Even if you are not on your way to the carnival this weekend why not check out some of the events closer to home? Here is a line up of what is on offer over the weekend in the borough.
Cycle-In Cinema: comes to London on Sunday for one show only, so hurry and dig your bike out! Grab a couple of friends and cycle to Hackney City Farm for 8pm to see the eighties’ classic, The Princess Bride. The main gadget you must not forget is an FM radio to tune in to the film. Those arriving on two wheels will have bike generators set up – and will not only be watching the movie, but contributing to the screening! Soundtrack will be broadcast using wireless transmitter, so guests will be able to tune in to the performance on their mobile phones or radios (loaned on the night for a small deposit).
If you haven’t seen your bike in years and are not excited about re-discovering it, don’t worry – guests on foot are also welcome!
The event is free! Although there is a small suggested donation of £5…
Hackney City Farm
1a Goldsmiths Row
London E2 8QA
Telephone: 020 7729 6381
Family Summer Fair: celebrate the final few days of the school holiday break, it is a time of fun, arts, crafts, games and many more, with the whole family in mind.
Date: Saturday, 27 August 2011 12pm – 6pm at
Venue: Dalston Eastern Curve Garden.
13 Dalston Lane
Disabled access available
For further information, contact: Suzanne Asphall | 07956 905730 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Entry is free.
The last few days of the Launching Pad and Plan for The Site exhibitions at GalerieE8, a contemporary art gallery located at the heart of London Fields, Hackney.
Launching Pad: Part of a summer long programme by GalerieE8, which has included, visual, interactive, sound and performance art, a publishing fair, film screenings and theatre evenings. They ask the question: ” Can we evaluate our currency? Should it should be drawn or projected, and if so, what shape would it take? “
Plan for the Site: A last opportunity to see this collaborative project. Mary Yacoob traces the creative activity of the Arthaus building, and imagines what it will become by bringing together two works on paper and a slide projection of drawn photographic tracings. Her work is informed by archival and current documentation of the building’s architectural plans.
The exhibition runs until Sunday, August 28.
195-205 Richmond Road London E8 3 NJ
Bookstock Street Party
Brought to you by The Book Club, which offers a cultural revolution to the East end’s social scene, Bookstock Street Party is a day of music, dressing up, games, food and fun. It promises to ROCK your socks off with its singing and dancing. Your ideal street festival at your doorstep!
Venue: Leonard Street, EC2A 4RH.
Date: 28 August 2011
Time: 12pm – 9pm
Contact: Loriann Luckings.
Website: Bookstock Street party
Disabled Access available. All ages are welcome
Additional copy Ema Globyte