Nov 22-29: Circus tricks and high kicks in ELL boroughs

The main exhibit: painted entirely by hand without the use of stencils
Pic: Sasha Filimonov / ELL

Movember, Bob Dylan and cocktails all get a look in this week, along with some intriguing art exhibitions. The circus is in town in Lewisham with aerial feats of derring-do, while the visually impaired have the chance to experience some of the world’s greatest visual art in Shoreditch. Let us know if you’re up to anything great this week, and make sure to tweet us @ell_events!


Blind Art Exhibition in Shoreditch

November 23-25. Friday at 6pm until Sunday at 9pm.

St. Leonard’s Church Shoreditch High Street, London, E1 6JN.

For the first time ever, visually impaired people will be able to experience some of the greatest masterpieces of art history such as The Creation of Adam, the Mona Lisa and The Scream.

Visitors will be encouraged to interpret art directly through their senses, particularly through touch. Sound performances, workshops and guided tours for both blind and sighted people will be taking place as the artists invite spectators to rediscover their forgotten senses.


Word Art Collective

Until Saturday, December 8. Open Wed-Sun from 11am – 6pm.

Hoxton Arches, Arch 402, Cremer Street, London, E2 8HD

Word Art Collective is a cutting-edge exhibition of art and words featuring new work by twelve exceptional emerging artists, designers and writers.  They have tested the boundary between seeing and reading and taken European identity as their broad theme.

Open to the public free of charge.


Two bands perform at The Old Blue Last

Tuesday, November 27. 8pm-12am.

The Old Blue Last. 38 Great Eastern Street, London EC2A 3ES

Mø: Copenhagen babe Mø (Karen Marie Ørsted) has been referred to as the Danish Grimes but her sultry vocals and soulful electronic sound puts her in a category of her own.

Men’s Adventures: 5-piece band from London who dress like businessmen reminiscent to Patrick Bateman in ‘American Psycho’. They are smooth, soulful and charming on stage.


Vortex Downstairs Re-Opening Weekend

November 23-25. From 7pm – 2am.

11 Gillet Square, Dalston, London N16 8AZ.

The burger and cocktail joint, Vortex Downstairs, is undergoing some renovations and having a re-opening party this Friday. You are invited to attend to help them celebrate the new interior.

Vortex will be mixing cocktails and serving them at ridiculously low prices, giving away free beer, providing nibbles and loads of free entertainment. They are also launching an all-new menu with great burgers and delicious cocktails.

Friday: Alev Lenz & band, DJs Kozber & Rico Casazza – Disco, Funk, Soul, Funky House.

Saturday: DJ’s playing house music until late. Sunday: Open mic and piano plus A Vortex Car Boot Sale.



Beyond Circus in Deptford

November 22-25. Thurs-Sat at 7:30pm. Sun at 12pm and 2:30pm.

The Albany, Douglas Way, Deptford, London SE8 4AG.

This is Circus, but not as you know it. A long weekend of gravity-defying performances and inventive circus acts at The Albany in Deptford.

It starts on November 22, with experimental works from above and around you.

Tickets are £12 – prebook. Buy tickets for one show in the Beyond Circus weekend and see another show for half price.

Video of last year’s shows:



Tower Hamlets

Movember Masquerade Ball

Friday, November 23, at 7pm. Exclusive screening of KICK-ASS at 9pm.

Genesis Cinema, 93-95 Mile End Road, Whitechapel, London, E1 4UJ.

Genesis Cinema requests the pleasure of your company to celebrate the month of Movember at their Masquerade Ball.

Dress-code: Formal with Mask and, of course, a Moustache. Prizes for the best Male and Female Moustache.

Tickets £10 (includes entrance to the Ball and the film). 20% ticket sales to Movember & Sons Charitable Trust.



Bob Dylan Night at Scream Unplugged:

Sunday, November 25. Doors open at 6pm. Show from 7pm – 10pm.

Scream Lounge – 20 South End, Croydon, Surrey CR0 1DN.

Scream Unplugged theme night – featuring local bands and acts playing the songs and music of Bob Dylan. Audience participation and singing along are obligatory.

Featuring Ten Foot Jon, Mark Woods, Dan Mulcahy, Trevors Head, Herbie Liscious, Urb Scrunting, James from The Bocats, and more.

Free entry.

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