Beanstalks, beer and Beckenham Park: What’s On This Week

Hackney Beer Festival. Pic: SpookyCat


Dalston Design Fair
Date: December 9, 11am-8pm and December 10, 11am-2pm
Location: St Barnabas Dalston Mission Halls, Shacklewell Row, Dalston, Hackney, London E8 2EA
Cost: Free
About: Work for sale by local artists, designers and craftsman, as well as tea and homemade cake.
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Pig’s Ear Beer & Cider Festival
Date: December 5-9, 12pm-9:30pm (Tues/Wed/Thurs), 12pm-11pm (Fri/Sat)
Location: Round Chapel, 1D Glenarm Road, E5 0LY
Cost: £3 (CAMRA members), £5 (non-members)
About: Join the The Pig’s Ear festival for its 34th installment with a selection of the finest ale and cider.
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Munson & Bond’s Winter Wonderland
Date: December 7, 7:30pm-9:30pm
Location: 270 Mare Street, Hackney, London E8 1HE
Cost: £6
About: Join entertainers Nigel Munson and Timothy Bond and Nigel Munson as the latter tries to prove how amazing Christmas is in this interactive comedy journey. 18 plus.
Buy your tickets here.

Jack and the Beanstalk
Date: December 7 - December 31
Location: Croydon's Waddon Theatre, Waddon Leisure Centre, Purley Way, CR0 4RG
Cost: £12.50-£18.50
About: Television favourites Jonny Awsum and Paisley Billings star in this year’s family pantomime, Jack and the Beanstalk, at Croydon’s Waddon Theatre.
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Don’t Dis-ability
Date: December 6, 5:45pm-10:30pm
Location: Boxpark Croydon, 99 George Street, CR0 1LD
Cost: Free
About: Dirty Selfie headline Boxpark’s "Don’t Dis-Ability" event to celebrate disability, featuring musical and comedy acts.
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Little Canada Winter Carnival
Date: December 10, 12pm-7pm
Location: Surrey Street Market, Surrey Street, Croydon, CR0 1RJ
Cost: Free
About: Bringing Quebec’s historical Winter Carnival to Croydon, this authentic Canadian experience will boast stalls, entertainment and bars.
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Festival of Lights at Beckenham Place Park
Date: December 9, 12pm-4:30pm
Location: The Mansion, Beckenham Place Park, Beckenham, BR3 5BP
Cost: Free
About: Celebrate Christmas with wreath making, art and crafts workshops and live music. There’ll also be free mince pies and the switching on of the Mansion Christmas lights.
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Swim like a mermaid
Date: December 7, 5:15pm-6pm
Location: Downham Health And Leisure Centre, 7-9 Moorside Road, BR1 5EP
Cost: First session free
About: Fulfil your niche lifelong dream and wear the tail and fin to learn how to swim in it and perform different skills and routines.
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London Brewers’ Market
Date: December 7, 5:30pm-9:30pm
Location: Horniman Museum and Gardens, 100 London Road, SE23 3PQ
Cost: Free entry
About: Local South London breweries pour beers to enjoy while you browse an array of stalls in the Horniman Museum.
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St Margaret’s House Winter Market (WISH Fundraiser)
Date: December 9, 11am-4pm
Location: St Margaret’s House, 21 Old Ford Road, Bethnal Green, E2 9PL
Cost: £2 (all money is donated to WISH)
About: St Margaret’s House is hosting a Christmas market, with all money supporting WISH - the only national, user-led charity working with women with mental health needs in prison, hospital and the community.
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Yin & Tonic x Lulu Lemon
Date: December 7, 6pm-11pm
Location: lululemon Spitalfields, 109 Commercial Street, London, E16BG
Cost: Free
About: Join award-winning, certified organic Hackney skin care brand Skin & Tonic for a free Yin Yoga class at Spitalfields’ Lulu Lemon store.
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Home Alone live choir showing
Date: December 9, 3:20pm-5:30pm
Location: Genesis Cinema, 93-95 Mile End Rd, E1 4UJ
Cost: £5
About: Watch a showing of the Christmas classic, complete with a live performance by the Borough Welsh Choir.
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Entre Amis
Date: December 7-December 17, 1pm-7pm
Location: 309 Bethnal Green Road, London, E2 6AH
Cost: Free
About: French Riviera presents Entre Amis, a fundraising exhibition of newly commissioned artist’s editions and unique works by a range of internationally acclaimed artists.
Find out more here.

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