Weekend Agenda

Weekend Agenda | Easter for Design Bunnies

By Sarah Bean

chocolate toast, egg and cutlery on a turquoise background

With all the free time this Easter weekend, it would be a waste not to enjoy London’s best offerings. Get out there and enjoy the first glimpses of spring.


To help you sort through the abundance of events on this weekend, we’ve selected our top 5 events for design mavens:

Pop up Makers Market at the V&A Museum of Childhood – Good Friday @ 12 noon.

30 traders with a workshop corner too.

Flotilla at Merchant Square – until Sunday 1st

As part of Merchant Square’s series of mindful events, Flotilla is a set of illuminated origami boats by artist Steve Messam. They look like white ‘paper’ creations by day and light up at night to set the canal gleaming with a changing pattern of illuminated colours.

Mindscapes at boo.lee gallery – Peckham – until the 28th April

This mind-blowing exhibition explores liminal spaces – a place somewhere between one that exists and one that is conjured up in the mind’s eye. Artists include Sue Williams A’Court, Hannah Brown, David Kowalski and Anouk Mercier.

Horniman Easter fair – this Saturday & Sunday – Horniman Museum, Forest Hill

This one gets the whole family together for a proper Easter event – an Easter trail! You can also create something crafty in one of their workshops, have your face painted, have a peek at the family-friendly theatre and join in family activities across the Gardens.

Easter Egg-travaganza at QUEENS, Queensway – 23 March-2 April

The most fabulous of the lot! QUEENS Skate Dine Bowl is throwing an Easter Egg-stravaganza! Using Easter egg-shaped bowling bowls, you’ll battle it out with family and friends to win the biggest chocolate Easter Egg. The rules are easy; any bowler can enter free of charge and after your bowling – see if you can make the Easter Egg roll. Competitors get one bowl per person, and each pin knocked down equals a competition entry. The winner will receive an incredible 55cm tall chocolate egg, handmade with 5kgs of chocolate in Yorkshire by the renowned Bettys Tea Rooms. and if that’s not stimulation enough, you can also go ice skating, curling and ice-karting at QUEENS!