Family events: Unity Festival, Africa Utopia, Community Fair & Dog Show

Africa Utopia

Africa Utopia (photo above) is an annual festival celebrating the arts and culture of one of the world’s most dynamic and fast-changing continents. It’s on at the Southbank Centre from Thurs 19th July to Sun 22nd. Full details here.

Theatre Royal Stratford East

An Evening of Roots, Rock, Reggae Thu 19 & Fri 20 Jul 2018. Live band on stage – two nights only. Info and booking.

Community Fair and Dog Show

The Friends of Mile End Park are putting on a Community Fair and Dog Show on Sun 22nd July 11-4pm. It takes place near the climbing wall (E3 5BE). There’s going to be a dragon slide, bouncy castle, sports, artists stalls, an inflatable 5-a-side football pitch, and a whole pile of other stuff for the whole family. The East End WI will be supplying cakes galore, teas and drinks.

The Dog Show looks like great fun with the following categories:

            1. Most Fabulous Fella
            2. Loveliest Lady
            3. Most Endearing Rescue Dog
            4. Most Courageous Golden Oldie (7 and over)
            5. Best Puppy (under 12 months)
            6. Best Trick
            7. Look-a-like (Dog most like their owner)
            8. Egg and spoon race (dog on lead)

The organisers say, “This year we will again be running Dog Agility demos and try-outs. So bring fido and see how he likes our agility course.”

Unity Festival at Bromley by Bow Centre Thurs 26th July

Next Thurs (26th July) from 2 – 8pm Bromley by Bow Centre (E3 3BT) are hosting a free festival for local families.

You are welcome to attend in your country’s traditional clothing to make the Unity Festival as colourful as possible!

Recipe cards detailing the authentic cuisine on offer will be available for you to take away and try at home. There will also be face painting, live music and much more.

Eel Pie and Mash Shops

Readers here might enjoy reading this article in the Londonist London Food History: Eel, Pie And Mash Shops

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