Seasonal delights to satisfy even the biggest Grinch

Christmas decorations. Pic: Kiuko

Christmas decorations. Pic: Kiuko

When you’ve had about enough of left over turkey sandwiches as you can take and the Christmas specials on repeat are about to send to insane, head out in the big wide world again and take solace in fun (and festive) activities around you.

Victoria Park Ice Rink – Ends January 1

You’ve only got a short time left to enjoy Victoria Park’s first ever ice rink. In a valiant attempt to burn off the Christmas hedonism that’s found its way to your waistline, the ice rink will provide you with the perfect antidote to those unwanted pounds. It’s also super fun so you won’t even notice them burning away. Be sure to book ahead to avoid any disappointment and make sure you check any age restrictions which might prevent you having fun.

Mohajoner Nao – December 21 – 22

The Brady Arts and Community Centre on Tower Hamlets’ Hanbury Street plays host to Mohajoner Nao (The Boat of Infinity) this weekend as the season of Bangla drama continues. Subachan Nattya Sangsad will be bringing their play, which tells the story of mystical baul Shah Abdul Karim and ends the diverse and culturally rich season of Bangla drama.

Out Of The Box Exhibition – Ends January 29

A celebration of the borough’s past is open to the public in the Tower Hamlets Local History Library and Archives with a range of artistic pieces forming the basis for this exhibition. Disabled people and creatives joined forces to research the Tower Hamlets archives for their inspiration. The exhibition will be touring the borough across a range of sites so if you miss this opportunity, there are plenty more opportunities to catch it.

David Batchelor – Starts Monday December 22 – May 3, 2015

Batchelor’s Monochrome Archive goes on display on Monday, December 22 with all 500 images appearing in one place for the first time documenting nearly two decades worth of work. If abstract imagery of an urban landscape is your cup of loose leaf tea, make your way down to the Whitechapel Gallery.

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