Royal Wedding fever hits the East End - and we want your pictures and videos!
PUBLISHED: 13:45 28 April 2011 | UPDATED: 16:15 28 April 2011
Whether it’s kitsch memorabilia like the mugs of Kate and Wills on mugs, getting to know your neighbours or simply a good old knees-up you’re after, there’s something for everyone in the East End’s Royal Wedding celebrations.
A series of events are taking place across the borough tomorrow and the Advertiser wants to mark the occasion with a special report on the day itself.
We want to create an unrivalled record of East End celebrations as they happen so send us your pictures throughout the day and we will publish them on our London24 website.
The town hall has received three applications for street parties but there are many more events across Tower Hamlets.
A family picnic is kicking off in Mile End Park at around 1pm and groups are being encouraged to share their culinary delights.
The East End Film Festival, which is also celebrating its ten-year anniversary, is dedicating April 29 to the royal couple.
Its attractions at the Water Poet pub in Spitalfields will include music hall entertainment, a hog roast, conjurers and haircuts by a ‘Sweeney Todd’ barber – all with the backdrop of film screenings of bygone street parties.
The Book Club is also holding a party at its Leonard Street venue with a vintage fair, live music, egg and spoon races and giant pass the parcel.
If croquet floats your boat then get yourself down to Victoria Park as it is hosting a Kate and William croquet contest from 2pm.
If you’re looking to bag yourself a banker, the tea dance at George Green’s School is for you.
Over 50s will be joined by volunteer partners from Credit Suisse and Morgan Stanley on April today (Thursday).
Or if you are making the most of the day in the comfort of your own lounge why not pick up some royal memorabilia to get into the spirit of things?
East End Prints has got artists to create their own tacky, quirky and downright divine homage to Wills and Kate and merchandise and prints will be sold until May 3 at Maiden in Shoreditch High Street.
They even got Queen impersonator Dame Vesta Bules to launch the range.
Helen Edwards, director of East End prints, said: “Memorabilia is flying out. We’ve sold hundred of tea towels - East Enders love a good old knees-up!”
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