Pick of the Line – 26/05 – 01/06

Lomography. Image: MrLomo

Plan your week ahead with our essential guide to events taking place over the Bank Holiday weekend, and beyond.

Thursday – Sounds of Uganda @ Horniman Museum

Friday – So Tough So Cute @ The Drop

Saturday –First Annual Lomography Sports Day @ Victoria Park

Sunday – Discovery @ Horse and Groom

Monday – From the Tiger Who Came to Tea to Mog and Pink Rabbit @ V&A Museum of Childhood

Tuesday – Dutch Uncles @ XOYO

Wednesday – Roof Top Film Club, E.T @ Queen of Hoxton


Thursday – Sounds of Uganda @ Horniman Museum

Horniman Museum. Image: Samuel Mann.

Explore a different side of the Horniman Museum with this hands-on late night event. View the African instruments in the music gallery, then have a go at  playing them in the Hands On space.

Includes a performance and talk with Alfred Okoth, who’ll be demonstrating the Nanga.

7.00pm – 9.00pm. Admission free.

Horniman Museum, 100 London Road, Forest Hill, SE23 3PQ


Friday – So Tough So Cute @ The Drop


So Tough So Cute

This club night plays “records for boys and girls who pogo in their bedrooms, in front of the mirror, even when their mums are at home”.

Originally starting out in Sweden back in June 2007, this club night made an unexpected move to London in October 2009. On Friday it celebrates the first anniversary of it’s latest incarnation at The Drop in Stoke Newington.

To celebrate, it’s a sixties soul special. Expect a mix of sixties Northern Soul and Motown thrown into the usual mix.

175 Stoke Newington High Street, N16 0LH

11pm – 4.00am. Admission £4 or £3 with a flyer or stripe/polka dot shirts.


Saturday – First Annual Lomography Sports Day @ Victoria Park

Practise your skills at the lomography sports day. Image: Heorot 2107

Join London’s Lomography Community as they descend on Victoria Park, plastic cameras in hand, for a day of good old fashioned village fete fun.

Teams from the Soho and East London stores will battle it out to claim victory as the Lomo champions of everything from tug of war and egg and spoon relay to the inaugural three-legged race. As well as retro sportswear there’ll be hula hooping, refreshments and the perfect opportunity to capture all the antics on film.

Admission FREE

From 1pm

Victoria Park, Victoria Park Road, E9 7BT


Sunday – Discovery @ Horse and Groom

Horse and Groom. Image: Horse and Groom.

Make the most of the Bank Holiday weekend, it’s the last one for a while after all! Join the Discovery gang and the Hang the DJ Collective for one long bank holiday celebration.

For those there early, the day kicks off with a terrace party and BBQ at The Papermill, with warm up sessions by guests from Discovery and Hang the DJ. Don’t stop at sundown, the festivities continue at The Horse and Groom!

Day/terrace party 2.00pm – 8.00pm. The Papermill, 2-6 Curtain Road, EC2A 3NQ.

Night 8.00pm – 4.00am. 28 Curtain Road, EC2A 3NZ.

Tickets: £10 day & night or £6.00 day only.


Monday – From the Tiger Who Came to Tea to Mog and Pink Rabbit @ V&A Museum of Childhood

The V&A Museum of Childhood. Image:The V&A Museum of Childhood

Work off that Bank Holiday hangover reliving your childhood and exploring the imaginary landscape of children’s illustrator Judith Kerr.

A vast retrospective featuring original artwork, notes and sketches from well-loved classics including Mog, The Tiger Who Came To Tea and Kerr’s semi-autobiographical novel When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit. Little (or large) visitors can even step into Sophie’s kitchen and have tea with a life-size tiger.

28th May – 4th September 2011

Admission FREE

V&A Museum of Childhood, Cambridge Heath road, E2 9P


Tuesday – Dutch Uncles @ XOYO

Dutch Uncles. Image: W Cooper Photography

Mancunian band Dutch Uncles are back in London in the midst of their UK tour promoting new album Cadenza. Brainy prog-pop packed full of complex rhythms and atypical time signatures, the imagination behind the resulting sound is a refreshing change from their sub-Oasis forbears.

Amid light guitars and arresting piano patterns look out for lead vocalist Duncan Wallis and his Simon Cowell inspired slacks.

Tickets £8.50

XOYO, 32-37 Coeper Street, EC2A 4AP


Wednesday – Roof Top Film Club, E.T @ Queen of Hoxton

Rooftop Film Club Logo.

Kicking off the season with Spielberg’s classic E.T, The Queen of Hoxton’s ubiquitous Rooftop Film Club is back for a summer programme packed full of cult gems.

The perfect summer alternative to a stuffy multiplex, this al fresco cinematic experience will see you seated in a deckchair, a stone’s throw from the bar surrounded by the Hoxton skyline as the stars come out to play.

Doors open 8pm – Screening around 9pm

Tickets: £4.50

The Queen of Hoxton, 1-5 Curtain Road, EC2A 3JX


Compiled by Phillip Brown and Lindsay Foley.

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