Open Air Theatre: Doctor Dolittle

Illyria are back for another fun-filled season of open air theatre, and this time they're talking to the animals. When Doctor John Dolittle is taught by his wise old parrot Polynesia how to talk to animals, news of his skills spreads far and wide. Soon animals across the world send messages asking for his help.

The Temple, Wanstead Park Avenue, E11 2LT, Sunday, August 12, 1pm. Details:

In Her Words

In Her Words presents five eclectic pieces of work from five evolving female choreographers exploring different autobiographical experiences. From male suicide to stigma in the dance industry, from social systems to undressing female identities, this night is packed with personal commentaries of life experiences.

Redbridge Drama Centre, Churchfields, South Woodford, E18 2RB, Saturday, August 11, 7.30pm. Details: 020 8708 8800

Anjunadeep Open Air Festival

This festival will be playing great music, along with street food, cocktail bars and bespoke production all mixed in with a vibrant crowd.

Three Mills Island, Three Mills Lane, E3 3DU, Sunday, August 12, 12pm to 10.30pm. Details:

D&D Satellite

The Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch invites everyone to come together to create a plan for a thriving arts scene in Havering and South Essex.

Queen’s Theatre, Billet Lane, Hornchurch, RM11 1QT, Saturday, August 11, 5pm. Details: 01708 443333

Mini Melon Necklace Workshop

Make your very own mini melon necklace. Learn how to hand link a juicy slice of colour pop acrylic, from flesh to rind, before gluing sparkling Swarovski cut crystal pips to create a pretty fabulous one of your five-a-day. There will be drinks and snacks to fuel the fun, plus you'll even receive a discount off your jewellery purchases on the day.

Tatty Devine, 236 Brick Lane, E2 7EB, Saturday, August 11, 2.30pm. Details:

Herbal Remedy Making

Come along for a hands-on session where you will learn how to make your own herbal goodies. The workshop will guide you through the basics of how we turn herbs into natural products, focusing on the restorative properties of a number of herbs. You will learn how to make a calendula infused lip balm, a rejuvenating bath salt soak and a relaxation spray with herbs and essential oils.

Martello Hall, 137 Mare Street, E8 3RH, Sunday, August 12, 2pm. Details:

London in Slow Motion

Re-discover London as a slow place on this leisurely guided walk through the hectic West End. In a city addicted to speed, reclaim the right to dawdle and the pleasures of observing. From seasonal change to gradual erosion, enjoy the ways the capital quietly resists the frenzied rhythms of metropolitan life. Notice architectural details and monuments that pay tribute to the slow, and celebrate those rebels who rail against the rush with their wilful sloth.

Cleopatra’s Needle, Victoria Embankment, Saturday, August 11, 11am to 1pm. Details:

Raze Collective Weekend

Celebrate the best in queer (LGBTQI+) culture with theatre, dance and music at the Raze Collective Summertime Stage takeover. The Raze Collective is a charity that supports, develops and nurtures queer performance in the UK. Raze was established in response to the closure of many long-standing queer venues. By bringing together people working in different aspects of the queer performance community, including performers, producers, promoters, directors, venue owners, academics and audience members, the charity hopes to protect and promote queer performance for everyone.

Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, Lambeth, SE1 8XX, Friday, August 10, to Sunday, August 12. Details: 020 7960 4200

Street Eat

Street Eat is the one time a year where everyone comes together in the heart of London for an al fresco food festival, smack bang in the middle of Carnaby Street. You’ll get the chance to taste affordable signature plates and cocktails, dine on the West End’s longest picnic table and listen to great live music and DJ sets. The Newburgh Quarter will also be transformed into the ultimate chill out area, complete with a grass lawn and bean bags to bed into. Plus, expect 1940s entertainment from Cahoots throughout the day.

Carnaby Street, Soho, Saturday, August 11, 12pm to 6pm. Details:

Summer Prosecco Crawl

Bring your friends and meet new ones on the Prosecco Pub Crawl. Walk along London's most vibrant riverfront visiting river view bars along the way. You'll also be treated to five free samples of Prosecco. Your guide will entertain you with games and quizzes while you walk past some of the best sites of London, including Tower Bridge, the Shard and Shakespeare's Globe Theatre.

Tower Bridge Road, Saturday, August 11, 3pm. Details: