January 10-15: New activities for the New Year

Ice Sculpting Festival Pic: Jack Lawson

Ice Sculpting Festival Pic: Jack Lawson

The new year is all about doing new things. Keep a few of those resolutions you made at midnight and take advantage of some of the unusual and unique events going on along the east London Line over the next week.

Explore a market, see a theatre production or art exhibition, and if you’re feeling particularly adventurous, take up a new hobby such as ice sculpting.

Mrs Bear’s Swap Shop - Old Spitalfields Market

Saturday 11

If you want to change up your wardrobe this year but haven’t got a huge budget, get down to Mrs Bear’s Swap Shop and swap your unwanted goods with those of fellow shoppers.

Spitalfields Style Market

Saturday 11

This new weekly event hosts fashion stalls every Saturday specialising in original clothing and ethical goods from many London creatives.

Horniman Farmer’s Market - Horniman Museum

Saturday 11 9am-1:30pm

Kick-start your healthy eating plan this week by visiting the Horniman Farmer’s Market set in the museum gardens. For sale are locally sourced produce including vegetables, meat, fish, bread, flowers and hot food.

Flight - Jack Studio Theatre

Wednesday 15 (to February Saturday 1)

This adapted play based on the classic novel ‘The Master and Margarita’ by Russian writer Mikhail Bulgakov is playing down in Brockley.

London Ice Sculpting Festival at Canary Wharf

Friday 10 Saturday 11 Sunday 12

If you fancy taking up a new hobby this year, seek inspiration from the international ice sculptors in this weekend long competition.

The Tea Rooms at The Old Truman Brewery

Saturday 11 11am-6pm Sunday 12 10am-5pm

A haven and treasure chest for those who love to pick up quirky bits of furniture and antiques on their weekend. Also find soft furnishings to spruce up your pad for the new year.

Hannah Hoch exhibition at The Whitechapel

Wednesday 15 Jan to March 23.

This exhibition featuring Berlin’s Dada movement member Hannah Hoch will be perfect for seeing some new art. Hoch merged images together from fashion magazines and illustrated journals to create representations of the social change during the 1920s.

Dave Ellis and Boo Howard at Ruskin House

Monday 13

Did you promise yourself that you’d explore some new music this year? Check out this folk duo from north London playing in Croydon.

Macbeth at Fairfield Halls

Tuesday 14, 7:30pm; Wednesday 15, 10am, 1:30pm

Check out this innovative musical production of Shakespeare’s classic tragedy by children - an exciting event for all the family.


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