Popcorn or punch? Munch on some sweet or savoury kernels as you indulge in the array of cinematic offerings this week. From the premiere of ‘Welcome to the Punch’ at Genesis Cinema to the Backyard Cinema screening of ‘The Master’ at the luxurious Beach Blanket Babylon – pick your favourite way to watch.
Thursday, March 7, 8pm-12am
29-32 The Oval, London, E2 9DT
Screening a series of film shorts curated by their in-house film team – a preview for a series of ground-breaking political documentaries, art house explorations and rare audio visual experiences that will take place over the coming months as part of their regular film club. Plus Cobblestone Jazz will be performing live.
Thursday, March 7, Doors at 7pm
SPACE, 129 - 131 Mare Street, Hackney, E8 3RH
FREE entry. An evening of video and music as part of HUMAN WAVE: The Videotapes of Raymond Pettibon.
Wednesday, March 13, 8pm
Beach Blanket Babylon, 19-23 Bethnal Green Road, Shoreditch, London E1 6LA
Watch The Master: A striking portrait of drifters and seekers in post World War II America, Paul Thomas Anderson's The Master unfolds the journey of a Naval veteran (Joaquin Phoenix) who arrives home from war unsettled and uncertain of his future - until he is tantalized by The Cause and its charismatic leader. Fitting with the luxurious decor of Beach Blanket Babylon, you can lounge with friends on sofas, enjoy the comfort of tables for your cocktails and bar snacks as well as cozy up with a date and take in the feature film in comfort on the big screen fresh popcorn in hand. This is Backyard Cinema at its finest.
Monday, March 11, 7-10pm
The Book Club, 100 Leonard Street, EC2A 4RH London
Last night a speed date changed my life is the best way to meet new friends and possibly find your loved one! It’s quick, clever and painless; a light-hearted, fun time in a relaxed atmosphere.
March 12-16, 8pm
Factory 7, 13 Hearn Street, London EC2A
An immersive re-imagining of Italian opera hosted in a Shoreditch warehouse.
Thursday, March 7, 7pm
Rough Trade East, Old Truman Brewery, 91 Brick Lane, E1 6QL
"2013 will see Kate release her third studio album. 'Girl Talk' is a bold, passionate and personal album. 'If My Best Friend Is You' was about trust, honest, sexism and growing up, then 'Girl Talk' is 'almost thoughtless'. By which Kate means instinctive. An immediate reaction to the world around her."
Monday, March 11, 6:30pm
Genesis Cinema, 93-95 Mile End Road, Whitechapel, London, E1 4UJ
Following a preview screening of 'Welcome to the Punch' starring James McAvoy, there will be a Q&A with director Eran Creevy.
Friday, March 8
New Cross Learning, 283 – 285 New Cross Road, London, SE14 6AS
They have made a special display of great women writers through history. So drop in sometime over the next month to check it out!
Saturday, March 9
The Venue, 2A Clifton Rise, New Cross, London, SE14 6JP
Don't miss their live tribute to the greatest rock n' roll band in the world - The Rolling Stones - at The Big V this Saturday 9th March. Admission is £5 before 10.30pm with a flyer, £5 before 11pm for students/nurses.
Fairfield Halls, Park Ln, Croydon, Surrey CR9 1DG
A non-stop comedy: "It all boils down to juggling timetables and a reliable maid who never forgets to change the photographs."
Saturday, March 9, 2pm
Matthews Yard, 1 Matthews Yard, Off Surrey Street, CR0 1FF
A series of talks by a range of speakers currently working in different areas to improve Croydon, and a discussion about its creative future chaired by Vincent Lacovara.