What’s on This Week

Soul On The Canal Side Sept 2019

Soul on the canal. Pic MUCHO SOUL

Location: Grow, Hackney, 98C Wallis Road, Main Yard, Hackney Wick, E9 5LN.

Date and Time: Saturday 14th September, 3pm.

Description: The Soul On the Canal Side festival is back at Grow with a closing party for this years summer series of special afternoon-into-evening Soul On the Canal Side Sessions in Hackney Wick. Grow is an independent creative space with bars and a kitchen created out of an old sausage factory by the River Lea in Hackney Wick. DJs will play music across the Soul, Jazz and House spectrums.

Cost: Free

Minimum age: see website 

Young Hackney Music production

Music Production. Pic: Pixnio

Location: Hoxton Hall, 130 Hoxton St, N1 6SH.

Date and Time: Every Saturday in school term-time. 11am–1pm. See website

Description: Do you want to become a music producer or sound engineer? These free music production sessions at Hoxton Hall will give you the opportunity to learn and develop key skills in the studio. You will learn how to record music so it sounds as good as the music you listen to on the radio, how to use equipment such as mixing desks and vocal booths and learn how to record live instruments. To go, just sign up via the link.

Cost: Free

Minimum age: 14–19 (Suitable for young people with support needs up to age 25)

Live filming of the next episode of The Alison Johnson Show

Alison Johnson show.Pic: Eventbrite.

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

Date and Time: Saturday, 14th September, 11am-4pm

Description: The event is aimed at young people interested in business. Alison Johnson an international speaker and author will be interviewing young entrepreneurs and business owners, exploring the passion that got them started and why they keep ongoing. There will be a live musical performance and opportunities to pose a question to the host of the show herself.

Cost: £13.52

Minimum age: see website

Age Against The Machine Festival of Creative Ageing

Pic: Age against the machine

Location: Multiple events See website

Date and Time: 13th September to 6th October, 2019. See website

Description: Age Against the Machine is the London Borough of Lewisham’s Festival of Creative Ageing and winner of a Cultural Impact Award as part of the Mayor’s London Borough of Culture initiative. This arts festival will explore the ways creativity can promote positive ageing and make a fundamental impact on quality of life. It celebrates older people as artists and investigates issues that affect all of us across age and social barriers.

Cost: See website

Minimum age: See website

Cooking Team in Lewisham

Helping hands. Pic: Eventful

Location: Lewisham, see website

Date and Time: 14th September, 11am. This event repeats on various days.

Description: This is a fundraising and charity event across Lewisham. Help cook a healthy, nutritious three-course meal for members of the community. No experience necessary, please just wear suitable clothing and shoes for the kitchen.

Cost: Free

Minimum age: 18

StreetFest London

DJ set. Pic: Eventful

Location: The Oval Space Hackney. 29-32 Bethnal Green, Tower Hamlets E2 9DT.

Date and Time: Saturday 14th September, 2pm.

Description: Following the success of last summer’s 10th anniversary StreetFest, the street culture and urban arts festival returns with a ‘feast of the senses’, an eight-hour celebration of some of London’s best names in street dance, urban music and live arts. The event will showcase some of the best of London’s thriving urban arts and music scene including DJ Shortee Blitz, DJ Ron, Chloëdees, RBC, DJ Dbo, LyrcL, MC Paz, Soul Mavericks, b.supreme, Music Is Remedy, Nathan Bowen, Artista, Andy Seize, Code FC, Demograffix and is suitable for the whole family.

Cost: £8 Lazybird £10 Latebird £12 Flock of Birds £50 Family ticket – £20 (two ADULTS and two CHILDREN, ENTRY BEFORE 4pm) DOOR – £15 Babybird

Minimum age: see website Oval Space, Hackney

Poplar Poets Society

Poplar Poets. Pic: Tower Hamlets Council

Location: Poplar Union. 2 Cotall Street, Poplar, E14 6TL.

Date and Time: Monday 9th September to Monday 23rd September, 6.30pm-8.30pm.

Description: The Poplar Poets Society is a brand new fortnightly event where writers can come together alongside local poet and musician, John Warwick, to hone their craft, share new material, and learn new poetry writing skills. The society is designed to be a space for reflection, feedback and personal development and is an opportunity to meet fellow East London and Poplar based poets. Each week a different poetic style will be explored or attendees are able to use the time to work on their own material. All you need is yourself, your notepad and a willingness to share your creativity!

Cost: Free

Minimum age: see website

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