What’s on this Week

Football on a pitch

Football on a pitch. Pic: Pixabay

Breakfast Club Bingo Croydon

Date and time: Fri, May 17 7.30pm-10.00pm
Location: Units 48-52 Boxpark Croydon, 99 George Street, Croydon, CR0 1LD

Description: The Brekky Club boozy Bingo, Anne Hiking will be guiding the bingo and it should be a night full of laughs. The ticket includes 3 games, free shots, prizes and 2 for 1 happy hour drinks

Cost: £7.00


Croydon Mania Presents: Laugh in the Box

Date and time: May 22 7.00pm-11.00pm
Location: Boxpark Croydon, 99 George Street, Croydon, CR0 1LD

Description: Comedymania Legend, Aurie Styla, will be headlining this year, Styla is a young entertainer known for stand-up, presenting and owning the comedy brand Funny Heads. He is currently a presenter open BBC Radio London and has a regular spot on Mondays 8pm-10pm.
The line up is: Thanyia Moore, Travis Jay, Maureen Younger and Aurie Styla.

Cost: Free

Mini Consultations for Urogynaecology

Date and time: May 22 6.30pm-8.15pm
Location: BMI Shirley Oaks Hospital, Poppy Lane, Shirley Oaks Village, Croydon, CR98AB

Description: A free opportunity to get advice and reassurance about your pelvic floor and urinary problems. The consultations are private, one-on-one and given to those who register interest.

Cost: Free

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Hackney Festival of Fitness

Date and time: May 17-19 9.00am-6.00pm
Location: Hackney Marshes, Homerton Road, London, E95PF

Description: A weekend filled with lots of fun activities, a Fit Films open Air cinema, Race warm-ups, multi-sport workshops, food trucks, entertainment and much more in total there are 72 fun activities for people to get involved in.

Julian Gregory, an organiser for the festival told East London Lines: “There are so many activities taking place over the weekend. There honestly is something for everyone. If I weren’t working, I would certainly book myself into Fight Klub boxing, followed by a paddle boarding lesson and then yoga with a live orchestra. I’d then soak-up the festival atmosphere, live music, entertainment and enjoy a few beverages.”

Cost: Friday £15, Saturday £35 and for both days £50


Bingo Bonanza Bottomless Brunch

Date and time: May 18, 11.00am-2.00pm
Location: 360 Victoria Park Road, E97BT

Description: Bottomless Mimosas and Bloody Mary’s, and an array of millennial favourites grace the menu. Mr James Hancox and Ria Lina will be providing the comedy as they host the provocative bingo.

Cost: £28


All Points East Festival

Date and time: May 24 - June 2
Location: Victoria Park, London, E3

Description: All Points East is back for the second time in Victoria Park. It is a 10 day festival with free community entertainment during the week with curated shows.

The lineup:

The Chemical Brothers will be joined by Hot Chip, Primal Scream, Jon Hopkins, Kate Tempest and more, while Johnny Marr, Interpol, The Raconteurs and more will open for The Strokes.

Christine and the Queens will be joined by James Blake, Metronomy, Maribou State, Beach House and more. Bring Me The Horizon bring along special guests Architects, Run The Jewels, Nothing But Thieves and Idles.

Mumford & Sons will be joined by Dizzee Rascal, Leon Bridges, The Vaccines and more. Plus Mac DeMarco, John Grant, First Aid Kit and Ezra Furman are just some of the acts joining headliner Bon Iver.

Cost: £67.20 - £73.25

Hands waving at a concert

Hands waving at a concert. Pic: Mark Angelo

B Young at the Hatch Club

Date and time: May 18 10.00pm-5.00am
Location: The Hatch Club, 23 Lewisham Way, SE146PP

Description: Chart-topping B Young will be performing his hits: Jumanji, 079ME and Been Wavey, alongside DJ Conspiracy and DJ Smarts

Cost: £10 + £2 booking fee


Food, the environment and the future - a public discussion

Date and time: May 21 5.45pm-9.00pm
Location: Lecture Theatre QA080, Queen Anne Building, University of Greenwich, Old Royal Naval College, Park Row, Greenwich, SE109LS

Description: A public discussion about the most important environmental issues facing consumption today. There will be speakers from Greenpeace, the Vegan society and the national farmers union in attendance.

Cost: Free with registration

Contact via email: FLAS-Events@gre.ac.uk


The Hither Green Festival

Date and time: May 17-26
Location: Across Hither Green

Description: Friday will be the 70s and 80s We Do Good Disco, Saturday will be the mother and toddler cooking class Mummy’s Little Chef, Sunday, Monday and Tuesday will be various History walks. There will also be a street party and many more fun activities.

Cost: Free

Flower market

Columbia Road Flower Market. Pic: Bryan Ledgard

Baul and Vaishnav Music Festival

Date and time: May 24-26

May 24: Kobi Nazrul Centre, 30 Hanbury Street, Bethnal Green, London, E16QR
May 25: St Margaret's House, 21 Old Ford Rd, Bethnal Green, London E2 9PL
May 26: Rich Mix, 35-47 Bethnal Green Road, London, E1 6LA

Description: Bengali Baul and Vaishnav groups will perform, there will be screenings of short films and brief discussions on the two major philosophical movements that evolved the Indian sub-continent.

Cost: Free


Columbia Road Flower Market

Date and time: May 19 8.00am-2.00pm
Location: Columbia Road, Tower Hamlets, London, E27RG

Description: Chic boutiques line the historic street of the Columbia Road Flower Market. There are 52 stalls and the surrounding shops cater to all things gardening.

Cost: Free

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