What’s On This Week

Hackney Downs Night Market

Hackney Downs Night Market

Date: October 6

Location: Hackney Downs Studios, Amhurst Terrance, E8 2BT

Cost: Free entry

About: A street food feast with in-store performances curated by resident record shop Low Company. (Meat/vegan/vegetarian options available).

Link: Check out the Facebook event here.


Pip Blom @ Sebright Arms

Date:  October 6

Location: Sebright Arms, 31-35 Coate St, E2 9AG

Cost: Free

About: Amsterdam-based Pip Blom is infectiously cool, with bubblegum vocals and slick lo-fi melodies, and has attracted the attention of the likes of the 405 and DIY magazine. She plays the Sebright Arms basement with special guests - and it’s totally free!

Link: Get your tickets here.


American cabaret star in Boner Killer

Date: October 3-14

Location: The Yard Theatre, 2A Queen’s Yard, E9 5EN

Cost: £15

About: Boner Killer fuses American cabaret star Erin Markey’s signature autobiographical stand-up with her sensual home-made pop. It’s an intimate musical conversation between what she thinks she can’t have and how she’d have it if she could.

Link: Find out more and get tickets here. 

Laugh Out Louder at Boxpark Croydon

Date: October 2

Location: Boxpark Croydon, 99 George Street, CR0 1LD

Cost: Free

About: There's "haha" and then there's "can't stop laughing, my cheeks hurt" funny! That's your host and comedian Junior Booker. He's a very well seasoned comedian who'll be bringing laughter to Boxpark Croydon

Link: Read more here.


Factory - Live music to close Warhol Croydon season

Date: September 30

Location: The Oval Tavern, 131 Oval Rd, Croydon, CR0 6BR

Cost: Free

About: Come and join a night of Warhol inspired live music performed by Croydon artists. Warhol’s New York studio ‘The Factory’ became a meeting place of artists and musicians such as Lou Reed, Bob Dylan and Mick Jagger. Warhol collaborated with The Velvet Underground, designed album covers for countless acts, and inspired David Bowie

Link: Find out more here.


Reverb Poetry Night

Date: October 3

Location: Project B, 1 Bell Hill, Croydon, CR0 1FB

Cost: £5/£3

About: Nestled in the heart of Croydon Town Centre, Writerz and Scribez bring an unforgettable cocktail of poetry, music and conversation. Enjoy the rhythmic flow with a cool drink.

Link: Get tickets here.

Catford Gin Festival

Date: October 7-8

Location: Winslade Way, Catford, SE6 4JU

Cost: £15

About: Gin is all the rage and Catford, with its giant fibreglass cat and its numerous pound shops, will, at least for one weekend, be the gin capital of the world. Tickets get entry to the festival, a beautiful Catford Gin Festival copa balon glass, 3 tokens to be exchanged for a taster of gin.

Link: Find out more here.


Goldfish Bowl at The Albany

Date: October 5-6

Location: The Albany, Douglas Way. Deptford, SE8 4AG

Cost: £12/£9

About: Based on the life and works of Spread the Word's Young People's Laureate for London, Caleb Femi. Goldfish Bowl is an edgy, loud and vital look at the way we view ourselves and the way we view others, told through spoken word, live grime and breathtaking visuals.

Link: Find out more here.


London African Gospel Choir on Telegraph Hill

Date: October 6

Location: St Catherine's Church, Kitto Road, SE14 5TY

Cost: £13

About: A one-off fundraiser concert will see the choir of local residents perform Paul Simon’s Graceland. Proceeds from this concert will go towards St Catherine’s Church and the Telegraph Hill Centre building fund.

Link: Find out more here.

House of Ghetto: Black Pride exhibition

Date: October 4-26

Location: Rich Mix, 35-47 Bethnal Green Rd, E1 6LA

Cost: Free

About: A multimedia installation depicting the founding female members of The House of Ghetto; a Vogue House based in Manchester. At the Open House members of the House of Ghetto will be in attendance! Expect vogueing, music, and a brilliant atmosphere.

Link: Find out more here.


BFI London Film Festival at Rich Mix cinema

Date: October 5-15

Location: Rich Mix, 35-47 Bethnal Green Rd, E1 6LA

Cost: £10-15

About: A wide array of screenings showcasing the most exciting in work in indepdent cinema as part of the capital's biggest annual film festival.

Link: Find out more and get tickets here.


London Oktoberfest on the Isle of Dogs

Date: Until October 8

Location: Millwall Park, Manchester Rd, E14 3AY

Cost: General admission free, Bavarian ticket £10.50

About: Unable to make it to Munich for the world's biggest beer fest? Then head on down to Millwall Park on the Isle of Dogs for the next best (probably) thing featuring beer, food, and live music. Various packages including seat reservations, food and drink can be booked online.

Link: Find out more here.

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