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Things to do in London this Saturday

Enjoy the best day (and night) of the week with our guide to Saturday fun in London

Saturday: a day of the week so uniquely brilliant that Elton John, Nick Drake and, uh, Whigfield all wrote songs about it. Whether you plan to spend yours dancing, drinking, shopping or broadening your cultural horizons, we've got you covered with our pick of the day's best events.

1

Visions Festival

Critics' choice

Camera Obscura, Fat White Family, The Antlers, Toy, Jens Lekman, The Antlers, Andy Stott, Merchandise, Shamir, Hinds, Girl Band, Oscar, Jones + more.For the third consecutive year, Visions brings Hackney some musical fun this summer.There’s also a range of non-musical activity: markets, exhibitions, street food stalls and the like. Plus Visions has completely sold out for the last two years, so you’d be wise to book now.

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Various Hackney venues, London Fields Saturday August 8 2015
2

Gladiator Games

Critics' choice

See professional gladiators (who may well have other jobs too, but they're definitely also very good at pretending to be gladiators) battle it out in Guildhall Yard, the site of London's only Roman amphitheatre. The reconstructions of the gladiator-style games once held in ancient Londinium will take place before an emperor, and the crowd will decide which warrior will get to walk free based on their performance.

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Museum of London, Barbican Saturday August 8 2015 - Sunday August 16 2015
3

Seth Troxler's Acid Future

Critics' choice

Join Seth Troxler, DJ Harvey, Jackmaster, Skream, Marshall Jefferson, The Martinez Brothers, Craig Richards and more at the Tobacco Dock complex. Deep house don, BBQ-lover and occasional nudist Seth Troxler is not a man to sit still for too long. His latest endeavour is a thoroughly enticing one for anyone who likes their dance music with a generous dollop of old-school rave attitude.

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Tobacco Dock, Wapping Saturday August 8 2015
4

Nine Worlds Geekfest

The fan-run Nine Worlds Geekfest is a chance for those who love geek culture in general (and its many specifics) to meet like-minded fanatics away from the manic atmosphere of the corporate sci-fi expos. Gaming, film, cosplay, literature and science are all celebrated alongside science-fiction and fantasy, and guests and speakers will be available for chats rather than just impersonal autograph sessions.

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Radisson Blu Edwardian, Heathrow, Heathrow Airport Friday August 7 2015 - Sunday August 9 2015
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Impossible

Levitating women! Burning men! Disappearing cars and reappearing helicopters! Shrinking cards, disappearing cards and cards that’ll change colour as if by bleedin’ magic. Saws, cross bows, beds of nails and water-tank escape jobs. Every traditional trick you can imagine is crammed into magical extravaganza ‘Impossible’.

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Noël Coward Theatre, Leicester Square Until Saturday August 29 2015
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Inside Out

Pixar's latest is a dizzying, inventive but still kid-friendly trip into the unconscious mind

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Now Showing

Iris

A winning doc about one of New York's most unlikely fashion icons – 93-year-old Iris Apfel

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Now Showing

Amy

This heartbreaking doc is precisely the tribute the great British singer-songwriter deserved

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Now Showing

Eden

This account of the French house boom is so much more than just snooty Parisians pushing buttons

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