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Africa on the Square

15 Oct: Get a taste of African cul­ture in Trafal­gar Square at this an­nual fam­ily-friendly event. Catch live mu­sic, DJs, dance per­for­mances and a fash­ion show on the main stage. Browse the mar­ket stalls and ex­pe­ri­ence African cui­sine at the food stands. Plus there are many free cul­tural ac­tiv­i­ties for all the fam­ily. The pro­ces­sion on the square with African drum­ming and danc­ing takes place at 1.15pm. The event is part of Black His­tory Month. Free. Noon- 6pm. www.vis­it­lon­don.com. Trafal­gar Square, WC2N 5DN. E7. Sta­tion: Char­ing Cross.

Blooms­bury Fes­ti­val

19-23 Oct: Per­for­mances and live mu­sic cel­e­brat­ing Blooms­bury’s her­itage. This year’s theme is ‘lan­guage’, ex­plored through com­puter code and Morse code to the lan­guage of food, mu­sic and dance. Among the events tak­ing place are a street party with a twist, break­fast talks, clas­si­cal con­certs, sound and visual art in­stal­la­tions plus artis­tic, sci­en­tific and lit­er­ary col­lab­o­ra­tions (p. 24). www.blooms­buryfes­ti­val.org.uk. Var­i­ous lo­ca­tions. T: 07964-272219. E7. Sta­tion: Tot­ten­ham Court Road/Goodge Street.

Lon­don Bridge City Sum­mer Fes­ti­val

To 31 Oct: Make the most of the last dregs of sum­mer with theatre and live mu­sic in Hays Gal­le­ria ev­ery Wed­nes­day and week­ends, DJ sets on Fri­days and Satur­days and live Brazil­ian bands out­doors ev­ery Sun­day. The Lon­don Riviera serves sum­mer cock­tails, street food and craft beer. Daily 10am-10pm. Free. www.lbc­sum­mer­fes­ti­val.com. Pot­ters Fields Park be­tween Tower Bridge and Lon­don Bridge and around The Scoop, SE1 2DB. E11. Sta­tion: Lon­don Bridge.

Dance Um­brella

7-22 Oct: In­ter­na­tional chore­og­ra­phers cre­ate orig­i­nal per­for­mances in a packed pro­gramme of world, Euro­pean and UK pre­mieres (p. 42). Please check for times and prices. www.danceum­brella.co.uk. Var­i­ous lo­ca­tions. T: 020-7257 9380.

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