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dandelionAfter my first full week back at work I’m pooped. I’m not sure I’ll be up to anything creative this weekend however I do have to make seven party bags for one year olds without falling foul of a circle of yummy mummies, so a certain amount of creative thinking will be involved!

Although the weather seems to have taken a turn for the worse over the last few days,  summer in London is getting into full swing and there are so many festivals and fairs to go to. In particular look out for your local school fairs happening over the next couple of weeks before the school holidays.

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If you happen to be in France on Bastille day, you’re going to know about it. A national holiday the French celebrate the storming of the Bastille in style with plenty of fire works, gorgeous food and, of course, plenty of wine. Bringing a little bit of France across the water you can now celebrate all things French this weekend at Borough Market and Bankside. There will be street entertainers and family activities but more importantly there will be lovely French food and bread making workshops.

Bastille Festival, Borough Market and Bankside, Sunday

Jazz Hands

The Big Dance Weekend is the culmination of the Big Dance Week, hundreds of events taking place across the country to celebrate everything jazz hands. Watch a performance or get involved the choice is yours.

The Big Dance Weekend, Saturday and Sunday, various locations


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If comedy is your thing then you have to check out the Balham Comedy Festival. Based at the Bedford pub this comedy festival celebrates both up-and-coming stand up acts and more well know comics and would be a good warm up for Edinburgh Fringe.

Balham Comedy festival, Balham, 11th-19th July


I couldn’t get away with not mentioning the World Cup final so if you’re looking for a place to watch the match here is a list of the best places in London to cheer, shed a tear or have a laugh at the beautiful game. Watch the Cup Final