What’s On This Week

Ocktoberfest is coming to Croydon Pic: Flickr


Black Art Matters

Date: October 26

Location: Hackney Museum, 1 Reading Lane, E8 1GQ

Cost: Tickets - Free

About: Discover the sights, sounds and stories of the Caribbean whilst creating your own posters and flags with Afro-Caribbean storytellers and artists.

Link: Find out more here



Date: October 26

Location: Haggerston Community Hall, 8 Lovelace Street E8 4FF

Cost: £4

About: This class will teach you the basic movements of capoeira, whilst getting fit and having fun at the same time. You will also learn things like handstands, the history and rituals of capoeira and learn to play the cultural instruments.

Link: More information here.



Date: October 27-October 28

Location: Wandle Park Vicarage RoadCroydon CR0 4JS,

Cost: Tickets - £10

About: The world famous Oktoberfest comes to Croydon for a huge weekend of traditional Bavarian entertainment, food and drink. Taking place inside what is set to be one of Europe’s Largest bier tent for a Bavarian style festival including a showcase some of the best and authentic oompah bands from around the world across all three sessions. Plus a large selection of traditional German foods plus those all important steins!

Link: Find out more here.


Halloween Craft for Kids

Date: October 24 - November 1

Location: Wyevale Garden Centre 60 Wickham Road, Shirley, Croydon, Surrey, CR9 8AG

Cost: Tickets - £2.50 for children (adults go free)

About: Create your own spider finger puppet and frightening friends this Halloween at Wyevale Garden Centre Shirley.

Link: Find out more here.


Pop-up Cinema Night at Rivoli Ballroom (Poltergeist)

Date: October 26

Location: Rivoli Ballroom 346 350 Brockley Road, Crofton Park, SE4 2BY

Cost: £12 - £14

About: Pop up film night at one of the oldest ballrooms in London showing a horror classic Poltergeist

Link: Find booking information here.


Cia Maduixa Presents DOT

Date: October 26

Location: Laban Theatre, Laban Building, Creekside, Creekside, London, SE8 3DZ

Cost: £10 (£8 Concessions); Family Ticket (group of 4) £32

About: The award-winning Spanish contemporary dance company Cia Maduixa will be delighting children and audiences with their new digital dance work at the Laban Theatre, as part of Dance Umbrella 2017 in partnership with The Albany.

Link: More information here.


Pumpkin Carving

Date: October 17

Location: The Charterhouse, Charterhouse Square, London EC1M 6AN

Cost: Free - £1

About: Come along to our family Halloween pumpkin carving workshop. Bring a along a pumpkin and some inspired ideas and we’ll take care of everything else. Be warned, half the fun of pumpkin carving is getting your hands a little dirty so come prepared for mess. No time to shop? Add £1 to use one of our pumpkins.

Link: More information here.


Reasons to be Cheerful

Date: October 24

Location: Theatre Royal Sratford East, Gerry Raffles Square, Stratford, E15 1BN

Cost: £8 - £26

About: Celebrating the infectious music of Ian Dury and the Blockheads, Reasons to be Cheerful is a punk rock musical and gritty coming of age tale, which always leaves audiences shouting for more.

Link: Find out more here.

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