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That’s The Way To Do It…

Posted by Boundary Community Launderette on 10/05/2012

We’ve searched the listings to find the best free local events but there isn’t too much going on. A little further afield, Covent Garden is holding a May Fayre and Puppet Festival and there’s another Real Food Market at the South Bank Centre. Last weekend the online BBC weather forecast wasn’t exactly trustworthy, fingers crossed that it’s right this weekend when it forecasts sunshine…

This Saturday, 12th May, Toynbee Hall is holding a Spring Community Day from 11am until 4pm. There will be a whole range of activities including arts & crafts workshops, exhibitions and the brilliant ‘Human Library’ – a chance to ‘borrow’ someone with an interesting life story and have a conversation with them. There are also free refreshments! For more details visit the Toynbee Hall website.

The Whitechapel Gallery is hosting a Family Day: The Factory of Confessions on Saturday 12th May, Midday until 4pm. Inspired by Gillian Wearing, artists Rebecca Davies & Eva Sajovic present ‘The Factory of Confessions’, turning the Creative Studio into an exciting hive of activity for families. (Booking is advised). There are also some great exhibitions at the moment, including works from the Government Art Collection. For full details visit the Whitechapel Gallery website.

© Whitechapel Gallery

On Sunday 13th May the Rich Mix Centre will be echoing to the sounds of the Grand Union Youth Orchestra from 10am until 2pm. Led by top professional jazz and world-musicians from the renowned Grand Union Orchestra, the GUYO run free monthly masterclasses and workshops for aspiring young musicians (aged 13 – 25) from all musical cultures. For more details visit the GUYO website. There are also a couple of great exhibitions worth catching, visit the Rich Mix website for details.

© GUYO/Rich Mix

© GUYO/Rich Mix

On Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th May, Covent Garden is hosting the 37th May Fayre and Puppet Festival. There will be a whole hos of traditional activities including  dancing around the May Pole, Morris Dancing, music and, naturally, puppet shows. This year  celebrates the 350th anniversary of Mr. Punch, so expect a lot of Punch and Judy fun and mayhem… For full details visit the Covent Garden May Fayre page in Time Out.

© Time Out

© Time Out

If you want more ideas for local places to visit check out the links to the right of the page. Don’t forget that we do service washes so you can make the most of your time!

Have you voted for us yet? We still need votes if we are to win the Creme of Nature Community Action Award that will give us the funds to improve and replace the 20 year-old washing machines. It will make a massive difference to everyone who uses the launderette if we win. We can only with by people texting their vote, (charged at usual message rate), so please text ‘Caa Vote1’ to 0778 620 0960 and encourage your friends to do the same before Sunday 20th May! Thankyou!


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