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All the fun of the fair: Fairground opens this weekend in Haggerston

Posted at 5:15 pm, April 11, 2014 in Arts & Entertainment, Food & Drink, Music & Nightlife
[Photo: Thomas Bowles]

We told you that it was coming last week and now it’s finally here: Fairground has come to town – well, Haggerston to be more precise. The brainchild of Street Feast founder Dominic Cools-Lartigue, Fairground is a ten-week pop-up with all the fun you’ll ever need under one handy roof. The doors will be flung open tomorrow for the inaugural weekend of eating, drinking, learning, chilling and dancing.

Thai is the theme for the food this weekend with Busaba Eathai’s Chef Jude trying out new recipes fresh from a trip to south-east Asia, Andy Oliver from The Begging Bowl showcasing his new venture Som Saa and Yum Jungle serving up Thai fried chicken.

On Saturday Love Bullets will be hosting the party; they’ll be setting out to recreate a Glastonbury Shangri-La field style-vibez with sets from Black Butter Records, Nomad Records and Kubicle x Hot Natured. Plus there are masterclasses on how to start a movement from activists the English Disco Lovers, how to manage your creative spirit with design studio Form and a workshop looking at ‘sustainability for our creative lives’. Not quite sure what that means either, but intrigued to find out!

Sunday is Songkran, Thai New Year, and there’ll be celebrations with Thai cookery classes, pandan cupcake decorating, a kids’ craft area, foosball tables, an exotic Thai fruit tasting stand, fruit carving, and a Thai massage hut. There’ll also be a masterclass on how to make positive actions with your money, Bloody Mary making lessons and silent cinema.

If this line-up is anything to go by, we’re excited about the next nine weeks.

Find out more about Fairground.

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