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Gardens, Footie and Stuff…

Posted by Boundary Community Launderette on 07/06/2012

It’s back to the normal two-day weekend, and we’ve found a few things you might like to visit. Keep an eye on the weather forecast, it’s still not looking like summer yet… Whatever you do have a great weekend and remember your laundry needn’t take up too much of your time – get us to do a service wash so you can get on with something more interesting!

It’s London Open Garden Squares Weekend on Saturday 9th & Sunday 10th June, and Arnold Circus is taking part for the first time. There will be someone on hand from 10am until 5pm each day to answer questions on the history of the gardens and the recent restoration and planting, and a landscape architect from LDA Design will be on site in the afternoon. For more information about Arnold Circus visit the Friends of Arnold Circus website, and for information on other participants visit the Open Garden Squares website.

©  Friends of Arnold Circus

© Friends of Arnold Circus

To coincide with the European Cup Rich Mix presents East in East,  a free celebration of Eastern European music, arts, films, culture, and European Championship Football. From 7th June there will be 20 days & nights of live music, DJs, films, art, food and football – you’ll be able to see all the matches live on giant 15 x 10 foot screen. There will be free live music or performances after all matches, Rich Mix has teamed up with the finest Eastern European London-based artists, promoters and musicians to celebrate the very best of Eastern European culture in London. (The only event that isn’t free is the opening night party on Thursday 7th June).

On top of this there are two art exhibitions, DJ nights, album launches, spoken word mash-ups plus the all-important Eastern European food and drink. Visit the Rich Mix website for full details of the matches and events.

Bicycle fans will be in for a treat with the return of the IG London Nocturne on Saturday 9th June. It’s a packed programme of cycle racing and entertainment from 4 to10.30pm around the streets of Smithfield Market, with Penny Farthing and fold-up bike races together with the elite races. Visit the London Nocturne website for full details.

The Geffrye Museum is hosting a Topsy-Turvy Tea Party on Sunday 10th June, from midday until 4.30pm, as part of the London Open Garden Squares Weekend.  There will be fun craft activities, music, garden games and stories for children of all ages . The London Dixieland Jazz Band will provide the music, children aged 3 and over will be able to create a pop-up tea party hat with artist Gemma Gottelier, there will be games from around the world, storyteller Debbie Guneratne will be telling stories of Sri Lankan food and drink, plus many other activities. See the full details on the Geffrye Museum website.


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