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Things to do this weekend in London: 16 – 18 September

Design, dinosaurs and an ice cream van

Girl against blue background

It's fashion

London is playing host to Fashion Week (you hadn't heard?). But even if your favourite FROW is in front of your own telly with a cup of tea, get involved down Carnaby Street. There’ll be a big screen streaming the shows, brand pop-ups giving makeovers and flash sales. 16 – 20 Sept; free entry; Carnaby Street; W1F

Wilfredo Lam print

The other artist

Imagine hanging out with Pablo Picasso and André Breton but never getting the same kind of recognition? That’s Wifredo Lam’s story, but the Cuban-born surrealist painter is having his time in the spotlight now as the eponymous star of a new exhibition at Tate Modern. Until 8 Jan 2017; £16; Bankside, SE1

Ice cream van

We all scream

To celebrate this year’s London Design Festival, Nest (the thermostat people) are sending an ice cream van to key cultural spots, starting at Brixton Street Gallery. Thoughtful. There’s three new colours and flavours designed with food scientists Kitchen Theory: burnt toast, marmalade and English breakfast tea. Until 17 – 23 Sept; various London locations


Get lost

The summer is peak experiential cinema time, so it’s nice there’s a new gig rolling out now. Backyard Cinema’s The Lost World is a really cool jungle filled with tropical plants, beanbags and other effects. Films showing include Jurassic Park (obvs), The Lion King and Zootopia. 16 Sept – 6 Nov; from £16.50; Mercato Metropolitao, 42 Newington Causeway, SE1

Record fair

Spinning around

Old Spitalfields Market always has so much going on that their dedicated events are a welcome bit of buying direction for the easily distracted (*ahem*). On Saturday it’s the Record Fair, where specialist traders bring all sorts of wares for your listening pleasure. Just need to buy a record player. 17 Sept; 16 Horner Square, Spitalfields, E1

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