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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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Friday 17 May, 2019

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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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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Friday 28 June, 2019

Infinite Slippage exhibition at Chisenhale Gallery

Friday 28 June, 2019 - Sunday 1 September, 2019
Chisenhale Gallery, 64 Chisenhale Rd
London, E3 5QZ United Kingdom
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Ima Abasi Okon exhibition at Chisenhale Gallery

Chisenhale Gallery presents a new commission by London and Amsterdam based artist Ima-Abasi Okon: Infinite Slippage: nonRepugnant Insolvencies T!-a!-r!-r!-y!-i!-n!-g! as Hand Claps of M’s Hard’Loved’Flesh —Quantum Leanage-Complex-Dub. A series of industrial air conditioners have been set up to play an original sound piece (and cool the space, waste not want not). A section of the gallery ceiling has been lowered and covered with modular tiles. Hand-crafted glass lampshades hang from the new lowered ceiling, bathing the space in golden light.…

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Wednesday 7 August, 2019

Free cooking classes with Quaker Social Action in Bethnal Green

Wednesday 7 August, 2019 - Wednesday 28 August, 2019
Bethnal Green Methodist Church, Approach Road
London, Greater London E2 9JP United Kingdom
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Bag of Taste cooking classes at St. Margaret's House

Quaker Social Action is hosting four hands-on cooking classes in Bethnal Green. Quaker Social Action is partnering up with Bags of Taste, a group that supports those in food poverty. The sessions will take place on Wednesday lunchtimes between 7 and 28 of August. Over the course of the month attendees will learn how to cook simple, healthy meals at less than £1 a head. Whether you’re vegetarian, vegan, or eat halal, the course caters to your preferences. As well as…

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Shake It Up ceramics workshop at Rich Mix

Saturday 24 August, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Rich Mix, 35 - 47 Bethnal Green Road
London, E1 6LA United Kingdom
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Shake It Up festival Rich Mix

Rich Mix is teaming up with Art Hoppers to put on a ceramics tile workshop on Saturday 24 August. It is one of a series of events making up the Shake It Up Shakespeare festival in Shoreditch. Participants will be making clay tiles inspired by archaeological artifacts discovered at the site of 'The Theatre', which opened in 1576 and many of Shakespeare's plays. Children will learn how to make tiles from scratch - cutting clay, designing, and stenciling. You'll be…

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Sunday 1 September, 2019

The East London Vintage Furniture Flea in York Hall

Sunday 1 September, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
York Hall Leisure Centre, 5 Old Ford Road
London, E2 9PJ United Kingdom
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£2.50 – £4
Vintage furniture at the Vintage Flea Fair at York Hall, Old Ford Road

The East London Vintage Furniture Flea is returning to York Hall on Sunday 1 September. The fair, voted best in the Vintage Guide to London, is a chance for vintage aficionados to find everything from cushions to crockery to furniture. Focusing on quality goods at affordable prices rather than expensive replicas, the event has become a favourite for East Londoners. Traders will be coming from all over the UK to barter and sell a wide range of vintage goods. Keen…

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‘All of Me’ at The Yard Theatre

Tuesday 10 September, 2019 - Friday 27 September, 2019
The Yard Theatre, 2a Queen's Yard
London, E9 5EN United Kingdom
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£10 – £15
All of Me play flyer

The Yard Theatre is putting on a production of All of Me by Caroline Horton from September 10 to September 28. The play is an intimate and absurd exploration of wanting to live, wanting to die, and what can happen if we sit together with the dark. Grudgingly hopeful, occasionally funny, Caroline reunites with director Alex Swift (Mess) to bring you an unapologetically dark show about dark things. The backdrop will be The Yard Theatre, a stunning converted warehouse venue…

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Encounter Bow – outdoor arts festival

Saturday 14 September, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Free
Flyer for Encounter Bow outdoor festival

Chisenhale Dance Space is putting on a day of performances, workshops, and encounters on the streets of Bow. It will be running from 1pm to sunset on Saturday 14 September. The free arts programme includes contemporary dance, break dance, parkour with Esprit Concrete, live art, selfies, walks, audio tours, dares and challenges for all ages. Pick up a map from the Common Room by Roman Road car park and discover a new side to Bow. Keen to get involved? Over…

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Open House London

Saturday 21 September, 2019 - Sunday 22 September, 2019
Free
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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