As everyone has started to jet off and post pictures with #summerfun or #holidayloving, some of us are still working hard at the daily grind and a holiday just doesn’t seem to be on our cards *weeps softly*.

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Well the answer to your summer sadness may be in the shape of SicilyFEST, a 2 day celebration of all things Sicilian. Hosted by Pop Up Market Sicily, this festival returns to Bishops Square and will transform this corner of East London into a traditional Sicilian street market.

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It will come complete with an array of stalls selling everything from handmade jewellery to unique home interior pieces. Of course, there has to be a taste of Italy also! So expect to be munching on some of the finest cannoli, preserves, pizza and many more Italian delicacies. There will also obviously be lots of fine wine and beer to wash down your Sicilian samples!

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Who needs those air miles when you can visit a strip of Sicily right here in London? And with photographic exhibitions, traditional puppet shows and art therapy activities for kids, there’s something for everyone.

SicilyFEST is free entry and will be held at Bishops Square, Spitalfields, E1 from May 20th-21st. Find more information here.

Feature Image: Scott Wylie


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