Pick of the Line 11/05 to 18/05

Scout Niblett appearing at Cargo

Our picks of the best entertainment on the East London Line this week. 

Thursday – Bird on the Wire presents: Scout Niblett @ Cargo 

Friday – The Future is Now @ Dalston Roofpark 

Saturday – Open Studios @ Havelock Walk 

Sunday – Icarus, Badun & Inch-Time @ Café Oto 

Monday – Micky Flanagan @ Fairfield Halls 

Tuesday – Le Mépris @ Bethnal Green Working Men’s Club 

Wednesday – Mad Blud: A London Story @ Theatre Royal Stratford East 

Thursday – Bird on the Wire presents: Scout Niblett @ Cargo 

Scout Niblett has been described as “a pretty girl in a wig, playing the drums… singing so loudly.” 

Make your way to Cargo, a nightclub, restaurant and live music venue all in one, and housed in the railway arches of Shoreditch. 

Tickets £10.50 + bf adv, Doors 7.30pm. 

Cargo, 83 Rivington Street, Shoreditch, EC2A 3AY 

Tel: 0207 749 7840 

Future Is Now - What Happens Next?

Friday – The Future is Now @ Dalston Roofpark 

The Dalston Roof Park is back! It will be hosting a number of diverse events over the Summer, including The Future is Now – What Happens Next? An evening exploring current events, “with a nod to the past, and our hearts to the future”. 

Featuring documentaries, short films, animations and live art performances. Refreshments in the form of a BBQ and a pop-up bar. 

Tickets £8.00, Doors 6.00pm. 

Dalston Roof Park, 18 Ashwin Street, E8 3DL 

Saturday – Open Studios @ Havelock Walk, SE23 

Havelock Walk, Forest Hill

This quaint, cobbled street of mews houses is home to over a dozen artists, who open their doors to the public in an annual event now in its tenth year. 

Havelock Walk Open Studios gives you a chance to nose around the studios of artists and ask them questions about their work. 

Contemporary British painter Humphrey Ocean, who has exhibited at the National Portrait Gallery and Tate Liverpool, will be giving a talk on Saturday evening. Visitors also have a chance to win one of three artworks by local artists. 

Studios are open 11.00am – 6.00pm on 14th and 15th May and entry is free. 

Art talk with Humphrey Ocean 14th May at 6.30pm. Tickets for the talk cost £5.00 and doors open at 6.00pm. 

Mystery Plays Record

Sunday – Icarus, Badun & Inch-Time @ Café Oto 

Café Oto is making a name for itself as the home of creative music and tonight is no exception. 

Mystery Plays Records bring together Icarus, Badun and Inch Time for a night of experimental electronics. 

Icarus perform a rare London show following their residency at STEIM (Studio for Electro-Instrumental Music) in the Netherlands. Support comes from Badun, described as somewhere in between “abstract digital sound design, Non-repetitive electronica, IDM and the free spirit of seventies fusion Jazz”. 

Inch-Time (“achingly fragile electronica”) also provides support. 

Tickets £7.00 advance/£8 on the door, Doors 7.30pm. 

Café Oto, 18 – 22 Ashwin street, Dalston, E8 3DL. 

E-mail: info@cafeoto.co.uk 

Monday – Micky Flanagan @ Fairfield Halls 

Photo: www.mickyflanagan.com

Micky Flanagan returns to Fairfield Halls after a sell-out performance in December last year. 

Drawing on his experiences of growing up in Tower Hamlets, the Sunday Times described Flanagan’s take on his East End background as “side-splitting”. 

You may have seen this rising star gracing our television screens on Michael McIntyre’s Comedy 

Roadshow or Mock the Week. 

Tickets £17.50. Show starts 8.00pm. 

Fairfield Halls, Park Lane, Croydon. 

Box Office: 0208 688 9291. 

Tuesday – Le Mépris @ Bethnal Green Working Men’s Club 

Photo: rpb1001/flikr

Forget a trip to the big multiplex and try something more local instead. As part of an eight-week long season, catch a screening celebrating the work of Jean-Luc Godard. 

Le Mépris stars Michel Piccoli as a screenwriter struggling to rework a script as he battles with the Producer, Director and his disillusioned wife (Brigitte Bardot). 

Based on Godard’s own experiences, the film has been described as a “brilliant study of marital breakdown, artistic compromise, and the cinematic process”. 

Tickets £5.00 or free for Close Up Members. Doors open 7.45pm. Film starts 8.00pm. 

Bethnal Green Working Mens Club, 42-46 Pollard Row, E2 6NB 

Phone: 0207 739 7170. 

Wednesday – Mad Blud: A London Story @ Theatre Royal Stratford East

Photo: Theatre Royal Stratford East Website

Based on interviews with people on the streets including friends, family, victims and the police. Mad Blud: A London Story explores the chilling effects of knife crime on society in East London. 

Members of the audience will have a chance to take part in a discussion with the cast and crew after each performance. 

Tickets £8, concessions £5 (includes after show discussion). 

Runs from 18th – 28th May 2011. 

Theatre Royal Stratford East, Gerry Raffles Square, Stratford, E15 1BN. 

Box Office: 0208 534 0310.

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