September 20-26: Autumn arts in east London

Riot From Wrong will be screened for free in Croydon this week. Photo: Raymond Yau.

Riot From Wrong will be screened for free in Croydon this week. Photo: Raymond Yau.

This week there is a wide range of arts performances available in East London. Whether you’re in the mood for a heart warming night of stand-up comedy or a chilling night at the theatre, you’ll find that the East London Line has it all covered.

Open Mic UK (Tickets £6-£8)

Sunday September 22, 7:00pm – 11:30pm

Queen of Hoxton, Curtain Road, Hackney, EC2A 3JX

Some of the UK's finest emerging artists will perform live for an unplugged acoustic special. See their website for more details.

Contact Ayo Adepoju on 07595947017 or email:

Wicked Women (Tickets £10-£12.50)

Friday September 20 – Saturday September 21, 8:00pm- 11:00pm

130 Hoxton Hall, N1 6SH

Historical drama company Grim Times present a twisted fairy-tale, revealing some of London's most horrible lady-killers. Not suitable for ages below 13. Contains some crime details.

To book, visit

Going East: Speaking Fast (FREE)

Tuesday September 24, 7:00pm - 10:00pm

Kingsley Hall, Powis Road, E3 3HJ

London's favourite Jazz poet, John Clarke will perform his own poetry alongside his collaborators in this free event. The night will also feature live music from Nepalese folk band, Bajabaah Duo.

The Memoirs of Lucy Bell (£10-£14)

Tuesday September 24 – Saturday September 28, 7:30pm

The Space, 269 West Ferry Road, E14 3RS

The Memoirs of Lucy Bell is a musical play focusing on the life of the renowned jazz singer. The performance is a colourful story of the highs and lows of Lucy's life through a fusion of jazz and theatre.

To book, visit

An Enemy of the People (Tickets £6-£14)

Wednesday September 25  – Saturday September 28, 7:00pm-9:00pm

Albany Centre and Theatre, Douglas Way, SE8 4AG

Henrik Ibsen's political thriller is re-imagined for the 21st century.

For booking, contact the box office on 020 8692 4446 or email

Black Bird Comedy presents Simply the Jest live comedy (FREE)

Friday September 20, 7:30pm

The Telegraph, 82 Dennett's Road, New Cross/Peckham, SE14 5LW

Black Bird Comedy returns for their 2nd night of comedy at the Telegraph, showcasing some of the best upcoming comics from around London.

The line up so far includes:

Shaine Sherlock
Suzy Wilde
Alistair Williams
Alexis Wieroniey
Toby Muresianu
Barry Ferns
Sam Golin
Kwame Asante
Dalia Malek


Free Film Screening: Riot From Wrong (FREE inc. popcorn)

Friday September 20, 4:30pm - 7:00pm

Croydon Voluntary Action, 82 London Road, CR0 2TB

West Croydon Voice and Croydon Voluntary Action are working together to host a screening of Riot From Wrong, a documentary focusing on how Croydon has dealt with the 2011 England riots.

On the 4th day of the riots, several young people from across London came together to take positive action in the face of the destruction and hoplessness. Riot From Wrong was the result and has had 75 screenings across Britain and Europe since its release.

Admission and popcorn are free, Riot From Wrong is rated aged 15+.

Great documentary piece, creatively and editorially. Good narrative and most importantly emotional and engaging.

~ Tanya Mukherjee, Head of Diversity: ITV

This film is incredible, it really opened my eyes to the many issues young people face today...

~ Mitch Winehouse, Amy Winehouse Foundation

See for a preview of the documentary.

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