Find Out Fridays: What’s on in London

Hope you all have an amazing long bank holiday weekend!

Here’s what London has to offer:

  1. East Side Stories: Londoners in transition

This is a free event exploring the history and regeneration of East London. The exhibition has snapshots of everyday life and shows how the community has changed over the centuries. The exhibition will be held at the UCL Main Library, Wilkins Building.

  1. Urban Eden

Situated next to Liverpool Street station this urban oasias has three unique gardens representing different cornoers of the globe. In the Deliciously Ella Garden there are on-site deli’s where you can create your own salads and prick your own produce. At the Japanese Bamboo Garden there are a variety of yoga classes, as well as some free head nad shouler massages. At the Tulip Patchwork Garden there are spring flower displays.

  1. Romeo and Juliet

This iconic play by William Shakespeare will be playing at the Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre starting on April 22. Tickets start at £5 for standing in the yard and range from £20-45, for the seated gallery.

  1. Easter Chocolate Market

This Saturday, April 15, 2017 head out to Duke of York Square in Chelsea for a day celebrating chocolate. There will be chocolate from all over the world, and loads of free samples. The event starts at 10 am and is free.

  1. Artefacts of excavation

This free event charts the politics of distribution of British excavations from Egypt between the 1880’s and 1980’s. This exhibition will take place at the UCL Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology at the DMS Watson Building.

  1. Greenwich Painted Hall Ceiling Tours

Head out to the Old Royal Naval College in Greenwich for this once in a lifetime opportunity where you can view the ‘the Sistine Chapel of the UK’. Greenwich’s Painted Hall is under restoration but you can get the chance to see some of the paintings drawn by Sir James Thornhill between 1707 and 1726.

  1. Guards at the Taj

This play is set in India during the building of the Taj Mahal, and is narrated by two guards watching over the completion of the building. You can watch this play at the recently refurbished Bush Theatre. Students are eligible to get a discount on tickets via the Bush Connect ticket. This will get you £5 off standard tickets (£20) in the theatre and £2.50 off standard tickets (£15) in the studio. The play will run until May 20, 2017.

  1. Public Opinion, Legitimacy and Tony Blair’s War in Iraq

On Thursday, April 27, 2017 the Department of International Relations at LSE will be hosting a talk about Britain’s involvement in the war in Iraq. LSE Fellow Dr. James Strong has a new book that attempts to offer some answers as to how Britain ended up in a war that many citizens felt was illegitimate. This is a free event taking place at the Clement House.

  1. Wavescape

This free event at the Now Gallery Greenwich, will celebrate the positive power of patterns. There will be feature curated films, workshops, mediation and music. You can also take part in a sound bath and meditative marbling workshops. This event will happen on April 20, 2017 from 6:00 pm to 10:00pm

  1. St Christopher’s Place Spring Celebration

This free event is happening until April 29, 2017.  The botanical installation is inspired by the Japanese craft of planting succulents and other plants in moss-covered soil balls. The exhibition will hang above St. Christopher’s Place.


Thanks, Melina!


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