LONG WEEKEND

BANK HOLIDAY: Got a long weekend ahead of you and looking for things to do in London to fill the bank holiday? Take a look at our suggestions for activities in London, whatever your budget.

AV FESTIVAL: Explore the best in audio visual art and culture with this festival featuring live performances and projects including cinema, projection mapping, visual music, creative coding and exciting uses of technology, plus workshops, talks and more. Various locations and prices, book ahead, 26-28 May

LAST WORDS: The Last Word festival kicks off its opening weekend with poetry slams, a creative writing workshop and a talk from award-winning poet Sabrina Mahfouz, shining the spotlight on themes of home, heritage, mental health, politics and musical journeys. Camden Roundhouse, various prices, book ahead, 25 May-10 June

ALCHEMY: Alchemy Festival showcases the strong cultural connection between South Asia and the UK through performances, workshops and talks from established and emerging talent. Southbank Centre, various prices, 19-29 May

STILL FASHION: Born and raised in Jamaica, fashion-conscious Jessica Ogden presents a selection of objects from her archives and hosts workshops encouraging local residents to utilise their creativity and produce a community piece, narrating local and personal histories. 31-33 Church Street (Marylebone), free, just turn up, until 23 June, 11am-6pm

FOODIES FESTIVAL: Live cooking from award-winning chefs, an entire street food village, a vintage tea tent, a chilli eating competition and live music all set in the stunning 200 acre grounds of Syon Park. Now tell us that doesn’t sound like a recipe for a good weekend? Syon Park, various prices, book ahead, 27-29 May

SPANISH FERIA: The traditional festivities of Andalucía inspire this vibrant and colourful celebration of Spanish culture on the banks of the Thames, with brightly decorated ‘casetas’ rammed full of delicious tapas, beer, wine and live entertainment. Potters Fields Park, free, just turn up, midday-10pm