20-26 May: Markets and festivals



This week is the Love your Local Market fortnight and all over the boroughs you can sign up for £10 for a stall so get trading! On top of this we have a great mix of festivals – everything from the very local Hither Green Festival, to the Children Festival in Dalston and Field day in Victoria Park so get ready with your wellies and get out there!

Launch party of Children Festival

Saturday 25 of May 10am to 10pm

Dalston Square E8 3BQpotl_dalston children fest

Dalston's Children’s Festival is launching this Saturday offering a great range of entertainment, events and workshops. Amongst the events are wall climbing, practising and learning spanish, a video making workshop with smartphones, a film animation workshop and lots more. All events are free.

The festvial is on from 25 May to 31 August. Go to the website to find out more.

The Hackney Society screens film about London

Thursday 23 May 8pm

The Cambridge, 13-15 Mare Street E8 4RP

Film screening of the London Nobody Knows from 1967, directed by Norman Cohen with James Mason.  The film captures the London of the past, from the meths drinkers in Spitalfields to abandoned music halls.  This screening is to help raise funds for the Hackney Society, founded in 1967, the year the film was made.

Tickets are  £7 to members, £8.50 to non-members (includes glass of wine).  Buy tickets online via Billetto here or for enquiries email: events@hackneysociety.org or phone 020 7175 1967.  Space is limited so booking is essential.

potl_rom artRomanian Art in Whitechapel

16 April - 14 June

Whitechapel Gallery, 77-82 Whitechapel High Street E1 7QX

The Whitechapel Gallery is currently showing the modern art of Romanian twins Gert and Uwe Tobias whose styles combine communist era with European folklore and German post-war paintings. Their art includes woodcuts, sculptures, collages and drawings.

The exhibition runs till the 14 June and is admission free. For more visit the Whitechapel Gallery website here.

Music festival inVictoria Park

Saturday 25 May 11am

Victoria Park, Grove Road E3

Annual music festival Field Day is taking over in Victoria Park this Saturday with music from all over the indie spectrum such as Animal Collective, Bat for Lashes and Django Django. The event starts around 11am and will continue throughout the day on the nine different stages.

Tickets are still available at £54.50 and can be booked here.

potl_springs-dance-company‘The Selfish Giant’ in Hither Green

Tuesday 21 May 7pm

St Swithun's Church, Hither Green Lane SE13 6QE

The Selfish Giant, a short story by Oscar Wilde, will be performed by Springs Dance Company as part of the Hither Green Festival running throughout this week. The play is a a great mix of storytelling and dance for adults and children.

Tickets are £8 adults and £3 children.

For more info call Springs Dance Company on 01634 817523 or email info@springsdancecompany.org.uk.



Unique musical experience at the Horniman Museum

Tuesday 21 May 7pm - 9pm

Horniman Museum and Garden, Horniman Road  SE23 3PQ.

A gamelan music workshop will be held at the Horniman Museum. The traditional music genre from Indonesia uses a selection of gongs, drums and metallophones. The session is led by the leader of the Uk's premier Balinese Gamelan group.

Entry is free.

Places must be booked in advance either by phone 0208 291 8690 or email: communitylearning@horniman.ac.uk.

potl_Mark ThomasMark Thomas at St Matthews Yard

Wednesday 22 7.30pm

1 Matthews Yard CR0 1FF

Political comedian Mark Thomas comes to St Matthews Yard to perform his new show '100 Acts of Minor Dissent'  where he lists everything from the smallest and silliest gesture to the grandest confrontations and the results are subversive, hilarious, mainly legal and occasionally inspiring.

Tickets are £6 and can be bought here.




Wuthering Heights at Fairfield Halls

Tuesday 21 - Friday 25 May at 2.30pm and 7.30pm

Fairfields Halls, Park Lane,  CR9 1DG

Starring the Emmerdale actress Adele Silva and East Enders' actor Mark Homers this new adaptation of Charlotte Bronte Wuthering Heights will take place at Fairfield Halls this weekend. Tickets are £11.

For more info call the box office on 0208 688 9291 or visit the booking part of the website here.


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