The hoardings are up in Victoria Park – it’s festival season again. But this year, it’s all change.
No Lovebox or Field Day or the other regulars. Instead there’s All Points East, which takes place for ten days from Friday 25th May and promises to cater a little better for local residents – including offering free activities for children during half-term.
You can take a look at the programme yourself (if you haven’t already), but here are a few things that stood out to me.
Bank holiday Monday (29th May) is a celebration of 100 years since some, but not all women finally gained the right to vote – thanks (in no small part) to the activities of women living in this area. I’m not quite sure how a free screening of Moana fits with the theme, but I’m not going to moana about it.
It’s on at 12 noon if you fancy it. Stay on until 3.15pm and you can take part in a suffragette rally. It’s billed as having a historical flavour with speeches from the time, but I suspect there will be a relevance to much of the messaging today…
There’s also music, crafts, food stalls and that kind of stuff. All we need is some Bank Holiday sunshine.
- Free theatre from the Half Moon (Mon-Thurs times here)
- Free arts workshops (Mon-Thurs more info here)
- Free tennis for kids to have a go (Mon-Thurs more info here)