Apparently there’s a big wedding taking place this weekend. We know that many of you can’t be bothered going to Windsor to wave a flag; neither can we! So, why not try one of these quirky celebratory events instead?
Start your day off with A Right Royal Knees Up at The Book Club
When: 19th May 2018, 10am – 5pm
Where: The Book Club, 100 Leonard Street, London EC2A 4RH
£: Tickets on the door
What is it?
Pimms, prosecco, drag queens, markets and live music… What more do you need to celebrate the Royal Wedding, East London style? Play wedding bingo with your very own Spice Girl and watch the big event on specially set up screens. Explore the book, vintage and flower market pop-ups across the venue and shop for gifts for your Prince/Princess/Queen Mother. Groove out to British bangers played by Double Bass Dan and his merry gang of East end musicians.
Order from The Book Club’s Best of British Brunch menu and wash it down with Pimms, Prosecco or one of the bespoke cocktails to celebrate the big day. Play classic British party games like pass the parcel, musical chairs and pin the tail on the lizard.
More info: thebookclub.eventcube.io/events
Marry Your Mates at Queen of Hoxton’s Lost Vegas Rooftop Chapel
When: 19th May 2018, 1pm – 7pm
Where: Queen of Hoxton, 1-5 Curtain Road, London EC2A 3JX
£: £8 on the door
What is it?
Want to celebrate the Royal Wedding but don’t fancy sitting around your aunt’s lounge watching it on the TV all day? Head to the Queen of Hoxton and marry your best friends at their rooftop wedding disco instead! Put on your finest wedding gear (anyone in a wedding dress will be given a free shot) and join guests on the #LostVegas rooftop, complete with its very own little chapel.
Grab your BFF, sisters from another mister, boyfriend, girlfriend, wife, husband, bae or boo or anyone you want to spend the rest of your life (or at least the rest of the day) with! The host – Drag King Elvis – will be presiding over the mass weddings throughout the day, and the Disco Shed DJs will be playing the best wedding soundtrack at the headphone rooftop disco. Enjoy Rhubarb Gin and Tonics and Peanut Colada cocktails on tap and a menu of all-American vegan vs. meat burgers and hot dogs.
More info: queen-of-hoxton.eventcube.io/events
Enjoy a right Royal musical comedy
When: 19th May 2018 at 2.30pm & 7.30pm
Where: Union Theatre, 204 Union Street, London SE1 0LX
£: Tickets £15 – £22.50
What is it?
Directed by Daniel Winder, H.R.Haitch is a 21st century satirical production about class, celebrity, patriotism, politics, race and a dash of social values. Set in an East London pub under the threat of closure, H.R.Haitch follows the family of the Dog & Duck as they are thrust into the limelight when their love-struck daughter Chelsea discovers a sudden unexpected connection to the Royal Family.
It’s 2011 and feisty east-ender Chelsea’s future is bright. She has a new man and there’s a new progressive Prime Minister to light the days ahead. The media can stick their obsession with the identity of Prince Albert – the secret royal who’s been in hiding for 20 years. However, Bertie has something big to tell Chelsea. He’s down on one knee, but it’s not a ring he has in store… it’s a crown. And Chelsea will soon discover that travelling from Barking to Buckingham Palace takes more than a topped-up Oyster Card…
More info: www.uniontheatre.biz
Don your old wedding dress and head to a Garden Party at THG
When: 19th May 2018, 5pm – 9pm
Where: Thelma Hulbert Gallery, Elmfield House, Dowell Street, Honiton, Devon EX14 1LX
£: Free (donations welcome)
What is it?
Stilt walkers dressed as a bride and groom will feature at this year’s Garden Party at THG (Thelma Hulbert Gallery), which takes place on the day of the Royal Wedding. The evening will feature art activities, wedding-themed fancy dress, face painting, locally-sourced food stalls and a bar situated in the beautiful ‘Wild Art’ garden. Music will come from Dr Stomp, with his unique brand of folk and roots music.
Artist Penny Evans will be making seed bombs with families to grow their own wildflower bouquets. The gallery’s exhibition A Curious Turn, featuring moving mechanical sculptures will be opening late for the party. Families will be able to create their own moving sculptures to take home too.
More info: www.thelmahulbert.com