What’s on this week?

Hackney Flea Market

Hackney Flea Market Pic:@peachphotoldn

The Big London Flea Market

Date: November 18, 11am - 6pm

Where: EartH (Evolutionary Arts Hackney), 13 Stoke Newington Rd, London N16 8BH

Cost: £1

About: Find bargains, hidden treasures and unique antiques to spruce up your living space at the Big London Flea Market this weekend.

Taking place on the ground floor of a former ABC cinema, market will feature over 50 traders selling everything from furniture and lighting to vintage clothes and other surprise oddities.

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Fringe! present Dykes, Camera, Action! + panel discussion

Date: November 17, 1.30pm - 4pm

Where: Rio Cinema, 107 Kingsland High Street, London E8 2PB

Cost: £11.50 (standard admission)

About: The film ‘Dykes, Camera, Action!’ is the definitive story of lesbian cinema from America. Sit back and enjoy a joy-ride through lesbian cinema with well-known names such as Rose Troche, Barbara Hammer, Cheryl Dunye and Desirée Akhavan.

The film will be followed by a panel discussion with filmmakers from the UK scene: Lisa Gornick, Harley Yeung Kurylowski, Bev Zalcock, and Sara Chambers.

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Hackney Sustainability Day

Date: November 17, 11am – 4pm

Where: Hackney Town Hall, Mare Street, London E8 1EA

Cost: Free

About: This Saturday, Hackney Council are running Hackney Sustainability Day. Drop by for free advice on energy saving and how to grow your own food, as well as free low energy light bulbs and a series of seminars on how to work together on an environmentally sustainable future.

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Trans Day of Remembrance

Date: November 17, 2.30pm – 4.30pm

Location: Croydon Town Hall, Katharine St, Croydon CR0 1NX

Cost: Free

About: Croydon will mark Transgender Day of Remembrance with a ceremony outside of the Town Hall.

The event, organised by Trans People Across London South and Croydon Pride, hopes to boost awareness of hate crimes against trans people and remember members of the community who have lost their lives.

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Walk Croydon – the story so far

Date: 9.45am – 12pm

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

Cost: £12

About: This two-hour walking tour explores the history of Croydon through examining iconic local landmarks. Immerse yourself in local architecture, street markets, music and art venues, and local shopping sites on this engaging and insightful tour.

There is a maximum of 6 people per tour so book your tickets early.

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Extravaganza Screening + Q&A 

Date: November 16, 6.30pm – 8pm

Location: PSH LG01, Goldsmiths, University of London, Lewisham Way, London SE14 6NW

Cost: Free

'Crazy Queer Asians' is a film screening and panel discussion series championing East-Asian LGBTQ representation on screen.

Extravaganza is a 45-minute documentary that follows the expanding drag community and drag performers in Shanghai.

The screening will be followed by a panel discussion with the director, Matthew Baren, a queer activist, filmmaker, and the co-founder of underground queer film collective CINEMQ, and Whiskey Chow, an artist and drag king performer based in London.

The group that run the event host monthly screenings which centre on themes relevant to East-Asian queer identities.

This is an 18+ event

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Goldsmiths Festival of the Arts

Date: November 17, 10am – 4pm

Location: PSH 326, Goldsmiths, University of London, Lewisham Way, London SE14 6NW

Cost: Free

About: Goldsmiths Festival of the Arts is the first of an annual exhibition, showcasing the work and works-in-progress of current Goldsmiths students. The festival promises to be an exciting showcase of collaboration, creativity and thought-provoking pieces.

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Felipe Baeza

Date: November 16, 2018 - January 6, 2019

Location: Maureen Paley Gallery, 21 Herald St, London E2 6JT

Cost: Free

About: The first solo exhibition in the UK by Mexican born artist Felipe Baeza explores subjects of migration, queerness, and anthropology through the use of collage and printmaking. The works also draw on Baeza’s interests in Maya mythology.

Felipe Baeza was born in 1987, Celaya, Guanajuato, Mexico and lives and works in New York, USA.

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Writeidea festival

Date: November 16 - 7pm, November 17 - 1pm-7pm, November 18, 1pm-7pm

Location: IdeaStore, 321 Whitechapel Road, London E1 1BU

Cost: Free (ticketed)

About: Writeideas, a free reading festival, returns for its tenth year with over thirty innovative events and exciting talks.

The Tower Hamlets Council show off their excellent taste in books with an incredible host of authors such as Michael Rosen, Viv Albertine, Chris Difford and Suresh Singh.

A particularly local contribution appears in the form of the mini programme and stall curated by annual contributors, Tower Hamlets Local History Library & Archives, on the Saturday.

Most events will be popular and event organisers strongly advise booking tickets in advance.

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