What the Dickens…
Posted by Boundary Community Launderette on 09/02/2012
It’s going to be cold, (what’s new), but it will at least be sunny this weekend, according to the BBC weather forecast. It’s the start of half-term so there’s a bias towards our younger friends and fans, but we’ve found a few free things to do for everyone to enjoy. Don’t forget that if there isn’t anything to catch your eye in our selections we have plenty of links to local places of interest on the right of the web page. Whatever you decide to do enjoy your weekend, and if your on half-term holiday have a great week off!
Rich Mix has some great exhibitions on at the moment, and this week ‘oldnewborrowedblue‘ opened. Launched last year on the day of the Royal Wedding, oldnewborrowedblue is a varied collection of wedding photos from around the world and across the generations. Older and young people are asked to work together to share their family wedding photos and stories by adding them to this online public gallery. A selection of these photographs and stories, particularly local contributions from the 1920s to 21st century, will be on displayed in the Rich Mix lower café gallery area until 19th February. For information on all the exhibitions visit the Rich Mix website
To celebrate the bicentenary of Charles Dickens, you can meet the great man himself at the Museum of London on Saturday 11th February at 1pm, 2pm, and 3pm. He will tell you about some of the plots of his most famous novels and explain the characters in them. Discover how some of the stories are based on his own tough Victorian childhood. On Sunday 12th February at 1pm, 2pm and 3pm you can meet Miss Havisham, one of Dickens’ most famous characters, at and learn about the real woman who inspired Dickens to create her. For More information visit the Museum of London Website
Spitalfields City Farm is holding its first ever Potato Day on Sunday 12th February, from Midday until 2pm. Help celebrate the humble spud with hot soup, potato scones, potato printing and a competition to find the longest potato peel! There will be advice on growing potatoes, on allotments, in gardens and in containers, plus certified organic seed potatoes for sale, including Pink Fir Apples – Edzell Blue – Casablanca – Amorosa and many more… Pop and along and take a look, Spitalfields Farm events are great fun – you can wander around the farm and meet the rare breed animals too. Check out their website for more information.
The Imagine Children’s Festival at the Southbank Centre kicks off this Saturday, 11th February, and runs until Sunday 26th February. There are loads of free events including an old-fashioned fun fair, a craft pavilion and a different guest every day during half-term offering readings, magic and music. On Saturday you can enjoy a musical tour of the animal kingdom with the music of the Carnival of the Animals, on Sunday there’s a David Shrigley inspired workshop for budding artists, and on Saturday and Sunday you can drop in to see the Book Doctor and leave with your very own book prescription from Julia Eccleshare, Children’s Editor for The Guardian. For full details of all the things on offer visit the Southbank Centre website.
Make the most of your time with a service wash – for just £2 extra per machine we’ll do your laundry for you, leaving you free to do something else. We’re open 8am until 7pm every day except Bank Holidays, so you can drop off and collect your laundry when it’s convenient for you. (Please note that if there is exceptionally bad weather we may open/close at slightly different times, but will post on facebook if this happens).
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