Pick Of The Line: Fifa, film and samba

The Pavilion Cafe at Victoria Park pic: Gordon Joly

The Pavilion Cafe at Victoria Park pic: Gordon Joly

Get bold and dive into some culture in East London this week! The water’s warm!

Kickstart Your Writing with Anita Belli

Finally get a start on that novel you’ve been wanting to write! The Art Forger's Daughter author Anita Belli is equipped and ready to help you tap into your inner creative recesses and hone your writing skills.


30 June 2pm-4pm

Sydenham Library, Syndenham Road SE26 5SE


30 June 6pm-7:30pm

Catford Library, Laurence House 1 Catford Road SE6 4RU

How much: Free



Make a Big Lunch

Breathe fresh air into your community by celebrating each other at your own Big Lunch! The Big Lunch will help you with logistics in securing a permit to shutdown your street, organizing pre-event planning, giving ideas and tips, and setting up.

How much: Free

Visit http://www.thebiglunch.com/ or http://www.streetparty.org.uk for more details.


Beats + Eats

Project B’s Beats and Eats bring you just that—delicious food, DJs, and live music. Expect appearances by Bellevue Days, MUNA, and Funkt Up, and delectable treats by Nick Langley and Neil Ridulfa. Be sure to get your name on the list in advance!

When: 27 June 5pm-1am

Where: Project B, 1 Bell Hill, Croydon, Croydon, CR01FB

How much: Free



Equiano and Black Abolitionists

Inspire yourself with the stories of courageous heroes at The Studio at Matthew’s Yard.   Brycchan Carey, Arthur Torrington, Martin Hoyles, and Sean Creighton are presenting on the lives and work of British based African abolitionists who fought to end slavery in the 18th century.

When: 27 June 2pm-5pm

Where: 1 Matthews Yard, Croydon, CR0 1FF United Kingdom

How much: £4/£1 (conc)



Girls’ Football

Get in the Spirit of FIFA Women’s World Cup by bringing your girls down to Stepney Green Astroturf for free football training. Any girl of any level of play in school year 6-11 is invited to join Limehouse Laces to train with their female FA Level 1 qualified coaches. Be sure to bring trainers/astro boots, shin pads, and water. Girl power!


27 June 10am-12pm


29 June 6pm-7pm

Where: Stepney Green,London,E1 3NG

How much: Free




Gypsy Traveller Summer Fair

Celebrate Gypsy, Roma, Traveller History Month as the Gypsies do! The Traveller Movement is hosting a Gypsy Traveller summer fair in Mile End Park. Check out the market stalls, pony, rides, live, music, and food.

When: 28 June 12pm-6pm

Where: Mile End Park

Grove Road / Burdett Road, E3 4HL

How much: Free



Bloco Serafina Pop-up Party No. 2

Get into the groove to some Brazilian beats this Sunday in Acton Mews. DJ Rodrigo da Matta will be playing along with Fabiana Cozza, Samba Bom and Henrique Araújo. While you’re there take in some artwork by Júlia Corrêa.

When: 28 June 5pm-10pm

Where: TripSpace Projects
339-340 Arches, Acton Mews, London E8 4EA

How much: £15 booked online in advance, £20 at the door



Black Film Festival

Check out the longest running black independent film festival in the UK. The Black Film Festival presents black films from across the world for 3 days at the Bernie Grants Art Centre. The festival is showing short, feature-length, and documentary films and is also running workshops and seminars with filmmakers and experts.

When: 2 July-5 July; 4pm

Where: Bernie Grants Art Centre, Tottenham N15 4RX

Cost: Family entry: £20-£25

Multiple shows/workshops: £21-£60

Festival passes: £65-£125




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