Pick of what’s on in the east- October 25 – November 1

Pic: Pedro J.Ferreira

It’s all going on in the East end this week. Whether you want to laugh, shop or chill out somewhere different there’s plenty to do across the boroughs.

Whether you want to splash the cash or keep your leave your purse at home there’s something for everyone!

Thursday, October 25

This is How We Do It: 7.30pm, Passing Clouds, Richmond Road, Hackney, E8 4AA.

A live band with host; conga master Williams Cumberbache will definitely get you moving this Thursday at Passing Clouds’ weekly Afro-Latin jam session. Dance the night away or just chill with a drink at this arts and music venue in preparation for the weekend.


Friday, October 26

Diane Abbot comes to Goldsmiths: 10.10am- 7pm, Goldsmiths College, Lewisham Way, New Cross, SE14 6NW.

In celebration of Diane Abbot’s twenty five years as an MP, DR Deirdre Osborne from Goldsmiths’ department of Theatre and Performance has organised a daylong itinerary.  From live performances, panel debates and a celebratory toast, there is bound to be something you can get involved in to acknowledge the first black, female MP’s accomplishments.

A scheduled plan for the day can be found at http://www.gold.ac.uk/calendar/?id=5847

Saturday, October 27

The Long march to equality; Treasures of the Womens Library:  10am-4pm, The Women’s Library, Old Castle Street, Tower Hamlets, E1 7NT.

This wonderful new exhibition tells the story of how the past women of Britain fought hard for equal rights. The collection spans across four hundred years of history and picks out iconic moments the ladies should be proud of. Audio guides recorded by some of the most famous of British voices can accompany you throughout this free exhibition, so why not go along and learn the story of what these heroes of the past did for the women of today.

The exhibition will be on display until the end of the year at least.


Sunday, October 28

Sample sale: 12pm-6pm, The Old Truman Brewery, Brick Lane, Hackney, E1 6QL.

You can grab a designer bargain this Sunday at the Old Truman Brewery where discounts up to 90% are promised. Whether you’re looking for Stella McCartney heels or Chloe coats, samples, discontinued lines and clearance stock are on offer from top London designers, retailers and agents.  Winter is creeping up on us so why not make a start on your new winter wardrobe?


Monday, October 29

Croydon Folk Club; Folk, Blues and World Music: 8pm, £3, Ruskin House, Coombe Road, Croydon, CR0 1BD.

For a chilled out night before the Halloween and Bonfire antics begin go along to the Croydon Folk Club to enjoy some music you wont really find in the clubs. Take a break from booty shaking and chillax to the sound of the blues.


Tuesday, October 30

New Cross Comedy Club: 8pm, £5, London Theatre, 443 New Cross Road, Lewisham, SE14 6TA.

Jokes-a-plenty will be fired at you at this quirky little fringe theatre located in New Cross. MC Tony Maresse, Harry Denford and Liam Smith are just some of the names that will be trying to get you falling out of your seats with laughter. A cheap and local night out is just what is needed on a Tuesday to beat those beginning of the week blues when you’re just wishing the weekend to come around again!


Wednesday, October 31

Halloween! 5pm-8.30pm, Devonshire Road Nature Reserve, Lewisham, SE23 3TQ.

It’s set to be a spooky night this 31st at Devonshire Road Nature Reserve where usually all is calm. All ages are invited to go along and enjoy the live music, food and drink and the Halloween activities on offer. Carving pumpkins is a must at Halloween so let your inner demon out and get involved!


Thursday, November 1

Alfresco Shopping Weekend: Croydon Town Centre, Croydon, CR9 1SX

Croydon town centre will come alive next weekend with an array of goods to buy. Whether its fresh produce, clothing, crafts and pieces for the home or some delicious food, they’ve got it covered. Croydon are showcasing their alfresco shopping weekends so why not go down and enjoy some street entertainment and some tasty food; after all that is what alfresco is all about.

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