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What’s on at the weekend? – 13, 14 April 2013

Posted by on Thursday, 11 April, 2013 in What's on at the weekend?

What’s on at the weekend? – 13, 14 April 2013

It’s the end of the Easter holidays and Spring is finally making a tentative appearance to entice you out this weekend.  Get historical with celebrations of steam and weaving, try storytelling and sculptures in a park or find out about the people of the Thames…

Depot Open Weekend – We Love Steam!, Acton Depot, London Transport Museum, 11am to 5pm, Saturday 13 and Sunday 14 April 2013

Visit the London Transport Museum’s Depot this week for its annual spring Open Weekend. In celebration of the 150th anniversary of the Underground, displays include the Metropolitan Steam Locomotive No.1 and the recently restored Metropolitan Carriage 353; miniatures of the Met No.1; and a Lego representation of Baker Street in 1863. With steam rides on the Acton Miniature Railway, film screenings, hands on workshops, talks, and book signings as well there’s plenty going on down the depot. Family activities are included in the price of admission. Tickets cost £10 for adults, under 16s free. More details here.

The Big Weave, Spitalfields, 10am to 5pm, Saturday 13 April 2013

The Big Weave is a day of entertainment at Spitalfields Market forming part of the Huguenots of Spitalfields festival, which is running from 8 to 21 April. There will be over 60 craft stalls to browse and demonstrations of tapestry, quilting, lacemaking, embroidery and much more. You can also have a go at weaving: from traditional carpet weaving, spinning using a traditional wheel and table loom weaving. Free. More details here.

Tree Tales, Dulwich Park, Thursday 11 to Saturday 13 April 2013

The Easter holidays draw to a close with an exploration of the mystical trees and tales of Dulwich Park. There will be entertainment from local choirs, and from Brixton based band The Melodic, who mix reggae folk with Latin American harmonies. A new forest of bright and colourful tree sculptures will be created, each carrying the marks of the people that made them, and each surrounded by the sounds and stories of their makers.  Family workshops on Thursday and Friday will lead to the final event on Saturday evening (6pm to 9pm). Free. More details here.

Tales from the Thames family day, Museum of London Docklands, 10.30am to 3pm, Sunday 14 April 2013

Find out about who lives, works and travels on the Thames from the tiny fish swimming in the river to the dockers and sailors working on mighty ships. Families can enjoy music, movement, art and interactive story activities. Suitable for under 5s. Free. More details here.


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