Pick of the Line: the festival season has started

Field Day 2014 will take up a whole weekend in June. Pic: fielddayfestivals.com

Field Day 2014 will take up a whole weekend in June. Pic: fielddayfestivals.com

June is here and East London have loads to offer in the warm weather. Here’s our selection.

Open The Gate Festival

This June, the cultural organisation Open The Gate celebrates its 6th Anniversary.
As every year we are offering a special event: 13 hours of NON-STOP cultural entertainment, alongside our renowned African Market.

When: June 6, 12.00pm – 1.00am

Where: 35-47 Bethnal Green Road

How much: Free


Vintage Market at The Wick

This summer Haddon Events will be teaming up with The Wick to bring you a weekly Vintage and Retro market at The old Bath House in Hackney Wick.

When: June 7, 12.00pm – 10.30pm

Where: The Wick, 80 Eastway

How much: Free


Electric Bloom exhibition

Electric Bloom celebrates the rich heritage of Hackney and is inspired by residents' personal stories. This exhibition showcases works in mixed media created by Hackney artists and residents exploring the borough's textile industry and the exotic gardens and hothouses created by the Loddiges family in Hackney over 200 years ago.

When: June 7, 1.00pm – 5.00pm

Where: Sutton House, 2-4 Homerton High Street

How much: Free


Field Day

The leftfield festival returns for another year – and it's a one-dayer no longer: Field Day 2014 will take up a whole weekend in June. Over the last few years Field Day has become one of the best festivals in London, with a consistently excellent booking policy covering the world's best alternative acts, ranging from weird pop and indie rock to underground dance producers and folk musicians.

When: June 6 – June 7

Where: Grove Road

How much: £43.50 - £93



Speed Volunteering

Speed volunteering are short, one-off events for those who want to explore the opportunities in volunteering.

When: June 5 – June 6, 9.00am – 6.00pm

Where: Volunteer Centre Lewisham, 307-313 Lewisham High Street

How much: Free


Festival of Music

A celebration of Pop, Classical, Choral and World Music.

When: June 5 – June 6

Where: St Mildred's Church, Bingham Road

How much: £4, £2 (under 16), free (under 5)


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