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Alternative Arts Events Preview 2014

AS ALWAYS, Alternative Arts is staging a number of events throughout the year:

Women’s History Month – March 1 to March 31, 2014.

Women’s History Month celebrates women artists, activists, performers and writers with a diverse line-up of events and exhibitions in selected East End venues. To find out more, visit

International Women’s Week – March 1 to March 8.

This is a wide ranging programme of events in Tower Hamlets presented by women’s groups from all over the borough.

Great Spitalfields Pancake Race – Shrove Tuesday, March 4.

Teams of four race up and down Dray Walk to raise funds for London’s Air Ambulance.

For entry forms email, call 020 7375 0441 or visit

Covent Garden May Fayre and Puppet Festival – Sunday, May 11.

Celebrating the 352nd anniversary of the first sighting of Mr Punch in England by Samuel Pepys in May 1662, Punch and Judy Professors from all over the country and abroad come together in the garden of St Paul’s Church, Bedford Street, WC2E 9ED from 10.30am to 5.30pm Admission is free.

Photomonth East London International Photography Festival – October 1 to November 30.

Exhibitions and events feature emerging and established artists in galleries and venues in East London. There are also portfolio reviews, lectures, seminars, artists talks and workshops, the photoblock and the photo-open.