The best of the rest – the pick of this week’s non-Olympic events in Tower Hamlets, Hackney, Croydon and Lewisham.
FRIDAY JULY 20:
Street party to launch Curry Capital 2012
Looking for something different to do this Friday night?
Tower Hamlets’ Brick Lane celebration of being the official London Olympics 2012 Curry Capital will commemorate the subcontinent’s flavorsome addition to Britain’s cuisine. Activities on the day will include a world record attempt to build the tallest poppadom tower with the festivities kicking off at 4pm with a hotly contested curry cook off.
Chefs from local restaurants will go head to head to produce their best dish judged by an expert panel of culinary experts.
Visitors to the event will be able to sample some of the delicious kormas, baltis and vindaloos as they enjoy face painting and live music. The event will continue into the evening with musical performances by DJ Sancho Panza and a live link up to the Tower of London to watch the Olympic torch arrive at its first London venue as it spends its first night in the capital.
The party starts at 4pm until 9pm.
SATURDAY JULY 21:
The Republic Of Photography Presents The World’s First Photobooth Festival
A day of fun, photography, food, drink, music & more, including unlimited use of over 8 different bespoke hand built photobooths!
Celebrating the humble photobooth, everyone’s favorite automaton, The world’s first Photobooth festival will showcase a collection of unique, hand-built booths – ready for festivalgoer’s to get snapped in style and take home unlimited prints.
Featuring star booths…
Dinky Dub Booth (The Campervan Booth)
The Toddlerbooth (The world’s smallest booth)
The Photostream Booth (Retro with Rivets)
The Pop Art Booth (Warholesque)
The Discobooth (Get your groove on)
The 3D Booth (Put your glasses on now)
And included in the ticket:
Rough Trade DJ’s
Free Powder Puff Girls Maker Over Face Painting,
BBQ Summer eat & treats and much more…
10am – 6pm
Price: £10 per person // £25 Family Ticket
7 Ezra street, London E2 7RH
In The Dark
From Saturday 21 July 2012 In The Dark will be taking up residence in the Wapping Project Glasshouse in the form of a radio record store and full-time listening space. The party will start at 7.00pm on 21st July and everyone is welcome to join us, plus we’ll be celebrating throughout the day with a series of listenings and events in the glasshouse.
Including lots of audio oddness in the grounds of Wapping.
Wapping Hydraulic Power Station Wapping Wall London E1W 3SG
Hackney Homemade FOOD
Hackney Homemade’s latest venture sees a food & drink market take residence in the glorious grounds of Grade II listed St John’s church, opposite Hackney Central station.
Indulge in street food inspired by Europe, Asia and the Americas whilst shopping for local produce, artisan cheeses, lovingly baked breads and handmade cakes.
Don’t just pass through, take a breather in our pop-up tea shop and fall in love with your very own blend. Meet our artist in residence and help him decide on a theme for a painting. Support our charitable stalls and become part of Hackney’s unbeatable community.
Every Saturday 11am – 5pm thru Summer (and until 4pm in Winter).
St John’s Church Gardens, Hackney Central, opposite M&S.
Nearest station: Hackney Central
Nearby buses: 48, 55, 38, 276, 236, 106, W15, D6, 253, 30, 277, 242
WEDNESDAY JULY 25:
Gary Coleman and Paul T Eyres
Gary Colman: ‘fearlessly funny’- GQ’ ‘a fine solo show from an utterly charming performer’- TIME OUT’ ‘highly inventive and very funny’ FRANK SKINNER ‘And Still Rarely Rong’.
“Gary Colman has an apparently slower and more deliberate approach, but actually this Geordie comic has a complete command of every second of his performance. Paul T Eyers: Paul T.Eyres began his stand-up comedy career in 2005, and has since performed well over 500 gigs around the UK and abroad. Performing at such clubs as Jongleurs, The Comedy Store and London’s Comedy Cafe, his very energetic, highly interactive and yet slightly surreal brand of humour is starting to create a real buzz around the comedy circuit.
“Fantastic. I was laughing every 15 seconds” – (Sol Bernstein)
“I wish I’d written that joke!” (Reginald D Hunter)
Edinburgh Fringe Previews at Words Words Words
Off Broadway, Broadway Market, E8 4TR (Haggerston tube)
Doors 8:15, show 8:45