Mermaid lovers and members of the UK mer-community will gather at Sylvestrian Leisure Centre in Snaresbrook on 18 April for Merfolk UK’s fourth annual convention (11am to 5pm; tickets: from £20).
“The event is the only one of its kind in the UK and was created to allow the growing community of mermaids and mermen from all over the country to get together,” said organiser Jessica Pennington. Attendees will be able to browse stalls of mer-related memorabilia before attaching a tail and taking to the pool, with swimming sessions for adults and children aged 10 and over.
“This is an amazing opportunity to swim in a pool with mer-friends! Don’t worry if you don’t have your own mermaid tail, tail hire will be available… We happily welcome anyone and everyone!”