February 28-March 7: Comedy or cocktails?

Pic: Hot Tub Cinema

Pic: Hot Tub Cinema

From comedy nights to cocktail courses – our Pick of the Line this week has something to tickle every one of your senses. Gogo will teach you the intricate art of creating classic libations this Sunday while the Whyteleafe Tavern will try to trigger your giggles with their comedy night. For you cinephiles: slip into a hot tub to watch some 80s cinematic delights or head over to the Hackney Picturehouse for the premiere of BROKEN (with a Q&A session to follow).

Hot Tub Cinema

February 28-March 5, Times range

Factory 7, Plough Yard, London, England, EC2A

Hot Tub Cinema is a unique event which combines delightfully warm hot tubs with your favourite films on the big screen. They hand-pick the finest locations, set up the tubs and let the magic begin. Screenings range from Top Gun to Ferris Bueller's Day Off - so a bit of nostalgic fun for everyone.


Wheel of Date

Thursday, February 28, 8:30pm

The Book Club at the EDF Energy London Eye

Roll up sexy single folk and try your luck on the Wheel of Date. The EDF Energy London Eye will turn into the Wheel of Date as each capsule will be a different dating experience. And the Book Club will be taking over one of the capsules - so not only do they give you somewhere to get liquored up and make eyes at potential bedfellows, they are now providing you with a whole new way to find love.


Cocktail Training

Sunday, March 3, 4pm

Gogo, 531 Hackney Road, E2 9ED London

Learn about cocktails; what they are made with, why they taste great, how to make more of them at home and how to get the most out of ordering in any of the great cocktail bars in London. The cocktail course lasts about 3 hours; you will run through (and try) the core spirits, talk about how they are made and how they've changed over the years, before talking about the fundamentals of cocktails and sampling a few examples of different styles of drink.


Broken UK Premiere plus Q&A

Monday, March 4, 8:30pm

Hackney Picturehouse, 270 Mare Street, London E8 1HE

From acclaimed director and BIFA nominee Rufus Norris comes BROKEN: "A powerful, captivating and heartbreaking exploration of love in all its many forms." BROKEN also features a great supporting cast including Tim Roth, Cillian Murphy and Rory Kinnear. The screening will be followed by a Q&A with Rufus Norris and Eloise Laurence, plus a live set from Electric Wave Bureau (EWB), the artists' collective behind the film’s score.

Johnny Marr Signing Session

Thursday, February 28, 7pm

Rough Trade East, Old Truman Brewery, 91 Brick Lane, London, E1 6QL

Marr's first foray into solo territory began with a debut record from Johnny Marr & The Healers. Now, 10 years on - and this time sans The Healers, Marr returns with his most accomplished work to date. Head to Rough Trade East for a signed album and to meet the artist.


To Market! Up-Cycle, Re-Cycle, Re-Use

Friday, March 1, 10am-2pm 

Spitalfields City Farm, Buxton Street, London E1 5AR

Learn to make something from recycled materials - sell it at the Eco-Chic Market. Try out a new business idea or get support in developing your new idea. Have a go at jewellery making, sewing (bag making and up-cycling clothes), decoupage, basket weaving, wood working, or social media.



Daredevil Project

Saturday, March 2, 5:30 & 6:30pm start times

The Big Chill Bar, Dray Walk (off Brick Lane), London, E1 6QL

Form a team of 5 or more of your friends and collect your Daredevil T-shirts and Task list from the T-shirt depot at the allotted start time. You then have 6 hours to complete as many of the 25 Tasks around the city before the deadline and After-Party.


6998_453481331385748_2029014089_nFeed & Read

Sunday, March 3, 12-4pm

Bearspace Gallery, 152 Deptford High Street, London, SE8 3PQ

Once again they are running a book swap-and-shop, serving delicious seasonal cakes alongside bottomless cups of organic and fairtrade teas and selling upcycled crafts and cards made from pre-loved books. So come along, bring your friends, bring your books, bring an appetite for great cakes, and spread the word.


Catford Broadway Market

Sunday, March 3, 10am-4pm

Catford Broadway-Catford Centre, London, SE6 4JU

The monthly market re-opens with their a kaleidoscope of tastes and cultures and shoppers will be able to snap up seasonal farm produce, local baked goods and hot street food from Spain to South Africa. There are also craft stalls selling delightful one-offs and vintage stalls offering unique retro chic.

Comedy Night at Whyteleafe Comedy Club

Friday, March 1, 7:00pm - 10:30pm 

Whyteleafe Tavern, 208 Godstone Road

Join us for a fabulous line up of comedians from the London circuit and beyond.

Paul B Edwards will headline our show. Described by Chris Evans as “The Boss” and by Lorraine Kelly (GMTV) as “A very naughty boy – he deserves a smack on his bottom”, Paul guarantees us a superb conclusion to our evening. In support, we welcome back one of the best MCs to grace our club, Howard Smith, and fabulous up-coming comedian Don Biswas plus our usual array of excellent supporting acts.

Tickets cost £7.


Crimewatch Film Screenings @ Matthews Yard

Sunday, March 3, 5:00pm - 10:00pm

Our Sunday film screenings begin in March with a crime thriller shown every Sunday. Films will include The Departed, A Prophet, Third Man, Badlands and ChinaTown.

Admission is free, but you are welcome to buy food, beer, wine, cake, snacks and popcorn from the bar before, during and after each screening. Happy Hour runs from 5pm until 7pm with drinks from just £2.40.


si Si Cranstoun at Fairfield Halls

Friday, March 1, 8:00pm -12:00am (last entry 12:00am)

Rocking vintage soulful R&B. Hometown gig for ex-Dualer before heading to Vegas to share the bill with Little Richard in Las Vegas. Two live sets!





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