July 25 to 31 – From local sports to fashionista dogs



Street Feast Pic: Giulia Mulè

Street Feast Pic: Giulia Mulè

If like us, you are already missing the warm glow of Lovebox, don’t worry: there’s a lot of love around to get you a beautiful summer tan and it should be around your block.

Here is our Pick of the Line for the week…

If you have dreams of being part of a spectacular opening of the Commonweath Games, like we saw this week, this could get you started.

This afternoon (July 25) Active Communities Network kicks off Tower Hamlets Summer Programme 2014 with football, multi-sports, futsal and boxing activities for children and teenagers.

Steven Rudic and Keith EvansCommonwealthGames Pic: ThePhantom777

Steven Rudic and Keith EvansCommonwealthGames Pic: ThePhantom777

The programme is free and open access in several locations until August 22.

More location details email: victor@activecommunities.org.uk or call 07500 001 002.

From sports to a more leisurely weekend: delicious food & drink, great friends and good vibes. Maybe you will want to cross the river. Maybe not…

If you’ve not yet checked out Street Feast in Dalston or the Model Market in Lewisham, there is still time. Both hipster spots have their own charm. The abandoned 1950s indoor and outdoor Model Market is now chic and refurbished. Whilst Street Feast is an ideal place to meet your friends and replenish with a mouth watering burger and pale ale in hand.


Street Feast Le Bun Pic:Natalie Silverman

Street Feast Le Bun Pic:Natalie Silverman

Both run Friday’s and Saturday’s until the end of September.

Street Feast: Dalston Yard Hartwell Street, E8 3DU Tel: 07549 183 866
Model Market: Model Market, 196 Lewisham High Street, London, SE13 6LS

As the warm weather continues Croydon has a summer theme tomorrow Saturday (July 26).

From 11am to 4pm, a mixture of performances and based-circus stunts will be happening on the North End at the Street Live. Jaw-dropping and laughs are highly expected. All free.

On Sunday (July 27) feed your hangover at the Brick Lane Village Fete in Tower Hamlets.

The party starts at 12pm with a range of food, drinks, games, face-painting and live music. Some of the tunes will be brought by the legendary hands of Newton Dunbar, the name behind London’s first reggae club, The Four Aces, in 1966, in Dalston.

Dog owners know the heat isn’t great for our canine friends, but a doggy fashion competition could be a good distraction with prizes for the best outfits.

Monday night is movie night (July 28) with a sci-fi horror spectacular. David Cronenberg’s Videodrome, starring James Woods and Debbie Harry will be screening at The Alibi, in Dalston. Free entrance.

Tuesday July 28,  if the weather is still good why not check out the London Fields Lido  it might be busy as the school holidays are upon us, but with this increasing heat, you’ll be pleased we reminded you. £4.50, child £2.65 (6-16), under -5’s free

London Fields Lido Pic: Peter Smith

London Fields Lido Pic: Peter Smith

Wednesday 30 sees the return of the Shuffle festival, a local get -together and cultural extravaganza  with music, art, locally foraged food, circus acts, a swimming pool and a mile-long hopscotch. Movies for Wed include Gorillas in the Mist and the beautiful manga showcase Spirited Away. Full programme details online. Visit Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park, Southern Grove, E3 4PX

Thursday 31 is a must to go and pretend you’re part of a film classic. Whilst Secret Cinema opening for Back to the Future movie didn’t quite go to plan, the organisers have recreated  shops from Marty McFly’s home town of Hill Valley, including Roy’s Records and Lou’s Diner on Hackney Road.  Find  them at 59 Hackney Road E2 7NX 11am -7pm on Thursday.




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