May 8 – 15: From Cocktails to Croquet

Croquet East return to Victoria Park this week. Pic: Fin Fahey.

Croquet East returns to Victoria Park this week. Pic: Fin Fahey.

There’s lots going on across the ELL boroughs this week, from Croquet to Cocktails, from Blues to Booze… we’ve got you covered. Here is our pick of the line.



Cake and Coctails

MAYA Bakery return to quaint Deptford boozer, Little Nan's for their third pop-up market. There'll be arts and crafts, jewellery, vintage clothes, bric-a-bric and fair trade cake on sale. Bag some bargains then relax afterwards with one of Little Nan's delicious cocktails served up in their trademark teacups.

New Cross is Alive with the Sound of Music

A sing-along screening of the Sound of Music will take place in the London Theatre in New Cross on Friday 9th May. Participants are invited to dress up as their favourite Von Trapp, in nun’s habit or simply as they are and lend their voice to proceedings. Tickets cost £10.50 and include a glass of Gluhwein and admission to the after-party.

Tower Hamlets

The Shroud

Drawing on Hindu Myth, memories, and personal letters, poets and theatre-makers Siddhartha Bose and Avaes Mohammad lead this two man performance on death, rituals, fathers and sons, beginning Friday 9th May in the Rich Mix. £12 entry/ £10 with concession.

Croquet in Victoria Park

Croquet East return to Victoria Park on Saturday 12th May from 1-6.30pm just beside Bonner Gate. Sessions are free, equipment is supplied and coaches will be onsite to show you how to bash a ball, old chap.

Mister Sunday

Uber-hip New York City record label, ‘Mister Saturday Night’ bring their famous Sunday Day Party to Oval Space on the 10th May. DJs Eamon Harkin and Justin Carter are no strangers to the city after dark but this is the first time that they have hosted their daytime event outside of Brooklyn. Tickets £10 available here.


Club of Friends: Underground Art from St Petersburg

Calvert 22 hosts this free show about Timur Nokivov and his collaborators who together made up the ‘New Artists’, a subversive group who rebelled against government control of art in the last decade of the Soviet Union. Runs until 25th May.

Powerpoint Puns

Dave Gorman curates ‘Screen Guild’ a night of comedy led by his trademark Powerpoint presentations at the Hackney Attic on Thursday 8th May. Tickets £12.


Later… in Croydon

Jools Holland and his Rhythm and Blues Orchestra play Croydon’s Fairfield Halls on Wednesday 14th May. The Later… host and his band will be joined by ex-Spice Girl Melanie C, 80s Synth-Pop Icon Marc Almond. Tickets range from £30-£34 excluding booking fee and can be purchased here.

Crystal Palace Food Market

The food Market returns to Crystal Palace on Friday 9th May. Born out of the Transition Town scheme all food sold at the event is either organic or biodynamic, so you can rest assured that you’re getting produce that’s both high quality and environmentally friendly.

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