Weekend Watch: 1 – 4 May 2015

Weekend Watch: 1 - 4 May 2015
Welcome to May and another long weekend! If you’re staying in town there’s plenty to do…

The Streets of Spain festival will be running from Friday until Monday at the Southbank Centre, featuring Spanish food, wine, art… and more food! You can also participate in a wine blending class if you’re so inclined (although that will take away valuable eating time!) Head over from 12 noon each day. Find out more on the website (although due to the sponsorship of this festival, you must be over 18).

If you find yourself in need of a caffeine kick, head to the London Coffee Festival at the Old Truman Brewery on Brick Lane. The festival will feature over 250 artisan coffee and gourmet food stalls, tastings and demonstrations from world-class baristas, interactive workshops, street food, coffee-based cocktails, live music, DJs and art exhibitions Visitors will also gain access to Milk & Sugar, the new festival feature showcasing some of the most inspirational brands spanning from fashion to design and food. Find out more on the website.

StreetFest, the UK’s leading live art and culture festival, is back and taking over London’s Tobacco Dock on Sunday from 1pm until 10pm. The only creative festival of its kind in the UK, StreetFest champions all things street culture – bringing together artists from a variety of disciplines to showcase their incredible talents for one unforgettable day. The festival fuses together an eclectic mix of genres, including live art, dance, fashion, urban sports, music, street food, creative workshops, tattooing and more. Buy tickets for £20 online.

And if you’re after some entertainment, check out London SketchFest – a unique comedy festival dedicated to discovering Britain’s funniest alternative comedy and best sketch comedy. Part of an international series of sketch comedy festivals, it’s a fast-paced, jam-packed selection of the wildest comedy, where the unexpected should always be expected. Tickets are available online from £25.

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