What’s on this week

NSFW Open Mic session at The Glory Pic: The Glory

Vinyl Giveaway in Hackney Wick

To say vinyl is having a bit of a moment right now is understatement in #hipsterati East London, so it’s no surprise that Hackney Wick is home to the number 1 vinyl resell agency in the UK. For the next two Fridays only, Vinyl Pimp is offering the chance to spend the afternoon rifling through an archive of over 5,000 records and take home up to 10 of them, absolutely free.

All they ask of you is to spread the good news by liking and sharing the facebook post - then simply show up to the Felstead Street store to gather your booty.

The only catch – if you can call it a catch – is that the records on offer are a surplus of accumulated bargain bin stock that haven’t made it to the shop floor because of their condition, value, or an excess of copies. But one mans trash is another mans treasure, and this many unwanted discs are sure to offer up some hidden gems…

NSFW Open Mic at The Glory

Notoriously debauched drag bar The Glory on the Haggerston stretch of the Kingsland Road seems to be in perpetual habit of churning out top-notch, extravagantly camp events for East London’s LGBTQ community. In between life drawing, Fagaoke (gay karaoke, obviously) and their Man Up drag king tournament, an on going strictly NSFW open mic runs in basement bar, The Glory Hole, on Fridays. The event kicks off at 7pm and tickets are £5 on the door.

Postcards from Babylon

As part of East London’s Photomonth, an international festival of Photography which has been running since the beginning of October up until November 30, this Friday Limehouse Town Hall plays host to Postcards from Babylon – The Audio Visual Remix. Featuring music by Alex Forster and spoken word by Christian de Sousa, the project characterises itself as a “conversation about the state of the world and the nature of freedom.” Expect an ethereal, immersive experience involving live performance and projected images, set inside the darkened halls of the Victorian –era building.

Doors open at 7.30 and the performance kicks off at 8pm.

Tickets cost £7 (£5 for concessions) and are available to buy from here.

EFG London Jazz Festival

EFG London Jazz Festival is still holding events at Rich Mix on Bethnal Green Road until Sunday. If you’ve missed what the festival has to offer so far, you can read our definitive guide of the best bits here – or you’ve still got a chance to catch the likes of French singer-songwriter Broken Back and performances from Aldeburgh Young Musicians live at the venue. Tickets range from £5 to £16, and booking is required.

In celebration of their 6th birthday, this Saturday The Horniman Museum in Forest Hill opens its doors for a free festival with a 90’s edge. Rewind: Youth Edge is a youth festival with a big focus on live bands and acoustic sets, featuring local musicians across two stages and a load of extras like chill spaces, games room and an elusive ‘time travelling disco lift’…

What’s special about this event is it takes place throughout the grade 2 listed building, and revellers have the opportunity to explore real museum objects and the adjacent gardens throughout the visit. Running from 6.30 to 9.30, the event is free for 14-19 year olds.

Alcohol is not permitted in the museum during the event.

Love or loathe his unique brand of eccentric comedy, Noel Fielding has made a name for himself with his London-centric humour and surreal comedy sketch shows. This Friday November 20, Fairfield Halls in his hometown of Croydon plays host to ‘An Evening with Noel Fielding’, one of the first dates on his first live stand-up tour in five years.

Noel Fielding Pic Ella Mullins

Noel Fielding Pic Ella Mullins

We’d expect nothing less than the utterly bizarre from Fielding, and with live animation, musical offerings and appearances from some of his most loved characters from The Mighty Boosh and Noel Fielding’s Luxury Comedy, fans won’t be disappointed.

Having received great reviews from The Telegraph and The Guardian, it seems like it’s a case of catching your Evening with Noel Fielding whilst you can…

Tickets are available here and cost £27.75.

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