Pick of the Line: 3/11/11 – 10/11/11

Thursday – ‘Time of the Month with Joel Dommett + Chris Cross + Eleanor Conway + Dana Alexander @ Concrete

Friday – The Sculptural Art of High Heels @ The Loading Bay

Saturday – Selection of the best firework displays in East London

Sunday – Stuart Patterson + Phil Asher @ East Village

Monday – Rounds + Antwerp + Seekae @ Shacklewell Arms

Tuesday – Tuesday Night Inn @ Queen of Hoxton

Wednesday – Artsadmin Youth Board presents: Dot Dot Dash @ Toynbee Studios

Time of the Month. pic: concretespace.co.uk

Thursday – Time of the Month with Joel Dommett + Chris Cross + Eleanor Conway + Dana Alexander @ Concrete

After a successful stint at the Edinburgh Festival, Eleanor Conway’s Comedy Chatshow ‘Conway’s Time of the Month’ makes a return to London in new Shoreditch venue Concrete. The show will have a live chatshow format with award-winning comedy guests including rising star Joel Dommett, US comic Dana Alexander and comedy magician Chris Cross.

Concrete, 56 Shoreditch High Street, Whitechapel, E1 6JJ

£7.00 entry on door, £5.00 for one or £20 for five tickets in advance.


Christian Louboutin for English National Ballet Pic: Javari.co.uk

Friday – The Sculptural Art of High Heels @ The Loading Bay

Hot on the heels of celebrities who believe shoes should be spotlighted their beauty rather than their function, ‘Shoes for Shoes,’ offers an exclusive look at couture pieces from the private collections of well-known figures.

An exhibition designed for their two minutes of catwalk fame, the heels can only be described as art form. ‘Shoes for Show’ will feature bespoke and famous pairs such as the sculptural skyscrapers of Daphne Guinness, Beyonce’s shoes worn in the Run The World music video and Louboutin’s eight inch Swarovski ballet pumps.

The Loading Bay, 91 Brick Lane, E1 6QL. Free public entry  for all shoe-a-holics. From 4th – 8th November 11:00a.m – 7:00pm every day. Sundays 11:00am – 5:00pm.

Saturday – Firework displays around East London

The people of Croydon have a few fireworks displays to choose from including the Orchard Way Primary School (on Friday 4th November), the Royal Russell School (Sunday 6th November), and the annual funfair and fireworks display organised by Beckenham Round Table.
Taking place on  Guy Fawkes day itself, at Croydon Road Recreational Ground, the display is held to raise money for Round Table’s charitable trust. Croydon Road Recreational Ground provides a suitably scenic backdrop for all the illuminations. Enter the park via the main entrance on Croydon Road or a second gate at Village Way.


Croydon fireworks. pic: epicfireworks

Crystal palace fireworks.
Crystal Palace fireworks display, organised by The Fireworks Team.
Two displays, starting with a children’s display of colourful fireworks and fewer bangs early in the evening, followed by a main display set to music. There will be a family funfair onsite and food stalls. The consumption of alcohol and personal use of fireworks is strictly prohibited at this event, and no dogs are permitted (except assistance dogs).
Crystal Palace Park, Anerley Hill, SE19 2AA.
Gates open at 6pm, children’s show at 7pm, main Show at 8.30pm.
Prices: £5 adults, £3 children aged five to 13, and under-fives free. Limited parking available for £3 per car.

Croydon charity fireworks display and bonfire, organised by Rotary Club of Croydon Jubilee.
Sanderstead Recreation Ground, Limpsfield Road, Sanderstead, CR2 9EA.
Gates open at 5.30pm, bonfire and fireworks at 7pm.
Prices: £5 on the gate, £4.50 in advance and free for children under four.
Tickets from some local newsagents and shops, on the gate or by calling 07778 571078.
There will be children’s rides, refreshments and stalls.

Fireworks and funfair organised by Beckenham Round Table.
Croydon Road Recreation Ground, Croydon Road, Beckenham, BR3 3PW.
Gates open at 6pm, Firework display at 8pm.
Price: £5 for adults, £3 for under-16s and concessions and free for children under three.

Norman Park
Norman Park fireworks display, organised by The Fireworks Team of Norman Park.
Norman Park, Hayes Lane, Bromley, BR2 9EF.
Gates open at 5pm, bonfire lit at 7.30pm and firework display at 8pm.
Prices: £5 for adults, £3 for children aged five to 13, and children under five free.

Carshalton Park
Carshalton bonfire and fireworks display, organised by Wallington and Carshalton Round Table.
Carshalton Park, off Ruskin Road, Carshalton, SM5 3DD.
Gates open at 5pm, display at 7pm and bonfire lit afterwards.
Prices: £5 per person up to November 4, and £7.50p per person on November 5. Free for children under five.
Tickets available from local newsagents, or on the gate.

Caterham torchlight procession, bonfire and fireworks, organised by Caterham and District Round Table.
Torches lit at Westway Common, Caterham, CR3 5TP by 6pm. The procession leaves at 6.30pm and continues down the High Street into Dene Field, CR3 5RA.
Gates open at 6pm, with the bonfire lit at 7.15pm and the fireworks after the bonfire has died down.
Prices: £4 before 5pm on November 4 from local shops.



Pic: WORLDwrite

Education charity, WORLDwrite is inviting all seven billion people of us to party! The major public event includes a bonfire,  food, and a film screening launched by Citizen TV channel WORLDbytes,  of a hilarious parody of  modern day Malthusian thinking. Entitled Get off My Planet: Happy Birthday to 7 billion of us, the new film pokes fun at population fears and celebrates the news of the world’s population reaching seven billion in 2011 !
Just bring a bottle of wine, sparklers and friends – the more, the merrier!
The party starts at 8:00pm till late.
RSVP world.write@btconnect.com / 020 8985 5435 . Millfields Lodge, 201 Millfields Road, London, Hackney E5 0AL. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Sal, Ceri or Viv. Email: world.write@btconnect.com Telephone: 020 8985 5435. view website.

The Bonfire Lounge at ArtHaus


Pic: Facebook

ArtHaus, one of Hackney’s historical landmarks, opens its doors for an alternative evening of festivities. The Bonfire Lounge promises to deliver a truly authentic and unique Bonfire Night experience. Emerging artists and performers are referencing recent events, such as the riots in Hackney. Expect to see fine art, interactive projections, documentray film and performance art. The event is free and there will be complimentary mulled wine.

Doors open at 5:00pm
GALERIE8, Arthaus, 199-205 Richmond Road, London E8 3NJ
E: info@galerie8.co.uk T: 07967799846

Tower Hamlets


pic : Paul Brocklehurst

Although there will be no firework displays at Victoria Park this year, Tower Hamlets council have ensured their residents don’t miss out on the Guy Fawkes fun by organising not one but three outdoor displays to choose from this year.
Organised by the Council’s Arts and Events Team and renowned pyrotechnicians Walk the Plank, this year’s Guy Fawkes celebrations are promised to be just as spectacular and jaw dropping as previous years.
Displays will be taking place at Millwall Park, Bartlett Park and Weavers Field at 7.30pm. Residents are encouraged to go along to their nearest displays.



Pic: Daniel Coomber

The council has ensured its residents that the Blackheath fireworks, a long standing highlight of Lewisham’s event calendar, is here to stay ! The hugely popular event attracts an estimated 100,000 people. This year the council is encouraging people to donate at the event’s public collection.
Visitors can enjoy the funfair, food stalls and a fully licensed bar before and after the display.
Entry will remain free for all.


Stuart Patterson,Phil Asher,Dan Beaumont Pic: Nick Ensing

Sunday – Stuart Patterson + Phil Asher @ East Village

When resident DJs Stu Patterson and Phil Asher were compiling a list of their favourite ever clubs, they realised all the good ones were on a Sunday: Body and Soul, Groove Sanctuary, secretsundaze, Solaris… Step forward their newest creation: Inner Rhythm. Joining the dots between the soul and spirit of the aforementioned clubs and the vibrant international Sunday house scene of London 2011, Inner Rhythm promises to delve deeper into the music and throw the net wider as the soundtrack expands. Expect plenty of modern and pre released house with cherry picked sprinklings of the disco, funk and afro roots of the music.

They appreciate the current financial climate so we will try to maintain a free entry policy (for early arrivals) for as long as possible.

Free entry before 9pm. £5.00 after. 89 Great Eastern St, City of London EC2A 3HX.


Seekae Pic: Facebook

Monday – Rounds + Antwerp + Seekae @ Shacklewell Arms.

Seekae came together in 2006, when primary school alumni Alex Cameron and George Nicholas met again after eight years by chance. Alex introduced George to his then-bandmate John Hassell and they decided to start making noise together.

They bring a mix of live instrumentation and pre-programmed electronics using everything from drum machines, synthesizers and samplers to melodicas, guitars, drums and glockenspiels.

Support from electronica experimentalist groups Rounds and Antwerp.

Shacklewell Arms, Shacklewell Lane, Hackney, E8 2EB

Entry is £3.00


Pic: Facebook

Tuesday – Tuesday Night Inn @ Queen of Hoxton

Another club providing a youth club for adults, every week here you can enjoy nostalgic fun with ping pong tournaments, table football and vintagel computer games, and classic films while DJs spin chillwave, folk, neo soul, alternative and Balearic sounds and you can munch on a free home-cooked slice of pizza with your first drink.

Also DJs playing chill-wave, folk, psychedelic soul, neo soul, alternative and Balearic sounds.

12pm – 12am
*FREE slice of home cooked pizza ‘like momma used to make it’ – with your first alcoholic beverage.

Queen of Hoxton, 1 Curtain Rd, London, EC2A 3JX


Pic: Rough Trade East

Wednesday – Moonlight and Sledgehammer screening @ Roughtrade

Rough Trade are proud to announce a series of in-store events to celebrate their partnership with the folks behind Caught By The River.

It’s next instalment includes an in-store screening of the 1971 cult British documentary ‘The Moon and the Sledgehammer’, including a Q&A with the film’s director Philip Trevelyan. Booking recommended.

Rough Trade East, Dray Walk, Old Truman Brewery, 91 Brick Lane, London E1 6QL

T: 020 7392 7788


Pic: Fame Asylum @ Channel Four

Thursday – Artsadmin Youth Board presents: Dot Dot Dash @ Toynbee Studios

Screenings of short films on the theme of ‘private/public’ by emerging and established artists. Join the group for an evening of films combining the old with the new, Dot Dot Dash Dot sees three short ‘dots’ from emerging artists screened alongside a longer ‘dash’ from an established artist. This month artists will respond to the theme of private/public, films that start with biography and end far beyond.Films include Richard Dedomenici’s ‘Fame Asylum’, which follows the artist’s quest to create the UK’s first asylum-seeker boy band. The screenings are followed by an informal discussion.

Toynbee Studios, 28 Commercial Street London E1 6AB

Event starts at 7:30pm, entrance is free, T: 020 7650 2350 E: admin@artsadmin.co.uk

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