What’s on this week

Let’s hope for nice weather at tomorrow’s family day in Victoria Park Pic: Geograph

A Great Day Out in Victoria Park

Date: August 5

Location: Victoria Park, Grove Road E3

Cost: Free

About: A fun-filled festival with games and activities happening throughout the day including a pop-up beach, donkey rides, arts and crafts, and live bandstand music.

Link: Contact victoriapark@towerhamlets.gov.uk for more information.


Wildlife Friendly Gardening

Date: August 10

Location: Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park

Cost: £10-12

About: Taught by Mark Patterson, a trustee for the London Beekeepers Association, this workshop will teach you techniques to attract beneficial wildlife into your garden and offer free seeds to participants.

Link: Find more information and book your tickets here


Outdoor Theatre: The Comedy of Errors

Date: August 7

Location: Canada Square Park, E14 5AB

Cost: Free

About: Enjoy a performance on the summer stage of this rumbustious comedy about two sets of identical twins, separated at birth, who unknowingly end up in the same city.

Link: Find more information here

Country & Western Night

Date: August 5

Location: Manor House Gardens, Aislibie Road

Cost: £12 adults/ £5 kids

About: Country and Western fans will enjoy this evening featuring a Johnny Cash tribute band, BBQ, and bar.

Link: Find more information here


The Jungle Book Outdoor Screening

Date: August 6

Location: Horniman Museum and Gardens, 100 London Road, SE23 3PQ

Cost: £15 adults/ £10 kids

About: Celebrate the 50th anniversary of The Jungle Book by watching this Disney classic under the stars at the Horniman, as part of its Indian Summer season.

Link: Find more information here


Lunch at the Take a Break Cafe

Date: August 11

Location: Ringway Centre, 268 Baring Road SE12 0DS

Cost: Free

About: The main hall will be transformed into a lively café serving soup, fresh bread, tea, coffee and cake with live music.

Link: Find more information here

Disco Terrace Party

Date: August 6

Location: 152-156, Lower Clapton Rd, E5 0Q

Cost: £5 advanced/£10 on the door

About: An afternoon terrace party full of summery disco, funk and soul brought to you by legendary Canadian DJ The Mole.

Link: Buy your tickets here


Getting Press in the Art World with Anna McNay

Date: August 9

Location: Arcola Theatre, 24 Ashwin Street, E8 3DL

Cost: £5-£10

About: A talk on how to your art displayed in exhibitions and shows within the fast-developing world of media hosted by speakers and journalists Tabish Khan, Anna McNay, and Susan Mumford.

Link: Book your tickets here


Bring it! Open Mic Night

Date: August 10

Location: Main Yard, Hackney Wick, E9 5LN

Cost: Free

About: An open mic night in Hackney Wick full of music, words & performance - the evening includes a special hour curated by London's Wicked Radio.

Link: Find more information here

Laugh Out Louder

Date: August 7

Location: BOXPARK Croydon

Cost: Free

About: Hilarious comedian host Junior Booker will present a surprise line-up of comedic guests.

Link: Register you place here


Wandle Park Folk Jam

Date: August 5

Location: Wandle Park, CR0 4XT

Cost: Free

About: A lovely day full of music performed by local folk musicians.

Link: Find more information here


The Tuesday Night Music Club

Date: August 8

Location: Hooley Village Club, St. Margaret’s Road, CR5 3RB

Cost: £5

About: An evening of blues and rock music performed by The Mark Pontin Group, a five-time British Blues Award nominee.

Link: Find more information here

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