We’re not sick of the heat just yet, which is lucky as it’s set to be another scorcher this weekend! Although there’s something happening in Rio (you can find the best places to watch it here) that won’t be until the sun sets, so we’ve found a few exciting things to do out in the sunshine.
East Village, Victory Park, Celebration Avenue, E20
Saturday 14th June – Sunday 15th June, 12pm-6pm
The biggest free film weekend of the year is here at East Village and thanks to East End Film Festival and Get Living London there’s so much to do. Saturday is for the footy fans with football channel Copa90 airing a number of short football films from around the world, getting everyone warmed up for England’s match that evening. If you’re not into football, then don’t worry, there are things you can do too. You can get your craft on with Aardman Animations who are running a ‘Build Your Own Morph’ workshop (book a free place here), which will be incredibly popular.
Then on Sunday it’s all about the foodies with the UK premier of Jon Favreau’s charming and funny Chef (rated 89% on Rotten Tomatoes). There’ll also be plenty of real food to sink your teeth into over the weekend as great street-food brands like Born & Raised Pizza, ATE, and Cheeky Italian will all be getting involved. Pizza in the sun, whilst watching a great movie – can a weekend get much better than that?
Image: CoolTan Arts
CoolTan Arts, Third Floor, 224-236 Walworth Road, SE17, 1JE
Saturday 14th June, 1pm – 6pm
You may not find out why a raven is like a writing desk, but you’ll come away a lot wiser. All afternoon the vibrant art centre will host a number of free workshops to help you get a taster of the organisation and the work it does for mental health with creativity. You can hear chats on how food affects mood, learn what a panic attack is, and brush up on your painting. The day is part of a bigger campaign that is running throughout June that aims to challenge the stigma and discrimination behind mental health.
The Oval Space, 32 The Oval, E2 9DU
Saturday 14th June, 10am – 7pm
Comics are not just for geeks anymore, and nothing makes that clearer than the success of the East London Comics and Arts Festival (ECLAF). Back for its third year in a new east London venue, the festival will pull in a marvellous team of young talent from the comics and graphic art scene.
As well as offering comic-art lovers the chance to get a print for a great price, and maybe a handmade toy or tee if you’re lucky, there’ll be plenty of workshops and talks run by some awesome artists. You can meet and chat to Fancy Butcher Press, Sjored van Ree, Chris Ware, Mattias Adolfsson and more. This is a must visit for all you east London creative types!