The annual Great Spitalfields Pancake Race is taking place on February 21st (Shrove Tuesday!) , so put together a team of four pancake loving friends, grab a frying pan (pancakes are provided!), and hot foot it down to the Old Truman Brewery. Get on your marks and get ready to race (whilst flipping the pancake!), with the coveted prize being an engraved frying pan at stake for the winners. Make sure you wear your best pancake-related fancy dress too as there are prizes for the best dressed team.
Expect to be cheered on by crowds of spectators and maybe even the odd clown or two (yes, really!). Live music from the Lost Marbles String Band will spur on the contestants, who will be rewarded with pancakes for taking part. The race raises money for the London Air Ambulance, so take along a donation or convince your friends to sponsor you! If you still haven’t had your fill of pancakes after the race, you can stop by The Breakfast Club nearby for stacks of American pancakes, berries and syrup or visit Crêpeaffaire for a classic French savory or sweet crepe.
The Great Spitalfields Pancake Race takes place on the 21st February 2012 at 12.30pm at Dray Walk, The Old Truman Brewery, Brick Lane. Further info can be found here: http://www.alternativearts.co.uk/events (Words: Clare Ebberson, Pic: © Alternative Arts)