Wham-bam weekend plans! Yes it’s that time of week again when we remind you that it doesn’t all have to be doom and gloom and sought after breaks and coffee runs. The weekend is almost upon us and that means you need plans. We’ve got some for you. Ranked in no particular order:
1. Folkrooma Matata!
What the heck: So this Friday, in the back room of Cafe 1001, you can relive your childhood to its fullest as the Folkroom Rotating Orchestra treat you to a night of Disney and Pixar music. You can expect to hear everything from the old school classics like ‘I’m Wishing’ (Snow White, duh) to ‘Touch the Sky’ (Brave – not Kanye – less duh). Sounds too good to be true, and too fun to miss.
Where the heck: Cafe 1001, Brick Lane
When the heck: 7pm, Friday 22nd April
How much tho’: Tickets are £5.5 if you’re keen and get them now, or £7 on the door
2. St George’s Day in Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens
What the heck: Saturday is St George’s Day hurrah! For those of you that don’t celebrate, this should be the year you start. Get yourself over to the St George’s Festival in Vauxhall this weekend for a day of medieval combat, Morris dancing, live blacksmithing – the list of strange English things goes on. All instagrams must be tagged #WearTheRose
Where the heck: Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens, Auckland Street
How much tho’: FREEEEE
3. Afroretro: Happy Fashion Day
What the heck: Afroretro is a Ugandan inspired fashion brand that uses fashion for good. Their flagship event ‘Happy Fashion Day’ will see them along with seventeen other ethical fashion brands showcasing their wares, hosting workshops and teaching trade secrets from fabric finger-knitting to screen-printing. There will be coffee & beer and some pretty groovy people there, oh and a free clothes swap party too!
Where the heck: Pop Brixton, where else?
When the heck: All day, Saturday 23rd April
How much tho’: Entry is free, but w0rkshops start from £5 and need to be booked in advance
4. Illuminated Ink by Lenovo
What the heck: Many of us have thought about it, some have gone through with it with purpose and some of us have not, some got too drunk and ended up inked. Yes we’re talking about tattoos. If you’ve always thought about getting ink, but haven’t quite gotten your head round it, this weekend’s pop-up Projection Tattoo Parlour could help you make up your mind. Using a projector, tattoo artist James King will project images straight on to your skin so you can get the feel for it
Where the heck: 15 Bateman St, Soho
When the heck: 11am-5pm, Friday 22nd and Saturday 23rd April
How much tho’: FREEEE
5. The London Marathon
What the heck: It’s that time of year again where we all take to the streets to cheer on those braver than us, or indeed take to the streets in our running kit to challenge ourselves more than most people do. That’s right, it’s London Marathon weekend! This Sunday, 26.2 miles will be run by the fastest and fittest on our little island, and whilst most of us will be watching in awe from the sidelines, we wish any Eatupp customers braving the London Marathon this weekend the best of luck. You can have a nice recovery meal on Monday on us.
Where the heck: London – seemingly everywhere – don’t try and get the tube/bus/bike/walk
When the heck: 10am , Sunday 24th April
How much tho’: FREEEE except if you’ve been roped in to sponsoring a keen friend
And that’s the weekend sorted, as simply as that in a sneaky 5 minute break from reading emails and scrolling Twitter.