Feb 20 – 27: Sketchy shows and Chinese New Year

Chinese New Year stall in London. Pic: Wikimedia

Chinese New Year stall in London. Pic: Wikimedia

From art events to gardening workshops, whatever you’re interested in this week, we’ve got it covered.

Lewisham Youth Conference

Lewisham Youth Conference is being held on Saturday for children between the ages of 10 and 19 years old, where there will be workshops about university, career paths and volunteering opportunities. Book now to secure your ticket.

Time: 11am-4pm, 1st February

Place: Goldsmiths University of London, Lewisham Way Se14 6NM


Lewisham Seed Swap

Gardening-fans should go down to the Old Tidemill Wildlife Garden on Saturday for gardening workshops as well as the chance to swap seeds with other enthusiasts. There will also be the chance to ask professional gardeners questions.

Time: 1pm-4pm, 21st February

Place: Old Tidemill Wildlife Garden, just off Deptford High Street


Duke of Burgundy Screening

Head down to the Hackney Picturehouse tonight to see a special screening of art-house sensation Duke of Burgundy, where there will also be a Q&A session with director Peter Strickland. Tickets are available here.

Time: 9:00pm, 20th February

Place: Hackney Picturehouse,
270 Mare Street,
E8 1HE


Free Reggae Gig

If reggae is your thing, fashion boutique and bar Paper Dress Vintage in Shoreditch is hosting a live reggae gig tonight by Jonny and the Romantics tonight. Entry is free.

Time: 7:30pm, 20th February

Place: 114-116 Curtain Place, London, City of London, Greater London EC2A 3AH


Chinese New Year

Next Sunday locals can go along to a Chinese New Year event, run by the Chinese Association of Tower Hamlets. With food, stalls and arts and crafts, it’s well-worth a visit.

Time: 12am-4pm

Place: 35-47 Bethnal Green Road, London, E1 6LA


Print Your Alter Ego Workshop

“Print Your Alter Ego Workshop” will be running this Saturday and Sunday, where you can learn to do screenprinting and collage. For booking and information email nicoelajairo@hotmail.com.

Time: 11am-2pm and 2pm-6pm, 21st and 22nd February

Place: The Art Pavilion, Clinton Road, Mile End, London E3 4QY


Croydon Gets Sketchy

This week is the last you can see the “Croydon Gets Sketchy!” Exhibition, where ink, pen and pastel pieces from the Museum of Croydon’s collection are displayed.

Time: Until Saturday 28th February

Place: Museum of Croydon 
Croydon Clocktower 
Katharine Street 



If you’re looking to make business contacts, Ikea Croydon is hosting a speed-networking event next Thursday. At £20, the event offers a buffet as well as the chance to network.

Time: 7am – 10pm, 26th February

Place: Ikea Croydon, Valley Retail Park, 2 Hesterman Way, Croydon CR0 4YA


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