[Families on the South Bank. Pic: Sarah Melhuish]
Got the Friday feeling… on a Thursday? That’s because workplaces are getting ready to shut down for a four day weekend Easter extravaganza. WOOP! Here’s what you should be doing when you’re not BBQing, recovering from the previous night’s antics or stuffing your face with chocolate…
All Bank Holiday
Four days of fun = four days of funfair! Regress on the rides at the Hampton Court Easter Funfair.
Hear the coursing currents at Trinity Buoy Wharf translated into music at John Eacott’s Floodtide: Listening Post.
The Royal Kitchens at Kew Palace are being brought back to life for the Easter weekend with Live Georgian Cookery.
Mini music fest: ‘60s inspired action at Modstock, Shacklewell Arms, Dalston, with bands, films, and a record fair.
Have a sleepover – spend the night with the Morning Glory crew, Oval Space.
The Wintershall Players are back with horses, donkeys and doves to perform The Passion of Christ, Trafalgar Square.
Check out the vinyl and bands at Berwick Street’s Record Store Day.
Then compare the cover art at Secret 7”, Mother, Shoreditch.
Learn how to brine and salt at a food smoking course at Hackney City Farm. Scrummy salmon here we come!
Dance Nuyorican salsa and boogaloo at Floridita, Soho.
Dress as Jesus – or Judas, if you prefer – and drink for charity at Christathon, The Trinity pub, Borough.
Jump on board the Rock’n'Roll Route Master Bus Tour, loading up at Walthamstow.
Music, food and Morris dancing: The Feast of St George, Trafalgar Square.
To go, or not to go? Go! To Shakespeare’s 450th Birthday Party, The Globe, South Bank.
Visit Every Street in Soho, learn a load of stories, and drink in a fair few pubs en route too!
Knights on horseback, dog races, and flying displays at the Easter Country Fair at Lee Valley Park.
Music, art and BBQ at Yard Life Festival (Sat-Sun), at the Islington Metal Works.
Last chance to stop by: Art on the Underground Print Shop pop-up at Piccadilly (until Sat); the Toast Army, at the Royal Artillery Museum, Woolwich (until Sat); and the Jameel Prize 3 exhibition at the V&A (until Mon).
Eat everything from fried chicken to frogs legs and souvlaki to sushi at the Urban Food Fest, the Euro Car Park, Shoreditch (from Sat).
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