Our pick of what’s on in the East, October 18 – October 25

Pic: The Great Debate

From Afro Beats dance to the Great Debate, there is a range of events across our boroughs this week that will stimulate the body and the mind.

If you’re a comedy lover or a fan of fitness there is something for you to enjoy along the line.


October 18th to October 20th: CROxjam music festival

CROxjam is apart of the nationwide music event Oxjam. It takes place annually to raise money for Oxfam.

The event will be happening in music venue across Croydon across three days.

Not only will be able to see a range of music acts it also at a low price with prices ranging from £2 to £5.

Website: http://www.croxjam.com/

October 19th:  The Story of Lover’s Rock film screening

The Albany, Douglas Way, London SE8 4AG

The Albany Theatre in Deptford will be screening documentary ‘The Story of Lover’s Rock’ by director Menelik Shabazz.

The film focuses on the impact how Lover’s Rock, a sub genre of Reggae, impacted the UK music scene in the 1970s and 1980s.

The evening will be presented by singer and actor Victor Romero Evans and will also feature a range of live performance artists.

Tickets: £10-12

October 21st: Lexus Croydon 10k Run

Lloyd Park Avenue, Croydon, CR0 5SA

Athletic promotions company Nice Work and the Croydon Harriers running club have organised the Lexus sponsored Croydon 10k run.

The race will see 600 runners of all standards set off from Lloyd Park Avenue.

There will also be a 3k fun run for younger runners aged between 9 to 14 years old.

Website: http://www.nice-work.org.uk/events.php?id=41

October 22nd: The Great Debate 2012

Goldsmiths, Lewisham Way, New Cross, New Academic Building, SE14 6NW

The annual Great Debate tour will be arriving at Goldsmiths.

The debate focuses on issues such as employment, crime, discrimination, race equality and education.

It also looks at the issues that effect black and ethnic minority university students across the UK.

Website: http://www.goldsmithssu.org/news/index.php?page=article&news_id=345603

October 23rd: Canary Wharf Comedy Club.

East Wintergarden, 43 Bank Street, Canary Wharf, E14 5NX

The Canary Wharf comedy club returns with host Australian comedian, Damo Clark.

The lineup includes Ria Lina, Phil Nichol and Carey Marx. Irish comic Neil Delamere will be headlining, who has been described as one of the top acts in the Irish comedy scene today.

Doors open at 6.30pm, show stars 7.15pm

Tickets, £12, available from: http://www.ticketweb.co.uk/user/?region=gb_london&query=detail&event=530837 or call 0844 847 2268.

October 24th: Afro Beats Dance

Stoke Newington Library, Stoke Newington Church Street, N16 0JS

Take part in Afro Beats dance at Stoke Newington Library, this event is apart of Hackney Council’s Black History Month celebrations

Afro Beats is a very popular music genre originally from Africa, it has now been gaining a following the UK urban music scene.

The event will begin from 4pm to 7pm and is open to people from age 8.

No booking required.

October 25th: HBV Enterprise Centre: ‘Starting a Business’ Workshop- Running a Successful Business’

HBV Enterprise Centre,34-38 Dalston Lane, Hackney, E8 3AZ

HBV Enterprise, an Enterprise Education Charity based in Hackney, will be hosting a workshop on how to run a successful business, focusing on the practicalities of prioritising your time and being able to sustain a business, what skills do you and your business need to grow.

The workshop is free to Hackney residents and businesses from 10.00 am to 12.00pm.

Website: http://www.hbv.org.uk/startupevents.html




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