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Three things you won’t want to miss this bank holiday weekend

Alexandra Sims

1. August bank holiday weekend in London can only mean one thing. It’s Notting Hill Carnival time. A weekend of jaw-dropping costumes, smoking barbecues, huge tunes, plenty of dancing and endless rum punch. Head west for all the action on Sunday and Monday. Get there before 7pm if you don't want to miss the bands and sound systems and this year attendees are being asked to wear green clothing in solidarity and empathy with the Grenfell victims.

2. Shuffle Festival is returning to Mile End on Saturday and Sunday for two days of film screenings, food, walks, talks and music. Now in its fourth year, Shuffle is taking to the urban wilds of Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park, with highlights including a ‘Trainspotting’ double-bill, followed by a Q&A with director Danny Boyle, performances from feminist punk band Big Joanie and grime artist Elf Kid, a Wah Nails pop-up and games of Badminpong. Tickets start at £22.50.  

3. Relive every '90s game show fantasy you ever had at The Beast, the world's largest inflatable obstacle course at Alexandra Palace. Jump, bash and clamber your way through 32 inflatable obstacles across a 272 bouncy metres. Tickets priced at £22 are still available on Saturday, Sunday and Monday between 10am and 10:30am. 

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