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