Pick of the Line: Events to make you smile 19/01/12 – 25/01/12

The Pitchfork Disney Project

After a week beginning with a so-called ‘Blue Monday’ ELL invites you to indulge in some activities that can entertain and make you smile! Recover with this week’s Pick of Line.



Magic Worlds, Tower Hamlets, Wednesday 18

Kafka V Kafka, Lewisham, Wednesday 18

South Londoners Black Music Archive, Lewisham, Wednesday 18

The Fresh Prince of Hackney, Hackney, Friday 20

The Takeaway Shop at Deptford, Lewisham, Friday 20

Dong, Tower Hamlets, Saturday 21

Alternative London Tour, Tower Hamlets, Saturday 21

Kronos Quartet, Hackney, Tuesday 24

The Pitchfork Disney, Hackney, Wednesday 25

Magic Worlds

Magic Worlds exhibition at V&A Museum of Childhood in Bethnal Green, explores the world of fairy tales and fantasy literature and the history and origins of magic. If you are looking for a different family plan, the exhibition will run until March 4. For more visit the museum website.

Kafka V Kafka

Kafka V Kafka play based on Franz Kafka’s Letter to my Father is playing every night at 7.45pm at Brockley Jack Studio Theatre. The Performance will be until February 4 for £12. Buy your tickets on the website.

South London Black Music Archive, Pic: John Clare

South Londoners Black Music Archive

If you want to know more about the history of black music in south London South, then be sure to not miss out on South Londoners Black Music Archive exhibition held at Peckham Space. The exhibition will run until March 24. Find out more on the website.

The Fresh Prince of Hackney

The Fresh Prince of Hackney, Kojo, will be marking his return to the comedy circuit with his hilarious new show Live N Kicking at Hackney Empire on January 20 and 21.The price is £15-£25. To find out more visit the Hackney Empire website.

The Takeaway Shop at Deptford

The Takeaway Shop will open for one week only to hold an exhibition showing the work of a local history project by artist, Amy Lord. The number 82 Tanner Hill exhibition is based on a collection of old photographs and historical facts about the area. The exhibition will run from January 20 to 27, check the website for more.

Andrew Maxwell from Dong, Pic: Richmix Web


For all who want a night of comedy, dance, and Hip-Hop Karaoke, Dong will be hosting an evening of Break Dance theme entertainment on Saturday 21 from 7.30 pm. Tickets are £10 in advance (for students, £15 door). For more visit RichMix website.

Alternative London Tour

For those lovers of east London, the Alternative London Tour is a good way to know more about the culture and history of Spitafields, Brick Lane and Shoreditch. There are expected to be more than 50 artists taking to the streets. Book your tour on their website.

Kronos Quartet

Requiem For a Dream soundtrack composer, Kronos Quartet, brings to Hackney Empire Made in America on January 24. Tickets are £15- £20. Find out more on Hackney Empire website.

The Pitchfork Disney

The Pitchfork Disney comes back to London after 21 years, to the Arcola Theatre. The play will be running from January 25 and the tickets prices are £22.50. Not suitable for under 14. To find out more visit Arcola Theatre website.

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