Top five things to do this weekend around south London

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August may be over but summer isn’t – here’s our pick of things going on this weekend to keep you entertained.

Camberwell Fair

One-day event of live music will return to Camberwell with influences from around the world, DJs, and mask making, all completely free entry.

This will be the final year that it will be run by the current team of André Marmot and Sarah Taylor, who are affectionately calling it ‘CamberFairWell,’ but they hope to find some fresh promoters who will want to continue this great legacy.

For this last fair, they’ve pulled out all the stops to ensure this will be one final, glorious celebration of Camberwell’s music, people and culture.

Music to suit all tastes will include Bilongo (Cuban), Madalitso (West African), Tee Peters (Soul and Hip-hop), and All Day Breakfast Cafe (disco, jazz).

When? Saturday, September 2 from 12-8:30 pm.

Where? Camberwell Green, Camberwell, SE5 7AA.

Admission: Free

Film Festival at Southbank

The annual festival with exclusive film and TV screenings, including the premiere of Top Boy Season 3, is returning to BFI Southbank.

Now in its fifth year, S.O.U.L. Fest returns to BFI Southbank to celebrate Black film and TV talent both behind and in front of the camera.

The festival, created by The British Blacklist, We Are Parable and S.O.U.L. Film, will screen highly anticipated titles at BFI Southbank and Picturehouse Central.

From Friday to Sunday (September 1-3), take part in screenings and exclusive Q&As including a premiere screening of season 3 of Top Boy and lots more.

When? Friday, September 1 – Sunday, September 3.

Where? BFI Southbank, 0 Belvedere Rd, SE1 8XT and Picturehouse Central.

Admission: Prices vary per film. Tickets can be bought here on the website.

Jazz in Bermondsey Square

Enjoy an afternoon of free live jazz in Bermondsey this Sunday.

For their last event of the summer, the Unity Music Arts Team CIC presented a free afternoon of jazz music in Bermondsey Square.

This Sunday, the varied programme will feature a mixture of swing, blues and beyond. Each event is hosted by the local jazz singer Stephen Pierre.

When? Sunday, September 3, from 2 pm-5 pm.

Where? Bermondsey Square, SE1 3UN

Admission: Free

Deptford Creekside Festival

A local grassroots music label will host a brand new multi-venue music festival to celebrate five years of DIY radio.

Creekside Festival is an all-day and night event over multiple venues in Deptford.

Creekside invites electronic music fans to join them to enjoy the very best of hyperlocal, underground music from DJs and presenters across a wide array of electronic music.

Wookie (garage) and Jossy Mitsu (electronic) will be joined by a whole host of other DJs ready to hype up the crowds from day to night.

The event will champion neighbourhood crews, DIY radio, local businesses and spaces and community resilience.

When? Saturday, September 2 from 12 pm – 3 am.

Where? Multiple venues around Deptford, southeast London.

Admission: Tickets cost £20. Click here to buy.

Venues include AAJA Basement, AAJA Snake Pit, Artworks Courtyard, Buster Mantis, Endeavour, Isla Ray, Little Faith, Stocktons, The Birds Nest and Villagers.

Head south to see Sister Sledge, Peter Andre and UB40

A south London festival will bring together the biggest soul, Motown, disco, funk and house acts from across the globe with over 65 artists performing smash hits this weekend.

Soul Town Festival plays out on a beautiful site in Beckenham, Kent which is having a whole host of upgrades to really bring the experience to life with more themed spaces, more bars, more staff, more toilets and improved disabled access and viewing points.

On Saturday, (September 2) Sister Sledge and Boney M will be headlining and on Sunday, (September 3) don’t miss reggae-pop legends UB40 and a special performance from Peter Andre. Go for just one day or for the full weekend – tickets are still available on final release online.

When? Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd September, from 12 pm.

Where? Croydon Road Recreation Ground, Beckenham BR3 3FD

Admission: One-day tickets start from £57.50. Click here to buy.



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