EVENTS LIFESTYLE

THINGS TO DO | April 2016

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Things are hotting up in London, by which of course we mean there’s been some actual sunshine out there. Ok, it’s no real cause for celebration but at least we can do outdoor things again, sort of. There’s plenty happening in and about town this month so if the decadent double bank holiday hasn’t worn you out, turn your attention to this collection of creative gems. Oh, and did we mention April is also YOUNG GOLD TEETH’s birthday month? Double the cause to get out there and celebrate, don’t you think?

FIRST FRIDAY at The Wellcome Collection, Euston

When? Friday 1st April 2016 at 7pm

How much? Free

Now this is a good way to begin the month: exhibitions, cocktails and tours ’til late. The Wellcome Collection is one of our very favourite creative spots so the opportunity to see their current shows, States of Mind, Medicine Man and Medicine Now and something special in the Reading Room after hours is an exciting one. Enjoy drop-in tours at 7pm, 8pm and 9pm, ask questions and enjoy. Click attending here.

THE YOGA FASHION REVOLUTION FUNDRAISER at The Life Centre, Islington

When? Friday 1st April 2016 at 7.30pm – 9.30pm

How much? £15 donation

Our friends at TRAID are hosting something special to aid the Fashion Revolution team’s efforts to change the world for the better and we think it’s the best idea ever. Join Amisha Ghadiali for an evening of yoga celebrating Fashion Revolution Week. Proceeds from the calming and restorative session will directly support a project supporting the children of garment workers in Bangladesh. No kids should be denied schools and hospitals so flex those muscles and get involved. Find tickets here.

THE LONDON ARTISAN at Old Truman Brewery, Shoreditch

When? Every Sunday this month at 10am – 5pm

How much? Free

Surely one of the best creative markets London has to offer, the fresh-faced London Artisan is a celebration of talent that takes place at one of our favourite spots, The Old Truman Brewery, every Sunday of every month. Well worth a visit if you’re after a healthy dose of inspiration and on the hunt for beautiful gifts, products and artworks for yourself and your favourite people. Find out more here.

MATISSOLOGY BY DAVID MENDEZ ALONSO at Beach London, Shoreditch

When? Until 3rd April 2016

How much? Free

Your last chance to see this excellent mini exhibition and playful ode to one of the greats from a talented Spanish artist. David Mendez Alonso’s book Matissology, published by the awesome Belly Kids, will be on offer too. If you fancy a hit of colour, Beach is currently the place to get it. Hurry, hurry. Click attending here.

CRAFTY FOX MARKET at The Bussey Building, Peckham

When? Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd April 2016 at 11am – 5pm

How much? Free

The Crafty Fox is back for spring and we’re so excited. Showcasing over 100 handpicked designer/makers, the illustrious event hits Peckham for its first weekend. Guest curated by Charlotte Abrahams, expect music, food, drinks and creative marbling and jewellery workshops with PupTart and IAmAcrylic. Support independent businesses, handmade and UK-made this weekend.

INDEPENDENT CERAMICS MARKET at Abney Hall, Stoke Newington

When? Saturday 2nd & Sunday 3rd April 2016 at 11am – 6pm

How much? Free

You know the drill, people. Get yourselves over to Stokey for a a curated selection of over 50 ceramicists and DIY potters. The usual drinks and treats as well as music will be on offer so if you’ve not yet taken our advice and checked this event out, pay these creatives a visit. Click attending here.

BETHNAL GREEN’S AFFORDABLE VINTAGE FAIR at York Hall, Bethnal Green

When? Sunday 3rd April 2016 at 10.30am -4.30pm

How much? £3 and kids go free

Over 50 stalls packed with affordable vintage fashion, accessories & collectables. From design classics to trend led vintage, this fair (also known as Judy’s) has it all! Judy’s handpick the finest vintage traders in the UK to ensure a diverse and affordable shopping experience for all. With items from 1940s – 1990s, it’s your one stop shop to grab a unique piece of the past. Enjoy cakes and snacks from Pear of Peas and snag a few bargains. Click attending here.

KOKEDAMA WORKSHOP at Bodega 50, Stoke Newington

When? Wednesday 6th April 2016 at 6.30pm

How much? £25

Japanese botanical crafts with the lovely lot at Dotted Line London? Yes please. Learn the ways of Kokedama and get your hands dirty in the process. You’ll get everything you need and come away with a beautifully planted moss ball with a shrub of your choice to tend at home. Lend your home, workshop or studio a touch of green. Find tickets here.

DIALOGUES BY CACHETEJACK at Lik+Neon, Shoreditch

When? 7th April – 21st April 2016 at

How much? Free

Spanish illustration powerhouse duo CACHETEJACK are back this Spring with their new show DIALOGUES. A series of 10 black-gold risograph prints exploring abstract human characteristics like Ego, Apathy, Desire, among others.Try and guess the actual word they are thinking about just by looking at the image. Click attending here.

SECRET 7″ 2016 at Sonos Studio London, Shoreditch

When? Friday 8th April – Sunday 1st May 2016 at 10am – 6.30pm

How much? Free

It’s back and it’s bigger and better than ever. Now in it’s fifth year, Secret 7’’ is an annual event that combines music and art for a good cause – this year in aid of Amnesty International UK. Earlier in the year the Secret 7” team invited creatives from around the world to interpret seven tracks in their own unique style. The records go on sale on Bank Holiday Monday 2nd May on a first come, first served basis. Once you’ve parted with your cash, you’ll discover who has created your artwork and which track lives inside the sleeve. Drop by, browse unique artworks, share in your love of music and maybe even record a track of your own. We love this event. Click attending here.

SATANIC FLEA MARKET: RITES OF SPRING at Bethnal Green Working Men’s Club, Bethnal Green

When? Saturday 9th April 2016 at 12 noon – 6pm

How much? Free

Fronted by guest artist Savage Pencil, this is a very special market indeed – though perhaps if you’re not one for devilishly tongue-in-cheek creatives peddling their wares best look away now. Expect to see old favourites such as Slam City Skates, Rough Trade, Escape Magazine and The Wire and fantastic artists and makers who you might not have heard of. Browse and delight in vintage and  bespoke Satanic collectibles, art, posters and prints, vinyl, occult books, fashion, tarot readings and more. Grab a drink and a bite to eat and bring your best Wicker Man mask along for witchy fun. Click attending here.

CRAFTY FOX MARKET at The Geffrye Museum, Hoxton

When? Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th April 2016 at 11am -5pm

How much? Free

The Crafty Fox returns and this time it’s inhabiting one of our favourite cultural institutions. Browse over 100 designer/maker’s stalls and enjoy music, snacks and drinks in the most wonderful creative environment: The Geffrye Museum. If you’ve never visited an edition of The Crafy Fox before, might we suggest you spend your weekend learning why it is that we hold it in such high esteem. Find out more here.

D.I.Y. ART MARKET at EPIC Dalston, Stoke Newington Road

When? Sunday 10th April 2016 at 11am – 6pm

How much? Free

This month, as great as any other, the D.I.Y Art Market returns. Many of our friends and features creatives will be there setting up shop so head on over to support indie businesses and talented designer/makers and artists. Unique items from a curated selection of over 60 artists and independent publishers will be selling and sharing their wares so don’t miss out. Click attending here.

THE OLD DALSTON MARKET at EPIC Dalston, Stoke Newington Road

When? Sunday 17th April 2016 at 11am – 6pm

How much? Free

Hackney’s biggest monthly curated vintage market joins us again, hosting over 50 handpicked vintage stall holders. A riot of a fair featuring wonderful finds from all over. Click attending here.

2016 SONY WORLD PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDS EXHIBITION at Somerset House,

When? Friday 22nd April – 8th May 2016 at 10am – 9pm

How much? £8.50

The famed photography event returns to showcase over 500 of the best contemporary photographs from around the world. Exhibiting images by a selection of the winning and shortlisted photographers from the world’s biggest competition, the show will offers everything from fine art landscape and wildlife photography to hard-hitting photojournalism and commercial campaigns. Don’t miss this one. Find tickets here.

HACKNEY FLEA MARKET at EPIC Dalston, Stoke Newington Road

When? Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th April 2016 at 11am – 6pm

How much? Free

Hackney’s famed independent creatives and vintage market returns so make sure you pay it a visit. Browse to your heart’s content to the sweet sound of DJs and pick up anything from art prints to clothing and bric-a-brac. Click attending here.

MIND BODY SPIRIT LONDON: WELLBEING FESTIVAL at Olympia London, Kensington Olympia

When? 29th April – 2nd May 2016 at 10am – 7pm

How much? £13

An inspiring four-day festival of yoga, nutrition, music meditation and wellbeing. Attend workshops, gen up on all the things you’ve always wanted to know more about and get deep with meditation, shamanism, earth mysteries and mindfulness. Check out the full range of workshops and stalls here and find tickets here.

PECKHAM SALVAGE YARD at Copeland Gallery, Peckham

When? Saturday 30th April & Sunday 1st May 2016 at 11am – 6pm

How much? Free

South London’s go-to destination for vintage treasures, oddities, salvaged home decor, and bargains is hosted by a brilliant space over the last weekend of the month. Find whatever it is you’re looking for at this little gem of a market. Click attending here.

 

 

 

Words: Emily Beeson | @younggoldteeth

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