If You’re Bored…
Posted by Boundary Community Launderette on 06/05/2011
After a short break we’re back with a few choices of free events nearby. We hope there’ll be something to tickle your fancy, but if there isn’t check out our ‘Local Places and Events’ links.
On Saturday 7th May, the Geffrye Museum has craft events and quizzes for young people aged 5 – 19. Those aged 5-11 can personalise their own lunchboxes from 10.30am – 12.30pm and 2.00 – 4.00pm, whilst the 11 – 19s can make Japanese sweet delights and create stylish gift packaging to wrap them in from 2.00 – 4.00pm . The gardens at the Geffrye are now starting to come into their own, and there’s a great cafe too! For full details check out their website
Also on Saturday 7th May, 1pm to 4pm, the Spiralfields Community Gardens will be launched at Spitalfields City Farm. This is a project that the farm and Groundwork London are working on together, and they want to involve the whole community. Refreshments will be provided. While you’re there you can take a look around, and meet the new arrival – a rare-breed Golden Guernsey goat. See the website for more information.
At the Museum of London on Sunday 8th May at 1130 youngsters can meet a company of Roman soldiers and take a closer look at their clothes, armour and way of life. As well as the fantastic galleries that tell the story of London from pre-history to today, the exhibition of London Street Photography has over 200 candid images of everyday life in the street form the earliest days of photography right up to the current time. For full details visit their website
On Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th May at Rochelle School, Arnold Circus, Arts 4 Human Rights have organised the Transeuropa Festival, which works to highlight international and local social justice issues through the arts. Throughout the weekend there will be bus tours, walking tours, spoken word and theatrical events together with interactive workshops. There’s a full programme so get all the details from their website
Just a little further away from home, at St. Paul’s Church, Covent Garden on Sunday 8th May, is the Covent Garden May Fayre and Puppet Festival. This annual festival celebrates the art of puppetry with Punch and Judy professors from around the country. There is a procession at 10.30am, puppet shows and workshops from11.30am to 5.30pm, folk music by The Lost Marbles String Band, maypole dancing and clowns. Sounds like a good day out! For full details check out the website
Well, that’s quite an eclectic selection of suggestions – not bad for a weekend following two bank holidays! Don’t forget that whatever you decide to do, make the most of your time by getting your laundry service washed. It’s one less thing to do, even if you just use the time saved to have forty winks, you deserve it! Have a great weekend.
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