What’s On This Week

Fringe Festival Pic: Lisa Hack


The Tech World Tour

Date: November 16, 15:00-18:30

Location: Here East, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, E20 3BS

Cost: £15

About: A conference exhibiting 50 start-ups in its main marketplace. It will have a variety of workshops and a full list of notable speakers from the tech sector. The event will be hosted by the BBC Business Presenter Ben Thompson.

Link: Find out more here.


The Great Women Artists: Women on Instagram Exhibition

Date: November 16, 18:30-22:00

Location: Mother London, 10 Redchurch St, E2 7DD

Cost: Free

About: “The Great Women Artists" (@thegreatwomenartists), an Instagram-based blog celebrating female artists is having its first ever exhibition in Hackney tonight.

Link: Find out more here.


Museum of Grooves: Hackney Archives Takeover with Diane Abbott

Date: November 16, 18:30 – 20:30

Location: Hackney Archives, 2nd Floor CLR James Library, E8 3BQ

Cost: Free

About: Hackney Archives is holding a unique on-location broadcast for Black History Month with special guests Diane Abbott and Toyin Agbetu to take you back to 2300 AD, with music and stories celebrating Black culture in Hackney.

Link: Find out more here.


Memoir Writing Workshop: Hackney my Hackney

Date: November 18, 13:00 -16:00

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

Cost: Free

About: In this workshop, Andrea Enisuoh will explore the unique and untold historical stories of African and Caribbean people in the borough and get you thinking about how to share your own story.

Link: Find out more here.


Fringe! Presents: Chavela & Director Q & A

Date: November 18, 15:30-18:00

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

Cost: £11.50

About: A movie encapsulating the life of Mexican singer Chavela, called 'Chavela', is being shown as part of the Fringe! Film Festival on Saturday night. There will be a Q&A with the director after the screening.

Link: Find out more here.


Word to the Mother Christmas Market

Date: November 18, 11:00 – 16:30

Location: Abney Public Hall, 73A Stoke Newington Church St, N16 0AS

Cost: Free

About: The famous Word to the Mother Market is coming to Stoke Newington for an extra special Christmas market. Come and get a head start on your Christmas shopping, with gorgeous gifts for you and your family.

Link: Find out more here. 

The Croydon Festive Lights Street Fest

Date: November 16, 12.00-19:30

Location: North End, Croydon

Cost: Free

About: The Festive Lights Street Feast is kicking off the festive season in Croydon Town Centre. Roam the streets for some sweet or savory food stalls and listen to live Christmas music. There will be many holiday activities for adults and children alike.

Link: Find out more here.


Croydon’s Festive Fantasia

Date: November 18 - December 23

Location: North End, Croydon

Cost: Free

About: ‘Croydon’s Festive Fantasia’ will be the dazzling centrepiece of the town center’s 2017 Christmas celebrations. Six commissioned films will showcase the talents of local performers, which will be projected onto three key buildings in North End and Croydon High Street.

Link: Find out more here.


Blues Revolution Present: Groove Kitchen

Date: November 19, 19:00 - 22:00

Location: Boxpark Croydon, 9 George St, CR0 1LD

Cost: Free

About: Boxpark Croydon will be hosting various musicians to play a wide selection of jazz, soul and funk jam music.

Link: Find out more here.

Restoration Group: Helping Women R.I.S.E.

Date: November 16 - December 21, 19:00-21:00 pm

Location: St. Laurence Church, 37 Bromley Road, SE6 2TS

Cost: Free

About: A special help and support group for women who have experienced domestic abuse. It will be in a safe, intimate and confidential environment.

Link: Find out more here.


Book Signing & Reading: Angie Le Mar

Date: November 16, 19:00-21:00

Location: iBelieve Books, 66 Loampits Vale Lewisham, SE13 7SN

Cost: Free

About: Join author Angie Le Mar in the signing and reading of her book ‘Full Circle’. Le Mar, the first female stand-up on the Black British comedy circuit, shares insights and bits of advice on how to succeed in show business.

Link: Find out more here.


Beckenham Place Park Run

Date: November 18, 9:00

Location: Beckenham Hill Rd, Beckenham BR3 1UH

About: Walk, jog or run 5K in Lewisham’s largest park. The route begins at the Ravensbourne Avenue entrance. The run finishes when all runners cross the line.

Cost: Free

Link: Find out more here.


Lewisham Choral Society: Sounds Imperial Concert

Date: November 18, 19:30

Location: Great Hall, Goldsmiths College, 8 Lewisham Way, New Cross, SE14 6NW

Cost:£5 for Goldsmiths students, £15 for adults, £2 for 6 years and under

About: The Lewisham Choral Society will be performing extraordinary choral and orchestral music by Haydn and Mozart at the Great Hall at Goldsmiths College.

Link: Find out more and get tickets here.


Stand-up Comedy Course

Date: November 20, 19:00-22:00

Location: 443 New Cross Road, SE14 6TA

Cost: £45

About: Learn to perform stand-up comedy with the London Comedy Course.

Link: Find out more here.

‘What School Doesn’t Teach Us’ Book Launch

Date: November 17, 15:00-23:30

Location: Radisson Blu Edwardian, New Providence Wharf, 5 Fairmont Ave, Poplar, E14 9JB

Cost: £25

About: Book launch for ‘What School Doesn’t Teach Us’ by Segun Olu at the Radisson Blu, accompanied by a 4-course meal.

Link: Find out more here.


Mirror to the State: An exclusive spoken word event

Date: November 18, 18:00-21:00

Location: The Atrium London, 124-126 Cheshire Street, E2 6EJ

Cost: £10

About: An exclusive spoken word event inspired by the voices that were caught up in the War on Terror. This event will capture the journey from the Black Hole of Guantanamo to the counter-terrorism measures that serve as the backbone of what has led to entire communities being held suspect.

Link: Find out more here.


People’s Kitchen Family Friendly Feast

Date: November 19, 14:00-16:00

Location: Weavers Adventure Playground, Viadcut Street, E2 0BH

Cost: Free

About: Co-cook and eat a meal with People’s Kitchen Community Feasts for a pay-what-you-feel dinner. Anyone is welcome to join, including families.

Link: Find out more here.

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