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Thursday 7 June, 2018

Exhibition launch at St Margaret’s House

Thursday 7 June, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Laura Dyer black and white photograph of boy sitting in tree

Come and celebrate the new work of artists Nico Baba and Laura Dyer at their exhibition launch at St. Margaret’s House. Baba and Dyer are friends and collaborators. This exhibition will represent a culmination of recent work made in communication with one another, both artists using the same monochrome palette. Dyer’s work is mainly made up of analogue black and white photographs, developed by hand in a darkroom. Her prints draw on natural surfaces and textures. The subjects she photographs…

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Jazz and classical music concert at Bow Church

Friday 8 June, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Bow church summer classical and jazz music concert

Come along to Bow Church’s summer concert, featuring performances from Queen Mary University’s Chamber Ensemble, String Quartet and Jazz ensemble. Celebrate the end of the academic year with an evening of beautiful classical and jazz music. The event will be hosted by QM Music and the Queen Mary Music Society, and will be a great opportunity to hear some of the university’s most accomplished musicians. The programme will include Siegfried Idyll, by Richard Wagner, a piece composed in 1869 as…

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Dancing weave workshop at Bow Arts

Saturday 9 June, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Rope weaving at Bow arts courtyard

Join artist in residence, Freya Gabie, to create a giant, architectural dancing weave at Bow Arts. The Raw Materials: Textiles resident artist will be running this free, drop-in workshop in the Victorian industrial courtyard. Gabie will use the courtyard and the movement of the participants to create a woven sculptural installation that spans, intercepts and connects the space. Gabie will first create an architectural frame by draping the courtyard with strands of jute, the golden fibre which used to be…

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Radical Visions photography exhibition launch at Four Corners Gallery

Friday 15 June, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Black and white photography of Four Corners Gallery in the 1970s

Four Corners Gallery is launching a major new exhibition on Friday, showcasing the little-known story of two radical film and photography collectives in the East End. Radical Visions: The Early History of Four Corners and Camerawork 1972-1978 delves into their contribution to British history. The exhibition will feature original archive material from Daniel Meadows, Nick Hedges, Peter Kennard, Mike Goldwater, Paul Trevor, Jenny Matthews, Ed Barber, Jo Spence, Susan Meiselas and many others. The exhibition provides brilliant access into the…

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Bow Arts open studios

Friday 15 June, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Bow Arts open studio

Join Bow Arts for their biggest showcase of artists’ studios: the annual Bow Road Open Studios. On both Friday and Saturday, the Bow Open will showcase the work of over 150 studio artists, designers and makers. The event will also feature live music, pop-up food stalls, a makers’ market, performances and workshops – all at Bow Arts’ original site on Bow Road. Bow Open Studios is a fantastic opportunity for members of the public, curators and collectors to explore a…

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Light of the Forest immersive art installation at St Margaret’s House

Friday 15 June, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Black and white photograph of a forest and a hand

The Immuto Collective is displaying their Light of the Forest interactive art installation at St Margaret’s House over the weekend. The sensory experience is inspired by shamanic rituals and the cycle of the seasons. It aims to give viewers a “mindful journey into the forest of our subconscious”. They will use light, sound, scent, taste and movements as you move through the exhibition, based in St Margaret's chapel. Immuto is a collective of artists creating transformational spaces and stories that…

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Radical women of the East End walking tour

Sunday 17 June, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Sylvia Pankhurst addressing the Suffragettes in Bow

Retrace the steps of the radical women of the East End on a walking tour through Bow and the surrounding area. The tour will begin with the Bryant and May matchwomen, who organised a strike in 1888. You will then wander through the stomping ground of Sylvia Pankhurst, who established the Suffragette East London Federation here, campaigning for the women to vote and for their social and economic freedom. Walkers will also learn about Minnie Lansbury, who died in Bow…

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Humans of the Hospice book launch at St Joseph’s

Monday 18 June, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
staff and patients at st josephs house

Come and celebrate the launch of St Joseph’s Hospice new book, Humans of the Hospice, and exhibition of stories about their amazing volunteers. Humans of the Hospice has been made by a group of volunteers, and captures in stories and photographs a whole range of people in the hospice: patients, volunteers and staff. The project is based on the famous Humans of New York blog. The new book will celebrate their dedication to St Joseph’s, and people’s lives past and present.…

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Midsummer’s Eve Walk at Tower Hamlets Cemetery

Wednesday 20 June, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
tower hamlets cemetery at dusk

Enjoy the longest day of the year at the Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park by joining their Midsummer's Eve walk. You’ll be exploring the amazing wildflowers in the park, including those with special associations with midsummer in European folklore, such as St John’s Work, Mugwort and Orpine. As the evening progresses at the cemetery, butterflies are replaced by moths and bats, night flowers open and the dusk falls. Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park is the most urban woodland in London. Closed to…

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Supper club debating at the Tentacle Room

Saturday 23 June, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Tentacle Room supper club

Tentacle Room is bending the rules of fine dining supper clubs. On 23 June it will host a four-course meal, cocktails, wine and a side of debating. The fine dining supper club will have a maximum of eight guests, split into pairs and assigned a random topic. Guests will then get a minute to lay out their case alongside drinks and a seasonal, no-expense spared dinner. As more wine is poured and more plates arrive, the topics will get more…

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