Things to do this weekend in London (19th-20th October)

The IanVisits guide to free and cheap lectures, trips, heritage events, organised tours and other random miscellany happening around London this weekend.

Top events in London on Saturday

A festival focused on Sicilian food, with art, exhibitions and food demonstrations.
 11am to 10pm
 
 Whitechapel
2019-10-19
2019-10-19
Sicily Fest
Arts and science collide in a fun, engaging day exploring all things moon-related.
 11:30am to 5pm
 
 Euston
2019-10-19
2019-10-19
Two days of sake tastings bringing together four breweries from Japan’s rural prefecture of Kochi, on Shikoku island.
 1pm to 6pm
 
 Kensington
2019-10-19
2019-10-19
Tosa Nakama Sake Fair
The Barbican Archive Residency is a weekend of free talks, workshops, films and pop-up installations in the foyers of the Centre.
 12pm to 6pm
 
 Barbican
2019-10-19
2019-10-19
The Barbican Archive Residency
Waterloo Classics is a monthly classic car show/meet in central London.
 12pm to 4pm
 
 Southwark
2019-10-19
2019-10-19
Monthly Waterloo Classic car display
For 4 evenings, an installation made by artist Richard Sharples will be shown in St. George’s Gardens, together with the short film Imagining Mountains, which will be projected in the Chapel of Rest.
 7pm to 9pm
 
 Euston
2019-10-19
2019-10-19
£12.00
Dr Troyer will talk about the implications of marking a living body with representations of death and discuss current innovations in memorial tattooing
 1pm to :
 
 West Brompton
2019-10-19
2019-10-19
Morbid Ink
Naomi Ryan will discuss some of the strangest acquittals in legal history and explore how a system that strives for rationality and objectivity tackles some of the weirder and darker claims made by defendants.
 5pm to :
 
 West Brompton
2019-10-19
2019-10-19
Elstree Studios, where many of these shows were made, will play host to this very special event to celebrate the fantastic programmes we all remember and love.
 6:30pm to :
 
 Elstree
2019-10-19
2019-10-19
A celebration of ITC' inc 'Randall and Hopkirk at 50
Join Steve Cross and eight hilarious geeks from the local area for a chaotic evening of stand-up about science and the lives of scientists.
 7:30pm to 10pm
 
 Euston
2019-10-19
2019-10-19
A visual and emotional treat with unique live church organ improv from David Hinitt.
 7:30pm to :
 
 Southgate
2019-10-19
2019-10-19
Nosferatu -  on a screen, in a church, with organ music

Top events in London on Sunday

A festival focused on Sicilian food, with art, exhibitions and food demonstrations.
 11am to 8pm
 
 Whitechapel
2019-10-20
2019-10-20
Sicily Fest
Annual harvest festival parade - this year in Lambeth -- with the Corn Queene and Berry Man.
 12pm to :
 
 Kennington
2019-10-20
2019-10-20
 October Plenty
Two days of sake tastings bringing together four breweries from Japan’s rural prefecture of Kochi, on Shikoku island.
 1pm to 6pm
 
 Kensington
2019-10-20
2019-10-20
Tosa Nakama Sake Fair
The Barbican Archive Residency is a weekend of free talks, workshops, films and pop-up installations in the foyers of the Centre.
 12pm to 6pm
 
 Barbican
2019-10-20
2019-10-20
The Barbican Archive Residency
For 4 evenings, an installation made by artist Richard Sharples will be shown in St. George’s Gardens, together with the short film Imagining Mountains, which will be projected in the Chapel of Rest.
 7pm to 9pm
 
 Euston
2019-10-20
2019-10-20
Campbell Price’s talk will explore why we are so fascinated with the ancient Egyptian dead and whether it reveals more about our own anxieties and prejudices than it informs us about ancient Egypt.
 3pm to :
 
 West Brompton
2019-10-20
2019-10-20
Mummies, magic and medicine
Annual Transportfest which this year, includes a special emphasis on commercial vehicles as well as the extensive bus displays and rarely-seen early examples
 10am to 5pm
 
 Weybridge
2019-10-20
2019-10-20
London Bus Museum Transportfest
An opportunity to have a look at the buildings and engines, to take in the exhibition and learn something of the Victorian sewer system.
 10:30am to 4pm
 
 Abbey Wood
2019-10-20
2019-10-20
Crossness Engines open day