East London Lines presents the best mix of events in the four boroughs to suit all discerning tastes over the next seven days.
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FRIDAY 27th APRIL 2012
Old Deptford Police Station, 114 Amersham Vale, SE14 6LG.
The launch of the FREE New Cross & Deptford Film Festival will feature short films and information on how to get involved in the festival, which runs until Sunday 6th May.
SATURDAY 28th APRIL 2012
Hackney Attic, 270 Mare Street, E8 1HE.
An old school jazz band will try to pick up your attention and calm your nerves after the long week with their own raucous yet suave take on swing music. A swing dance lesson starts at 7.30pm for those who want to be truly prepared for an evening of vintage music and cocktails.
£6, £5 Concs, £4 Members.
Swing Patrol Class: 7:30-8:30pm.
SUNDAY 29th APRIL 2012
The Troxy, 490 Commercial Road, E1 0HX.
The LAST CHANCE for you to see Future Cinema’s all-singing, all-dancing homage to Bugsy Malone. Dress in your finest suits, spats and flapper dresses as the art-deco Troxy is filled with gangsters, showgirls and of course, splurge-guns. As well as immersing yourself in the world of Bugsy, the film itself will be shown.
12pm, £25, students and Freedom Pass holders £17.50, under-17s £10
MONDAY 30th APRIL 2012
Amersham Arms, New Cross Road, SE14 6TY
One of the finest comedy nights in London hosts a Sketch Special featuring hotly tipped collective Cardinal Burns who are soon to be appearing in their own show on E4. Also featuring regular MC Holly Walsh and Lucy Montgomery.
TUESDAY MAY 1st 2012
Arcola Tent, 2 Ashwin Street, E8 3DL
Actors, Indian dancers and puppeteers from across London unite as part of the RSC’s Open Stages Initiatives. The Tower Theatre Company’s new production is a musical play inspired by ’60s Merchant Ivory Film ‘Shakespeare Wallah’.
7.45pm, £12 or £10 concs.
WEDNESDAY 2nd MAY 2012
Croydon Fairfield Halls, Park Lane, CR9 1DG
Tracy TJ Higgs is a psychic medium, author and lecturer who will be appearing in Croydon to give spiritual readings.
THURSDAY 3rd MAY 2012
Toynbee Studios, 28 Commercial Street, E1 6AB
One of the last chances to catch this critically acclaimed piece in Tower Hamlets. Melanie Wilson’s innovative performance poem depicts a 76-year-old woman’s struggle with dementia, and reviews have called it harrowing and beautiful.
7.30pm, £15 or £10 concs.
Additional cultural handpicking by Olga Chwilowicz.