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'Virtual festival' for Borough Market

London food hub celebrates Easter with five days of wide-ranging online events

'Virtual festival' for Borough Market

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Borough Market is celebrating Easter weekend with a 'virtual festival'.

The famous London food attraction is planning a series of social media events from 9-13 April, with chefs, artists and traders joining together on Instagram Live and IGTV to give advice and tips on cooking and drawing Easter favourites.

The weekend kicks off with This Morning and ITV regular Juliet Sear holding an Easter Baking class on Thursday, followed by Borough Market favourites Bread Ahead teaching people how to make hot cross buns on Good Friday.

The Borough Market Butchers will be offering people advice on ‘what to do with your meat’ in a two-part series across the weekend, and the Fishmongers’ will be giving their top tips for Fishy Friday. The festival comes to a close with blogger Poppy Loves London joining on Instagram Live and cooking her favourite crumble.

There will also be kids' activities such as storytelling and draw-alongs from authors and artists, cook-offs between Borough Market chefs and recipes for all the family. On Easter Monday, TV chef Beca Lyne-Pirkis will be running a workshop on eggs.

Kate Howell, director of development and communication at Borough Market, said: “Like the rest of the nation we aren’t able to celebrate Easter weekend in the same style that we usually do at Borough Market. However, we couldn’t let the weekend go unmarked and wanted to bring some of our fantastic experts to people’s homes to offer tips, advice and fun things to do with children.

"We hope that people at home are able to join with us throughout the Easter festival to celebrate all that is great about food and family, and that we bring a little joy into homes across the UK.”

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