Pick of the Line 24/03 – 30/03

Thursday – PLAY FOR JAPAN @ East Village

Friday – ROCK THE BELLES @ East Village

Saturday – THE SCRIPT @ The O2



Tuesday – THE NATURE OF CHANGE @ The Old Truman Brewery

Wednesday –TOURS @ The Tower of London

PLAY FOR JAPAN @ East Village

Some of London’s finest house and disco DJs intend to use their musical talents to support a huge fundraiser for Japan this Thursday, 24th March at the trendy East Village Club in Shoreditch.

You can expect to hear retro, techno, and house beats resonating throughout the venue from the likes of Giles Smith, Italoboyz, James Priestley, Jimpster, Joey Negro, Richio Suzuki to name but a few.

The best part:  All door proceeds plus a percentage of bar take will be given to Play For Japan cause.

19.00 – 03:00.
Minimum door donation is £5.
For further information and listings check out www.eastvillageclub.co.uk
89 Great Eastern Street EC2A 3HX

ROCK THE BELLES @ East Village

Rock The Belles brings together the hottest female DJs, designers, bands, and creatives for a truly cutting-edge celebration of girls who are trying to break into the music industry.

With performances from Eliza Doolittle, free nail art sessions from fabulous nail boutique Wah Nails, goody-bags from Ltd Watch among other brands, pop up photoshoots, and an array of amazing live acts and DJs, its no wonder this night has received a lot of attention from the public and press alike over past months.

Cranking up the Shoreditch House roof-top the line up includes DJ mashups of electro, house, hiphop, dubstep and d&b from the likes of DJ Afropunk, DJ Emily Rawson, and DJ Fearney.

Also on the night make sure you don’t miss Suki Bedeaux, Raggs, Rivah Kray, and Foxx battling it out in the DJ competition.

This all-star, all female affair is certainly a monthly highlight.

21.00 – 03:30
Tickets are available online only and cost £7 + booking fee. You will need a print-out of your E-ticket and photo ID to gain entry.
For further information and listings check out www.eastvillageclub.co.uk
89 Great Eastern Street EC2A 3HX


This Irish rock band take over the O2 arena in March for what promises to be one of the biggest live music events of the year. It has been a  ‘rags- to riches’ glory ride for these young Dubliners who since their rise to prominence with their massive selling debut album ‘The Script’ in 2008, have managed to win over the hearts and minds of the British public. Their concert will give fans a chance to hear the trio’s most recent album, Science & Faith performed lived for the first time. The new album will feature songs such as ‘Talk You Down”, “Before The Worst,” and hit single “For The First Time.”

Bringing their UK tour to the capital, the Script intend to showcase just why they are seen one of the most innovative and forward thinking bands of the modern music scene. Expect their performance to be a huge affair.

Tickets cost £30.75 and can be bought online or by calling 0844 847 1707
O2 Arena, SE10 ODX


Former stylist, Selfridges personal shopper and founder of ‘Judy’s Affordable Vintage Fair’, Judy Berger,  is steering away from her usual fashion background and using her creative eye to concentrate on the home.

Her latest endeavour is a ‘Vintage Furniture Fair’ taking place on Sunday, 27, March 2011 at York Hall, Bethnal Green.

The Furniture Flea promises to bring all the hustle and bustle of a New York Flea market alongside the same savoir-faire and eclectic stock that shoppers have come to expect from Judy’s Affordable Vintage Fair.

With over 45 dealers selling an eclectic selection of items from the Twenties to the Eighties, exciting alternatives to the extortion of EBay, and cheap imitations, this a brilliant opportunity for anyone who is on the hunt for unique and reasonably priced home deco.

Admission is free
York Hall, Old Ford Road, Bethnal Green, E2 9PJ



London based photographer Michael Hess sheds some light on what goes on inside a bingo hall in Britain in his latest exhibition at The Book Club, Shoreditch.

Candidly capturing the energy and vibrancy inside the often disintegrating walls of nearly 70 bingo halls across the country on old classic 35mm black and white film, ‘Bingo and Social Club’ provides an intimate insight into the gamers of this much-loved past time and often nostalgic looking interiors.

“Bingo and Social Club” opened on Thursday 3, March 2011 and runs till 30 March 2011.

08:00 – 00:00
Admission is free
The Book Club, 100 – 106 Leonard Street, EC2A 4RH

THE NATURE OF CHANGE @ The Old Truman Brewery

The terms hybridization and mutation have long been embedded in post-modern culture. They inform us about contemporary society’s consumption, production from everything from technology to art and music.

HRL contemporary is introducing a team of talented emerging and mid-career in an exhibition called ‘The Nature of Change’ whose work identifies with these exact notions of hybridity and mutation. This exhibition offers examples that actively investigate the creative character, motivations and attitudes towards change today. Head down the Old Truman Brewery in Brick Lane for a dose of culture.

Artists: Kayde Anobile, Alice Bradshaw, James Drew, Gabo Guzzo, Sadie Hennessey, Will Kendrick, Alex Kyriacou, Jan Manski, Amy Moffat, Piers Secunda, David A Smith, Kazuya Tsuji and Sam Zealey.

Exhibition starts on the Tuesday 29th March – Sunday 17th April 2011.
Private view: Tuesday 29th 2011 18.00 – 21.00
Symposium: Saturday 16th April 2011 , 11.00 – 17.00
A full catalogue will accompany the exhibition – Contact Josephine Breese for an advanced copy: 07919 416 290
The Old Truman Brewery, 91 Brick Lane, London E1 6QL

TOURS @ The Tower of London

Don’t miss your the last chance to re-live the ancient and eerie palace at the Tower of London. There is an after-hours outdoor tour which takes place at the Tower led by one of its world famous Yeoman Warders.

Get ready to experience the amazing world of the past royal residents and unlock their old secrets hidden within brick walls. Let yourself be transported to another time as you listen to their chilling stories of intrigue, mystery and murder. Make sure you are dressed appropriately since there are stretches of uneven cobbles and spiral staircases.

The tour runs from 7pm till 8:30pm.
The last date to reserve a booking is March 30th.
To book online go to: http://www.hrp.org.uk/ or call 0844 482 7799
The Tower, City of London, Greater London EC3N 4AB
No children aged 12 and under.

Additional reporting by Hala Elnahas

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