June 5 – 12: From interactive exhibitions to music festivals

Blood Orange will be playing on Field Day Festival during the week. Photo: john or juan/Flickr

Blood Orange will be playing on Field Day Festival during the weekend. Photo: john or juan/Flickr

The is never a boring day in the ELL Boroughs! From literature to design exhibitions to music festivals, we have got you covered. Here is our pick of the line.


An Evening with the Stars From Strictly Come Dancing 201

Spend an Evening with your favourite Strictly Come Dancing Stars Pasha Kovalev, Katya Virshilas from 2014 at Fairfield Halls on June 12, 2014, and Tickets £24.50 plus booking fee.

Croydon Designs for Life Exhibition

See the changing landscape of Croydon’s public space with its innovative, architecture and design, specialising capital living in Croydon and the future design of the area. From June 10, 2014 to June 19, 2014 at The Sun Lounge.



Horniman Museum, Garden Festival.

Meet the green fingered specialists through planting activities, vegetable instrument-making workshops, herbal cocktail masterclasses and tours of the Horniman Gardens, while listening to music from the bandstand. June 8, 2014, 12pm-5pm, Admission Free at the Horniman Museum.



The Hollywood Spring Weekender

See films that you will not find anywhere else at London’s coolest new film venue (Time Out). With films such as FEMININE CARNIVORES! And DUST DEVIL + THE VOICE OF THE MOON! From June 5, 2015 to June 7, 2014. Tickets from £7.00 plus Booking Fee (Tickets available only online – http://www.hollywoodspring.com) at the West Building, 6 Well Street, Hackney, E9 7PX.

Stoke Newington Literary Festival

Embrace your favorite, Authors, Poets and musicians at Hackneys 5th Festival FROM June 6-8, 2014, Ticket prices and venues vary around Hanckney. For additional information please go to http://www.stokenewingtonliteraryfestival.com/

 Field Day Festival at Victoria Park

London’ most independent and cutting edge music festival returns for another year. Line Up includes Metronomy, Pixies, All We Are and Drenge. From June 7-8, 2014 at Victoria Park.


Tower Hamlets

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

 Bring your children’s favourite story to life with the Open Book Theatre Company’s new adaptation of Alice in Wonderland at the Idea Stores and Libraries in Tower Hamlets (please check the website for different venues over the weekend http://www.openbooktheatrecompany.com/) From  June 5-7, 2014

Open The Gate 5th anniversary @ Rich Mix

Experience 12 hours of live music from all over the world with a authentic African Market at 35-47 Bethnal Green Road, E1 6LA, on Sunday June 8, 2014 from 12.00pm, admission Free

Spitafields Music Summer Festival 2014

Embrace Spitafields Summer Music Festival once again at a series of venues across Tower Hamlets. Led by Associate Artists the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, experience early music as you have never here’d it before. From June 6 -21 , 2014 For additional information see http://www.spitafieldsmusic.or.uk/

Volunteer’s Week

Tower Hamlets is celebrating Volunteer’s Week with a series of events to help people find out about volunteering and to highlight contributions in the local area. From June 6-8, 2014,

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