• FREE event – open to the public Saturday 19 March 12pm – 8pm
  • Ultimate destination for chocolate lovers with demos and pop-ups from Master Chocolatiers, Easter egg hunts and a model chocolate London skyline installation
  • Attendees can tuck into chocolate pizzas, chocolate egg dumplings, chocolate cocktails and chocolate and wine pairings!

Head to East Village E20 this March for an Easter pop-up experience with a difference as the neighbourhood hosts its first ever East Village E20 Chocolate Festival, with FREE entry.

On Saturday 19 March from 12pm – 8pm, this choc-tastic event will play host to the best chocolatiers the capital has to offer and is set to be the perfect destination for those looking for the finest chocolate gifts for Easter.

Attendees will be able to choose from Paul Wayne Gregory’s indulgent and rich chocolates, 100% Fair Trade and locally sourced chocolate curiosities from A Little Piece & Love, as well as Hans Sloane’s pure chocolate beads that blend perfectly for a tasty chocolate drink, to name but a few.

The exceptional chocolate artist behind Chocadyllic, Evelyn Day, will also be showcasing a unique chocolate replica of London’s skyline including Tower Bridge, The Gherkin, St Paul’s and Big Ben.

From 12pm – 4pm, family-friendly activities, including Easter egg hunts will take place around Victory Park with delicious chocolate prizes. From 4pm – 8pm, there’s something for the grown-ups, with Bottle Apostle offering unique tasting experiences with expert-led chocolate and wine pairings, and chocolate cocktail trails through East Village’s bars and restaurants. Throughout the day tickets will be available for demonstrations with master chocolatiers in the theatre space, so visitors can learn the craft behind the delicious confectionary.

The local retailers will be getting into the Easter spirit, offering a variety of chocolate flavoured treats. Firezza will be premiering their first ever Chocolate Pizza, Fish House will be battering bite-sized chocolate treats and Mamalan will be encouraging families to try their hand at making Chocolate Egg Dumplings. East Village’s very own artisan bakers, Signorelli will be freshly baking delicious Mini Sea Salt Focaccia and Chocolate and Almond Sourdough amongst other sweet treats and Darkhorse Restaurant / Bar will be serving chocolate-themed cocktails and drinks throughout the day.

Bringing the day to a chocolatey end, Tina, We Salute You will be hosting chocolate modelling and the event’s after-party from 8pm.

With an array of unique brands offering delicious treats, demos with our Master Chocolatiers and chocolate-themed activities, East Village E20 is the perfect place to prepare for Easter!

Top-line information for the market

Event name: East Village E20 Chocolate Festival

Event summary: This Easter East Village E20 hosts a free-entry pop-up food festival experience with a difference, curating London’s finest Chocolatiers under one roof. There will be an array of Easter themed activities for both kids and adults to enjoy, from Easter egg hunts, to chocolate and wine tastings and even a model chocolate replica of London’s skyline.

Location: Victory Park, East Village E20
Dates: Saturday 19 March 2016
Times: 12pm – 8pm, with an after-party at Tina, We Salute You
Nearest Tubes: Stratford International DLR/Stratford
Entry: FREE
check website to book for demonstrations.

For More Info Contact:

Hope and Glory PR:
Tel: 020 7566 9747

Nicola Marvin
Joccoaa Hand

Katharine Walsh
Head of Communications
Tel: +44 (0)20 7448 1461

Event producer:
East Village E20 Chocolate Festival is being produced by chocolate specialist Yael Rose of Events 55 inspired, commissioned by Get Living London.

About East Village
East Village, the former London 2012 Athletes’ Village, is London’s newest neighbourhood and first Olympic legacy village on the doorstep of Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

2,818 homes are set in 67 acres of breath taking parkland, with more than 25 acres of mature parklands, new parks and open space.

East Village is a thriving place for its more than 5,500 residents and visitors, offering a world-class education campus Chobham Academy for students aged 3-18 and a state-of-the-art health centre, alongside independent shops, restaurants and cafés including independent wine merchant ‘Bottle Apostle’, gourmet pizza ‘Firezza’, Italian bakery and pasticceria ‘Signorelli’, Dalston-orgin café ‘Tina, We Salute You’, family bike store ‘Pavé Velo’, beauty salon ‘Regency Beauty’, village lifestyle store ‘Olive Loves Alfie East’, modern European inspired ‘Darkhorse Bar / Restaurant’, Beijing street food ‘Mama Lan’, contemporary seafood restaurant and takeaway ‘Fish House’, fashion-forward, boutique hair salon ‘Blue Tit’ and family-friendly gastropub ‘Neighbourhood’.

Positioned next to the world-class sporting venues of Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, East Village residents have easy access to a further 560 acres of parkland, waterways, and nature trails connected by paths for jogging, cycling and walking.

One of the best connected neighbourhoods in London – now in Zone 2/3 – with Stratford International and Stratford Regional stations offering links to key locations such as the West End in 20 minutes, St Pancras International in seven minutes (by High Speed 1), Canary Wharf in nine minutes and London airports within an hour.

Homes at East Village are available through two landlords:

• Get Living London – is the residential owner of East Village managing a variety of homes for private rent
• Triathlon Homes – manage the affordable tenures at East Village, comprising social rent, intermediate rent and shared ownership

Visit eastvillagelondon.co.uk or call 020 3714 8080 to find out more.