March 27- April 3: Comedy, crafts and Mother’s Day fun

Find crafty gifts for Mother's Day at local fairs. Pic: mags

Find crafty gifts for Mother’s Day at local fairs. Pic: mags

It’s Mother’s Day this coming Sunday, but no need to worry for those who are yet to make any plans. From card-making to comedy, EastLondonLines has put together a selection of all the best activities on offer across the four boroughs.


Lewisham library  are holding a special Mother's Day workshop this Saturday, which will feature card-making among other crafts. All materials and help will be provided by Lewisham Library members.

This event is held at the Manor House Library, on Old Road, SE13 5SY. 11-12pm, free entry.

Blackheath Halls' Great Hall plays host to performers from the Lewisham Music Hub this Friday featuring pieces from various choirs, orchestras and brass band. Tickets are £7 and more information can be found here.


There is a special concert taking place on Mother's Day itself, featuring singers Tara Brown, Kofi, Janet Kay and Donna Spence. The event will take place in Croydon's Fairfield hall and begins at 7.30pm - 10pm. Tickets range between £12.50 and £17.50; VIP boxes £21.50.


London comedy club, Touch of Class, is hosting a special Mother's Day show in Hackney this Sunday. The performance is centred around the theme of motherhood and will take place in the Hackney Empire Main House, from 7.30pm. Tickets cost between £22.50-£30.

There is a free craft fair in Stoke Newington this Saturday, featuring decorative items from local businesses, designers, artists and craft makers– perfect for finding last minute presents to surprise family members with. The fair will begin at 2.30pm and end around 6.30pm, at 103 Stoke Newington Road. Contact: Suzanne Asphall,

Tower Hamlets

Lewisham Library are hosting a "My mother is a superhero workshop", featuring top comedy poet, Neal Zetter. The poet will perform his own work and help others to write their own raps and rhymes to celebrate Mother's Day. The event is free and starts at 2pm and ends at 3pm, followed by a card-making workshop.

Take trip down memory lane to the Swinging Sixites at Tower Bridge next week. Featuring images of iconic Sixties personalites like Twigg, Peter Cook, Dudley Moore, Michael Caine. Tickets are £9 and doors open on March 28.

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