heat

Central London on a Saturday isn’t usually hugely fun. Spotlight at Seven Dials will change that; it’s a one-day festival with loads going on – live music and comedy, craft workshops and discounts at tons of the shops in the area. 13 Aug; free entry; 12 – 7pm; Seven Dials, WC2H 9HD

A DJ performing at South London Soul Train

Master blaster

The South London Soul Train club night is hosting a Stevie Wonder special, with bands and DJs paying tribute to the musical legend over four floors of the CLF Art Cafe. Advance tickets have sold out but there will be 500 on the door, so get there on time. 13 Aug; £13 on the door; 10pm – 5am; Bussey Building, 133 Rye Lane, SE15 4ST

The choir of Some Voices performing in UV light under lasers

Join in

Some Voices, the cool choir founded with a few singers six years ago has grown massively, with over 500 members consistently injecting life into a once-tired pastime. See them perform songs from festival headliners like Beyoncé and Pulp with good food and cocktails in your hand. 11 – 13 Aug; £17; Mercato Metropolitano, 48-50 Newington Causeway, SE1 6DR

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