What’s On This Week: From International Women’s Day events to RollerDiscos

Pic: James Robinson

She Grrrowls at Catford Mews

Continue the International Women’s Day celebrations with this feminist arts night featuring local artists: Lateisha Davine Lovelace-Hanson, Antonia Jade King, and Marianella Lopez & Mad Pirvan. Guests can sign up for five-minute spots to perform in their chosen art form, or they can just enjoy the show! The event is open to all but is intended as a platform for women and non-binary people. Enjoy a night featuring film, poetry and performance.

Where: 32 Winslade Way, London, SE6 4JU

When: March 16, 20:00 till late

Cost: £5

Find out more/book: https://catford-mews.co.uk/whats-on/she-grrrowls/

Tales from the city launch party

Join TOKEN magazine in celebrating the launch of its first print anthology, Tales from the city, as part of Deptford Literature Festival which officially begins on March 18.

Where: ISLA RAY 37 Deptford High Street SE8 4AD

When: March 17, 18:30 – till late

Cost: FREE

Find out more/book: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/tales-from-the-city-launch-party-token-x-deptford-literature-festival-tickets-547460718747


Free skating event for all ages and abilities; including a Roller Disco, roller skating classes and tasty food provided by Wrap ‘N’ Rolla.

Where: Hackney Bridge, Units 1-28, Echo Building, E Bay Ln, London E15 2SJ

When: March 11

Kids Classes 1:30-2:30 PM

Spin and Dance Workshop 3:00 – 4:00 PM

Footwork and Dance Workshop 4:30 – 5:30 PM

DJ and RollerDisco 6:00 – 9:30 PM

Cost: FREE

Find out more/book: https://hackneybridge.org/events/2023/3/11/wrap-and-rolla-skating

Women of Abney + Cast & Crew Q&A

New film; Women of Abney, will be shown on the big screen at Rio Cinema this weekend. The film draws on real-life stories of 113 women from Hackney’s history and among them are poets, medical pioneers and the first female balloonist. The screening will be followed by a cast and crew q&a and an opportunity to use the venue’s bar & cafe. Women of Abney is a collaboration from The Hackney Society, Tower Theatre and Abney Park.

Where: Rio Cinema, 107 Kingsland High St, London E8 2PB

When: March 11, 13:00 – 14:50

Cost: £5

Find out more/book: https://riocinema.org.uk/movie/women-of-abney-cast-crew-qa/

BOXPARK Croydon: Friday Feelings

Enjoy drinks and street food in the ‘main space’ or come to the party in BEATBOX where DJs will start at 8 pm. Mainspace DJs will be spinning from 6 pm onwards.

Where: BOXPARK, 99 George Street, Croydon CR0 1LD

When: March 10, 19:00 – March 11, 01:00

Cost: FREE

Find out more/book: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/friday-feelings-tickets-520541432437

Dara Ó Briain: So… Where Were We? – Stand-up comedy show

Join comedian Dara Ó Briain for a night of laughs in the latest instalment of his So, Where Were We? 2023 tour. Audiences can expect a mix of one-liners and stories in this brand-new show, as Ó Briain returns to the stage following his Voice Of Reason tour in 2020.

Where: Fairfield Concert Hall Park Ln, Croydon CR9 1DG

When: March 11, 19:30 – 22:00

Cost: £27.00

Find out more/book: https://www.fairfield.co.uk/events/dara-o-briain-23?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign&utm_content=ap_pwj3dglt1g

Mum2mum Market: Nearly new sale

Come along to this pop-up market and grab a pre-loved bargain or sell your own baby/children’s items! Sellers can keep 100% of their takings making the event hassle-free. Quality items such as toys, clothing, books and equipments will be on offer.

Where: New Addington Leisure & community centre, 88 central parade, CR0 0JB

When: March 11, 10:00 – 12:00

Cost: £2 admission on the door / Stall prices for sellers start at just £15

Find out more/book: https://twitter.com/CroydonNbrhoods/status/1629950092760297474/photo/1

Cutting East open launch

Cutting East Film Festival 2023 launches this Friday with an evening of community and creativity. The multi-arts event includes poetry, film, music & dance. Cutting East hope to “empower young people by giving them a platform to showcase their work, thoughts and ideas.”

Where: Genesis Cinema, 93-95 Mile End Rd, Bethnal Green, London E1 4UJ

When: March 10, 17:00 – 20:00

Cost: £1

Find out more/book: https://genesiscinema.co.uk/GenesisCinema.dll/WhatsOn?f=30465951

Exhibition: Women of Bethnal Green at Work

Free exhibition & part of Oxford House’s heritage programme which showcases photography by Sarah Ainslie. This exhibition celebrates the diverse work done by local women.

Where: Oxford House Cafe, Derbyshire Street, Bethnal Green, E2 6HG

When: March 13 – April 9

Monday – Friday 10:00 – 17:30

Cost: FREE

Find out more/book: https://www.oxfordhouse.org.uk/event/exhibition-women-of-the-bethnal-green-at-work/

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