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Monday 10 September, 2018

Natural Dyeing Workshops at Stepney City Farm

Monday 10 September, 2018 - Monday 3 December, 2018

An exciting new series of dyeing workshops begins from Mondays 10 September,10am-4pm, with artistic duo Modern Eccentrics. Starting with natural dyes, the workshops will also explore contact-printing, shibori techniques, mark-making with natural inks and handmade brushes, creative weaving, experimental basketry and felting. 6 X Mondays starting 10 September – 15 October 2018 6 X Mondays starting 29 October – 3 December 2018

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Sweet Feast at Whitechapel Gallery

Thursday 20 September, 2018 @ 11:00 am - Sunday 31 March, 2019 @ 6:00 pm
Whitechapel Gallery, 77-82 Whitechapel High St
London, E1 7QX United Kingdom
Sweat Fest display of sweets

Sweet Feast at Whitechapel Gallery is an exhibition showcasing a new film by Ulla von Brandenburg recreating an event from 1973, when 500 children visited the gallery to learn about sweets as popular art, but devoured all the displays instead. The exhibition consisted of enticing display of confectionery including Belgian chocolate coins, French lollipops shaped as the Eiffel Tower, gummy mice from Germany, coffee-flavoured Hopjes from Holland, Italian marzipan fruits, salty liquorice from Denmark, Irish mints and toffee from Yorkshire.…

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Friday 12 October, 2018

New East Photo Prize 2018

Friday 12 October, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - Sunday 2 December, 2018 @ 6:00 pm
Calvert 22 Foundation, 22 Calvert Avenue
London, E2 7JP
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Photo of young people sitting on a staircase

This exhibition celebrates photography from Eastern Europe, Russia and Central Asia in Calvert Avenue (just off Bethnal Green High Street). The New East Photo Prize 2018 exhibition showcases selected work by the finalists nominated for the second edition of the New East Photo Prize. The Prize champions contemporary perspectives on the people and stories of the New East — the 29 countries of Eastern Europe, the Balkans, Russia and Central Asia — welcoming the work of professional and non-professional photographers…

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Pirate exhibition at V&A Museum of Childhood

Saturday 20 October, 2018 - Monday 22 April, 2019
V&A Museum of Childhood, Cambridge Heath Rd
London, E2 9PA United Kingdom
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Pirate exhibition at V&A Museum of Childhood

A Pirate’s Life For Me opens on 20 October 2018 and is the first major exhibition at the V&A Museum of Childhood to focus on fictional pirates and their influence in popular culture. A Pirate’s Life For Me was developed in collaboration with children and it takes visitors into an imaginary world of adventure and exploration where they will be able to travel from a coastal inn to a tropical treasure island in search of gold and sparkling diamonds. A…

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Friday 2 November, 2018

A Season of Bangla Drama festival in Tower Hamlets

Friday 2 November, 2018 @ 8:00 am - Sunday 25 November, 2018 @ 5:00 pm

This year’s Season of Bangla Drama, a festival of dance, music and theatre, returns to Tower Hamlets from 2-25 November in a celebration of Bengali culture, gender and identity. Twelve theatrical productions across four venues will explore politics, history, fact and fiction in a variety of traditional and contemporary performances, which are all relevant to the diversity of east London from a uniquely British Bengali perspective. The events run across four different categories, including women, freedom, national identity, comedy, tagore…

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Norah Smyth Exhibition at Four Corners

Friday 2 November, 2018 @ 10:00 am - Saturday 9 February, 2019 @ 6:00 pm
Four Corners Gallery, 121 Roman Road
London, E2 0QN United Kingdom
black and white image showing school children

Four Corners is hosting a free exhibition of unseen photographs by suffragette Norah Smyth. The photographs return to London's East End after 100 years. These photographs provide a remarkable document of Sylvia Pankhurst’s East London Federation of the Suffragettes, and an extraordinary moment in women’s social history during the First World War. They are generously loaned by the International Institute of Social History in Amsterdam, alongside other archival material. Norah Smyth (1874-1963) was a central figure in Sylvia Pankhurst’s East London Federation of Suffragettes (ELFS), living and working…

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Felipe Baeza at Maureen Paley Gallery

Friday 16 November, 2018 @ 11:00 am - Sunday 6 January, 2019 @ 6:00 pm
Maureen Paley, 21 Herald Street
London, E2 6JT United Kingdom
Contemporary art by Felipe Baeza, man lying on the foor, roots coming out of his body

The first solo exhibition in the UK by artists Felipe Baeza will be at the small but well respected Maureen Paley Gallery in Bethnal Green. The exhibition explores ideas surrounding the artist's interest in migration, queerness and anthropology through the use of collage and printmaking. Baeza uses his own biography to reflect on his personal experiences and explore the effects of social institutions and cultural practices on the individual. Visitors can expect to see collage and printmaking elements to show…

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The Greatest Snowman dining experience

Wednesday 21 November, 2018 @ 3:30 pm - Saturday 24 November, 2018 @ 10:30 pm
Pedley Street station, Arch 63 Pedley St
London, E1 5BW United Kingdom

The Greatest Snowman is a theatrical dining experience recreating a mysterious winter journey to Birmingham Christmas market. The dinner will be taking place on board of a train at a disused Pedley Street Station near Bethnal Green and Shoreditch. The station used to serve the East London Line which closed in 2007 and new overground station - Shoreditch High Street was built instead. This is a opportunity to explore a disused train platform and enjoy a wintery dining experience with…

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’72-82′ by William Raban

Thursday 22 November, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Bancroft Road Library, 277 Bancroft Rd
London, E1 4DQ United Kingdom
black and white photograph of East London

The documentary 72-82 by William Raban is a rare movie exploring how artists used hundreds of former industrial buildings in East London as cheap living and studio spaces. Be prepared to see upsetting images of neglected warehouses and abandoned buildings, long before these places become fashionable. The film makes use of archival material from the first decade of Acme Gallery, established in the East End in 1972. The film is being screened as part of Explore Your Archive 2018, a…

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Doreen Fletcher’s book launch at the Nunnery Gallery

Sunday 25 November, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Nunnery Gallery, 183 Bow Road
London, E3 2SJ
Doreen Fletcher paintings book cover

The book launch at the Nunnery Gallery will celebrate the publication of Doreen Fletcher's first book 'Doreen Fletcher Paintings' full of the artist's paintings of East London. The Gentle Author will be in discussion with Fletcher, talking about her life and her East End paintings that have won her such acclaim in recent years. Complimentary tea and homemade sponge cakes will be provided and Doreen Fletcher will be signing copies of her monograph at the end of the event. The book…

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