Feb 6 – Feb 12 Knitting, erotica, ‘The Tour of All Tours’

Bands In The Attic. Pic: David Salisbury

Bands In The Attic. Pic: David Salisbury

Pick of the Line tells you all the best places and events which can’t be missed across our boroughs from knitting in the library to erotica at the museum!


February 7 - Patricia’s Knitting Club

Do you know your cross stitch from your purl? Come along to New Cross library on Saturday to practice your knitting skills and make new friends at this weekly knitting club.

Time: 1.30 to 3.00 pm

Location: New Cross Community Library


February 11 to 14 - Free NHS Health Checks

The Free NHS Health Check is part of a national scheme to help lower the risk of health conditions in adults aged 40-74. All who live in the borough and fall within this age group are eligible for free health checks.

Visit here for more information

Location: Lewisham Market


February 6 - Hackney Picturehouse: ‘Bands in the Attic’

A variety of bands including Indie/Electro/Alternative and ‘anything in-between that veers on the right side of interesting’ will be on show tonight at Hackney’s Attic. The Attic promises attendees a relaxed atmosphere where one will feel right at home.

Time: 8.00 pm

Location: Hackney Picture House

Tickets are free before 9.00 pm and cost £5 after


February 7: Explore erotica at the museum

Visit Museum of London Archaeological Archive this weekend for a chance to tour the art of archaeological erotica, from ‘cheeky Venus figurines to explicit furnishings of Victorian gentlemen’s clubs’.

Time: 11.00 am to 12.30 pm and 2.00 to 3.30 pm

Location: Museum of London Archaeological Archive

Book tickets here for £7.88 (including booking fee)


7 February - The Tour of All Tours

This is a guided tour of guided tours, an event that "occupies a slippery space somewhere between art and tourism".

"Aitchison reforms the guided tour into an engaging and truly unique medium for art outside of the institution and in the public sphere."

Time: 2.00 pm - duration approximately 1 hour and 50 minutes

Location: Rich Mix Cinema and Arts Centre

Tickets cost £8


12 February 12 - UK launch of Islands and Cities: A collection of short stories from London and Tasmania

book features 
a combination of ‘challenging, beautiful, funny, and slighlt rude’ short stories and writings
Tasmania. The free event will feature readings from the book’s authors including novelist Will Ashon.

Time: 7.00-9.00 pm

Location: Brick Lane Bookshop


February 13: Hearts & Arts - The Mayor of Croydon’s Valentine’s themed charity concert

A charity concert in aid of Macmillan Cancer and AGE (UK), two charities being supported by the Mayor of Croydon, Councillor Manju Shahul-Hameed. The concert will feature local musical talent from the borough, as well as the choirs of both charities.

Time: 7.30 pm to 9.30 pm

Location: RRS Performing Arts Centre

Tickets cost £10 (£5 for students and children) and family price is £25.


February 13: Invention Theatre Performance

Nine theatre-makers are coming together at Stanley Halls to produce a surprising night of theatre in south London’s new performance space. Don't miss this night of theatre, dance and music.

Time: 7.45 pm

Location: Stanley Halls

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