It’s All Happening… Bethnal Green Festival

Where: Bethnal Green’s Gallery Cafe When: Saturday 23rd June. It’s All Happening… It’s an all day event… It’s at the lovely Gallery cafe on Old Ford Road (which by the way serves up an excellent brownie), AND all profits to charity. It’s a day of their favourite things (It’s All Happening Music), and these are…

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Culture: Films from the Chapel

A simple idea, but a good one… Each month a crowd turns up at the Gallery Café with a particular film theme in mind. They wait, pensive, having voted for the film they want to watch beforehand on the website. It’s a really nice way of enjoying the film experience before the experience. Building up…

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Eastern Culture: Museum of Childhood

The V&A Museum of Childhood is just by Bethnal Green tube station… the big glass fronted building on the corner. A huge expanse of open space filled at balcony level with childhood memorabilia, toys, activities and lots of children (well, I went during half term… not recommended by the way!). I loved the gay Barbie dolls, creepy plastic babies and magna…

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Coffee and Antiquity

Just by the Hackney crossroads, opposite Metropolis strip club, Hurwundeki cafe / stands out from the greasy spoons of Bethnal Green. The pumpkin carriage in the front promises a playful pit stop for those who like to sit amongst old bric-a-brac and antiques, overpriced organic foods for sale and the odd horned skull to eat home-made cakes and lunch or just have a cup…

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