Pick of the Line: Swing with ABBA in Hackney

Scared to Dance // Swedish Special  in Hackney. Photo: juantiagues

Scared to Dance // Swedish Special in Hackney. Photo: juantiagues

Once again East London offers a tasty lineup of events both for young and old and everyone in between.

Nepal Fundraiser: A Vegetarian Night

A night with a 4 course vegetarian meal to fundraise rebuilding in Nepal. And meat lovers, no need to panic: there will be a goat curry and chicken pickle option to choose from.

When: May 23, 7.00pm
Where: Briggs and Williams, 5 Dalston Lane
How much: £28


Scared to Dance // Swedish Special

Come and dance the night away with nothing but Swedish music throughout the night. Guest DJs Jenny Brink and Ylwa Wirling will take you on a journey with ABBA, Peter Bjorn and John, The Knife, Lykke Li and Robyn.

When: May 30, 10pm-3am
Where: Moustache Bar, 58 Stoke Newington Road
How much: £4/£6


16th Rainbow Film Festival

Rainbow Film Festival is a compilation of 14 feature and documentary films from India, Bangladesh, Malaysia, Kosovo, Italy, Turkey and Indonesia.

When: May 24-31
Where: venues across Tower Hamlets
How much: £2 (free for members)


May Half Term at the Ragged School Museum

Come and discover the Victorian Era and all things fashionable in the 19th century! There will be arts and crafts, face painting, costumes and a special playing area for under 5-year-olds.

When: May 27-28, 10am-5pm
Where: Ragged School Museum, 46-50 Copperfield Road
How much: Free!


Model Market

In the heart Lewisham, this outdoor market turns an old 50’s market surrounding into a great mixture of fresh food, booze and good vibes.

When: every Friday and Saturday, 5pm-1am
Where: Lewisham High Street
How much: Free!


Bechdel Test Film Club: The Joy Luck Club

The Amersham Arms screens Wayne Wang’s film adaption of Amy Tan’s bestseller The Joy Luck Club (1993). This story takes place in San Francisco, where four Chinese women meet to play Mahjong.

When: May 26, 7.30pm
Where: The Amersham Arms, 388 New Cross Road
How much: Free!



A fast-paced comedy about a group of actors battling through rehearsals of the worst play ever made, starring Adam Riches, James Woolley, Tosin Cole, Hatty Preston and Hannah Stokely.

When: May 26-30, 19.30pm
Where: The Studio, Fairfield Halls
How much: £17.50, concessions £14.50 (advanced booking required)


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