April 10 – 17: saints and sprinters, it’s time to run

Easter Chicks Pic: Peter Taylor

Easter Chicks Pic: Peter Taylor

From open jam sessions and the London Marathon, to Easter crafts and surrealist workshops, there is plenty to keep you entertained in East London over the coming week.

Whether you’re looking for a truly enchanting experience, or just something to keep your family entertained, check out what our local boroughs have to offer over the last week of the Easter holidays.


Amplify Sessions at The Albany

Head down to the Amplify Sessions at The Albany in Deptford next Tuesday evening and you will be treated to an evening of live music and DJs showcasing some of the best Rock, Folk and Hip Hop London has to offer. Doors open at 8pm and tickets are a bargain at £3. Click here for more information

Easter Bunny Hats at Forrest Hill library

If your kids just can’t get enough of Easter, why not take them to Forest Hill Library for an Easter Bunny Hat making workshop on Saturday. It is free and open to children between the ages of 5-11. The hour long session starts at 2.30pm. Click here for more information

Zippo’s circus comes to Blackheath

Britain’s favourite circus will be on Blackheath Common between April 10 and April 22, so make sure you don’t miss its springboard acrobats and world-renowned musical clowns. They’re in town for 12 nights. Click here for more information

Tower Hamlets

Free cycle training for the family

If you’re worried about your family cycling in London, Tower Hamlets council are running free cycle training in Victoria Park this Easter break. Sessions take place between 10am-12pm from Monday 14 to Thursday April 17. Parents with children in years three to six who have not previously had cycle training are welcome. Click here to get in touch with Tower Hamlets Council and book your place.

Watch the London Marathon from Tower Bridge

Tower Bridge is probably the most iconic place to watch the London marathon, so why not head down early this Sunday to soak up the street party atmosphere and enjoy the race. To find out other great places to watch the marathon, check out Time Out’s recommendations here.

Discounted cinema tickets for children at Whitechapel’s Genesis

The Genesis Cinema are offering £3.50 daytime tickets for children and accompanying adults until April 17. Click here for more information


Open Jam session with Kevin Davy at Richmix

Are you a budding musician? Then this is your chance to jam with British Jazz legend Kevin Davy. This one off open jazz session at Richmix in Bethnal Green invites all good musicians to get on stage and jam with the legend himself. Best of all, it’s free too. The night kicks off at 7.30pm. Click here for more information

The Hype tour of Shoreditch

This Saturday, Hype Shoreditch are running the coolest tour in London, taking you to some of the most quirky and interesting spaces Shoreditch has to offer. It’s a great way to explore all the best galleries and creative spaces in this thriving hub of East London. The tour is around 3.5 hours long, and they also promise a Bubble Tea tasting, coffee and even a slice of cake! Click here for more information

Surreal performance workshop at Parosol Unit

Take part in a surreal performance workshop with the whole family. Artist Michelle Williams Gamaker invites you to create your own performance with an assortment of props and costumes under the combined theme of family clans and camera. You’re invited to create a living camera that shows off your family clan and it all sounds wonderfully bizarre. Tickets are £5 and it’s suitable for ages 5-15 years. Click here for more information


Easter Family events at the Museum of Croydon

The Museum has a host of Easter events over the coming week, from Easter egg decoration to bunny rabbit bunting, there’s plenty to keep your kids entertained over the holidays. Click here for more information

One flew over the cuckoos nest at the Mitre Theatre

The Mitre players perform their version of the Ken Kesey classic One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest at The Mitre Theatre in Croydon. This definitive drama follows the story of Mac, a criminal that hates authority and finds himself in a mental health hospital despite showing no clear signs of mental illness. Tickets are £12 and the show closes this Saturday night. Click here for more information

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