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Tuesday 2 April, 2019

Queer Spaces: London at Whitechapel Gallery

Tuesday 2 April, 2019 @ 11:00 am - Sunday 25 August, 2019 @ 6:00 pm
Whitechapel Gallery, 77-82 Whitechapel High St
London, E1 7QX United Kingdom
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Free
Hannah Quinlan & Rosie Hastings, The Scarcity of Liberty #2 , 2016, at Queer Spaces, Whitechapel Gallery

Whitechapel Gallery chronicles the lives of queer people in London from the 1980s to today in its new exhibition Queer Spaces. Featuring artists from the UK, USA, Nigeria and more, the gallery focuses on the spaces of London and how the city's changing landscape has shaped the lives of LGBTQ+ people. The display uses rarely-seen archives of queer venues put together by University College London's Urban Laboratory, and aims to show a modern history of queer identity in city space.…

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Tuesday 14 May, 2019

DIY Life Skills 2019 free workshops

Tuesday 14 May, 2019 - Wednesday 3 July, 2019
Queen Mary University, Mile End Road
London, E1 4NS United Kingdom
Free
DIY life skills 2019 at QMUL

Queen Mary University of London's (QMUL) school of English and Drama are launching DIY Life Skills, a programme of 10 free workshops to help students and members of the local community develop skills for working in creative and cultural industries. The skills project follows on from the project formerly known as DIY High School. DIY Life Skills 2019 offers these workshops both to QMUL students and those who live in the local area. The workshops offer practical skills including videography,…

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Bow Arts Raw Materials: Plastics

Friday 17 May, 2019 @ 10:00 am - Sunday 25 August, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
Nunnery Gallery, 183 Bow Road
London, E3 2SJ
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Free
Bow Arts Raw Materials Plastic

Bow Arts is putting on the third installation of Raw Materials in the Nunnery Gallery, an exhibition that explores the industrial history of materials. In this exhibition, Raw Materials explores the forgotten industrial history of plastics in East London around the River Lea. The exhibition uncovers East London's central role in the invention and early development of plastics, and will showcase some of the first plastic objects, along with new artwork telling the story of the journey. Bow Arts starts…

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Wednesday 5 June, 2019

The Sweet Science of Bruising at Wilton’s

Wednesday 5 June, 2019 - Saturday 29 June, 2019
Wilton’s Music Hall, 1 Graces Alley
London, E1 8JB
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£10 – £27
Promo image for The Sweet Science of Bruising play at Wilton's Music Hall

Troupe's play The Sweet Science of Bruising, reviewed here by contributor Tabitha Potts, is transferring to Wilton's Music Hall, following a sold-out run at Southwark Playhouse last year. The play covers the fraught underground world of women's boxing in Victorian London and is staged in the world's oldest grand music hall. The play follows four different women in 1869, Violet Hunter (Celeste Dodwell), Matilda 'Matty' Blackwell (Jessica Regan), Anna Lamb (Emma McDonald) and Polly Stokes (Fiona Skinner), constrained by men…

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3D film screenings at the Victoria Park Baptist Church

Thursday 6 June, 2019 - Thursday 25 July, 2019
Victoria Park Baptist Church, 186 Grove Road
London, Greater London E3 5TG United Kingdom
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Free
A digital film projector

E3 3D: The Victoria Park Stereoscopic Film Forum is back for another series of free 3D film screenings at the Victoria Park Baptist Church in June and July. Organised and presented by Bow resident and 3D film aficionado Shawm Kreitzman, the events will include old and new features as well as plenty of coffee and cake. Screenings will take place on the following dates: June 6 - House of Wax (1953) 13 - Journey to the Center of the Earth…

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Bow Photography Exhibition with GDIF

Monday 17 June, 2019 - Saturday 6 July, 2019
Idea Store Bow, 1 Gladstone Place
London, E3 5ES
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Free
Boy holding camera

To accompany Greenwich+Dockland International Festival (GDIF)’s spectacular processional production MO and the Red Ribbon by French company L’Homme Debout, young local residents have taken part in a series of photography workshops – supported by Action for Bow, GDIF, Spotlight and Eye4Change – exploring themes of migration and belonging using the diverse neighbourhoods of Bow as their visual canvas. The project focuses on communities in Bow East and Bow West and has taken shape over a series of workshops in May…

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Ska at Pride Rock with Bubble Club

Wednesday 26 June, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Backyard Comedy Club, 231 Cambridge Heath Rd
London, E2 0EL United Kingdom
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£5
Bubble Club's Ska at Pride Rock banner

In celebration of LGBT+ Pride Month in June, Bubble Club is hosting another inclusive club night with the theme 'Ska at Pride Rock'. Hosted at Backyard Bar, this will be a night of ska music featuring elements of Disney's Lion King and LGBT+ pride. With Ska at Pride Rock, Bubble Club will continue its ethos of fully accessible and inclusive club nights with this night, as well as usual features of live bands and drag performances. The club night collective…

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Summer Fair at Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park

Saturday 29 June, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park, Southern Grove E3 4PX + Google Map
Free
People sit for face painting at Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park Summer Fair

Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park is hosting their annual Summer Fair, filled with food, live music and child-friendly workshops. Friends of Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park are hosting face painting, crafts workshops, guided walks and craft stalls. There will also be heritage displays, pond dipping, food stalls and live music. It promises to be a great day out for parents, friends and children. The Friends of Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park is an award-winning local charity working to protect, conserve and care for…

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Gathered Relics at Holy Trinity Church for London Architecture Festival

Saturday 29 June, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Free
Gathered Relics exhibition at Holy Trinity Church, Morgan Street, Bow, part of London Festival of Architecture

Holy Trinity Church on Morgan Street, the grade II listed church standing regally and romantically at the end of Rhondda Grove, will be opening its doors for the Gathered Relics exhibition, as part of the London Festival of Architecture. Stepney Green resident and architect Julian McIntosh has organised an exhibition called Gathered Relics for the festival, where items of significant architectural interest will be on display in the church revealing the buildings unique history. 'It is a beautiful building with…

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MO and the Red Ribbon on Roman Road by GDIF

Saturday 29 June, 2019 @ 9:30 pm
Mo and the Red Ribbon puppet theatre

The Greenwich and Docklands International Festival (GDIF) is putting on MO and the Red Ribbon, a spectacular interactive theatre performance on Roman Road. The free event involves MO, a giant child puppet who wakes up in Bow finding he has been separated from his family. The promenade production shows MO's journey with a red ribbon as a guide, and aims to explore the experience of migration from a child's perspective. Assisted by GDIF staff, this promenade performance involves 30 minutes…

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