What’s on this week?

Manifesting the Unseen

Nazia Mirza, curator of Manifesting the Unseen, standing in front of Evolution (2017) by Jeea Mirza. Pic: Ilaria Grasso Macola

Date: November 23 - December 15

Where: Guest Projects, 1 Andrews Road, E84QL

Cost: Free

About: An exhibition seeking to challenge common misconceptions about Islam, art and women. The aim is to remove barriers and reveal hidden truths by creating a discursive space to experience the unique artistic language of Islamic art and its modern cultural expression

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Working with the body: Buddhist, Taoist & Western approaches

Date: December 6, 6.30 - 8.30pm

Where: Lekdanling – Tibetan Cultural Centre, 14 Collent Street, London E9 6SG

Cost: Tickets range from £5.00 to £10.00

About: The focus of this talk is the body and how it can be “a modality of release from an unconsciously embodied sense of restriction.” The talk will look at how Buddhism, Taoism and the Western culture approach the body

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London Feminist Film Festival – Leeds Animation Workshop

Date: December 6, 3.30 – 5.30pm

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

Cost: Tickets range from £8.50 to £11.50.

About: To celebrate their 40th birthday, the Leeds Animation Workshop will present an afternoon of feminist animation films. A selection of their best feminist shorts from the last 40 years will be shown, followed by a Q&A. An exhibition of their artwork and archive material will also be displayed

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Hammer and Tongue Hackney feat. Rosy Carrick and Vociferous Sly

Date: December 4, 7.30 – 10.30pm

Where: Stags Head,55 Orsman Road, N1 5RA

Cost: £8.22

About: A night of spoken word and rap, with the chance to get to Hammer and Tongue’s regional final in the open mic slam. Poet Rosy Carrick and rapper and producer Vociferous Sly will be special guests

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Croydon Composers

Croydon Composers will debut this Sunday with a multi-genre musical blend. Pic: Vipul Sangoi

Date: December 2, 4 – 9pm

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

Cost: Free

About: Afrobeat, Tamil, jazz, soul and Middle-Eastern music come together to be performed by a mixed group of students and professionals. For the second year running, Croydon Composers, a collaborative project founded in 2017 which blends music from different traditions, will perform at Boxpark Croydon with young and aspiring musicians from the borough

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Croydon Christmas Market

Date: November 22 - December 9

Where: North End, CR0 1

Cost: Free

About: Get into the Christmas spirit and enjoy tasty treats, festive fare, drinks with friends, as well as shopping for unique gifts among the stalls lining North End, Croydon

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Date: December 2, 5 – 10pm

Where: The Front Room, 37-39 St George’s Walk, CR0 1YL

Cost: £10

About: SO U THINK I’M CRAZY is a a hard-hitting play which exposes the mental health system in the UK today from the perspective of a young service user. Audiences are taken on a journey from the streets of London to a secure wing of a psychiatric unit showing the reality behind closed doors many service users face in the system

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Croftmas 2018

A Christmas market will take place in Lewisham starting December 1. Pic: Pixaby

Date: December 1, 11am – 5pm

Where: Brockley Road and Ewhurst Road, Crofton Park, SE4 2RL

Cost: Free

About: An event for the whole family: there will be a covered Christmas Market, hot food stalls, Santa’s Grotto and bouncy castles. Many businesses along Brockley Road and Ewhurst Road will be taking part. Activities include gingerbread decorating with discounts and samples on offer

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London Migration Film Festival – Returnee

Date: December 2, 8 – 10pm

Where: Deptford Cinema, 39 Deptford Broadway, SE8 4PQ

Cost: Tickets range from £5.22 to £6.81

About: A Kazakh family living in Afghanistan returns to their historical land of Kazakhstan. They discover their land has forgotten them. They will face the hardships of returning to a long-forgotten home, but “one doesn’t choose the father’s home: it is their home and their land where the heroes and their descendants will live.”

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Black Market Extravaganza

Date: December 1, 12 – 9pm

Where: Lewisham Village, Unit 3 Lewisham Retail Park, Loampit Vale, London, SE13 7SN

Cost: Early Bird Tickets cost £3.00, regular tickets are £5.00. Under 16's and Over 60's go free

About: The Black Market Extravaganza is an indoor family friendly event to showcase, expose and connect Black cultural and creative entrepreneurs to the community and to provide a platform to sell their products, promote their skills and engage with the local and surrounding community

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Christmas Market

Date: November 30, 5.30 – 9.30pm; December 1 and 2, 10am – 5.30pm

Where: Horniman Museum and Gardens, 100 London Road, SE23 3PQ

Cost: Free

About: A special late night shopping experience as the Horniman decks the hall and fills the Museum with dozens of stalls and products by local designers

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Craft: Phyllida Barlow and Tanya Harrod

Phyllida Barlow and Tanya Harrod will host a talk at the Whitechapel Gallery this Thursday. Pic: Phil Clark

Date: November 29, 7 – 8.45pm

Where: Whitechapel Gallery, 77-82 Whitechapel High Street, E1 7QX

Cost: Tickets range from £7.50 to £9.50

About: Join renowned design historian, Tanya Harrod, alongside artist, Phyllida Barlow, as they explore the social and artistic significance of craft in the twenty first century

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London Migration Film Festival – The Order of Things + Q&A

Date: December 2, 6 – 8.30pm

Where: Genesis Cinema, 93-95 Mile End Road, E1 4UJ

Cost: Tickets range from £5.50 to £10.50

About: An Italian senior official of the Italian Ministry of the Interior is sent to Libya to strike a deal and turn jails into publicly-funded “hot spots”, where migrants traveling to Europe can be kept as authorities process their cases. He will find himself faced with a choice: respect his orders and the law or help someone who is in difficulty

The film will be followed by a panel with the director, Andrea Segre, Violeta Moreno-Lax, Lecturer in Law at Queen Mary’s University and Federica Mazzara, Senior Lecturer in Intercultural Communication at Westminster University

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On Water 2

Date: 6 December, 6.30 – 9.30pm

Where: The Cass, Room GSG 15, London Metropolitan University, Old Castle Street, E1 7NT

Cost: Free

About: From the CASS School of Architecture at London Metropolitan University, MA students, Edward Cooper and Louis Mayes and architect Amara Roca Iglesias, will explore questions of water in their work

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