What’s on in the East, November 2 – November 9

Electric River. Pic: rofanator

We’re finally in November which means it’s getting close to Christmas! So don’t worry, if you’re looking to save some pennies, there is definitely something for everyone across the boroughs this week.

East London is packed full of music, comedy, theatre, film and fireworks that is sure to get you laughing, singing and ‘ooh-ing and ahh-ing!’


Friday November 2

Meet the Adebanjos Live: 4pm & 8pm, Main House, Hackney Empire, 291 Mare Street, London E8 1Ej

Meet the Adebanjos Live is based on the award winning comedy TV Sitcom about a traditional old-fashioned dad, struggling to cope with his dysfunctional extended family.

The show is perfect for everyone aged 5 to 80 and promises non-stop laughter with singing along to musical hits. It is not to be missed!

Tickets are £15 – £25

£3 off for concessions of Students, Children and OAP – evening only.

Book here: http://www.hackneyempire.co.uk/?lid=2947#book


Saturday November 3

Jongleurs Comedy Show: 6pm (Showtime 9pm), 16 High Street, Croydon, CR0 1GT

Enjoy an evening of laughter at Jongleurs Comedy Show with 4 top-class comedians: Kane Brown, Luke Toulson, Mickey Hutton and Wayne Deakin.

For £35 you can book an online package, which includes a 3-course meal, comedy and nightclub. Food, laughter and dancing… what’s not to love?

Book tickets here: http://www.jongleurs.com/show/croydon-2012-11-03-21-00-00/

Other offers may be available by contacting the Ticket Office on 08700 111 960.


Sunday November 4

Fireworks Night: 7.30pm, Barlett Park E14, Millwall Park E14 & Weavers Fields E2 (Tower Hamlets)

Tower Hamlets Council is proud to present Three Community Fireworks displays across the borough this year, which will light up the skies simultaneously in a spectacular show. So start practicing those ooh’s and ahh’s as you’re going to need them!

Admission is free and light refreshments and chairs will be available.


For more information email: festivalsandevents@towerhamlets.gov.uk or call 020 7364 7900


Monday November 5

Electric River gig: 7pm, New Cross Inn, 323 New Cross Road London SE14 6AS

Make your Monday evening a little more exciting and get down to the New Cross Inn for Electric River’s upcoming gig with The Glue Ensemble, Jacob & Goliath and Eskimo Chain.

Electric River are a band with a message, but just as importantly, an energetic and fun live act. Their music fuses elements of punk with rock and pop influences so you’re in for a real treat.

Enjoy 20% off drinks before 8pm.
£3 advanced tickets available from: www.newcrossinn.com/?p=2&id=762


Tuesday November 6

Freedom of Expression: 8-11.30pm, Green Dragon, 60 High Street, Croydon, CR0 1NA

Head down to the Green Dragon because this evening promises a variety of acts as Freedom of Expression selects it’s pick of the best acoustic music, poetry, comedy and magic from around London.

Admission is free.


Wednesday November 7

EH to E8 – Sealand: 7.45pm – 9.45pm, Arcola Threatre, 24 Ashwin Street, Hackney, E8 3DL

The Arcola Theatre presents a wonderful show about a father and his son who set out to sea in search of a Utopia. Soon joined by another family, they go about raising their kids and creating their own rules.

Tickets are £14 & £12 (Concessions).


Thursday November 8

BBC Question Time Tweetalong: 8.30pm, Hackney Picture House, 270 Mare Street, London E8 1HE

Enjoy an evening of politics with a twist: All you have to do is watch BBC Question Time with a beer and Tweet about it!

Hackney Picturehouse runs a monthly live screening of the political show, where tweeting (as well as panto-style cheering and booing, and Dimbledancing to the theme music) is encouraged. With appearances from comedians and political speakers to kick things off it’s bound to be a great evening.

Tickets cost £5 / £4 concs / £3 members


Friday November 9

Film Africa 2012:  Rich Mix, 35-47 Bethnal Green Road, London, E1 6LA

Get down to Rich Mix and celebrate African Cinema with Film Africa by watching the exciting screening of ‘Amour, Sexe et Mobylette (Love, Sex and Mopeds). The film is about the lives of people in a small village on the day before Valentines Day. It explores the search for relationships from both men and women, giving us sensitivity, warmth and humour; making it perfect for the hearts of the young and the old.

The event is free and no booking is required, although spaces may be limited.

The film is rated PG12.

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