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Wednesday 15 January, 2020

Trio of spoken word events at Rich Mix

Wednesday 15 January, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - Wednesday 18 March, 2020 @ 9:00 pm
Rich Mix, 35 - 47 Bethnal Green Road
London, E1 6LA United Kingdom
£4 – £6
Jawdance spoken word event at Rich Mix

Jawdance is coming to Rich Mix with three monthly instalments of spoken word events on 15 January, 19 February and 18 March, as part of Rich Mix's upcoming season of culture and art events. This year, Jawdance celebrates its 10th anniversary with performances from the legendary likes of Roger Robinson, Yomi Sode, and Amani Saeed, and new talent. If you're feeling brave, there will also be the chance to step up to the mic and show off your word play.…

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Printing history exhibition at Nunnery Gallery

Friday 17 January, 2020 @ 10:00 am - Sunday 29 March, 2020 @ 5:00 pm
Nunnery Gallery, 183 Bow Road
London, E3 2SJ
Print history exhibition at Nunnery Gallery

Lightboxes and Lettering are hosting an exhibition at the Nunnery Gallery to celebrate East London's print history. Featuring unseen historic photographs, prints, and a chance to try out printing using original printing presses, the event hopes to teach guests more about the ever-changing face of print in the East End. The exhibition will include images of iconic East London print shop fronts, factory floors and machinery, alongside a collection of oral histories on print workers' memories. A variety of activities…

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Film screenings at Victoria Park Baptist Church

Thursday 23 January, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - Thursday 19 March, 2020 @ 7:30 pm
Victoria Park Baptist Church, 186 Grove Road
London, Greater London E3 5TG United Kingdom
Promotional image for film screenings at Victoria Park Baptist Church

The Victoria Park Baptist Church is hosting another series of film nights to kick off 2020. Each of the eight film screenings break away from their traditional genre in some way, despite being considered mainstream. Showings start at 7:30pm, with doors opening at 7pm and are as follows: Thursday 23 January- Arsenic and Old Lace (1994) Thursday 30 January- La Belle at la Bete, commonly known as Beauty and the Beast (1946) Thursday 6 February- The 5,000 Fingers of Dr.…

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Monday 24 February, 2020

Christopher Green: a show called ‘No Show’ at Yard Theatre

Monday 24 February, 2020 @ 8:00 pm - Saturday 14 March, 2020 @ 9:30 pm
The Yard Theatre, 2a Queen's Yard
London, E9 5EN United Kingdom
£5 – £12
Christopher green show

Playwright Christopher Green, has spent over two decades creating No Show. It's the culmination of 25 years of entertaining tens of thousands of audience members and learning what makes them tick. Green is an Olivier Award-winning playwright, an experiential theatre maker, and he is back after the critical success of his previous show Office Party.  Green explains how audience members should 'expect the expected' with this show at the Yard Theatre, from 24 Feb-14 March. Book your tickets here. 

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Free taster drum lesson

Tuesday 25 February, 2020 @ 10:00 am - Thursday 30 April, 2020 @ 9:30 pm
Hackney Wick Drum Studio, 92-94 Wallis Rd, Hackney Wick E9 5LN
Drum hackney wick drum studio lesson

Fancy trying a new instrument? Hackney Wick Drum Studio are offering a free taster lesson for the foreseeable future. The session lasts 30 minutes.  If you're interested, you need to book your trial in advance on their website. 

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ANOTHER EYE: exhibition on women refugee photographers

Friday 28 February, 2020 @ 11:00 am - Saturday 2 May, 2020 @ 6:00 pm
Four Corners Gallery, 121 Roman Road
London, E2 0QN United Kingdom
Self Portrait of woman refugee photographers exhibition

To celebrate Women's History Month, Four Corners are hosting the first-ever exhibition to showcase photography by female refugee photographers living in Britain from 1933. ANOTHER EYE explores how fleeing anti-semitic and political persecution influenced these photographers' work and how their images represent post-war Britain. There will be original prints by photographers including Dorothy Bohm, Edith Tudor-Hart, Elsbeth Juda and Gerti Deutsch, as well as the opportunity to uncover lesser-known photographers. The exhibition is open Tuesday-Saturday from 11am - 6pm. On Thursdays,…

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Sunday 1 March, 2020

Memorial service for Bethnal Green Tube Disaster

Sunday 1 March, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
St John on Bethnal Green Church, The Crypt St Johns Church, 200 Cambridge Heath Rd, Bethnal Green,
London, E2 9PA
Memorial flowers to mark the 77th anniversary of the Bethnal Green tube disaster

To mark the 77th anniversary of the Bethnal Green Tube Disaster in 1943, which killed around 170 people, there will be a memorial service held at St. John on Bethnal Green Church. The service starts at 2pm and will finish at 4pm, followed by tea and cake at the church. You are welcome to lay flowers on the memorial after the service has finished. If you do so, please ensure that there are no wires, metal or plastic parts inside…

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Bengal to Bethnal Green concert at Rich Mix

Sunday 1 March, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Rich Mix, 35 - 47 Bethnal Green Road
London, E1 6LA United Kingdom

Rich Mix is holding a concert celebrating the British-Bangladeshi diaspora, kicking off a series of events leading up to Bangladesh's 50th anniversary as an independent nation next year. On March 1 Lucy Rahman will perform songs by her father, the iconic composer and singer Sheikh Luthfur Rahman, a leading voice and activist in Bangladesh achieving its independence. She will be joined by Shyamal Chowdhury from Dhaka, another celebrated interpreter of this repertoire and the Grand Union Orchestra All-Stars. If you…

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Charity Comedy Fundraiser at Backyard Comedy Club

Monday 2 March, 2020 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Backyard Comedy Club, 231 Cambridge Heath Rd
London, E2 0EL United Kingdom
Charity comedy

The Backyard Comedy Club are hosting a charity fundraiser for bears trapped in captivity. The money raised will go straight towards 'Animals Asia' who are campaigning to change laws and rehabilitate bears in safer homes. The lineup includes: Lou Sanders Luke McQueen Adam Hess Sara Pascoe Brett Goldstein Sarah Kendell And a special guest. Doors open at 8pm. Tickets cost £16.50, including the booking fee, and must be booked in advance. Early bird tickets have already sold out, so if…

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Tower Hamlets arts development and networking event

Thursday 5 March, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Ecology Pavilion, The Ecology Pavilion, Mile End Park, Grove Road
London, E3 5RP United Kingdom
Arts Development event

Calling all Tower Hamlets artists. Hear from artistic professionals and discuss collaborative partnerships with venue managers, performers and other participants at this informative talk. You'll hear from the following speakers: Maggie Pinhorn, Alternative Arts Armindokht Shooshtari, Arts Council England Ashton Mullins, Foundation for Future London Kinsi Abdulleh, Numbi Arts Beth Watton, Poplar Union Steve Murray, Head of Arts, Parks and Events You can also book a 15-minute 1-to-1 session with an Arts Council officers, on a first come first served basis.…

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