Hello and happy Friday!
Here are some things/places you can explore this weekend and beyond:
- That Muse ‘Lady Hunt’ (TODAY – Friday, 31 March) – Want to go on a treasure hunt at the British Museum? Well, here’s your chance! Price: £12 students
- The Boat Race (Sunday, 2 April) – A yearly tradition which dates back to 1829 when crews from Oxford and Cambridge Universities first went head-to-head in rowing boats across the river Thames. The women’s race will start at 4.35pm & the men’s an hour later at 5.35pm. The race runs from Putney Bridge to Mortlake and takes around 16-18 minutes, so don’t miss it! Best tube stations for spectators are Putney Bridge, Hammersmith, Kew Gardens, Putney. See you there! (FREE) And if a boat race is not your thing, perhaps a goat race is?
- 64 Bits: An Exhibition of the Web’s Lost Past (Until 21 April) – ‘Taking us back in time, 64 Bits is an interactive recreation of the early years of the web, which hopes to tell the stories of the forgotten artist engineers that shaped today’s digital culture. See a working version of the first search engine, Archie, created by Alan Emtage; the work of Susan Kare – who designed the first microsoft playing cards and browse the very first website made in 1991.’ Location: Here East, Hackey Wick (FREE)
- Quids In Exhibition at the V&A (TODAY – Friday, 31 March) – To mark the launch of the new 12-sided £1 coin, the V&A is dedicating its monthly late opening to our relationship with money, with talks, workshops, art and music. Whether it’s for this or another one of their wonderful exhibitions, the V&A is definitely worth a visit while you’re here. (FREE)
- CoolTan Arts Walking Festival (Until Sunday, 2 April) – Us Londoners tend to celebrate spring as it means the long winter is behind us – happy days! CoolTan Arts have created a walking festival to celebrate the arrival of spring called ‘Explore, Exercise, Exhale’ – sign up for a walk and go check out parts of London that you may not have seen yet.
- Glad to be Gay: The Struggle for Legal Equality Exhibitions (Until 7 April) – If you’d like to learn more about British history of legal equality, the 1967 Sexual Offence Act, pay them a visit. Location: LSE Library, Holborn (FREE)
- Bethnal Green’s Affordable Vintage Fair (Sunday, 2 April) – ‘The UK’s largest travelling marketplace for retro clothes, homewares and accessories returns to York Hall in Bethnal Green for a shopping event where you’ll find vintage bargains dating from the Twenties onwards. Be sure to bring cash as there will be gems to be found on over 60 stalls.’ Price: £3 before 11am, £2 after.
- Disaster Spectacular: The Improv Drag Show (Sunday, 2 April) – ‘Celebrating diversity, creativity and the spectacular disaster of messy human love…’ Cheers to that! The Book Club in Shoreditch invites you to celebrate with them – there will be glitter, fierce competition and a really good time! Get your tickets here.
- East Side Stories: Londoners in transition (Until December) – Have you had a chance to visit East London yet? ‘East London has a long and fascinating history of regeneration and change. This exhibition provides snapshots of everyday lives as the metropolis expanded and new communities emerged over the centuries.’ (FREE) Location: UCL Main Library
- ‘A Cabinet of Rarities’: The Curious Collections of Sir Thomas Browne (Until July) – Sir Thomas Browne (1605-1682) was a physican and philoshopher who made enormous contributions to seventeenth-century science and medicine. This exhibitions puts his collection of notebooks, paintings, samples and letters on display. Location: Regent’s Park When: Mon-Fri 9am-5pm (FREE)
Have a great weekend!
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