July 29 – August 15: Fashion, film and rock ‘n’ roll

Children play at Ladywell Youth Centre in Lewisham. Photo: ----

Children play at Ladywell Youth Centre in Lewisham

The sun may be back, but our selection of events promises to be fun no matter the weather, from a documentary celebrating the humble yet ubiquitous T-shirt to a family day out in Victoria Park.


Street Feast London: Dalston Yard (Free entry) 

Friday August 2, 5:00 pm - midnight.

Saturday August 3, 12:00 pm - midnight.

Dalston Yard
Hartwell Street
E8 3DU

Street Feast London is back at  Dalston Yard - a place to enjoy brunch, lunch dinner and an assortment of beverages.

On Friday from 5pm, the Street Feast night market will showcase an array of different cuisines from from their favourite chefs and restaurants including James Lowe, Turner & George, Nuno Mendes and many more.

Saturday August 3, will see Dalston Yard will offer another fantastic day of international food from Caffeine Canteen, the East London Brunch Club and the Junction Juice Bar. Activities and workshops for children will be available, as well as the opportunity to brush up on your cocktail - making skills at the cocktail master class which will be held in the afternoon.  DJs will play during the day to provide a delicious soundtrack to your eating and drinking experience whilst at the event.

For more information, please visit:  http://www.streetfeastlondon.com/


T-Shirt Stories Film Screening and Party (£5 in advance, £7 on the night)

Sunday August 4 - Monday August 5;  7.30pm-12.00am

Hackney Picturehouse, Mare Street E8

A documentary celebrating that most iconic of garments, the T-shirt. Award-winning poet and playwright Inua Ellams will perform excerpts from his critically acclaimed play Black T-shirt Collection and there will be an after party with DJs.

Big Film Club (free)

August 14

Unit 21, Celia Fiennes House, Well Street, E9

Young film maker Azeem Mustafa runs the first monthly BIG Film Club for up to 100 people. Whether it’s getting some inspiration for your own film work or admiring others’ talents, this event is there to give you some handy tips.

The Hackney 1000 (free)

Saturday August 17, 11am -4pm

Well Street Common, E9

A community day for children, young people and adults held to celebrate the diversity of Hackney by getting as many people as possible to run, row,  walk, cycle, scoot, zumba or dance a collective 1000km. There will also be five-a-side football and rugby tournaments, drumming workshops, climbing walls and performances by local artists and musicians.

A Great Day Out in Victoria Park (free)

Saturday August 3, 11am-5pm

Victoria Park, Grove Road, E3

Activities throughout the day include face-painting, donkey rides, den-making, giant land orbs, Day at The Beach, Monkey Do and funfair rides. The Stepney Brownies will also be hosting the Fortismere Community Brass Band as part of the Friend of Victoria Park Bandstand Season.

Free Summer Arts Program for Tower Hamlets Teenagers 

Monday July 29 to Friday August 30 Hanbury Street, E1

Teenagers across Tower Hamlets can take advantage of an exciting free summer programme of events on offer from the council’s ‘A’ Team Arts division. Disgraceful Waste of Space, is a two week film and photography project from July 29 – August 9. Design For Futures running from August 12-30 offers an insight into the world of fashion, textiles and product design with tutors from Central St Martins College. The course run in conjunction with youth organisation Futureversity.


Ladywell Youth Village (free)

Every weekday from July 29 – August 26, 2.30pm to 8.30pm

Ladywell Centre, SE4

Activities include arts and crafts, cookery, sports, roller-skating and lots of other youth-led projects and off-site activities (some off-site activities will carry a small fee). On Fridays, the Youth Village will open from 3.30–9.30pm. All users must register on their first visit. For those with additional needs, please contact the centre to discuss support requirements.

Cross Fest 2013 

Friday August 09 – Sunday August 11, 7.00pm. New Cross Inn, Deptford, SE8

Cross Fest is New Cross Inn's 3rd annual live music festival, taking place over 3 days, there will be live music entertainment and DJs running till late on the Friday and across the full day Saturday and Sunday. The festival runs Friday August 09 – Sunday August 11 in South East London.

For the line-up and further details head to efestivals.co.uk

Allsorts - The Making Season (£5)

Thursday August 1 to Thursday August 29, 10am - 5pm Deptford, SE8

A programme of creative events for adults with learning disabilities to take part in workshops and try new things, meet new people and make friends in a safe and friendly place, the Making Season will help make the decorations for the next Beautiful Octopus Club in September. There's also body awareness and dance sessions. You can learn how to be a DJ, sing in a choir, improve your circus skills or join our music jam.

Free Kids' Film in Stagestruck Lorry 

Saturday, Sunday till 29th September 11am - 12.30pm, Deptford Church Street, SE8

Step into a 40ft lorry body called Stagestruck and eat your popcorn in front of great kids' films, then have a pizza on a double decker bus!

Every Saturday and Sunday at 11am we show a top selection of kids' films. We also run the cinema through school holidays and show a daily film midday Tuesday to Friday (closed Monday). Come for a delicious fairtrade coffee and home made biscotti or a freshly hand made pizza. Kids need to be accompanied.

Rock 'n' Roll Paradise (£18-£19)

August 2, 8pm

Fairfield Halls, CR9

Rock classics with Eddie Cochran and Big Bopper compering, linking the acts with witty chat and singing his solo songs.


Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters

August 3, 7pm

Fairfield Halls,CR9

When several children from one sleepy village go missing, Hansel and Gretel track down the powerful grand witch, who is kidnapping the tykes as a sacrifice during the forthcoming night of the Blood Moon.

A Mini Croydon Comedy Fest (£5)

August 10, 3pm

Mathews Yard, CR0

Among those performing are BBC Comedy Award-winner Angela Barnes, the wonderfully quirky Caroline Mabey, Ross Lee and, of course, Ashdown herself. Keep an eye on the Matthew's Yard website for the full line-up.

 Crystal Palace Garden Party - 3 day music festival (£45)

Friday August 16 to Sunday August 18

Crystal Palace Park, SE19

Three days of music and fun beginning with the excellent tribute band ‘Just Floyd’ opening the weekend. Saturday, the Blockheads. there will be local bands who the Dualers with their infectious ska based tunes and Van Susans, Dogstand and Blackwell all with their catchy upbeat and melodic songs all getting noticed. There will also be funfair rides, stilt-walkers, face-painters, clowns, comedy, food beer and wine.


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