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The Weekender: Somali Funk, Sunflower farm and Late Night Cafe

August 30, 2019Halal Gems

The HG Weekender List – things to do this weekend in London from enjoying Somali funk and adventure golf to a pick your own sunflower farm.

  1. Sunflower Farm
  2. Adventure Golf
  4. Root 25 Late Night Friday Cafe

  1. Sunflower Farm 

WHERE The Pop-Up Farm, M1 Junction 9, St Albans AL3 8HT (free parking)
WHEN Variable – keep up to date on their Instagram

The Pop-Up Farm is a family-run and family-friendly farm that welcomes thousands of visitors each year at a series of pop-up farming festivals. Free entry to pick your own sunflowers, sweetcorn and pumpkins (depending on the season).

Also available to purchase is freshly barbecued corn on the cob and pizza.

2. Adventure Golf

WHERE Trent Park Golf Club, Bramley Rd, London N14 4UW
Mon – Fri 9am to 9pm
Sat – Sun 10am to 7pm
TICKETS £9 for over 12’s, kids discount and group offers available

Crazy adventure golf with 18 holes amongst cascading waterfalls and secret caves, great for the whole family!


WHERE Chalk Farm Rd, Camden Town, London NW1 8EH
Fri 30 August 10.30am – 5pm [FREE]
Saturday 31 August Doors 7.30pm – Dur Dur Band + Special Guests
Sun 1 September 10:30am – 5pm
TICKETS Exhibition is FREE, Saturday gig is £12

Somalinimo (till I dhimo) is a programme celebrating Somali culture. The series brings together events and installations curated by writer and poet Amina Jama. The immersive installation recreates a typical British-Somali living room, taking visitors on a journey “to explore the experiences of Somali families settling in the U.K.”

“Alongside the installation audiences will get the chance to experience the debut international exhibition of award-winning Canadian-Somali photographer Yasin Osman’s tribute exhibition to his grandmother, Dear Ayeeyo.”

Saturday sees a special headline gig by Somali funk, disco and soul band Dur Dur.

4. Root 25 Late Night Friday Cafe

WHERE Root25, 90C Mile End Road (Next to Red Dragon), London, E14UN
WHEN Fri, August 30, 8:00 PM – 11:55 PM BST
TICKETS FREE, registration

A hub for talkers, tea drinkers and the curious?

“The Night Cafe returns once more. Expect more tea, more snacks, a salt bae sprinkle of Eid , and maybe, just maybe the return of DJ King of Hearts.

As before, guests are welcome to come and go as they please throughout the night, and stay as long as they like.You don’t need a ticket to come, but if you sign up with a free ticket it will give us an idea of numbers, which helps us plan.”

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