Nov 07 – Nov 14 Remembrance services

Remembrance Sunday wreaths Pic: David Tett

Remembrance Sunday wreaths Pic: David Tett


As we look to the week ahead, Remembrance Sunday features prominently on our list. With some truly moving services taking place across London, there’s sure to be one near you. If that gets too heavy, you can always recline at a Shoreditch pillow cinema.


November 9 - Remembrance Service

The borough’s centenary service takes place at St John-at-Hackney Church Cenotaph. A wreath will be laid 20 minutes before the traditional 11:00am two-minute silence and followed by a march and salute outside Hackney town hall at 12:25pm.

November 6 - Pillow Cinema

Watching films is a great pastime. Sitting in beanbags is a great pastime. The two will be combined to make people very happy at a former Shoreditch tube station. For anyone willing to part with £20, Wes Anderson films or the Ryan Gosling “Gos-Fest” are on the agenda. For more information, click here.


November 9 - Blood Swept Lands & Seas of Red

“Blood Swept Lands & Seas of Red” is currently on show at the Tower of London where 888,246 poppies stand to represent each fallen British soldier in the First World War. There will be a two-minute silence conducted here that will live long in the memory.

November 6 - Theatre Gym

If going to the gym improves your physique, going to theatre gym improves your acting capabilities. If you’re feeling your stage skills getting a little creaky, head over. They’ll get you back into shape. For more information, click here.


November 9 - Remembrance Service

Fairfield Halls plays host to the southernmost of our memorial services. There will be a multi-faith service at 10:45am followed by a wreath laying at the Cenotaph in Katherine Street at 12:15am.

November 12 - Tweetup Event

Love Twitter? Would like to translate your virtual snippets of gold into real life, actual conversations? Just fancy a chat? Between 7:00pm and 11:00pm, you can gather at Matthews Yard and put a face to the handle. For more information, click here.


November 9 - Remembrance Service

Father Steve Hall leads the service at St Mary’s church on Lewisham High Street with Mayor Sir Steve Bullock in attendance with MPs Heidi Alexander and Jim Dowd. Police will stop traffic for the two-minute silence and there will be a marching band from the 1475 Squadron ATC.

November 11 - Musical Performance Sessions

Ignite your performance potential at Bellingham’s Gateway Youth and Community Centre through lessons in music production and rap sessions. If you’re aged between 8 and 18, this could be for you. For more information, click here.

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