Alternative Halloween and Bonfire Night: Oct 31 – Nov 7

Canary Wharf Ice Rink: Gabrielle Ludlow

Canary Wharf Ice Rink: Gabrielle Ludlow

Not one to dress up as a skeleton or throw Guy Fawkes into the fiery flames? Fear not, as here we have a whole range of alternatives to Halloween and Bonfire night, from evening cabaret to day time pottery glasses. All of which are vampire free!


East End Film Festival: BURN: Moving Images by Cabaret Artists 

Sunday November 3, 7pm

270 Mare Street, E8 1HE

The platform for moving images by cabaret artists is back – and this time it’s a Bourgeois & Maurice special! Combining scabrous social commentary, mischievous stagecraft and high-as-a-kite fashion, these musical miscreants have long been at the forefront of alternative cabaret.

Entry: Tickets, £7.

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Leutton Postle Pop-Up Shop and Sample Sale

Tuesday November 5 – Sunday November 10, 11am – 8pm

Hackney Shop, 99 Morning Lane, E9 6ND

Vibrant luxury knitwear label Leutton Postle is the product of a long friendship, and now partnership, between Central Saint Martins graduates Sam and Jenny. The label offers a selection of wearable, craft-led clothing full of colour and texture. The pair is now offering the chance to purchase one-off pieces, exclusive items and pre-order their SS14 collection from their six-day pop up shop.

Entry: Free

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Luxury Knitwear: MarniMELT

Luxury Knitwear: MarniMELT



Ice Rink Canary Wharf 

Saturday October 26 – Sunday February 16, 2014, Various Times

Canada Square Park, Canary Wharf, E14 5AB

Canary Wharf ice rink opens for another year only this time with an extra unique skate path lit up with sparkly fairy lights. Christmas is not too far away and its time to get that festive feeling!

Entry: Tickets – £13.50 Teens/ £11 Concessions/ £9 Children

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Sounds of Light @ The Troxy 

Sunday November 3, 6pm

490 Commercial Road, E1 0HX

Human Appeal launches its London leg of its ‘Sounds of Light Charity Concert’, with a staggering £1.4 million already pledged in aid of Syria. Award winning Swedish Muslim R&B singer, Maher Zain will be headlining the concert. Head down early for this event will be a definite sell out.

Entry: Tickets – £20 Adult/ £10 Child/ £100 VIP

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Lewisham Fringe Festival

Saturday October 26 – Sunday November 10, Various Times

The London Theatre, 443 New Cross Road, SE14 6TA

The festival plays host to new plays, sketch groups, solo shows, puppetry, dance, film, and music from varying individual talent. Slots are also available for anyone aspiring to showcase their talent, or just sit in for a unique arts experience.

Entry: Tickets vary depending on location.
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Pottery Classes: Balloonistics.

Pottery Classes: Balloonistics.

Studio Pottery Workshop (One Session – £16)

Monday,November 4, 7pm – 9pm

Lewisham Art House, 140 Lewisham Way, SE14 6PD

Ever wanted to learn the art of pottery? Beginners and experienced potters can head down to the Lewisham Art House to learn or brush up your skills under the guidance of pottery expert Shirley Stewart.

Entry: Tickets, £6.

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Gina Yashere Live 
Thursday October 31, 7.30pmFairfield Halls, Park Lane, CR9 1DGGina Yashere returns to London from the States to give Londoners a chance to laugh all night long as apposed to being spooked on the eve of Halloween. Expect a night like no other!

Entry:  Tickets, £17.50

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