From community green fairs to female photography exhibitions: What to do this week!

Mercury Prize nominee Dave Okumu. Pic: The Albany

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Our boroughs have a selection of fun events for you and your family this week, ranging from female-led art exhibitions, family workshops, flea markets and comedy nights!

Although it has been a pretty gloomy week, the sun is out today – one day closer to longer and warmer days!

The Big London Flea Market

The Big London Flea market is back for the first time this year at EartH in Dalston.  The market itself will have over 50 vintage traders offering records, furniture, clothing, artworks, maps and knick-knacks in general. There are cafes on site as well as a sound system that fits the atmosphere of bargain hunting.

When: Sun March 20, 11:00am – 17:00pm

Cost: £1

Where: 13 Stoke Newington Road, London, N16 8BH


Backyard Comedy Club

The Backyard Comedy Club is hosting comedy nights every week where you can enjoy a night of never-ending giggles as well as food and drinks.

When: Fri March 18 & Sat March 19, 19:30pm – 22:00pm

Cost: £7.50 – £10 depending on availability

Where: 231, Cambridge Heath Road, E2 0EL

Tickets for Fri March 18

Tickets for Sat March 19

Deptford Literature Festival: The Food On Our Table

Local writers Laura Barker & Carinya Sharples share people’s stories about food.

‘The Food On Our Table: Stories of Home Family and Community’ – Lewisham Borough of Culture funded project that aims to capture the stories of people living in Lewisham about their relationship with food and how it connects us to different cultures.

When: Sat March 19, 09:30am – 12:30pm

Cost: Free

Where: The Greenhouse Deptford, 481 New Cross Rd, London SE14 6TA, UK, London, United Kingdom

Love is Attention

Mercury Prize nominee Dave Okumi is hosting a month-long celebration of Lewisham’s local music talent.

The programme will have a mix of big names in the industry and grassroots artists. On Thursdays – the local collective Steamdown will show various artists every week at Matchstick Pie House.

One-off gigs at nightclubs across Lewisham.

The biggest event will be hosted at Blackheath Halls on March 25 with a series of well-known stars such as Dave Okumu, Jessie Ware, ESKA, Yazmin Lacey, Rosie Lowe, Tiberius B etc.

When: On until March 31

Cost: Free, however, some venues may charge £25 for entry

Where: The Albany, Douglas Way, London SE8 4AG

Community Green Fair

West Norwood is hosting its first-ever Green Fair.

A variety of ethical businesses selling eco-friendly products as well as vintage and recycled items.

You can learn how to be more ‘green’ in your day-to-day life.

There are volunteer opportunities as well as children clothes drop for a Baby & Child clothes swap on Sunday, March 20.

Live music and free refreshments.

When: Sat March 19, 11:00am- 15:00pm

Cost: Free

Where:13 Norwood High St, Norwood, London SE27 0DT

Family Art Fun Day – Cultivate and CREATE!

Turf Projects presents a family art workshop where five local artists have joined forces to share new ways of making art!

Families who attend get to create whatever they want and take it home afterwards.

All are welcome to attend, but the workshop is most suitable for children aged 5-11.

When: Sat March 19, 11:30am – 13:30pm

Cost: Free

Where: Turf Projects, 46-47 Trinity Court, Whitgift Centre, Croydon, CR0 1UQ


Women’s History Month Photo Show

An exhibition of photographs taken by female photographers.

Photographs of women’s lives with portraits, documentary images of women at work, home and play, in demonstrations, performances, sport and celebrations.

When: On until March 31

Cost: Free

Where: Brady Arts and Community Centre 192-196 Hanbury Street

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