What's on this Bank Holiday?

Recently graduated in Marketing and Event planning my name is Anastasia Jean and this is my first blog for MASK. My thirst for discovering the workplace outside of France brought me to London for two weeks to experience life as a Maskette.

To say that I was amazed by this first week would be an understatement. The positive and creative atmosphere that prevails in the office is just incredible! It is a real pleasure to wake up every morning to come in to this hub of excitement and team work. What an eye opener for a little French girl who is only here for such a short time. I am so honoured to have been given this opportunity. I thought I would share some of the things on my ‘to do’ list this weekend to ensure I get the most out of London!

Streets of Spain

With the sun and a long bank holiday weekend ahead what better than to escape to the sunny streets of Spain? Over the Bank Holiday Weekend, Southbank is hosting its first festival celebrating all the good things about Spain.

Eat tapas in a pop-up restaurant hosted by a panish chef each evening. Attend cooking and wine masterclasses with La Boqueria chefs and Campo Viejo winemakers. Watch Spanish movies and see live art demonstrations by some renowned urban artists.

This perfect getaway is held underneath Queen Elizabeth Hall in Southbank from Friday 03 to Monday 06 May, 10.30am – 10.30pm.

For more information: facebook.com/streetsofspain

London’s Brewing Festival


Alehouses have been present since the Roman Times and were very popular in middle ages. At one stage beer was healthier than water due to lack of filtering. Since then, London has been famous for its numerous breweries. To celebrate this brewing scene, join London’s brewery Festival from the London Brewers Alliance. This festival will showcase over 100 beers from more than 30 breweries.

The event will be held from Friday 03 to Sunday 05 May at the BrewHouse, in Hackney.

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  • Tasting ticket – £20. Includes 9 x 1/3rd’s (3 pints), festival glass
  • Food and Beer ticket – £12. Includes a signature dish from the food stalls served with a festival beer
  • For more information: www.londonsbrewing.co.uk

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One day…


To celebrate the 75th anniversary of the club, Kensington Roof Gardens is throwing an afternoon party. From 1pm to 8pm, you will be able to enjoy delicious cocktails served in watering cans, while dancing on Brighton DJ Benji Boko’s music. You’ll even get a complimentary cocktail from Tanqueray when you arrive!

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  • £20 with cocktail offered on arrival

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Opening the Olympics

This Bank Holiday weekend can also be cultural. Visit the new free exhibition in the Galleries of Modern London and relive last year’s great summer of sports in the capital. A selection of objects and costumes from the Game, including an Olympic torch from the official relay and the yellow jersey Bradley Wiggins wore in the opening ceremony are on display, to allow nostalgic people to step back in time, and remember this amazing summer that was London 2012.

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  • Exhibition starts on Saturday 4 May and runs until 31 October 2013

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Where to eat?

If you are a brunch addict, you need to go to the Lido Café on Dulwich Road. Attached to the Brockwell Lido outdoor swimming pool, this café offers a wide range of eggs, bacon and pastries. Elected Best Park Café 2011 by TimeOut, this is a place to try, whether you are a swimmer or not.