As our new Twitterboard was launched today, we thought we would celebrate in style by bringing you a bumper edition of Pick of the Line. Whether you’re into urban art, spectacular rock ‘n’ roll or experimental theatre there is bound to be something to pique your interests this week – and don’t forget to tweet us at our shiny new listings page @ELL_events if you think there’s anything we’ve missed!
Urban Masters Show at the Opera Gallery
November 9 – 18 2012
Factory 7, 13 Hearn Street, Shoreditch EC2A 3LS
Street artists from around the world, including Banksy, Blek Le Rat and Shepard Fairey will be displaying their works at an exhibition in Shoreditch starting this Friday. The Urban Masters show at the Opera Gallery will feature creations by 33 international and local urban artists asked to devise their own tributes to great artists and works of art from the past.
Bethnal Green Working Men’s Club, 42-46 Pollard Row, E2 6NB
The venerable purveyor of Saturday night fun, Bethnal Green Working Men’s Club, invites you to shake a leg at Jailhouse Jam. If you’re a fan of young Elvis, Johnny Cash or even John Waters’ Cry-baby then this is your night, with the cream of real rock ‘n’ roll, a mugshot board, a jailhouse tattoo artist and even an electric chair if you want to put your feet up. Put some glamour in the slammer.
The Fish Tales of Alaska
The Yard Theatre, Queen’s Yard, Hackney Wick E9 5EN
With the planet’s fish stocks increasingly under threat, ‘The Unhidden Collective’ have imagined the stories fishermen will tell once their skills are no longer needed at sea. Billed as a ‘love story’ about our relationship with the oceans, the work incorporates multiple disciplines to produce an immersive piece of theatre. Early bird tickets are only £5 each, but these go quickly so you will have to move fast if you want a bargain.
Free Photography course for beginners in East London
November 13 onwards
On this free five-week ‘Photos from the Footpath’ course you will take a closer look at the streetscapes, landmarks, parks and people of Bethnal Green, using photography as a focus. The course runs on Tuesdays, from 10am-1pm, starting on Tuesday 13th November. To get the most out of the course you will need to attend all five sessions.
Secret Sample Sale
Shop 14, The Old Truman Brewery, E1 6QR
The big fashion event lands at the Old Truman Brewery this weekend, offering huge discounts on big-name designer brands such as Balenciaga and the much-coveted Lanvin. Discounts can hit 90% and prices start at £5, with registered members getting first pick on Friday before the general public can bargain hunt on Saturday and Sunday.
South East London Zine Fest 2012
Amersham Arms, SE14 6TY
New Cross’ Amersham Arms pub plays host to the South East London Zine Fest, which hopes to showcase the best in DIY publishing. A day of pop-up exhibitions, zines, comics, reading and making, the Zine fest looks to be an inspiring day for seasoned zinesters, newcomers and devoted readers of self-made magazines.