What’s On This Week

  • Utopia

Date: October 11-26, 10am-5pm 

Location:  BSMT, 529 Kingsland Road, Dalston E84AR

Description: With a percentage of the proceeds going towards Extinction Rebellion, this exhibition will feature pieces by some of the best (and up and coming) contemporary artists including ALO and Carrie Reichardt. 

Cost: Free, RVSP to info@bsmt.co.uk

Street art found at Banksy’s installation in Croydon. Pic: Will Craigie
  • Official Banksy Exhibition: Gross Domestic Product 

Date: October 8-14 – All day

Location: 20 Church Street CR0 

Description: Following its surprise appearance on Croydon high street last Monday, Banksy latest project is available for all to see, with his usual blend of DIY, graffiti art with political satire on offer. Expect to see a police helmet disco ball, Banksy crockery, a Basquiat “collaboration” entitled Banksquiat and most noticeably, the Union Jack stab vest worn by Stormzy during his headline Glastonbury set.  

Cost: Free

  • Explore the 5 ways to Wellbeing

Date: October 10, 12:00-17:00

Location: Fairfield Road 

Park Lane CR9 1DG

Description: In line with World Mental Health Day, this fair will explore wellness and the importance of mental health via information stalls, pop-up shops and performance with the Mayor of Croydon also giving a speech. 

Cost: Free

  • Ruby Turner

Date: October 10, 19:45

Fairfield Halls, Park Lane CR9 1DG

Description: Acclaimed singer and Jools Holland collaborator, Ruby Turner will be bringing an eclectic mix of soul, funk, disco and gospel to the recently refurbished Fairfield Hills. 

Cost: £26-31.50

  • Alexander O’Neal

Date: October 11, 19:30

Fairfield Halls, Park Lane CR9 1DG

Description: A bona fide soul legend known for songs such as “Criticize” and “Saturday Love”, Alexander O’Neal excels in making his audience dance to his smooth brand of synth-funk. 

Cost: £15-44.75

Credit: Google Images
  • Underground Society-Mental Health Awareness 

Date: October 12, 20-23:30

Location: Theatre Deli, The Old Library 39 Wells Way SE5 0PX

Description: A night of Music & Poetry focusing on Mental Health from Gabriel Moreno and Poetry Brothel London.

Cost: £8 full /£6 concession /£5 local residents

  • Gaming and Mental Health 

Date: October 12, 14:00-16:00

Location: Theatre Deli, The Old Library 39 Wells Way SE5 0PX

Description: A discussion about mental health and the impact that gaming has on people with specific mental health conditions, with Rusty Quill’s (podcast) very own Head of Video, Mike, will be speaking on how one of the world’s biggest industries is helping to further the conversation.

 Cost: £8 full /£6 concession /£5 local residents

  • Hocus Pocus 

Date: October 13, 2pm and 5pm  

Location: The Albany, Douglas Way, Deptford SE8 4AG 

Description: Leaving room for the imaginations of children to soar, this international hit features two awesomely dextrous performers, vivid costumes and eerie props. Lausanne-based choreographer Philippe Saire directs the ethereal work, with dance, theatre and stage trickery set to music from Grieg’s Peer Gynt.

Cost: £12, (Concession) £8

Pic: Selma, Paramount Pictures
  • Future Fridays

Date: October 11, 19:30

Location: 64 – 84 Chisenhale Road, London, E3 5QZ

Description: A fascinating blend of dance and live art, Claudia Palazzo and Alice Tagte explore technology, displacement and consumption in the 21st century. 

Cost: £5-10

  • OneTrackMinds

Date: October 10-12, 19:30

Location: 1 Grace’s Alley, Ensign Street, E1 8JB 

Description: A series of talks on the impact of music on our lives, with acclaimed authors, musicians and academics discussing a song that has changed them forever with previous speakers including Jane Horrocks and Peter Tatchell. The event describes it as “ Desert Island Discs meets TED talks.” 

  • Selma (Film Screening)

               Date: October 11, 9pm 

               Location: Genesis Cinema, 93-95 Mile End Road, Whitechapel, London, E1 4UJ 

               Description: To celebrate Black History Month, Genesis Cinema will be screening the acclaimed and award-winning 2015 film Selma, following Martin Luther King and the Civil Rights movement fight for equality with the Selma to Montgomery march with an electrifying performance from David Oyelowo as King. 

Cost: £5.50, or free for those on a low income (they must contact the cinema directly)  

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