What’s on this week


Waste on a beach

Waste on a beach Pic: Gerry and Bonni


"A Plastic Ocean" film screening 

Date and time: March 19

Location: Croydon & Bromley School of Philosophy, 13 Addiscombe Grove, Croydon, CR05LR

Description: The film is about the findings of a world record free-diver. It showcases the impact of plastic on the marine world.

Cost: Free


"The Art of Dying Well" forum

Date and time: March 20

Location: Braithwaite Hall, Katharine Street, Croydon, CR9 1ET

Description: The talk will delve into why it's so hard to talk about death. They aim to share experiences, perspectives and views of death and the dying experience. Nurses, religious leaders and hospice carers will be in attendance to lead the conversation.

Cost: Free


Community walk

Date and time: March 23 2.00 pm

Location: Addington Hills

Description: A walk around the Addington hills to encourage local residents to get involved in the maintenance of the Addington Hills green spaces.

Cost: Free

Contact info.: 07766421236


Spring on the Henna

Date and time: March 23 & 24

Location: Communitea Cafe, 80 High Street, South Norwood, London, SE25 6EA

Description: Artist Amina Malik will be freestyling henna onto guests. All designs will be nature inspired including bird, floral and foliage orientated designs.

Cost: Free


Front of Hackney Museum

Hackney Museum Pic: Tarquin Binary

Disabled access day 

Date and time: March 16 11.00 am - 5.00 pm

Location: Hackney Museum

Description: To celebrate Disabled Access Day the Hackney museum will have art, music and poetry. The event will also mark the final day of their "Roots, Rhythms and Records" exhibition.

Cost: Free

Contact info.: 02083563500


UN International anti-racism day

Date and time: March 16 12.00 pm - 4.30 pm

Location: Park Lane, W1K 1QA London, United Kingdom

Description: The march will start in Hackney and will end at 10 Downing Street. The event sets out to stand up to Islamaphobia, antisemitism, welcome refugees, show that black lives matter, defend migrant rights, gain justice for Windrush, defend migrant rights and celebrate diversity.

Cost: Free


Paddy's in the park 

Date and time: March 16 and 17 12.00pm - 10.00pm

Location: The Hoxton Trust Community Garden, 156 Hoxton Street, Howl at the Moon, London, N1 6SH

Description: A St Patricks weekend festival. March 16 there will be live music, traditional Irish bands and singer-songwriters. March 17 the 6 nations final will be played on a large screen. There will be Irish street food, a pour your own Guinness experience bar and a heated marquee.

Cost: £10

*Dogs are welcome*

Shakespeare week

Date and time: March 18-24


Description: Shakespeare week is an annual event celebrated by primary school-aged children nationally. The week will kick off with the Big Shakespeare Debate hosted by Michael Rosen the well-known children's book Author.

Cost: Free



Forest Pic: Oliver Herold


"We Grow into the Forest" 

Date and time: March 14 - 24

Location: Mile End Park, Clinton Road, E34QY

Description: An interdisciplinary art exhibition showcasing film, music, talks and workshops, exploring our relationship with nature.

Cost: Free


The Sun Tavern - St Patricks day 

Date and time: March 17

Location: The Sun Tavern, 441 Bethnal Green Road, London, E20AN

Description: A Ceilidh band will be performing at the tavern and a range of speciality cocktails will be served throughout the night.

Cost: Cocktails will be £7.50 each


Unite community hosts. “Gig economy” talk

Date and time: March 19 7.00 pm - 8.00 pm

Location: 4th Floor meeting room, London Muslim Centre, 46-92 Whitechapel Road, London, E11JX

Description: Guest speakers from the Independent workers’ unions of Great Britain, will be talking about the  “Gig Economy” at the Tower Hamlets branch of the Unite Community.

Cost: Free


Transport strategy focus group

Date and time: March 19 6.00 pm - 7.00 pm, March 20 1.00pm - 2.00 pm & 6.00 pm - 7.00 pm

Location: Idea Store Whitechapel, 321 Whitechapel Road, London, E1 1BU

Description: Discussions with the council about travelling in Tower Hamlets for local residents over the age of 18.

Cost: Free


Celebration of Women

Date and time: March 4-29, Mon-Fri 9.00 am - 6.00 pm, Sat 10.30 am - 5.00 pm

Location: Brady Arts and Community Centre, 192-196 Hanbury Street, London, E15HU

Description: It’s an exhibition showcasing the work of a Tower Hamlets art group called Art 4U2. The artwork focuses on studying the portraits, moods, trials and tribulations of being a woman.

Cost: Free

Contact info.: 02073647900


Yoga class at a gym

Yoga class at a gym Pic www.localfitness.com.au.

Pranayama guided meditation

Date and time: March 16 10.30 am - 11.30 am

Location: Arts Cafe, Lewisham Manor Park, London, SE135RN

Description: A Pranayama guided meditation in the Arts Cafe. Guests are encouraged to bring their own mats and to wear warm comfortable clothing.

Cost: £8


Deptford does art “A Tribal Vision” exhibition

Date and time: March 16 6.00 pm - 9.00 pm

Location: Deptford Does Art, 28 Deptford High Street, London, SE84AF

Description: It’s an exhibition showcasing the works of Tony Lee and other tribal inspired artist. The show will consist of screen prints, drawings and a mannequin by Tony Lee. All prints are for sale, they’re limited edition and are printed on water-based acid-free paper.

Cost: Free


Revolt in Sudan

Date and time: March 20

Location: Room 7, the Deptford Lounge, 9 Griffin Street, SE84RJ

Description: The talk will discuss the events leading up to the Sudanese revolt, the scant western coverage of the events occurring in Sudan and the possible outcomes of the revolt.

Cost: Free


Fundraising support day

Date and time: March 29 10.00 am - 3.00 pm

Location: Bellingham Leisure Centre, SE63BT

Description: The event has been set up to improve fundraising skills, teach people how to get funding, support from businesses and to meet funders.

Cost: £5-10

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