What’s on this Week?

Hackney Empire. Pic: Matt Biddulph (Flickr)


Date: March 19

Cost: £8 - 20

Location: Hackney Empire, 291 Mare Street, London, E8 1EJ

About: The Stars of the Future showcase features show-tunes from Matilda the Musical, Hamilton, School of Rock, Legally Blonde, Kinky Boots and more. A must-see for fans of musical theatre and up-and-coming talent

Link: For more information click here.

Mo' Better Blues

Date: March 19

Cost: £7.50

Location: Rio Cinema, 107 Kingsland High Street, London, United Kingdom, E8 2PB 

About: Mo' Better Blues, Spike Lees love letter to jazz, will be shown as part of the wider Spike is 60 film festival celebrating the directors 60th birthday. This screening will include an immersive jazz performance by musicians who will play improvised music throughout. 

Link: For more info click here.

Rated R

Date: March 18

Cost: Free before 9pm, £5 after

Location: The Book Club, 100 – 106, Leonard Street, London, EC2A 4RH

About: From Southern Hospitality, the people who bring you both the legendary Hip Hop Karaoke and the monthly madness that is Players Ball, Rated R is a night of classic R&B and future anthems. Playing everything great and next in R&B and soul from the past few decades think Janet Jackson to Mary J. Blige to Pharrell to Tinashe and all dancefloor heavy grooves in-between, with a sprinkling of old-school rap jams. 

Link: For more information click here.

East End Trail Exhibition

Date: March 19

Cost: Free

Location: Oxford House, Derbyshire St, Bethnal Green, London E2 6HG, UK

About: This is the second series of Noriko Michigami paintings about the East End. The first series was painted mostly between 1992 and 1994 when she was a student. The series consisted of about 20 oil paintings, all 34square canvases. At that time Noriko was new to East London and she experienced great curiosity, looking at the views and expressing her feelings on canvas from different angles. 

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Dress for the Occasion

Date: March 20 - 25

Cost: Free

Location: Brady Arts Centre Exhibition Space. 192-196 Hanbury Street, London, E1 5HU 

About: Artists present work which all revolves around the theme of appearance and how cultural dress codes work. Is outward presentation solely due to status, profession or faith? Are our identities hidden behind a uniform? 

Link: For more information click here.

Knit nKnatter 

Date: March 23

Cost: Free

Location: Torridon Road Library, Torridon Road, SE6 1RQ 

About: A casual, weekly group for knitters of all ages and abilities. Just pop in with your knitting and see what you can do

Link: For more information click here.

Love2Dance Showcase

Date: March 19

Cost: £5, £2 for Lewisham residents

Location: Albany Centre And Theatre, Douglas Way, SE8 4AG 

About: Join Love2Dance for two street dance showcases featuring talented young people from Lewisham, alongside special guest artists and dance acts. 

Link:  For more information click here.

Acoustic Sessions: Phillip Henry and Hannah Martin 

Date: March 18

Cost: £14

Location: 12 South Norwood Hill, South Norwood, London SE25 6AB

About: Winners of 2014's BBC Radio Two Folk Award for Best Duo, Phillip Henry and Hannah Martin, bring folk to Croydons Stanley Halls.

Link: For more information click here.

Riddim Nights

Date: March 24

Cost: Free

Location: The Dutchie, Croydon

About: Riddim Nights is the best way to kick start your weekend. Friday 10pm4am DJ's on the night providing you with the best Afrobeats, Bashment, Hip Hop, RnB, + More! 

Link:  For more information click here.

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