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The Weekender: VR games room, Willowbrook Farm festival and more

August 1, 2019Halal Gems

The HG Weekender List – things to do this weekend in London and beyond from VR escape rooms, to Sufi rock and the opening of an edible garden.

  1. Summer Soulstice: The Saami Brothers
  2. St Raphael’s Edible Garden Opening Ceremony
  3. VR Games Room
  4. Barber Shop Chronicles Theatre Show
  5. Willowbrook Festival

  1. Summer Soulstice: The Saami Brothers

WHERE St Ethelburga’s, 78 Bishopsgate, London, EC2N 4AG
WHEN Sun 4 Aug 2019 6:30 pm – 10:00 pm
TICKETS £20

A group of six brothers and cousins, the Saami brothers were trained by their father/ uncle Ustaad Naseeruddin Saami, one of Pakistan’s pre-eminent khayaal singers, and a champion of classical music. Their grandfather, and other ustad, was Munshi Raziuddin, the great qawwal, classical singer and scholar, for whom one of the five lanes of Karachi’s famous Qawwal Gali is named.

Summer Soulstice sees an evening of poetry and transcendence amongst the beautiful, historic vaults and arches of St Ethelburga’s.

2. St Raphael’s Edible Garden Opening Ceremony

WHERE St Raphael’s, Neasden, London, NW10 OPW
WHEN Sat 3 Aug 2019 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
TICKETS Free, no booking required

Join an afternoon celebrating the grand opening of the new Community Garden in Neasden – with delicious nibbles, cold drinks and fun and games for all the family!

3. VR Games Room

WHERE Two locations, Aldgate and Kings Cross, London
WHEN Ongoing 10:30 AM – 9:45 PM
TICKETS £39.50 per person

Omescape London brings the best wireless Virtual Reality escape room experience to the UK for the first time. You are the last remaining survivors of humanity. Can you complete your last mission and reverse the apocalypse with HUXLEY?

4. Barber Shop Chronicles Theatre Show

WHERE Roundhouse Theatre, Chalk Farm Road, London, NW1 8EH
WHEN Ongoing
Thursday 18 July – Saturday 24 August 8pm (Doors 7.30pm)
Matinees Thursday & Saturday 3pm (Doors 2.30pm)
TICKETS £15 – £59.50

Directed by Olivier award-winning director Bijan Sheibani and designed by Rae Smith (War Horse), Barber Shop Chronicles is a heart-warming, hilarious and insightful new play that leaps from a barber shop in Peckham to Johannesburg, Harare, Kampala, Lagos and Accra over the course of a single day.

5. Willowbrook Farm Festival

WHERE Willowbrook Farm, Hampton Gay, OX5 2QQ
WHEN Saturday 3rd – Sunday 4th August
TICKETS
£0 – £80

Willowbrook Farm’s annual Arts and Music Festival brings artists and musicians from all over the world together in an intimate and spectacular weekend event.

From Jazz standards to Mongolian throat singing, Sufi rock to traditional Chinese, African and English, our spectacular musical acts come from all across the world to our farm to create a rich and varied event that is not to be missed. 

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