Preview: East 2008

By london_charlotte Last edited 148 months ago
Preview: East 2008

As we mentioned briefly before, Thursday brings the East 2008 Festival. For six days, a cornucopia of performances, exhibitions, workshops, food and other events ensures entertainment with emphasis on promotion of the best of East London.

Here’s our pick of the mix:

6th March: F-EAST - artists Wiebke and Nicholas Morgan cook a meal from 12 recipes from a Nigel Slater cookbook, and serve it for visitors as an exploration into ownership and the private versus the public. Booking through the Wiebke Morgan website.

7th and 8th March: Taste East at Spitalfields. Eat your way through the food stalls, cooking demonstrations and general food-related activities and emerge wiser, more relaxed and 2 stone heavier. Oh well, we can hit the gym on Monday.

8th March: Make stuff. Barbican’s Do Something Different Weekend allows adults and children the chance to knit, make paper mobiles, and even cardboard furniture.

8th and 9th March: Adorned with glowing reviews, Rotozaza comes to the Barbican. Etiquette gives you a pair of headphones and seats you opposite another person with whom you can only communicate according to the rules you are given.

8th and 9th March: The launch of Bobby Baker’s Bumper Package (DVDs, a new book and a new-look website) is celebrated at Toynbee Studios. Baker’s events always promise nourishment, and this is no different. Apparently, “complimentary customised cakes and boxes of beverages will be provided.” Looovely!

9th March: East is Best walk. Arranged by the Museum of London, this guided tour will take you around the nooks and crannies in the City of London. Lasts for one and a half hours, meet at the Royal Exchange.

10th March: Fancy being on MTV? The Best of ILUVLIVE at Cargo is being filmed for The Lick, so you can see promising new musical talent from all over the country, as well as doing your own bumpin’ and grindin’ in the hope of being licked by Trevor Nelson.

11th March: Marta Michalowska exhibits Gdansk: Polish Lives Found in Translation, a study into her home country Poland, commissioned by the Wapping Project. While you’re there, get some of the lovely (albeit pricey) food and don’t forget to visit the loos – they are quite spectacular. Entrance to the exhibition is free.

However, this is just a drop in the sea - the programme is full of fun, interesting stuff, so check it out here.

East 2008 in various locations around East London, from 6th to 11th March.

Image © The Barbican Centre

Last Updated 04 March 2008