Pick of the Line 29th April – 5th May

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cueB gallery at the Brockley Mess

Monday, 29th April – Sunday, 5th May

325 Brockley Road, Brockley, SE4 2Q

A new photography series by emerging artist Jan J. Klos, exploring the problematic relationship between man and nature. “The exhibition is a striking collection of images that examine the natural world ripped up, displaced and existing in man-made spaces. In spite of our move from natural environments to congested cities, we have brought nature with us – or, at the very least, allowed some memory of it to flourish.” Jan J. Klos is a young photographer whose work explores communities, societies and the complexities of human behaviour. Tickets for scheduled events are priced at £3 and are available here, gallery entry free.

pic of the line_souvernirSouvenir & To Close Your Eyes is to Travel

Tuesday, 30 April – 4 May, 7:30pm (To Close Your Eyes and Travel) & 9pm (Souvenir)

The Yard Theatre, Queen’s Yard, Hackney Wick, E9 5EN

The beginning of a series of events at the Yard Together grouped under the name ‘The Generation Game’. This week’s two events are called ‘Souvenir’ and ‘To Close Your Eyes is to Travel’. ‘Souvenir’ is based on Marcel Proust’s In Remembrance of Things Past. In the centenary of the novel’s publication, this giddy, irreverent show borrows from Orson Welles, T.S. Eliot and Beyoncé, as Marcel tries to remember the man he was.
‘To Close Your Eyes is to Travel’ is a theatrical event turned on its head, where the boundaries between artist, audience and actor merge and become one. The event invites the attendee “to encounter the body in protest, to close your eyes and occupy, invade, ambush.” Tickets for both shows are priced from £10 and are available here.

Ladywell Day Centre Opening

Wednesday 1st May, 2-8pm

148 Dressington Ave, Ladywell, SE4 1JF

Ladywell Day Centre is opening its doors for a spring event on Wednesday, to raise awareness of the day-care facilities available for older people and of the dementia
care  services. The day is packed full of activities including short talks, entertainment and stalls, as well as a raffle with all proceeds going to the Ladywell Specialist Dementia Service and a twilight BBQ hosted by the Ladywell Tavern in the evening. The centre has a specialist service for people with dementia providing     quality personalised day care for adults who have had a formal diagnosis. The centre provides sensory and mental stimulation through a number of different activities. East London Lines will have a feature on the centre this coming this week.
For more information on the spring event or Ladywell Day Centre, please contact Esther Wiskerke Den-Heijer on 020 8314 7319.

R. Stevie Moore

Thursday, 2nd May, 8pm

Cargo, 83 Rivington Street, Hoxton, EC2A 3AY

Enigmatic singer songwriter R. Stevie Moore returns to London for a rare date at Shoreditch’s Cargo. The lo-fi artist has had a prolific career releasing over 400 cassettes and CD’s over the last four decades. Despite spending most of his career in relative obscurity, his music has recently undergone critical revaluation receiving high praise from publications such as Pitchfork and The Wire. This can probably be attributed to the success of avant pop artists, Ariel Pink and John Maus who both cite Moore as a major influence on their work.
Tickets are priced at £10 and are available to purchase here.

pick of the line_david lean cinemaAmour at the David Lean Cinema

Thursday, 2nd May, 1:30pm & 7:00 pm

9 Katharine St  Croydon, CR9 1DG

The David Lean cinema in Cr0ydon will have a special presentation of 2012 French film ‘Amour’. Written and directed by Austria filmmaker Michael Haneke, it documents the lives of two retired music teachers whose marriage is severely tested following a stroke suffered by the wife, Anne. The film won the Palme d’or at Cannes and best foreign language film at the Oscars. Emmanuelle Riva was also nominated for best actress in a leading role, at the age of 85, Riva, was the oldest nominee in the history of the awards. Tickets can be purchased by calling 020 8688 9291 or more information can be found here.

pick of the line_londons brewingLondon’s Brewing

Friday, 3rd May – Sunday, 5th May.

365-366 Warburton St, Hackney E8 3RR

This is a brand new festival launched by the London Brewers Alliance to celebrate London’s thriving and vibrant brewing scene. The festival will bring together over 100 beers from some of the 30+ breweries that make up the LBA. The festival will take place next weekend at Fields Brewery events space in the heart of Hackney, it will showcase the wide variety of beers produced by members of the LBA. Tickets are priced from £5-20 and are available here (some include a taster tour).

pick of the line_vintageSpitalfields’ Vintage Fair

Saturday, 4th May, 11am – 5pm

Old Spitalfields Market, 65 Brushfield Street, Shoreditch, E1 6AA

The Affordable Vintage Fair is set to return to London this Saturday. The Fair began in 2005 in Leeds and has since grown to become one of Europe’s largest vintage fairs. Featuring fashion, furniture, homewares and handmade, every event promises to offer something for everyone at affordable prices. So, if you’re looking to add to you collection of stuffed animals or simply want a new tea set head down to Old Spitafields Market this Saturday. More information about the event is available here.

Pic: Land of Kings

Pic: Land of Kings

12-hour ‘Cultural Jamboree’ to take over Dalston

 Sunday the 5th of May, 2pm – 5am

Various Venues in Hackney

On Sunday the 5th of May, Dalston in Hackney will be turned into one big music and arts venue as the Land of Kings festival returns to the neighbourhood for the 5th       year. Among the headliners are London-based acts Skream, Darkstar and Chrome Hoof. Famous Dalston clubs like Birthdays, The Alibi and Café Oto will play host to an all day programme of live music and DJs alongside a number of new covered arena pop-ups in the Bootstrap car park in Abbot Street.The festival is for over 18’s only. Entry is £30-35 and you can find more info on tickets and line-up the Land of Kings website, the facebook group or twitter @LANDOFKINGSfest


Reporting by Benedikte Granvig, Hana Walker-Brown and Padraigh Perkins-Edge

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