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We Love Bank Holiday Weekends: 22 - 25 May 2015

We all love a long weekend so live it up in Hackney with nights out, a family event, and a one-day festival this Bank Holiday


90s Playback

£25. 10pm-2am, Friday, 22 May

With special guest performances and live music, this party promises the best sounds of the decade, with the coolest 90s inspired drinks, décor, games rooms, screenings and fashions at The Laundry, London Fields.

Yeah! Burger’s Hola Luah Bank Hoola Day Takeover

Free. Friday, 22-Sunday, 24 May

Yeah! Burger moves back into The Star by Hackney Downs for a foodie bank holiday weekend with a sunshine BBQ vibe. There’s also a bunch of activities to get stuck into from hula hooping to hair braiding to limbo. And why not try to win a burger and lobster dinner in a pineapple-eating competition?

Get Talking

Free. 5-7.30pm, Saturday, 23 May

Join artists, young people, community leaders, politicians and more to share experiences of London's ever-changing community and how people interact. Entertainment includes a performance and debate from poet James Messiah, Lambeth councillor Jacqui Dyer, and Y-Stop screen a new film starring Mandem On The Wall’s Percelle Ascot, all at Hoxton Hall.

Eurovision Celebrations

Free. 7.30pm, Saturday, 23 May

Indulge in the boos, cheers, tears and laughter of the campest annual singing contest. Enjoy the Eurovision madness (UK entry video above) and dress as your country or favourite contestant at The Glory, Haggerston, or watch it on the big screen at Hackney Picturehouse while DJ Massive Arms throws down the beats.

Bank Holiday Special: Karma Kid & Crayon

Free with RSVP. Sunday, 24 May

One of The Nest’s favourite DJs, Karma Kid takes a break from writing new material in LA, to get the party started, spinning a range of tastes from hip-hop to house. Crayon joins him for this special bank holiday session.

Bank Holiday Sunday: Tarantino Special

Free before 9pm/£6. 10pm-2.30am Sunday, 24 May

Expect the best tunes from Quentin Tarantino’s 1994 hit soundtrack for 'Pulp Fiction' performed live. Free entry in fancy dress and DJs will be playing the finest vintage soul, all at The Blues Kitchen, Shoreditch.

Together We Create Space

£5. 2.30-4pm, Sunday, 24 May

Families will work as a dynamic collective to develop exciting, humorous and odd installations (pictured below) inspired by Cuban art collective, Los Carpinteros’ approach to architecture and sculpture at Parasol Unit, Hoxton.

Hear No Evil

£15, from 1pm, Sunday 24 May

Spend the extended weekend drinking craft beer and watching various comedy and music acts including, Feldspar (top picture) from the capital’s best young bands at London Fields Brewery, in aid of Macmillan cancer support. This is the first of many festivals happening in Hackney this summer.

ASKA Presents: LCDD

£10/7 for both days. 5pm/8pm (Mon), Sunday, 24 & Monday, 25 May

Spanish group, LCDD (Los Caballos de Düsseldorf) take up a two-day residency at Café Oto, Dalston, to perform using their own instruments created using electronic circuits taken from toys. DJs Continuo and Blowing Up The Workshop support.

Last Night A Speed Date Changed My Life

£13/9 early bird. 7pm-10.30pm, Monday, 25 May

Meet new friends and possibly find 'the one' in a 'quick, clever and painless' speed dating event at The Book Club, Shoreditch.