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
The book features a combination of ‘challenging, beautiful, funny, and slighlt rude’ short stories and writings from London and 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