London in Love Weekend

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Time Out says

A long weekend of love-themed dance and music events to celebrate the royal wedding. On Friday, in addition to a screening of the ceremony itself, there's popular wedding music in the bar (1-4pm; free) and an 'Alternative Royal Reception' in the Udderbelly, with comedy and cabaret (8pm; £19.50). Saturday sees 'Billy's Big Busk', an afternoon of participatory music-making with Billy Bragg (3pm; free; see the website to download chord charts and lyrics) and in the evening a Guilty Pleasures club night (9pm-2am; £16). On Saturday and Sunday, couples are being offered the chance to tie the knot in the Chapel of Love (contact weddings@southbankcentre.co.uk for details), there's also a wedding party dance, with a workshop followed by the chance to try out your moves on the ballroom floor (workshop noon-2pm, dance 2-5pm; free). Sunday also sees poets rewriting and performing wedding speeches in 'Will You Please Be Upstanding' (3pm; free). During the weekend, there's also the chance to see 'The Royal Family' exhibition of representations of the House of Windsor by contemporary artists including Adam Dant, Alison Jackson and Tony Oursler. See the website for full details.

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