Dickie Beau: Lost in Trans, Toynbee Studios
An Oxford Samuel Beckett Theatre Trust Award winner in 2014, Dickie Beau is a London-based actor, physical performer and video star. On December 10 and 11 he will present Lost in Trans, a performance of curious personas that first premiered in 2013. The show has toured to Manchester and Slovenia and is now coming back to London two years after it premiered at the Southbank Centre. Click here to watch the video prologue of the performance and here to buy tickets.
Spitalfields Music presents Winter Festival 2015
The 12 days of Christmas start in Spitalfields. A winter festival hosted by Spitalfields Music kicks off this Friday with 12 days of live music, dining pop ups, film screenings, historic walks and family entertainment. Live acts include contemporary music group The Riot Ensemble, Belgian baroque orchestra B’Rock and instrumental group She’Koyokh. The events will take place in different locations across east London. Find everything you need to know here.
Built on Bass at Hackney Attic, Hackney Picturehouse
Friday December 4, Built on Bass will create a “multi-sensory musical environment using sound, electronics and cymatics.” ELL looked up the meaning of "cymatics" and apparently it means "wave", and is "a subset of modal vibrational phenomena". They say it will bring together a composer, sound artist, visual artist and a DJ. We say it is definitely not a regularly Friday night at the boozer. The event is presented by Project Instrumental. Advance tickets are £6 and £10 on the door.
Famous Times Live at Chats Palace
If you are aged between 0 and 90, you can join an afternoon of live music on Sunday December 6 featuring The Blinding Larks, Ella & The Blisters and Natalie Bouloudis and the Mermaids. There will be served local beers and Russell Turner will read his original poetry. All the details for Famous Times are right here.
The Ryan McCaffrey Sessions at The Job Centre
On the first Saturday of every month, former Birmingham Conservatoire graduate Ryan McCaffrey will perform his own compositions at The Job Centre in Deptford. He will be joined by a live six-piece band bringing together fusions of jazz, funk, drum n’ bass, afro-cuban and Latin styles.
From 8.30pm and entry is free. More information here.
Deptford Lounge presents: Snowflakes & Snowballs
Deptford Lounge will be transformed into a winter wonderland with snowflakes, craft stalls, workshops for children, storytelling, games and Christmas family film screenings. The event is free and open to everyone. Open: 10am-4pm on Saturday December 5, visit their site for more details.
Fairfield Halls presents Cinderella
Fairfield Halls is putting on Cinderella from December 4 to January 3. The pantomime, starring TV personality Stephen Mulhern, is written by Paul Hendy and will feature singing, dancing and audience participation. Tickets range from £18-£30.
Rock Pixies at The Alma Tavern
Are you nostalgic for Waterloo Sunsets? Foxy ladies? Roxeanne? Well head to The Alma Tavern on Friday December 4 to hear Rock Pixies cover classics by The Who, The Kinks, The Beatles, The Commitments, The Police, The Ronettes, Stevie Wonder, David Bowie, Jimi Hendrix and many more. The event starts at 9pm.