February 21-28: Drama or dubstep? Take your pick

Maya Hayuk 'Rainbow Madras X's'. Pic: Stolen Space Gallery

Maya Hayuk ‘Rainbow Madras X’s’. Pic: Stolen Space Gallery

Whether you prefer to run with Russian riot grrrls or the Hollywood set, if you want to turn your hand to sewing or refine your beer-tasting palate, there’s going to be something on this week to take your fancy. Theatre or dubstep? That is the question.

Free fashion course

Thursday, February 21, 4pm

Kings Corner Project, 104 Old Street, EC1V 9AY 

Aged between 14 and 21 and want to get to grips with fashion? Come down and take advantage of workshops ranging from from sewing skills to shoe design to photo shoots.


London Turkish Film Festival

Thursday, February 21 – March 3

Rio Cinema, 107 Kingsland High Street, E8 2PB

Running into its 18th year, this festival celebrates all that’s great about new Turkish cinema. Spread across four cinemas, the Rio is LTFF’s home in the heart of Turkish London.



Pussy Riot Punk Prayer Commemoration Concert

Sunday, February 24, 6pm

Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen 2-4 Hoxton Square, N1 6NU

Speakers, DJs and riot grrrl bands keep the flame burning for imprisoned musical agitators Pussy Riot who were detained one year ago for performing a ‘punk prayer’ in a Moscow church.




Wednesday, February 27, 7:30pm

Bedroom Bar, 62 Rivington Street, EC2A 3AY 

Artists and scientists alike come together to geek out and speculate over the superpowers of comic book characters at this free event.






Yin&Yang relaunch event at BOXPARK

Thursday, February 21, 6pm

BOXPARK, 2-4 Bethnal Green Road, E1 6GY

Lifestyle site Yin&Yang relaunches itself by hosting a night of music, food and photography at Shoreditch’s pop-up mall Boxpark.


Oscar Quiz

Friday, February 22, 6:30pm

Paragon bar at Genesis Cinema, 93-95 Mile End Road, E1 4UJ

Think you know your Django from your Argo? Put your Academy Awards knowledge to the test in this free-to-enter pre-Oscars film quiz.


Craft Beer Rising

Friday, February 22 – 23, 11am – 6pm

Truman Brewery, 91 Brick Lane, E1 6QL

An endless list of breweries are hitting the Truman to show that craft beer is going from strength to strength. Drink, eat street food and hear music at this two-day event.


Write And Repeat

February 23 - March 10

Stolen Space Gallery, Truman Brewery, 91 Brick Lane, E1 6QL

Focusing on text and pattern, this group show celebrates repetition, ritual and rite.



New Crossed Out

Monday, February 25

The Hill Station, Kitto Road, SE14 5TY

Goldsmiths students organize a new monthly night of performance curated by different postgrads.



The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

Wednesday, February 27 – March 24

Studio Theatre, Catford Broadway, SE6 4RU

Tony Award-winning hit musical The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee brings its cast of lovable losers and outsiders to the Broadway Theatre’s studio space for the next month.


Sunday, February 24, 8pm

Black Sheep Bar, 68 High Street, CR0 1NA

The first round of new dubstep night Croydub Sessions launches at the Black Sheep Bar.



Croydon Dinner Club

Tuesday, February 26, 7pm

Cadillac Diner, 147 Wickham Road, CR0 8TE 

Monthly meeting of Croydon Dinner Club takes the group to Cadillac Diner in Shirley for American grub.

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