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What’s on at the weekend? – 18 and 19 March 2017

Posted by on Saturday, 18 March, 2017 in What's on at the weekend?

What’s on at the weekend? – 18 and 19 March 2017

This weekend you can celebrate the East End, St Patrick’s Day, visit a sculptural installation or a take in a children’s theatre show.

St Patrick’s Day Parade, Piccadilly to Trafalgar Square, from 12pm, Sunday 19 March 2017

The annual St Patrick’s Day Parade takes place in Central London this Sunday. Watch the parade of dancing, marching bands, sports clubs and pageantry, from Piccadilly to Trafalgar Square. Stick around in Trafalgar Square to see stand up comedy, live music from traditional favourites to Irish hip hop, dancing, tea tent, community stalls, street food market and more. Free. More details here

Your East End, Museum of London Docklands, 11am to 4pm, Saturday 18 and Sunday 19 March 2017

The Museum of London Docklands’ weekend festival celebrates the diversity of the East End. There are workshops, activities and performances including: an East End craft market, storytelling, shadow puppets, making Bengali snacks, trying out Chinese calligraphy, or listening to poetry and a cockney singalong. Free. Check out the programme here

Sammy and the Snow Leopard, 11am and 2pm, Saturday 18 March 2017

Half Moon Theatre and Travelling Light Theatre present the story of 9 year old Sammy and the ‘Adopt a Snow Leopard’ programme this weekend. Sammy has always wanted a pet, but it turns out to be more than he bargained for… Tickets cost £7. More details here

The Iris – Rebecca Louise Law, Now Gallery Greenwich, until 7 May 2017

See 10,000 fresh irises suspended with copper wire and appearing to float in Greenwich’s Now Gallery until May. The installation, created by artist Rebecca Louise Law, will change as the flowers dry out and their shapes change. The iris has been chosen as it is a marsh flower, reflecting the Greenwich Peninsula marshlands. More details here

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