FUN AND FREE THINGS TO DO ALL OVER DALSTON!
SATURDAY 26TH MAY
10 MINUTE CARICATURES
10AM–12PM & 2-4PMDonna Fugassa Café, Dalston Square, E8 3BQDROP IN
Is your child really a secret agent, superhero, princess or dragon? Let us draw them a bespoke caricature. Workshop with illustrator Sara Pittaluga.
HACK THE LIBRARY
10AM–4PMDalston C.L.R. James Library, Dalston Square, E8 3BQDROP IN
10AM-12PM: School of Noise: Join us in exploring the wonderful world of sound and electronic music, leading to a performance in Dalston Square at 1PM (for ages 7+).
11AM-12PM: Under-5s Rhyme Time with end of day performance.
2.30-4PM: Children’s Film Club.
3-4PM: Hacking Science Club.
12-4PM: Peace Quilt sessions with Elav8 World. Make your own Dalston quilt square to decorate with arts and crafts.
11–11.45AMGillett Square, N16 8AZFor ages 0-5 and their parentsNo need to book, but please arrive promptly (limited places).
Interactive parent and baby classes combining original tunes and folk songs from around the world with a bit of a workout!
MAKE A PLAY IN A DAY
11AM–3PMPerformance 3PMForest Road Youth Hub, 29 Forest Road, E8 3BYRegister your interest – text 07525 892953
Join our youth theatre for a dramatic experience and perform to family and friends at 3PM. To register your interest text Charmain on 07525 892953
FUN IN THE SQUARE!
11AM–4PMDalston Square, E8 3BQDROP IN
11AM–2PM: Under 7s can play away at this session led by Hackney Playbus, Hackney Play Streets and Universal Board Games. 1PM: Listen to the amazing School of Noise festival band.
1.20–4PM: Children aged 7+ are invited to explore noise and the science of sound at this music-making workshop by School of Noise.
DALSTON FLOWER SHOW FOR CHILDREN
12–5PMDalston Eastern Curve Garden, 13 Dalston Lane, E8 3DFDROP IN
Join in an afternoon of free art, design and cooking, surrounded by the flowers and greenery of the Garden, with local artists and chefs.
Indulge yourself in this world of sparkles, feathers and sequins to make carnival headdresses at this fun workshop led by Tropical Isles carnival group.
1–5PMGillett Square, N16 8AZ
Is your child a music maverick in the making? An imaginative story-teller with a penchant for technology? Let their creativity run wild with electronic samplers, vocal pedals, instruments and group composition!
BIG AND SMALL BEAT IT BAND!
1.30–3PMVortex Jazz Club, 11 Gillett Square, N16 8AZNo need to book, but limited placesNo disabled access
Using sticks, chairs, djembe drums and improvised instruments, come and join the band and create a new rhythmic piece together.
BOOK SWAP AND STORYTELLING!
2–4PMShip Of Adventures, 138 Kingsland High Street, E8 2NSDROP IN
Get excited about reading with our storytelling workshop and swap-shop. Bring along any good quality children’s book and swap it for another from our selection of new and second hand books.
PRIDE IN THE PARK PICNIC
1.30–3PMSnake Park (Stonebridge Gardens), E8 4DTDROP IN
A relaxed day of children’s activities, including Drag Queen storyteller Maxi More, sports and face painting. Aimed at LGBTQI+ families in Hackney, their friends and allies, bring along a picnic and enjoy the sunshine.
GILLETT SQUARE FREE PLAY
2–5PMGillett Square, N16 8AZDROP IN
Pop in to our pop-up playground and play, build and create! Try ping-pong, table football and giant chess.
FESTIVAL EVENTS MAP
To help you get around, view our map and find the number of the event you are interested in.
DOWNLOAD FESTIVAL PROGRAMME
Download the full programme of events at this year’s festival.