Pick of the line: 10/02 – 16/02

ELL brings you some recommendations for the coming week at venues along the East London Line

Thursday: Music @ Café Oto, 18 – 22 Ashwin Street, Dalston

Friday: Food @ Cosmo, Valley Leisure Park, Croydon

Saturday: Comedy @ Tiger Tiger, 16 High Street, Croydon

Sunday: Art Exhibition @ Vilma Gold, 6 Minerva Street, London

Monday: Party @ 93 Feet East, 150 Brick Lane

Tuesday: Drawing @ The Victoria, 110 Grove Road

Wednesday: Theatre @ The Broadway Theatre, Catford

Photo: Dougals Ota

Thursday MUSIC!

Go to a gig on Thursday and listen to Shackle. Shackle consists of Anne La Berge on flute and electronics and Robert van Heumen on laptop. They aim to “explicitly and subtly exploit shackling in both concept and material.” They work with a computerised communication system that lets each player propose various compositional elements.

This is the very first event at Brunel@Café Oto and it starts off a new series of events arranged by the Music Department at Brunel University.

The event takes place here, just by Dalston Junction!

Tickets are £5 adv and £4 for concessions. Booking here!

Friday EAT OUT!  (video)

Britain’s Biggest Restaurant is in Croydon and we love it!

The eastlondonlines team has experienced first hand the lovely food served here. This restaurant has it all: Outstanding value for money, yummy sushi and tempura, the biggest buffet we have ever seen and cuisine from all over Asia!

If the kids are with you and they are not so keen on the Chinese there is always pizza or even a Sunday roast to keep ‘em happy!

And make sure to leave enough room for the well-prepared desserts and cakes!

Find it here!

Friday to Saturday: 17:30 – 23:00

£14.99 – Adult

£7.50 – Child (under 150cm)

3.00 – Minimum Charge

Photo: flicker@ Arnett gill

Saturday COMEDY

Saturdays at Tiger Tiger in Croydon is Comedy and Dance night!

For only £35 you get a three course meal and comedy. Entry is of course included and remember to come early as happy hour’s from 5 till 8. And if you are a student, drinks are even half price! The comedians coming along should be able to put on a fun show for you. They are Rich Wilson, Liam Mullone, Roger D and Eddy Brimson

You can call or book online from here!

Photo: Courtesy of Vilma Gold by Andy Keate

Sunday ART

Sundays should be about getting some culture so why not visit the art gallery Vilma Gold (http://www.vilmagold.com/) in Bethnal Green?

At the moment they are putting on an art exhibition with selected works by Nate Boyce, Björn Braun, Talia Chetrit, Alexandre da Cunha, Brian Griffiths and Robert Pratt.

The exhibition “seeks to set up a conversation between sculptures, materials and the act of building.” Extensions feature abstract artworks as well as works like Bjorn Braun’s Untitled (Nest). And yes, it does look like a nest. It should be inspiring!

Free, Vilma Gold, 6 Minerva Street

Photo:Courtesy of Helen Carter


For all your singletons out there, 93 Feet East is arranging a free party night with some great live music on Valentines Day.

In the main hall you can dance into the night to indie, rock and electro, and in the bar you can you can try out your flirting skills with the latest acoustic music in the background. The bands playing are the Stowaways (http://www.myspace.com/thestowaways), I saw Dinosaur , The Gentle Italian, Dan Coyle, Kal Lavelle and Sabatta. Get there for 7.30!

And it’s freeeeeeeeeeee, 150 Brick Lane

Photo: Death drawing flyer


Why not try something completely different? Join a drawing salon on Tuesday and draw something relating to the topic ROMANCE IS DEAD. If you are sick of love and really hating your ex this is the place to go.

The event, called Death Drawings, is all about exploring your artistic abilities. You will be helped to discover you inner artist through the nude form, costume, props and multi-media! Basic art material is also included courtesy of Cass Art.

£8 to enter at The Victoria from 8pm – 10pm, 110 Grove Road, London E3 5TH. To reserve, e-mail Death Drawings or be there early to secure a spot! At the time of writing spaces are going quick, so I would e-mail in just to be sure!

Photo: flicker@ Kake Pugh

Wednesday THEATRE

A mid-week theatre performance might be just what you need to relax and get away from daily stress. The Broadway Theatre in Catford, Lewisham are putting on a Midsummer Night’s Dream. It is not expensive, but still a brilliant performance where old Shakespeare is mixed with modern music. And guess what…Shakespeare’s original has been turned into a black comedy!

The director is Matthew Evans, who was JMK Directors’ Award Winner last year, and Time Out has called it “Deftly Executed”.

Tickets from £6-13.50 can be booked here!

On Wednesday there are two performances, at 2pm and 7.30pm!

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