April 12-20: Indoor fun for those showery April days

RSD Press Short Record Store Day Official gimpedThe Easter holidays are coming to an end and the summer heat is hard to envisage during this continuous spell of cold weather. With no sight of spring in the air, April could seem like an unfortunately dull month so here are a hand-full of indoor events, shows, gigs and entertainments to fill your time.


Circus Bites in Lewisham. Pic: Circus Bites

Circus Bites in Lewisham. Pic: Circus Bites

Circus Bites

Wednesday, April 17, 7.30pm

The Albany, Douglas Way, Depford, SE8 4AG

A very special one off evening of ‘Circus Bites’. Having sold out in previous years, this coming Wednesday 17th April is a one off opportunity to see the UK’s leading circus acts in a uniquely intimate environment. Curated by Albany associate artist Vicki Amedume, the evening is expected to display high levels of showmanship whilst including all the surprising, surreal, funny and captivating spectacles one can expect from the circus!

Tickets  £12, you can purchase them here

Or call the box office, 02086924446


Have you seen the green?

Running from March 25 – May 5

CueB Gallery at The Brockley Mess,

325 Brockely Road London, SE4 2QZ

‘Have you seen the green?’ is the latest photography exhibition at the Brockley Mess. Exploring the problematic relationship between man and nature is emerging artist Jan.J.Klos. His selection of striking images examine how the natural world can be ripped up and displaced in man-made spaces. Klos uses photography to explore communities, societies and the complexities of human behaviour.

Free. The gallery is open from:

9am – 5.30pm Monday Saturday

Sunday 10am – 5.00pm

For more information: email, info@cuebgallery.com

 or call, 07956412901.


Tower Hamlets

Record Store Day  Rough Trade East

Saturday April 20, kicking off at 8am

Old Truman Brewery, Dray Walk, 91 Brick Lane, , E1 8QL

Rough Trade is celebrating Record Store day in style. With music lovers up and down the country paying homage to their favourite independent record stores, Rough Trade East is giving back with a series of special performances  throughout the day.  Too add the excitement the store will also be selling exclusive RSD releases from artists such as Nick Cave, David Bowie, The Horrors, Foals, Bat For Lashes and so much more. With copies of each record limited, get down there EARLY!

Free. However expect queues’ as early as 6am.

Live music starts at 11am.

For more information and timings visit here.

The Macbeth: Bad Vibrations



Carnaby Street – Musical

Saturday April 13- Sunday April 14

2.30pm and 7.30pm

Hackney Empire, 291 Mare Street, E8 1EJ

This weekend you can catch the final performances of a debut musical at the historic Hackney Empire. Titled ‘Carnaby Street’, it charts the progress of a northern boy who moves to west London during the ‘swinging sixties’ in the pursuit of stardom. Packed with rock and roll numbers from the time and capturing the London backdrop of big fashion, cool clubs and eccentric characters, it’s a reminder of a time when anything seemed possible.

Tickets range from £10 – £28.50 (concessions)

Boxoffice: +44 (0)20 8985 2424


Mini-Mini-Yeah-Yeah Market

Sunday  April 14, 12.00pm – 5.00pm

42-44 Brooksbys Walk, E9 6DF

This coming Sunday, Chats Palace Arts Centre is hosting a mini market where they are encouraging people to, “Come along for a cuppa of green tea, have a browse, a shop and a sit down on a Sunday.” Stalls will be selling collectable Japanese toys, Kitsch and cult DVD’s and locally produced crafts. There will also be homemade vegetarian sushi to eat and special ales being supplied by London Fields Brewery.

Free.For more information visit here

or call 02085330227



Knit and Knat

On the second Friday of every month from 2pm -4pm

Sanderstead Library, Farm Fields, South Croydon, CR2 0HL

As part of their latest craft project, Sanderstead Library are offering the chance for people to get involved in a knitting community. Encouraging participants to exchange sewing techniques and better their knitting skills it’s an opportunity to gain a new skills and share a cup of tea with friends on a Friday afternoon.


For more information email sanderstead@croydon.gov.uk

 or call 02087266900



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