If the unseasonably warm weather has you in holiday mode, get ready for a slice of Italy right here in London! It comes in the shape of SicilyFEST: a four-day celebration of all things Sicilian taking place on April 7–10. Hosted by PopUpMarketSicily, this wholesome festival will take place at the Business Design Centre in Islington, transforming the venue into a European escape – and you can nab yourselves some tickets here.
If you’re a big foodie, you’ll feel right at home here. As you stroll through the centre, you can expect to be munching on some of the finest cannoli, arancini, pizza, pasta, preserves, and many more Italian delicacies. There’ll also be loads of fine wine and beers to wash down your Sicilian samples! Sounds idyllic to us…
This year’s theme has been inspired by traditional Sicilian playing cards; a common staple at Sicilian gatherings, provoking mirth, friendly competition, and even a proverb or two. And, if previous iterations of SicilyFEST are anything to go by, you can also expect live music, free masterclasses from Italian chefs, and even special exhibitions at the festival too.
Who needs a holiday when you can visit a strip of Sicily right here in London? Find your tickets here!
Also published on Medium.