So it’s been a while since I’ve done one of these posts but there is plenty to do this weekend. Hopefully the weather will hold up. By the way if you have any interesting events you would like me mention please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Real food festival – 5th – 8th May 2011, Earls Court
The Real Food festival returns to London for the 4th year running. For all discerning foodies this a chance for you to sample treats from over 400 producers. There will be live music, workshops, tastings and debates. Also a chance to dine in pop-up restaurant Mrs Paisley’s Lashings.
For more information visit http://www.realfoodfestival.co.uk/
Brick Lane Curry Festival – This Sunday 8th May – 15th May 2011
Brick Lane is Mecca for every curry enthusiast. This sunday a myriad of quality curry houses are hosting a day of events, stalls and festive treats to give you anything and everything to get stuck in to if you’re a fan of all things hot. This will be complemented by music and street performances. The event starts at 12pm and carries on till 8pm.
Tea & Coffee Festival – Sun May 8, Southbank Centre Square
Tea and coffee drinkers unite to celebrate their drinking habits. As well as sampling different types of tea and coffee you will able to try tea & coffee based cocktails, tea & coffee flavoured macaroons, churros with mocha sauce, coffee flavoured cheese cakes and more!
For more information visit http://www.teacoffeefestival.com/
For Art Lovers
Collect at Saatchi – Until May 8, Saatchi Gallery
“COLLECT provides a unique opportunity to view and buy the best contemporary craft from the most prestigious international galleries, all within the stunning setting of the Saatchi Gallery on the King’s Road, London”.
For more information please visit http://www.craftscouncil.org.uk/collect/
For Techie types
“Digital Shoreditch is voice of everything digital that happens in Shoreditch. The festival opens up the debate on the impact and importance of digital technologies across a wide cross section of industries; nurturing and connecting the digital community; providing a platform to build links and share digital best practice, and positioning Shoreditch firmly at the heart of digital innovation. The activity culminates on 3rd-7th May, 2011, where Shoreditch will be transformed into a digital playground with late-night parties, open studios, eye-catching displays, lighting up buildings, gigs, conferences, workshops, real-world interactive installations, and augmented reality games”.
For more information please visit http://digitalshoreditch.com/
For Home bodies
Grand Designs Live 2011, Until 8th May 2011, Excel Centre
Looking to do some spring changes to your house or Garden then get on down to the excel centre where over 500 exhi exhibitors covering interiors, gardens, home improvements, self-build, renovations, technology and shopping will be showing all the newest ways to spruse up your pad.
For more information please visit http://www.granddesignslive.com/