This week’s Pick of the Line brings you the most noteworthy events in your area, there is a lot to choose from and most are completely free!
Shirley Windmill open day
Although the windmill ceased working in about 1890 it has recently been restored, so there is a lot to see. An amazing chance to see the inner workings of a windmill.
When: 5 July
Where: Postmill Close, Croydon, Surrey, CR0 5DY
When: 10 July
Where: Croydon Arena - Arena, London SE25, UK
Botanical arts session
Join talented botanical illustrator, Talya, for an afternoon of experimental art focusing on the beautiful wild flowers and plants found in Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park.
When: 11 July
Where: Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park, The Soanes Centre, Southern Grove, E3 4PX
Snoop Dogg, Rudimental, Annie Mac, Cypress Hill and Jessie Ware add to a star-studded lineup in Victoria's park Lovebox festival.
When: 17-18 July
Where: Victoria Park, Tower Hamlets, London, E3
Hackney electric boom exhibition
Electric Bloom focuses on Hackney’s strong links with the textile industry in the 19th century and the exotic gardens and hothouses created by the Loddiges family in Hackney over 200 years ago. At this time visitors from all corners of the globe came to Hackney to experience an amazing display of tropical plants and flowers from around the world.
When: 7 June - 12 July
Where: Sutton House, 4 Homerton High Street, E9 6JQ
Acoustic Sundays: The midsummer gala
Join us on the sunny side of the street on Sunday 5th July for a Midsummer Gala, celebrating creativity in a local community which inspires change in people, opens opportunities for emerging artists and helps aspirations grow.
When: 5 July
Where: St Peter's Crypt, Northchurch Road, N1