Posted by Boundary Community Launderette on 31/05/2012
It’s going to be a long, long weekend – four days of wall-to-wall right-royal stuff. We’ve found a couple of things that are not Jubilee related, and we’ve got links to the major Jubilee events this weekend. Don’t forget that we’re closed on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday.
On Saturday 2nd June, the Geffrye Museum holds its monthly First Saturday Family Day with activities for everyone, plus for 5-11 year olds there’s the chance to make ‘Wonderful Wooden Toys’ at 10.30am – 12.30pm and 2.00 – 4.00pm. Be inspired by the mini-beasts, animals, plants and flowers in the Geffrye’s gardens and make 19th-century style wooden toys. Celebrating the Chelsea Fringe Festival. 11-19 year olds can turn their hands to ‘Artful Animations’ from 2.00 – 4.00pm, creating their own stop-frame animation using handling objects from the collection. See the Geffrye Museum website for more information.
On Sunday 3rd June the Rich Mix hosts the African Market from midday to 7pm. This unique alternative fair showcases the talents from Africa and the Diaspora located in London and UK. It includes designer’s and charity stalls where you can find original, ethical, vintage fashion arts & crafts, books and music.You’ll be welcomed by the distinctive sounds of the open Drumming Circle by Ghanaian collective One Drum, there are loads of activities for people of all ages and homemade African food will be served all afternoon. For more information visit the Rich Mix website.
This weekend the streets of central London will be thronged with people celebrating the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II – this is only the second time in British history that such an event has taken place. We’re only a short distance away from where one of the most spectacular events of this weekend will take place – the River Thames for the Thames Diamond Jubilee Pageant on Sunday 3rd June and the spectacular ‘Avenue of Sail’ with historic and beautiful ships will line both banks of the Thames for over a mile from London Bridge to Wapping.
On Monday 4th June the Jubilee Beacons will be lit across the British Isles. In Tower Hamlets we will have two official beacons, one at the Royal Palace of the Tower of London and the Borough’s own beacon at Mile End Park.
For more detailed information on the full range of events across London over the Diamond Jubilee weekend visit the official website. Whatever you’ll be doing you’ll want to check the weather so here’s a link to the BBC London Weather webpage, and the London Transport website will keep you up-to-date on travel diversions and road closures. Don’t forget that we have lots of links on the right of our webpage to loads of local places of interest. Whatever you do have a great weekend!
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