What’s on this week?

Old Red lion pub. Pic: Old Red Lion Theatre

Pop-Up Barbie Exhibition

Date and time: March 6 - March 13, 8.30am-8pm

Location: Argos

189-197 Old Street,


Cost: Free

Description: Celebrate Barbie's 60th birthday by taking a trip down memory lane at the Argos Barbie exhibition. Leading toy retailer, Argos, will be transporting adults and kids into the imaginative world of Barbie with a dedicated pop-up exhibition celebrating Barbie's history in honour of her 60th anniversary. The exhibition is a unique opportunity to take a peek into Barbie's history and to re-discover your childhood favourites!

Contact: 0345 165 7448


The Absurd Exhibition

Date and time: March 15 7pm-10pm, March 16 12pm-6pm and March 17 12pm-6pm

Location: Candid Arts Trust

3-5 Torrens Street,



Cost: Free

Description: This exhibition aims to escape today's world and offer a different perspective on reality and play with logical structures using a variety of art forms. More than 20 contemporary artists will exhibit work responding to the theme of absurdism and humour in order to create a space where the chaos of today's world won't matter.

Contact: office@candidarts.com
0207 837 4237


It's Temporary at The Old Red Lion Theatre

Date and time: March 18, 3pm–7:30pm

Location: Old Red Lion Theatre,

416 St John Street,



Cost: £10

Description: The Old Red Lion has played host to some of Britain's most exciting theatrical talent since it was founded in 1979 as the Old Red Lion Theatre Club. It's Temporary, a new dark comedy, will be previewing at the Old Red Lion on the 18th of March.

Contact: info@oldredliontheatre.co.uk
Phone: 0333 012 4963


Film Club Screening: Digital Media and Technology

Date and time: March 14, 7pm-9:30pm

Location: Backroom Cinema,

43 Choumert Road,

SE15 4AR

Cost: £5.92-£16.58

Description: This months UPF film club screening will be based on digital media and technology. Digital media is quite topical currently with various changes to the landscape affecting the industry as a whole. The film screening event will be hosted at the Backroom Cinema, a small quaint bohemian room in an urban bar and restaurant with a large screen, old fashioned theatre seating and surround sound.

Contact: https://www.wherecanwego.com/search/contactorganiser.aspx?e=1304555


Friday Nights at The Venue

Date and time: March 15, 10pm-4am

Location: The Venue,

2a Clifton Rise,

SE14 6JP

Cost: £3-£7

Minimum age: 18

Description: Every Friday catch The Venue playing top chart and classics in their indie and alternative venue. The music genre ranges from indie, pock and rock. Entry is free before 11:30pm if you follow their Instagram page, otherwise, entry is £3 before midnight for students, nurses or if you provide their flyer. Ticket prices are £7 otherwise or after midnight with a 2:30am latest entry.

Contact: dance@thevenuelondon.com


Mini Marathon Trials

Date and time: March 17, 9am-10:30am

Location: Mile End Stadium,

190 Burdett Road,

Mile End,

E3 4HL

Cost: Free

Description: Children aged 11-17 are welcomed to participate by trying out for Tower Hamlet's Virgin Mini London Marathon team. Open trials will take place on 17th March at Mile End Stadium, and the race takes place on 28 April 2019.

Contact: Shenneth.brereton@towerhamlets.gov.uk


Women's History Month - Sarah Chapman Exhibition

Date: March 8 - March 29, 9am-5pm

Location: Tower Hamlets Local History Library & Archives

277 Bancroft Road,

Bethnal Green,

E1 4DQ

Cost: Free

Description: This exhibition focuses on the Match Girls Strike of 1888. The exhibition brings a new slant of this piece of history from the perspective of a local and working class girl, Sarah Chapman.

Contact: https://www.towerhamlets.gov.uk/content_pages/contact_us/contact_us.aspx



Adult Art Club

Date and time: March 16, 10am-12pm

Location: The Paxton Centre

52 Anerley Hill,

Crystal Palace,

SE19 2AE

Cost: £15

Description: CC Creative Learning is running a class, at The Paxton Centre. The class is open to people of all levels for an art teaching class. They focus on the creative aspect and encourage people to use different techniques and express themselves. The price of tickets also includes the use of materials.

Contact: thepaxtoncentre@gmail.com
Phone: 02086594701



Date and time: March 16, 5pm-6:30pm

Location: Matthews Yard

1 Matthews Yard,

Off Surrey Street,


Cost: £10

Description: This talk aims to raise awareness of the LGBTQI issues. The talk will be held by Rachida Sobhi, a renowned public speaker who was dedicated many years to raising awareness of social justice issues. Rachida was awarded "Female Role Model" and is highly recognised as a gender equality campaigner.

Contact: https://matthewsyard.com/find-us/

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