Two Weekends for the Price of One
Posted by Boundary Community Launderette on 22/03/2012
The Launderette Towers blogger is taking a break for a week, so we’ll attempt to give you some ideas of free things to do locally for the next two weekends. Don’t forget that the clocks go forward 1 hour at 2am on Saturday night/Sunday morning!
Rich Mix continues its series of Snapshots, 13 bite-sized festivals celebrating East London in its Olympic year, on Saturday 24th March from 10.30am until late with Snapshot 9 – Bangladesh Community: Banglatown. The festival will celebrate Bangladesh Independence Day with two exhibitions, family workshops, film screenings, a guided walk, theatre performances, live music, a community meal, carom tournament and much more besides, this is a unique event for people of all ages, backgrounds and interests. For full details see the Rich Mix Website
Starting this Sunday, 25th March, Spitalfields City Farm will be holding a new, family-friendly ‘Eco-Chic’ outdoor market every Sunday from 10am until 6pm. There will be music, refreshments at the Strawbale Cafe and market stalls offering redesigned and ‘upcycled’ artefacts, unique clothing, fashion and jewellery, furniture, homeware, arts and crafts and healthy food. So browse, have a cuppa, and chill out in this lovely local urban oasis.
The Museum of Childhood opens a new exhibition on 31st March: Playing In or Out? An exploration of how notions of children playing indoors and playing outdoors have changed dramatically over the past 50 years. Check out their website for more information.
On Sunday 1st April Rich Mix will be showing a free screening of Autism: The Musical at 1pm, as part of Autism Awareness Week (26th March until 1st April 2012). Booking is essential, see the Rich Mix webpage for full details.
Exhibitions are continuing at Rich Mix, including Curry Chefs of Brick Lane and Banglatown, and from Sunday 25th March Artie Vierkant in his first UK solo exhibition; and the Idea Generation Gallery is hosting Simon Annand: The Half. The Whitechapel Gallery has a number of exhibitions, including a new selection of work from the Government Art Collection.
There are loads more places to visit for free on our doorstep, with great galleries, museums, parks and city farms a short walk or bus ride away. Check out the links on the right of the web page. Don’t forget that Tower Hamlets residents who are members of Tower Hamlets Libraries or Idea Stores can get into the Tower of London for just £1!
We’ll be back with our next blog on Thursday 5th April, packed to the brim with ideas for the Easter weekend. Check out our Easter holiday closures here so you can plan the big wash!
Don’t forget we are open from 8am until 7pm, last wash is at 6.15pm, and are fully staffed. If you’d rather have a service wash to save time you can drop your laundry into us on your way out and collect in on your way home, or even the next day – take the stress out of laundry! (We’re closed on Bank Holidays and Easter Sunday).
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