What’s On This Weekend: 18th - 19th March 2023

Whether you’re looking for a film to get emotional over, a comedian to wheeze at, or an immersive exhibition to feel awe-inspired by, London has everything you need this weekend. One of the city’s biggest LGBTQIA+ film events makes a welcome return, while a spellbinding immersive exhibition is touching down at the Beams. Meanwhile, the Vauxhall Comedy Club are holding their comedy show and brunch deal - perfect if you’re looking for something a little more lighthearted! Make sure you keep on reading to learn all about the best London events this weekend.

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1. Catch a Flick At BFI Flare

Back for another year of phenomenal LGBTQIA+ movies, BFI Flare is one of the biggest, most significant, queer film events to date. Head to the BFI Southbank and enjoy a variety of screenings featuring international titles, short films, and a whole lot more. Alongside feature film screenings, there'll be showings with special filmmaker intros and Q&As, panel discussions, fabulous DJ parties, free exhibitions, and even their Big Gay Film Quiz night.

15 - 26 Mar 2023

Location: BFI Southbank, Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 8XT

A female comedian on stage with mic

2. Laugh Away at a Comedy Show Bottomless Brunch

Make an evening of hilarity extra special with this Bottomless Brunch and Comedy Show. Held at the Vauxhall Comedy Club, you'll get to enjoy 90-minutes of drinking, feasting, and comedy. Your comedy host for the night will be Alistair Barrie, welcoming the likes of Abigoliah Schamaun, Farah Sharp, Daniel Foxx, and Rob Deering onto the stage. Make sure you book early to avoid disappointment. Find more buzzy brunches with our guide to London’s Best Bottomless Brunches. Pick out a spot and enjoy tucking into mouth-watering savoury or sweet treats.

18 Mar 2023

Location: Vauxhall Comedy Club, 6 South Lambeth Place, London SW8 1SP

Women dressed in 1920's flapper dress dancing

3. Dance Away At The Candlelight Club’s Spring Ball

Be transported back to the roaring 1920's at this sensational experience: The Candlelight Club. For their spring ball, they'll be at an all-new location tucked away in South London. Come along for a grand jolly involving live music, sensational costumes, delicious food, and oh so much dancing. Along the way, sip on glasses of champagne, feast on a delicious meal, or allow tarot reader Lucius to peer into your future...  

18 Mar 2023

Location: A Top Secret London Location

Large, industrial room with atmospheric lighting

4. Explore Thin Air At The Beams

London is no stranger to immersive experiences, but this new experience from The Beams sounds like it'll be one of a kind. Step into a realm pushing the boundaries of sight, sound, and space at Thin Air, an immersive experience that'll take you to another world. Combining digital technology, atmospheric music, and the work of international artists, this multi-sensory experience will mesmerise your eyes and your ears.

17 Mar - 4 Jun 2023

Location: The Beams, Factory Road, London E16 2HB

A roast dinner with meat, carrots, broccoli and yorkshire pudding

5. Tuck into a Roast at this Sunday Pop-Up

You cannot beat a classic Sunday roast, a British staple you'll be able to grab at StudioZ this week. Drop by to enjoy a sumptuous, three-course meal from chef Danny, Jack, and the team. Expect a delicious dip and sourdough to begin with, leading into a mouth-watering roast and delicious chocolate desserts. DJs will also be spinning tunes throughout the foodie experience, while booze will be available at the cash bar. To keep your options open, check out our Best Sunday Roasts guide for more delicious plates of roasted veg and lashes upon lashes of gravy.

19 Mar 2023

Location: Studio Z, 537 Brixton Station Road, London SW9 8QB

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