For many Nigerians, Easter is a very religious celebration with many heading to church to attend services.
There are various religious gatherings going on in London this weekend including the annual Festival Of Life event which takes place at London’s Excel centre.
The general overseer of the redeemed christian church of God will be hosting the event along with other notable Pastors.
Festival Of Life is one of the biggest religious festivals in London, pulling in a mammoth 50, 000 crowd yearly.
The next one will be taking place today, Friday 18th of April at the London Excel centre. Doors open at 7pm.
Depending on your plans this Bank holiday weekend, whether you’re spending with the family or looking for activities to spice up your Easter celebrations, we’ve got the scoop on all the latest events to keep you and the family entertained.
1. Long Good Friday Night Skate 2014
For all you fitness buffs out there, the London Friday Night Skate (LFNS) and Sunday Stroll are weekly marshalled street skates in central London. This is something totally dfferent and unique and could prove to be a fun way of spending Good Friday with friends or even meet new people!
The LFNS departs from Wellington Arch at Hyde Park Corner on Friday at 8pm while the Sunday stroll departs from Serpentine Road in Hyde Park on Sunday at 2pm. Both are weather dependent so do check the organiser’s website for confirmation that the skate is running a few hours before the scheduled start.
2. Family Fun At The National Maritime Museum
With the kids at home over the last couple of weeks for the Easter half term break, we’re sure you can’t wait for school to re open ;-). Well, just before you dig out their uniforms in time for their resumption at school, we think the young urns (and you) deserve a break.
Why not take them to the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich for some good old pirate fun?
From regular events like explore Saturdays, Discover Sundays and the ever popular Cutty Sark, there’s something for everyone this Easter at the NMM.
There are themed workshops for kids +5 and under 5 and parents can also attend any of the exhibitions at the museum, not to mention loads of bars and cafes with high chairs, changing facilities and buggy parks. Just pop in or go to their website for details.
3. Bunnies On The Run- Easter Fun At The London Eye
The London Eye is of course one of London’s most famous attractions and there’s always something fun going on at anytime of the year.
This Easter, be part of Edwin the bunny’s Easter discovery tour! With an activity pack brimming with lots of fun activities, including a guided tour host to assist you on your mission, you’ll get to play the role of a detective and discover clues and facts about the landmarks you can see at the attraction. Plus, see if you can spot Edwin’s bunnies!
Perks: Priority boarding, 30-minute rotation, Guided Tour host, Activity pack including magnifying glass and badge, Suitable for children aged 4-9 years, Up to 30% discount off family tickets.
4. Feast Of St George
Enjoy a taste of traditional English Easter celebration at this year’s St George’s Day celebration taking place at Trafalgar Square. This year’s event will be held on Monday, 21st April with lots of activities you’re sure to enjoy. There’ll be live music, traditional English feasts, Morris dancing, Jesters and Jinglers and lots more.
There will also be a children’s marquee with workshops and storytelling sessions. This event is a great way to discover just how well the English love to party while catching loads of fun!
5. SeyiLaw- London Must Laugh. Easter Saturday
Nigerian Comic sensation Seyi Law will be dishing out a dose of comic relief on Saturday the 19th of April at the Discovery Centre, Jenkins Lane in Barking.
Over the last couple of years, the comedian has thrilled Nigerians in London with his brand of comedy and this Easter, he’s hoping to get you all in stitches, ready for the festivities.