LONDON, ENGLAND, March 14, 2013 /24-7PressRelease/
-- With this year's St Patrick's Day falling on a Sunday, Londoners are given the perfect excuse to party for the entire weekend. The capital embraces the holiday with the official parade in Trafalgar Square, a number of Irish themed activities and a generous serving of Guinness and stew. Visitors arriving from outside London can conveniently book their accommodation on LondonTown.com, where a wide range of London hotels
Born on 14th March 1933, Sir Michael Caine's 80th birthday will be celebrated in London with a photography exhibition at the Museum of London. Voted London's favourite Londoner in 2008, Caine is a prolific actor and this exhibition will explore how his background as a working-class Londoner influenced his path to stardom.
A further milestone to be regarded in London this weekend is the HMS Belfast's 75th anniversary. First launched in 1938, the floating military museum was originally a Royal Navy light cruiser and is a reminder of the role Royal Navy ships played during the Second World War. The capital will mark this monumental occasion by playing host to a series of special events and activities across the weekend.
It's a big weekend for art in the capital with the Chelsea Antiques Fair, a popular fixture on the Kings Road since 1950; the opening of the Tate Britain Commission, which sees Turner Prize winning artist Simon Starling create a major new project; and the return of RCA Secret, where Londoners are given the rare chance to pick up a piece of genuine art for a mere GBP45. The art of film is also showcased at the BFI's Lesbian & Gay Film Festival, which returns for its 27th year with its largest programme ever. As well as over 100 films, the festival will incorporate a number of parties and events, including a nod to man of the moment and gay icon David Bowie with a special screening and party on the opening day of the V&A Museum's exhibition, David Bowie Is.
Two new pop-ups open in London this weekend, the first being a ten-day Secret Emporium takeover at the Shoreditch Boxpark. With the company known for working with original labels and indie designers, shoppers can expect a plethora of unique pieces at this fashionable event. The second is an event that indulges on the winning formula of ping pong, booze and food. Taking place at a disused pub in Kensington, Pop Up Ping Pong will serve an evening of unlimited ping pong, cheap drinks and tempting mini burgers courtesy of renowned burgers on bikes company, #BRGR.
Those with children should head to The Little Angel Theatre where their new festival FIRSTS is being launched. Running for two weeks, the festival is a celebration of puppetry and premieres a number of shows from emerging companies.
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