What’s On This Week

Hackney Carnival. Pic: Hackney Council

Hackney Carnival

Date: September 9, 1.30pm - 5pm

Location: The procession will travel along Queensbridge Road, Richmond Road, Mare Street, Amhurst Road and Dalston Lane. Other information and the route map can be found here.

Cost: Free

About: In an exuberant celebration of Hackney’s diversity and local creativity, this year’s Hackney Carnival will feature 28 carnival groups with more than 1,000 performers. The parade entries have been inspired by the theme “iconic Hackney” and boasts of displays from as far as Bolivia. Believed to be started in 1973, the carnival has had many names, including the Hackney Mare de Gras. A live music stage will be organised in Gillett Square, Dalston, headlined by Jamaican reggae singer Earl 16. There will also be five sound systems and ample food stalls. If you have missed last month’s Notting Hill Carnival, this is an amazing opportunity to come together and enjoy Hackney’s diversity and colourful culture.

Link: Find out more here


Dalston Arts 150 Years: Exhibition

Date: September 8 – 11am - 7pm, September 9 – 10am - 5pm

Location: St Mark's Church Hall, St Mark's Rise, Dalston, Hackney E8 2LJ.

Cost: Free admission

About: Art and craft sale, made by people living and working in Dalston. Also a good chance to taste test some delicious homemade food.

Contact: hedyparrydavies.com


Alter Ego - Mario D'ambrosio

Date: September 8, 10am to 4pm

Location: Basing House, 25 Kingsland Road, Hackney, E2 8AA

Cost: £6 - £10

About: Explore the depths of your hidden personality through a unique Alter Ego show. Featuring artists include Mario D'Ambrosio, Chapter, Ben Murphy, Terri-Anne, Y.F.S, MKEY.

Link: Find tickets here


Craft and Gift Market

Date:  September 8, 10am to 1pm

Location: Old Coulsdon Congregational Church, Cameron Hall, Canon's Hill, Old Coulsdon CR5 1EH

Cost: Free

About: Fun, family-friendly activities galore at the craft and gift market, which is bringing in crafters and stall holders who will showcase their trade and teach you some handy tricks! The event will also double as a fundraiser, with a raffle; and all proceedings will go to community development through Friends of Grange Park.

Link: Find out more here


RISEfestival 2018

Date: September 5- September 25, Various timings

Location: 7-9 Saint George's Walk, CR0 1YH

Cost: Free

About: Croydon is hosting London’s largest international urban art festival, in celebration of the globally recognised movement of urban art. Apart from featuring known names in this art form, it is specifically geared towards promoting diversity and new talents.

Link: Find out more here


Catford Free Film Festival, 2018

Date: September 9 – September 16, various timings

Location: Various venues across Catford

Cost: Free

About: The festival will see a wide genre of free film showcases over the seven-day period.

Link: Find out more here


Grand Jumble Sale

Date: September 8, 2pm to 3.30pm

Location: Goldsmiths Community Centre, Castillon Road, SE6 1QD

Cost: 30p entry

About: Fresh stock at Goldsmiths Grand Jumble Sale. Find a bargain while supporting the community centre.

Link: Find out more here



Date: September 8- September 9, 12pm to 10pm

Location: Blackheath, Shooters Hill Road SE3 0TY

Cost: £18 and above

About: A family music festival showcasing the best in local and international artists, serving up amazing food, and offering a world of fun for the younger audiences.

Link: Find out more here


Messages, Medals and Memorials

Date: September 8- September 9, 11am to 4pm

Location: Ladywell Cemetery, Ladywell Road, Ladywell SE13 7HY

Cost: Free

About: An exhibition commemorating the contribution of colonial troops and the Labour Corps to the war effort in the First World War.

Link: Find out more here


Wild Wilma

Date: September 8, 2pm to 3pm

Location: Roof Garden, Crossrail Place, North Dock, Canary Wharf, London, E14 5AR

Cost: Advance tickets sold out, new tickets will be sold 15 minutes before start of performance.

About: Wild Wilma is a wonderfully wild new family show written by children’s author Rachel Lyon, and told through physical storytelling, puppetry and original soundtrack. There will also be a pre-show puppetry workshop and a post-show meet and greet for the audience to get a photo with the puppets.

Link: Find out more here


Families Go Wild!

Date: September 8, 11.30am to 1pm

Location: Spitalfields City Farm, Buxton Street, London, E1 5AR

Cost: Free

About: Volunteer as a family and learn to grow your own vegetables. You also get a chance to look after and feed the farm animals.

Link: Find out more here


Dirty Un/Realism

Date: September 7- September 30

Location: Studio 1.1, 57a Redchurch Street, London, E2 9DJ

Cost: Free

About: An exhibition which is an artistic take on realism, with the aim to distort and upgrade every day subjects. The resulting images can vary from unsettling to the downright upsetting.

Link: Find out more here



Leave a Reply