A Winter Weekend of Wonders
Posted by Boundary Community Launderette on 05/01/2012
It’s our first weekend free things to do post of 2012 and we’ve searched, checked stuff out and found some things going on that you might like…
The Geffrye Museum has it’s usual First Saturday Family Day on 7th January, with loads of activities including Bake Away the Blues for 11-19 year olds from 2.00 until 4.00pm, where you can bake away your January blues and use herbs to create 2012 treats, and Bean Kings and Pea Queens for 5 to 11 year olds from 10.30am – 12.30pm and 2.00 – 4.00pm, where you can craft an Epiphany crown and really regal accessories. Visit the Geffrye website for full details.
Rich Mix hosts ‘Images of Protest’, an exhibition that focuses on protest posters and poster art of 50’s, 60’s and early 70’s Britain and how this art form has both influenced and been influenced by the myriad aspects of youth culture. The work on display charts the immense change that occurred in popular and social culture in these decades and covers subjects such as Nuclear Disarmament, Racial Equality and Equal Rights. Open Friday 6th January until Saturday 28th January. For full details visit the Rich Mix website.
The Tower Hamlets Local History Library in Bancroft Road is hosting East End Street Scenes – Paintings by Noel Gibson. A self-taught artist born in Scotland, Noel Gibson was a prolific painter of East End street scenes during the 1960s – 1970s. Gibson’s paintings capture a changing borough, often depicting rows of old houses on the brink of demolition. The exhibition is open until Thursday 9th February, for full details of opening days and times visit the exhibition web page.
A little further afield, it’s the last weekend of the South Bank Centre’s Winter wonderland Festival. The Forkbeard Fantasy: Theatre of Animation is open until Sunday 8th January. Enter a magical world of interactive fun for young and old, with peepshow boxes, mechanical gizmos, films and cartoons. On Saturday 7th., The Clore Ballroom will be oozing energy as youth dance companies from across London perform with the hope of securing a place at U. On Sunday 8th., Winter River Tango is an afternoon of workshops, demonstrations, DJ’s and live music. Get full details from the Winter Wonderland website.
If you want to clear your head of post-festive blues but need your laundry done, drop it in to us and go and enjoy yourself. There are loads of other things to see and do locally, just check out our links on the right of the web page. Have a good weekend!
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