Pick of the Line 14/01 – 19/01

Friday: The Prince George
Saturday: Screen Printing @ The Dalston Print Club
Sunday: Poetry Digest @ The Bell Pub
Monday: Film Club @ The Alibi
Tuesday: GasLand screening @ The Ritzy
Wednesday: New York Sleeps @  The Wapping Project

Fed up of spending your Friday nights shivering in line for some underground club? Then cosy up to one of the many pubs across the four boroughs that have old-fashioned roaring fires. There is nothing quite like sitting by an open fire, drink in hand, to make you forget the January blues. Try The Prince George in Hackney; with its eclectic jukebox and traditional décor this East End pub is always packed with a mix of old-school Dalstonites and recent arrivals.
The Prince George, 40 Parkholme Road E8

Photo: Solsken

Flex your artistic muscles and sign up for a beginners’ workshop at the Dalston Print Club. With the help of the club’s three founding screen printing aficionados you will learn the complete process of screen printing from choosing your image to making a unique piece of artwork or clothing. At the end of the day’s course you will be a fully-fledged screen printer and member of the Print Club.
1 day workshop £45
Unit 3, Millers Avenue, Dalston . Tel: 07837185927

Writers including Julia Bird, Geraldine Clarkson and Rishi Dastidar will spend a lazy Sunday afternoon reading out delicious poems about cakes. There will also be tea and actual cakes for you to enjoy at the launch of Poetry Digest’s latest (and technically first) issue: ‘Raisin D’Etre’.
Free entry. Free poetry. Free cake.
50 Middlesex Street, E1

Every Monday The Alibi late night venue transforms into a cosy cinema and screens all our favourite films.  This week Will Ferrell will be projected onto the walls at the screening of Anchorman. There will also be soul soothing music from DJs Skill Wizard and Pierre Hungover.
7-10pm (screening at 8pm) Free Entry
91 Kingsland High Street, E8

When Pennsylvanian filmmaker Josh Fox is asked to lease his land for hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking”, he embarks on a cross-country odyssey uncovering a trail of secrets, lies and contamination. In a piece of extraordinary video journalism, Fox reveals the disastrous consequences of drilling for natural gas.  With sick children, balding animals and water so chemical it can be set on fire directly from the tap, this film shows the disturbing truth of the natural gas drilling boom that has swept the US and is heading to Europe.  The screening is followed by a Q&A session with the director.
20.40 at The Ritzy, Brixton Multi Storey Car Park, Popes Road, Brixton SW9.
It is also being shown at the Greenwich Picture House – for more details and other UK screenings see here.

With this beautiful new collection at the Wapping Project in Tower Hamlets, photographer Christopher Thomas reveals another side to the city that is supposed to never sleep. He spent a year exploring New York for times when the streets were deserted and has captured many iconic landmarks and places free from any human interference. The result is a series of haunting and mournful. images, not unlike the beginning shots of 28 days later or some alternate reality.
Christopher Thomas – New York Sleeps is at The Wapping Project Bankside until 26th February 2011.

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