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The Weekender: Eid at Rumi’s Cave, Ruislip Railway and Brunch

August 8, 2019Halal Gems

The HG Weekender List – things to do this weekend in London from Eid at Rumi’s cave to an exhibition on Immigration and Britain and an exploration of femininity with Bald Black Girl(s).

  1. Exhibition: Immigration & Modern Britain
  2. Eid at Rumi’s Cave
  3. Brunch at Clifton Nurseries
  4. Ruislip Lido & Railway
  5. Exhibition: Bald Black Girl(s)

  1. Exhibition – Kaleidoscope: Immigration & Modern Britain

WHERE Somerset House, Strand, London WC2R 1LA
WHEN 12th June – 8th September

“A new photography exhibition exploring identity and immigration in modern Britain.

Featuring stills and moving image, Kaleidoscope showcases the works of ten photographers born or based in Britain, many with family origins abroad including Hong Kong, India, Jamaica and Russia, and explores what it means and how it feels to live as an immigrant, or a descendent of immigrants, in Britain today.”

2. Eid at Rumi’s Cave

WHERE Rumi’s Cave, Carlton Vale, London NW6 5HG, UK
WHEN Eid prayer at 11am, tea, snacks and bbq thereafter
TICKETS FREE, Registration required

Join the vibrant and warm community that is Rumi’s Cave for Eid prayer and a bbq this weekend. Perfect for a drop by or a whole day with the family.

3. Brunch at Clifton Nurseries

WHERE The Quince Cafe, 5A Clifton Villas, Little Venice, London W9 2PH
WHEN Mon-Sat 9am to 5:30pm, Sun 10am to 4pm

Booking strongly recommended

Okay, we cheated a bit with this brunch option but we couldn’t let a beautiful summer weekend pass without recommending The Quince Cafe at Clifton Nurseries. Nestled away in Maida Vale in a garden centre, the cafe is in a light filled conservatory perfect for a lazy brunch with friends. Perhaps you’ll pick up a few plants after!

4. Ruislip Lido & Railway

WHERE Reservoir Rd, Northwood, Ruislip HA4 7TY
WHEN Open daily 12pm to 5pm
TICKETS The Lido is free to enter, tickets for the railway:
adult (£3.30 return), child (£2.80 return), under 3’s go free

Change up Eid this weekend with a visit to the Lido. Have a swim, a picnic, a walk in the forest and a ride on the railway. “The pleasant journey takes you around the lake at Ruislip Lido, with the line weaving its way through the ancient Ruislip Woods. There are two main stations on the line where passengers can start and finish their journey.”

5. Exhibition: Bald Black Girl(s)

WHERE Roundhouse bar & cafe,  Chalk Farm Rd, Camden Town, London NW1 8EH
WHEN 10am Mon-Fri, 11am Sat-Sun

Curated by poet and visual artist Ruth Sutoyé and Aliyah Hasinah, Bald Black Girl(s) is an exhibition “exploring the experiences of bald Black women in London, inspired by Ruth’s own experiences of becoming a bald Black girl.

The exhibition explores themes of feminity, sexuality and masculinity. The Roundhouse bar & cafe is also a perfect way to spend an afternoon reading a book or playing the many different board games they have. Also a short walk away from an abundance of food choices in Camden Town!

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