1. Greenwich Book Festival, May 22-24
The festival, hosted by the University of Greenwich, will feature authors from all genres, with talks from Jon Ronson on his current bestseller So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed and a workshop led by Alexandra Heminsley, Running Like A Girl.
A children’s programme running through the weekend will include books-related performances, workshops, and author events.
Go to greenwichbookfest.com
2. Circles in the Sand, May 23
Build a sand castle and pretend you’re by the seaside on top the Roof Garden in Crossrail Place from 1pm.
Hosted by the Half Moon Theatre this event features a series of drop-in activity sessions exploring sand, sea and shore-side capers, including speechless play Circles in the Sand.
3. Green Fingers in East Village, May 23
Do something a little different and head to a planting day in the former Athletes’ Village on Saturday as part of the Chelsea Fringe.
From 11am to 3pm The Edible Bus Stop team is planting a large 3D graphical display with luscious herbs in front of Get Living London’s offices in East Village, E20.
There will also be free tea and cake from Tina, We Salute You - and make sure to get some herbs in biodegradable pots that are being given away on the day.
Go to getlivinglondon.com for more information.
4. Where's Wally at ArcelorMittal Orbit, May 23 to May 31
Meet the ultimate elusive character at the ArcelorMittal Orbit - Where’s Wally.
He and his friends will be there all of the half term, with the first appearance on May 23, in a series of imaginative and interactive daily workshops, running from 12pm to 4pm.
Activities include a Where’s Wally story trail, the chance to play dress up, and plenty of other Wally-themed games.
Children and adults who come dressed as Wally will be able to enter for £1.
Go to arcelormittalorbit.com.
5. Fundraising dinner at Nakhon Thai, May 24
Surely the best kind of celebration to attend is one that will also be helping others, so head to Nakhon Thai Restaurant in the Royal Docks on May 24 (6pm to 10pm) for a fund raising event for the Nepal earthquake victims.
The evening will consist of a three-course set meal, raffle prize draws, an auction and live music for your entertainment.
Proceeds will be donated to the families affected through the Disaster Emergency Committee (DEC)
For others ways to help, see our article here.