Pick of the Line: 12/04/2012 – 18/04/2012

Alfie Connor

Eastlondonlines brings you the best events across the boroughs this week to get over those post Easter Holiday blues. If you find yourself in mourning for that last Easter egg or having to go back to work, this week looks set to bring you some amazing events ranging from yummy banquets to the Titanic Centenary. So don’t take the tissues out just yet!



HotVox Presents: Bat and Ball and Alfie Connor LIVE. 7pm.

Roadtrip & The Workshop, 243 Old Street, London, EC1V 9EY

One of Shoreditch’s best haunts for live music plays host to two of Goldsmiths hottest bands tonight who are coming together for the first time for a live gig in The Roadtrip’s basement space, The Workshop. The bands will be playing lots of new material and with the venues intimate rock’n’roll vibe, this is one not to be missed. For more info visit: http://www.roadtripbar.com



Open Stage Improvisation Comedy Show. 7.30pm.

The Sebright Arms, 34 Coate Street, London, E29AG

Okay, so it may be Friday the 13th folks but this doesn’t mean you have to sit inside for fear of bad luck, oh no! Why not laugh your way through the evening with an improvisation show at The Sebright Arms in Bethnal Green. A random selection of improvisers will have two minutes to make up scenes from audience suggestions, so you best get your comedy-inspired thinking hats on East London.



Trinity Music Brixton Presents: Sound System Social Club. 8pm – 3am.

Amersham Arms, New Cross Road, London, SE14 6TY

If you’re looking for a cheap way to enjoy the sounds of Reggae, Jungle and Hip-hop this weekend then this event is definitely your ticket. Entry is £5 all night and will see one of Brixton hippest labels, Trinity, bring a night of authentic Sound System culture to the heart of South East London.  Acts include the legendary King Tubby’s HiFi, one of the UK’s leading Sound Systems, that’s been going for over 40 years and Rinse FM’s DJ Crises, the man behind MindStep music. If you’d like more information visit: http://www.theamershamarms.com/.



Titanic Remembered: the centenary. 10am – 5pm.

National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London,  SE10 9NF

Greenwich may be a bit out of the way but seeing as it’s the titanic centenary what other way to mark the 100th anniversary of one of the biggest maritime disasters of the 20th century than going to the National Maritime Museum. This would be a great day for everyone of all ages; you could bring the kids or just go along with your friends to see their showcase of personal artefacts, objects from the ship itself and items inspired by the tragedy. If you can’t catch it this weekend however the exhibition will be running until the end of September.



Medieval Banquet. 7.15-11.30pm Mon – Sat, 5.15pm-9.30pm Sun.

Medieval Banquet, Ivory House, St Katherine’s Dock, London, E1W 1BP

What better way to kick-start the week than go a medieval banquet! Yes, never mind Cote or one of Gordon’s fancy restaurants you could enjoy a four

course medieval themed banquet near Whitechapel that definitely wouldn’t leave you feeling peckish. If that doesn’t tickle your taste buds then maybe this will – unlimited ale and wine. The banquet takes place in a vaulted cellar lit by torchlight and alongside King Henry VIII are knights, jesters, strongmen, contortionists and dancers.  There is also costume hire on arrival for those of you who also want to play dress-up.  The banquet costs £49.95 a head for adults and £30 for children (aged 4-17). For more info or to book tickets go to http://www.medievalbanquet.com/



Art exhibition: Cathie Pilkington: Value of the Paw.

V & A Museum of Childhood, Cambridge Heath Road, London, E2 9

British Sculptor Cathie Pilkington presents an exhibition of some of her works over the past 10 years, much of it inspired by toys and objects in the Victoria & Albert Museum of Childhood. Pilkington is well known for sculpture and sculptural tableaux that feature characters from fairytales. Some of the work on show has been made especially for the museum and will be running until the sixth of May.



Last Tuesday Society Drawing Club. 7pm.

The Last Tuesday Society, 11 Mare Street, London, E8 4RP

This fun drawing club led by Mia Gubbay should get your creative juices flowing if you’re not upto much else on a Wednesday evening. You might find yourself working from life models interacting with any of the odd and wonderful objects of the Last Tuesday Society gallery/shop.




Hysteria (formerly known as The Junction Room), 578 Kingsland Road, London, E8 4AH

This new Shoreditch club will play host to Daniel Avery and mini-Tiga who are teaming up for a house disco and techno extravaganza that is sure to get people on the dancefloor. If that doesn’t delight you they promise that there are going to be secret guests who you would not normally get the chance to see in an intimate 200-capacity space, this night looks set to be huge.




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