Posted by Boundary Community Launderette on 19/07/2012
There are a lot of free things to do this weekend, most of them on Saturday when the Olympic Torch passes through Tower Hamlets and Hackney. So if you happen to see a crowd of people chasing someone with a lit beacon along Shoreditch High Street at about 3.45 don’t worry! We’ll be open as usual on Saturday although there will be road closures and transport delays. If you’re coming to use the launderette and travelling by bus or car please check the Transport for London website first. Whatever you do this weekend, enjoy it – the BBC weather website is even forecasting sun and warmth for Saturday and Sunday. Whoopee! Don’t forget that a service wash takes the hassle out of doing your laundry and gives you more free time.
On Friday 20th July from 4pm until 9pm Brick Lane will be celebrating becoming ‘Curry Capital 2012’ with a huge free street party. There will be food, live entertainment, family events and, of course, culinary demonstrations. Check out the Tower Hamlets webpage for more details.
Rich Mix hosts its final Snapshots Festival from Midday until late on Saturday 21st July, with free film, exhibitions, music, storytelling, the very best the capital has to offer in up-and-coming performers, arts & crafts workshops for the whole family, a market space and their superb community feast where you can take a dish to share or pay just £1! Some events require pre-booking so please check out the full details on the Rich Mix Snapshots Webpage.
There are loads of events taking place to celebrate the arrival of the Olympic Torch in Tower Hamlets and Hackney on Saturday July 21st July. Tower Hamlets is holding a party at Stepney Green Park from midday until 5pm, and Hackney celebrates with The One Festival at sites throughout the borough. The Torch will be carried along Shoreditch High Street from around 3.50pm, and will be heading north from Commercial Street towards Kingsland Road. See these links for more information: Tower Hamlets Torch Relay Route, Tower Hamlets Torch Relay Events, Hackney Torch Relay Route, Hackney Torch Relay Events, London 2012 Website – Torch Relay Route
The Shoreditch Festival continues on Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd July from midday to 10pm each day, with a whole range of performance art, music, family activities and a great picnic area. Needless to say the Olympic Torch will be making an appearance on Saturday! Get full details from the Shoreditch Festival website.
The Spitalfields International Food Fair kicks off this Saturday, July 21st., and on Sunday July 22nd Spitalfields Farm is hosting a Food Fair from midday until 5pm. There will be fresh farm produce, fruit and vegetables, home-made cakes, food and drink stalls, food growing workshops, cookery demonstrations, donkey rides and the ECO-CHIC Market. Find out more at the Spitalfields International Food Fair webpage.
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