All Points East festival in Victoria Park has a brilliant array of family friendly events and activities in the week. In collaboration with Tower Hamlets Council, the local community and local organisations, the free programme takes place after a monumental four days of music, with festival headliners Jorja Smith, London Grammar, Jamie xx, Kano, Foals and Bombay Bicycle Club, plus APE Presents Field Day featuring Bicep (Live).
In The NBHD keeps the August bank holiday vibes going from Tuesday 31st August-Thursday
2nd September, flowing into the final week of the summer holidays and making it the ideal
destination for families and fun-loving Londoners. There will be an eclectic mix of free activities for all ages, including an outdoor cinema, live music and entertainment, street food, craft beer fair, theatre, dance, sports & wellbeing workshops, family activities and loads more.
This summer, In The NBHD have partnered with more local organisations than ever before to
put on a jam-packed week of entertainment, including a Craft Beer Fair on Tuesday 31st August, complete with a whole host of local breweries. There will be a mouth-watering selection of street food on offer too, the full list of breweries and vendors are to be announced. One of London’s best free outdoor cinemas is back for another year with another incredible line-up of films for all the family. The movies on offer will be a mix of cult classics (The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert), new releases (2019’s The Lion King), musical favourites (Mamma Mia, Kinky Boots) and critically acclaimed blockbusters (2019’s Little Women).
Grab a picnic basket and come down early to get your spot. If you fancy even more music after the All Points East weekend, head down to In The NBHD during the week to hear the best emerging musical talent, including shows curated by Continental Drifts, up-and-coming musicians from ELAM, and live music performances and DJ’s in collaboration with Shesaid.so and Music Declares Emergency.
Sit down at Talkaoke, a pop-up talk show presented by The People Speak, where anyone can air their views around the table of chat. Channel your creativity with free art, design and woodwork sessions with Poetry In Wood, or let the kids get crafty and learn to make flower corsages with Flowers by Imogen – an expert in floral styling who works with 100% British and eco-conscious produce. You can even take a trip to the circus with aerial circus performances and free workshops with Upswing and, if that’s not enough, you can serve up an ace on the free tennis courts with Tower Hamlets Tennis or have a relaxing massage from Helisa
You can also experience storytelling and dance with Queen of Sheba International, or immerse yourself in the UK’s only queer Pan-Asian cabaret collective The Bitten Peach, who are dedicated to increasing and diversifying Asian representation on the drag and cabaret scene. On Thursday 2nd September, don’t miss Werk In Progress curated by The Glory, East London’s favourite LGBTQ+ performance hotspot. Whether you want to check out spoken word, live music, live art or some hilarious stand-up…. they’ve got it covered! Also on Thursday, see performances from the Gay Men’s Dance Company in the dance tent.
In the mood for getting active? Free Thai boxing sessions are available in the Children’s Area
with the Thai Boxing Fighters Academy, who have been supporting the Tower Hamlets community since 2013. Alternatively, anyone can attend a Bollywood dance workshop hosted by the amazing Shiva Raichandani, a multidisciplinary non-binary performance artist whose work harnesses the power of storytelling to create inclusive spaces for positive gender-diverse representation. East London street crew IMD LEGION will be giving free performances and workshops too, for all ages to experience their energetic and powerful sets.
The School of Noise is also heading to Victoria Park this summer. Take part in their workshops which include exploring the science of sound, playing unusual instruments, composing experimental sound art, conducting orchestras of fruit and vegetables, soundwalks plus so much more. There’s plenty for children and adults of all ages with the magical and witty storytelling by Half Moon Theatre on the Bandstand, plus fire up your imagination with pop-up puppet shows by Bus King Theatre.
In The NBHD will be celebrating Bangladesh at 50 on Tuesday 31st August with a range of free
activities, including ‘carrom boards’, children’s story-telling and Bangladeshi folk dance
workshops from Showmi Das in the Dance Tent. Plus, there will be a screening of Concert from Bangladesh, a project by UBIK Productions and Samdani Art Foundation. Also in collaboration with Shezad Dawood and in partnership with Yorkshire Sculpture International and Chisenhale Gallery, it is supported by the British Council Digital Collaboration Fund, which supports UK and overseas cultural partnerships to develop digitally innovative ways of collaborating.
As well as all that, MoreYoga returns after two fantastic years at All Points East, helping you
unwind on your lunch break or after work in the natural and calming setting of Victoria Park, with
free sessions every day.
Tuesday 31st August 12pm – 9:30pm
Wednesday 1st September 10am – 9:30pm
Thursday 2nd September 10am – 9:30pm
The full timetable available online at www.allpointseastfestival.com