Cool, Cloudy, Breezy: An English Summer Weekend!
Posted by Boundary Community Launderette on 14/06/2012
Things are still quiet and the weather still hasn’t cottoned on to the fact it’s only a week until Midsummer’s Day, but we’ve found some great free things you might like. As usual if you aren’t tempted by our choices there are more places to choose from on the right of our web page, so have a great weekend!
The East in East Festival continues at Rich Mix, with large screens showing every match of Euro 2012 for free. For full details visit their webpage.
The Goldsmiths Hall, (at the corner of Foster Lane/Gresham Street – buses 8 or 242 to St. Paul’s), is holding a landmark exhibition celebrating the story of Britain and Gold and is well worth the short bus trip. There are more than 400 gold items dating from 2,500 BC to the present day. All the exhibits have been loaned from distinguished institutions and private collections, both in the UK and abroad, and many have rarely been seen in public before. Open Monday to Saturday from 10am to 5pm (closed Sundays and Bank Holidays except open Sunday June 24 as part of “Celebrate the City”) until Saturday July 28th. For more details see the Goldsmiths Company website.
Coin Street Festival, Bernie Spain Gardens, SE1 – Sunday 17th June 2-7pm: The annual festival launches Refugee Week with a profusion of new talent, pulsating with the sounds of live music, the flow of the spoken word, the sizzle of food and the rhythms of dance – the cultural fruits of sanctuary. Amongst the headlining acts are Jeremy Hardy, subversive stand-up comedian and star of BBC Radio 4’s News Quiz, Cerys Matthews, singer songwriter and BBC 6 Music broadcaster, Lemn Sissay, playwright and poet (the official 2012 Olympics Poet), and Tanya Auclair (UK/Rwanda), the oh so soulful One Woman Band. Visit their website for more information.
Village Underground, (the arches with tube trains on top at the corner of Holywell Lane & Great Eastern Street), is hosting the first East London Comics and Arts Festival on Sunday 17th June, 10am till late. ELCAF showcases talent in the comics and graphic art scene, with new collectives and publishers from around the world on hand showing their work and holding talks and workshops. Affordable art is for sale, along with books, posters, magazines, toys and T-shirts. Anorak Magazine lead an illustration workshop for kids. There are also live drawing events featuring the likes of Luke Pearson and McBess. Check out their website for full details.
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