Secrets & Alternatives, By George!
Posted by Boundary Community Launderette on 19/04/2012
There are some interesting free things going on this weekend, with a couple of events so near you’d almost fall on them as you roll out of bed! The weekend will be subject to typical April weather, so be prepared for some heavy showers. We’ve picked things that are all indoors, but as always don’t forget that we’ve got loads of other ideas under the ‘Local Places and Events’ links.
Alternative Fashion Week continues at Old Spitalfields Market until Saturday 21st April. This is the annual showcase for young, forward-looking designers including recent graduates and independent designers. Catwalk shows are at 1.15pm and the fashion market will be open for business from 11am to 5pm each day. Check out the Alternative Arts Website for more information.
Rich Mix hosts it’s latest Snapshots Festival, Part 10 – St George’s Day: My old man said follow the band on Saturday 21st April from midday until late. There will be a wide range of family-friendly events including storytelling, free exhibitions, workshops, performances and films. There will also be a pub quiz and evening entertainment. For full details of what’s on offer visit the Rich Mix Website.
The Idea Generation Gallery is exhibiting Secret 7″ on behalf of the Teenage Cancer Trust until Sunday 22nd April. Around 700 unique seven-inch sleeves inspired by tracks from The Cure, Florence + The Machine, Bombay Bicycle Club, CSS, DJ Shadow, Noah & The Whale and Ben Howard. The exhibition has an added air of mystery as no-one will know who designed each sleeve, or which of the seven tracks is housed inside. The exhibition is free, but you can donate to the cause and buy the artwork, (they can only accept cash, so please take plenty with you!). See the Secret 7″ website for more information on the project and the exhibition.
Don’t forget that Spitalfields City Farm has a weekly Eco-Chic Market every Sunday. There are some great exhibitions still running at the Whitechapel Art Gallery and Bethnal Green Museum of Childhood, and the Geffrye Museum and Museum of London are well worth a visit at any time. The Alchemy Festival at the Southbank is coming to a close this weekend and is worth catching, (wether or not the weather holds!).
Whatever you do have a great weekend, and if you’re pushed for time you can always get us to do a service wash so you can do something you really want to do!
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