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Tuesday 29 May, 2018

The Women’s Hall Exhibition at Tower Hamlets Local History Library & Archives

Tuesday 29 May, 2018 @ 10:00 am - Saturday 20 October, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
Tower Hamlets Local History Library & Archives, 277 Bancroft Rd
London, E1 4DQ United Kingdom
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A gathering for a cut price dinner at the East End women's Hall.

This exhibition will recreate the interior of the original Women’s Hall at 400 Old Ford Road in Bow, the headquarters of the East London Federation of Suffragettes from 1914 to 1924. The Women's Hall was also home to suffragette leader Sylvia Pankhurst and her friend and photographer Norah Smyth. Run largely by and for local working class women, the Hall was at the heart of the community’s response to sudden unemployment and rising food prices caused by the outbreak of the…

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Friday 7 September, 2018

The Village, a new adaptation of a classic play, opens at the Theatre Royal Stratford East

Friday 7 September, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - Saturday 6 October, 2018 @ 7:30 pm
Theatre Royal Stratford East, Gerry Raffles Square
London, E15 1BN United Kingdom
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A young Indian woman carrying a basket on her head

Nadia Fall directs The Village which opens her first season as Artistic Director at the Theatre Royal Stratford East. The Village sets the drama in contemporary India against a background of political unrest and tells the story of a community fighting injustice. It is a new adaptation of Lope de Vega’s classic play, Fuenteovejuna, by April de Angelis. Village life for Jyoti is simple: the people work hard, sing and live off the earth. She would much rather devour a delicious…

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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 For more information, please click here.

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Open House London 2018

Saturday 22 September, 2018 - Sunday 23 September, 2018
Photo of unique panelled interior of Oxford House

Open House London is the world’s largest architecture festival, giving free public access to 800+ buildings, walks, talks and tours over one weekend in September. We've narrowed it down to a selection in the Bow area for you to visit over Open House weekend. Each year over a quarter of a million people take part in the Open House weekend, visiting over 800 buildings, walks, talks and tours across London. The Open House concept has spread around the world, with over 35 cities across 5…

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Harvest Stomp Queen Elizabeth Park

Sunday 23 September, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Timber Lodge Cafe, 1A Honour Lea Ave
London, London E20 1DY United Kingdom
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Young visitors to Harvest Stomp pet goats and sheep

The Harvest Stomp returns to Queen Elizabeth Park in 2018 with another free day out for families to enjoy. There are activities for everyone from learning how to brew beer to petting sheep in the mobile farm. Meet in the north of the Park, by Timber Lodge Café from 12 midday - 6pm. Activities will include: A main stage with live music and dance (including performances from the Belles of London City and License to Ceilidh) A sensory area with…

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Great Willy Waddle event in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park to raise awareness of male cancer

Tuesday 25 September, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Fun runners for Orchid in their Willy costumes

Join in this fun run in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and help raise awareness of penile cancer in the UK. Put on an inflatable penis costume which is provided for you to keep afterwards and waddle, jog or run a 2k route around the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park to raise awareness of male cancer. There are around 630 cases of penile cancer in the UK every year, yet many men tend to ignore potential symptoms for some time which leads…

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Embroidery Loop at Rich Mix

Saturday 29 September, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Rich Mix, 35 - 47 Bethnal Green Road
London, E1 6LA United Kingdom
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A hand holds embroidery frame next to a cup of tea

It's time to rediscover the art of embroidery at Rich Mix, London. The craft might give you slight flashbacks of your grandmother stitching up napkins and pillowcases while rocking in her chair but the truth is traditional arts like this have recently gone from old school to cool. Here’s your chance to pick up a needle and get creative. The event organised by Moody Bright Designs runs every last Saturday of the month for three months, starting on September 29th…

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Questions of Embodiment: Creative Dance Workshop

Saturday 29 September, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
£35 – £40

Join professional dancers, Jackie and Rebecca in this improvisational dance workshop, exploring new ways to experience your body in time and space. Rebecca will use improvisational scores to explore the role of perception in shaping and being shaped by our environment, while Jackie’s focus will be a detailed investigation of our skeletal anatomy as a way of accessing greater freedom in movement using the Feldenkrais Method. No experience necessary, just an openness to explore movement creatively. Jackie Adkins has been…

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Muxima and SNAP’s End of Summer Party

Saturday 29 September, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - Sunday 30 September, 2018 @ 7:00 pm

To celebrate the end of summer, Muxima and SNAP are coming together for a farewell party. Situated in the soon-to-be renovated Muxima, head down for drinks and a boogie to the mesmerising tunes of DJ Aisha. For more information, head to the Muxima website.  

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Radical Women of the East End walking tour

Sunday 30 September, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
£9 – £12
East End women's walk

Retrace the steps of the most famous radical women associated with Bow, starting with the Bryant and May match women. Sylvia Pankhurst established the Suffragette East London Federation in East London, campaigning not only for the right of women to vote, but also to establish their social and economic freedom. Minnie Lansbury died here, after a heroic fight for justice for local residents. The walk will re-locate past struggles for social justice and take a look at the modern Bow…

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