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Wednesday 20 February, 2019

The Pirates of Penzance at Wilton’s Music Hall

Wednesday 20 February, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - Saturday 16 March, 2019 @ 9:30 pm
Wilton’s Music Hall, 1 Graces Alley
London, E1 8JB
£12.00 – £30.00
The Pirates of Penzance Wilton's Music Hall

Presented by Regan De Wynter Williams Productions, Wilton's Music Hall will be showing The Pirates of Penzance. This is an award-winning comedic take on the much-loved classic. The tour has been travelling around the world, and became popular in Australia with its showings in Cate Blanchett's Sydney Theatre. The original classic The Pirates of Penzance is a comic opera by Arthur Sullivan and W. S. Gilbert, dating back to the late 1870s. It's about a man born on the 29…

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Will Storr talk at The Young Foundation

Thursday 21 February, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
The Young Foundation, 18 Victoria Park Square
London, E2 9PF United Kingdom
Portrait of Will Storr by Jay Brooks

Author and journalist Will Storr will be delivering a talk on his latest book, Selfie: How the West became Self-obsessed at The Young Foundation in Bethnal Green. The book explores the pressures of modern society to be slimmer, richer, and happier, and how that impacts well-being. Modern standards of perfection come at a cost. Storr's work has apeared in The Guardian Weekend, The Sunday Times Magazine, and Esquire. He’s been named New Journalist of the Year, Feature Writer of the Year and has won a…

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‘Is Monogamy Dead?’ – Rosie Wilby LGBT literary event

Thursday 21 February, 2019 @ 6:15 pm - 7:30 pm
Tower Hamlets Local History Library & Archives, 277 Bancroft Rd
London, E1 4DQ United Kingdom
Rosie Wilby 'Is Monogamy Dead?' event

The Tower Hamlet's LGBT Community Forum is holding a literary event for LGBT history month with Rosie Wilby in the Education Room at Tower Hamlets Local History Library & Archives. Rosie Wilby, the comedian, writer and broadcaster, will present highlights from her stand-up show 'Is Monogamy Dead?' and discuss her award-shortlisted book of the same name by Accent Press. The book is a personal memoir about finding meaning in relationships and has many positive reviews. Visit the Tower Hamlets Archives…

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Parinirvana Day at the London Buddhist Centre

Sunday 24 February, 2019
London Buddhist Centre, 51 Roman Road
London, E2 0HU United Kingdom
London Buddhist Centre Parinirvana Festival

Parinirvana Day is a key Buddhist festival marking the final passing of Buddha. The London Buddhist Centre will rejoice in the example of the Buddha's life and reflect on the fragility of our own existence, and the opportunities our lives still present to us. This year, led by Suryagupta and Prajnamanas, London Buddhist Centre will also use Parinirvana Day to reflect on the recent death of their founder and teacher Urgyen Sangharakshita. This is an all-day event from 10am to…

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Sunday 10 March, 2019

Sir Ian McKellen ‘Gandalf’ on stage at Stratford East

Sunday 10 March, 2019 @ 7:00 pm
Theatre Royal Stratford East, Gerry Raffles Square
London, E15 1BN United Kingdom
£45 – £75

Sir Ian McKellen, staff-wielding star of The Lord of the Rings and local Limehouse resident, is celebrating his 80th birthday with a special UK theatre tour coming to Stratford East. The Ian McKellen On Stage show at Theatre Royal Stratford East starts with Gandalf and will end with an invitation to perform with the actor himself on stage. In-between there will be anecdotes and acting. The performance is a version of the one-man show he presented at London's Park Theatre last year…

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Friday 24 May, 2019

All Points East 2019

Friday 24 May, 2019 - Sunday 2 June, 2019
Victoria Park, Victoria Park, Grove Road,
London, E3 United Kingdom
Crowds at All Points East Festival in Victoria Park

All Points East Festival 2019 will be held in London’s Victoria Park. The Chemical Brothers will be headlining on the opening night of Friday 24 May. The same stage will also see Danny Brown, Spiritualized, Christine and the Queens, Metronomy, and Maribou State, with more to be confirmed. The 10-day festival, which takes place in Tower Hamlet's Victoria Park in Bow, will take place from Friday 24 May to Sunday 2 June. AEG Presents' Jim King, said: 'We are thrilled to be…

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