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Fruitstock
Gloucester Green, north east corner of Regent’s Park, London.
6 -7 August, 12 noon to 9pm
See www.fruitstock.com

This free weekend festival is like a village fete, but with more people and better music.

Children’s activities include circus skills workshops, yoga, arts and crafts, a treasure hunt and a bouncy castle.

Musical highlights include Nitin Sawhney, Alice Russell, Jerry Fish and The Mudbug Club, and Hal.


Summer Daze
South London Gallery
Until 26 August
Phone 020 7703 6120

If you are looking for something different to do this summer, why not join in one of the many free events and workshops that make up Summer Daze at the South London Gallery throughout August?

Each day a different artist takes over the gallery and garden to lead a diverse range of free workshops for adults, children, young people and families.

The events begin at 1pm each day with the opportunity to chat with the day’s artist over a packed lunch, followed by an afternoon of making art.


Arc Unsigned
Stockton-on-Tees
Thursday 11 August, 8pm, £3.50
Phone 01642 525 199

This fortnightly event showcases the talents of up and coming bands. The next show features four bands who are set for great things.

The Romance sound a bit like The Libertines or Razorlight, but they have a distinctly Teesside perspective.

Idiot Savant are intense, darkly humorous and utterly resigned to their fate.

The Cutters are a mix of The Kinks, The Coral, The Who and The Jam. The Citizens of Kuba bring funky, baggy-esque beats to groove to.

Neil Walker


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Sat 6 Aug 2005, 00:00 BST
Issue No. 1962
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