What’s on this week

Check out what you can do in East London this week. Pic: Sarah Antoun

Verse Jazz Box 10th anniversary

Date and time: Friday May 24 at 7 pm

Location: Hoxton Hall, 130 Hoxton Street, London N1 6SH

Description: The Verse Jazz Jukebox is celebrating its 10thanniversary at Hoxton Hall this Friday. Expect a night of music and poetry journey into Africa, India and Europe. It is also the chance to take part in an Open Mic to perform singing and poetry. Special guests include Goldsmiths university lecturer Jacob Sam-La Rose and award-winning poet Anthony Anaxagorou as well as many more.

Cost: £8

Upper Clapton History Walk

Date and time: Saturday May 25 at 11 am – 1.30 pm

Location: Stamford Hill entrance, Abney Park Cemetery N16 0LH

Description: Join WALK Hackney for a stroll around Stoke Newington and Clapton's best historical places. The walk will start by climbing Hackney's highest point and will finish by admiring the views from Springfield park. The historical route will take you to Stoke Newington Common and Clapton Common with a chance to visit Hackney's oldest surviving church.

Cost: £10


Depop Market London

Date and time: Saturday May 25 - Monday May 27, 11 am - 7 pm

Location: Bohemia Place Markets, Hackney, London, E8 1DU

Description: The online social marketplace Depop will be hosting a three-day pop-up market at Hackney's Bohemia Place market. Depop Market London will feature 50 sellers from across the UK offering unique items. Expect a weekend of fun, food, fashion and music.

Cost: Free

Fish Fiesta at Stour Space, Hackney Wick

Date and time: May 24, 7 pm - 11.30 pm

Location: 7 Roach Road, Fish Island, London, E3 2PA

Description: Fresh Lenins and Town of Cats will present a night of live music at Stour Space in Hackney Wick. Expect a night of musical influences from all over the world with an exotic blend of jazz, Afrobeat, Latin, hip-hop and gypsy swing.

Cost: £7

Christine and The Queens at ALL POINT EAST

Date and time: May 26, 1 pm

Location: Victoria Park, Grove Road, E3

Description: Following a sell-out 2018, All Points East is returning to Victoria Park for the second year. The three-day music festival will feature this year the French pop artist Christine & The Queens. Following rapturous reviews of her headline shows and her critically acclaimed second album 'Chris'.

Cost: From £65.75

PLAY-HOUSE at All Point East In The Neighbourhood

Date and time: May 27, 11 am - 10 pm

Location: Victoria Park, Grove Road, E3

Description: Rich Mix will present a day of free workshops and plays at All Points East in The Neighbourhood this Monday. The event will feature street poet Mr Gee, imaginative storytelling and puppet-making workshop and the preview of an interactive sound walk exploring the birthplace of grime music in East London.

Cost: Free

Globe Town Spring Community Fair

Date and time: May 25, 12 am - 2 pm

Location: Roman Road, Bethnal Green, London, E2 0RN

Description: ecoACTIVE will deliver creative upcycling workshops for all ages, teaching the community to 'Reduce, Reuse and Recycle'.ecoACTIVE will show how to make wallets, jewellery, textiles and bags from recycled goods: a good opportunity to learn about sustainability, air pollution and forest school work. The community fair will also feature face painting and storytelling.

Cost: Free

Horniman Farmers' Market

Date: Every Saturday 9 am - 1.30 pm

Location: 100 London Road, Forest Hill, London, SE23 3PQ

Description: Visit the Horniman Farmer's Market every Saturdays for artisan bread, seasonal fruits and vegetables, organic meat and delicious hot food from independent and local producers.

Cost: Free

Film screening and last day of the How Chicago! exhibition at the Goldsmiths CCA

Date and time: 27 May, 4.30 pm - 6 pm

Location: St James’, New Cross, London SE14 6AD

Description: To mark the close of the How Chicago! exhibition the Goldsmiths CCA will screen the 'Hairy Who & The Chicago Imagists' documentary one last time. How Chicago! focuses on fourteen artists associated with Imagism, and features painting, objects, drawings, prints and ephemera.

Cost: Free

Women's International Friendly: England V Denmark at Boxpark Croydon

Date and time: 25 May, 3 pm - 6 pm

Location: 99 George Street, Croydon CR0 1LD

Description: Boxpark Croydon will screen live the England v Denmark warm-up tournament ahead of the Women's World Cup which will begin on June 7. The Lionesses will be playing against Denmark at Swindon Town.

Cost: Free

The Ends festival at Lloyd Park, Croydon

Date and time: 31 May - 2 June, 2 pm - 10 pm

Location: 84 Coombe Road, Croydon, CR0 5RA.

Description: With international artists like NAS, Wizkid and Damian Marley headlining the three-day event it is a first for Croydon. The Ends Festival will see 15,000 music lovers each day flock to Lloyd Park with the festival aiming to engage and inspire local, national, and international communities of composers, performers, creators, and concert-goers through world-class performances.

Cost: From £56.50

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