What’s on this week

Lovebox is at Victoria Park this week Pic – Wikimedia Commons


Date: July 14-15

Location: Victoria Park

Cost: From £39

About: East London’s favourite festival is celebrating its 15 year anniversary this year headlined by Frank Ocean on Friday and Chase & Status on Saturday.

Link: Find more information or book tickets here


The Great Get Together

Date: July 9

Location: St Leonards St, E3 3BT

Cost: Free

About: A street party to bring neighbours together and to celebrate the diversity of Tower Hamlets with arts and crafts, local musicians, and a performance from St Paul Way's School.

Link: Find more information here


First Drafts Festival

Date: July 11

Location: The Yard, E9 5EN

Cost: £5

About: Tower Hamlets' experimental theatre festival kicks off with a showing of Emma Stirling's bold work The Lady and The Unicorn.

Link: More information here

Hidden Figures Screening with Q&A

Date: July 12

Location: Stanley's Film Club, SE25 6AB

Cost: £8 advanced/£10 on the door

About: A screening of the incredible untold story of the brilliant African-American women working at NASA followed by an inspirational talk from a surprise guest speaker in partnership with the WISE (Women into Science and Engineering) Young Women’s board.

Link: Book your tickets here


Atlantic Soul Orchestra

Date: July 8

Location: Hideaway Streatham, SW16 2BF

Cost: £15

About: The biggest soul party in town explodes onto the Hideaway stage with an authentic soul band playing the finest gems from soul music’s golden era.

Link: Tickets can be found here


Laugh Out Louder

Date: July 10

Location: BOXPARK Croydon

Cost: Free

About: Join host and comedian Junior Booker bringing the laughter to Boxpark Croydon with well known and up and coming comedic acts.

Link: Book your place here

Lewisham People's Day

Date: July 8

Location: Mountsfield Park

Cost: Free

About: A celebration of art, craft, music and community with performances across five stages, and over a hundred exhibitors, craft stalls and caterers - you can expect a fantastic family day out.

Link: More information here


Summer & Sydenham Festival - M.A.D. by Gems Musical Theatre Company

Date: July 10

Location: Westwood Theatre, SE26 6BL

Cost: £3

About: A new production performed by children aged 8-14 - Gems is a local performing arts school based in Sydenham, designed for young, local children.

Link: More information here


Sydenham Artist Trail

Date: July 8-9

Location: Mayow Park

Cost: Free

About: Explore the work of over 190 painters, photographers, jewellers, potters, installation artists and more, on an art trail from Mayow Park up to Forest Hill.

Link: More information here

Hackney Summer Fete

Date: July 8

Location: Lower Clapton Road, E5 0PD

Cost: Free

About: An all-day summer party boasting the very best of local food, beer, vintage fashion, yoga, kids' activities and music with a dog show thrown in and an after-party on a London Fields rooftop.

Link: Find more information here


Bring it! Open Mic Night

Date: July 9

Location: Grow Hackney Wick, E9 5LN

Cost: Free

About: Enjoy an open mic night in Hackney Wick and make sure to bring your best music, lyrics, and performance.

Link: Find more information here


Healthwatch Hackney Annual General Meeting

Date: July 12

Location: The Tomlinson Centre, E8 3ND

Cost: Free

About: Have your say on what the community can do to improve local health and care services with this years meeting focusing on mental health in Hackney.

Link: Book your place here

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