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More details - Eastbury Manor House - A Midsummer Night's Dream
Join us for an outdoor Shakespeare performance by The Three Inch Fools in the Grade I listed Walled Garden. Eastbury Manor House will be serving a variety of hot and cold refreshments from 6.15pm and the performance will start at 7pm.
Eastbury Manor House, Eastbury Square, Barking
Fri 1 Jun

More details - Open Garden Squares Weekend
A grade I-listed 16th-century manor house with walled and herb gardens enclosed by their original walls. One of 200+ gardens taking part in Open Garden Squares Weekend.
Eastbury Manor House Walled Gardens and Herb Garden, Sisley Road
Sun 10 Jun

More details - 12 Western Road - Open Garden for NGS
Urban oasis, 85ft garden designed and planted by owners. Relying heavily on evergreen, ferns, foliage and herbaceous planting.
12 Western Road, Plaistow
Sun 27 May

More details - Richard House Children's Hospice - Open Garden for NGS
A series of individual areas around the hospice designed for children, young people, their families and others’ enjoyment. Drought tolerant area with silver leaved plants (Save the Water) transferred from Chelsea Flower Show in 2001.
Richard House Children’s Hospice, Beckton
Today

More details - London Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival 2018
One of the UK’s most exciting cross-cultural sporting occasions, the annual London Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival returns to London’s Regatta Centre on the slightly earlier date of Sunday 3rd June 2018.
London Regatta Centre, Dockside Road, London
Sun 3 Jun

More details - Goodmayes Philatelic Society Meeting
Stamp auction. Organised by Goodmayes Philatelic Society. Contact for details: Cliff Cashman (Secretary).
Methodist Church Hall, Percy Road, Goodmayes
Wed 6 Jun

More details - Capital Challenge - East: Royal Albert Docks to Crystal Palace
Bring your family, friends or make new ones. Feel great and have loads of fun while you help raise vital funds to support people with a learning disability. Mencap’s Capital Challenge is split into 4 different walking events each taking in a distinct and fascinating part of London.
Royal Albert Docks
Sat 26 May

More details - Live Steam Open Day (Ride on Railway)
Ilford & West Essex Model Railway Club is holding it’s usual monthly open day with train rides (sometimes steam) for all the family. The train rides will be on our 7¼ inch outside railway for 50p a ride (£3 all day pass) and refreshments available. Children positively encouraged.
Ilford & West Essex MRC premises adjacent to the north side of Chadwell Heath TFL Rail station
Sun 3 Jun

More details - UIM F1H2O World Championship Grand Prix of London (Formula 1 Inshore Powerboat Racing)
The UIM F1H2O World Championship Grand Prix of London is the British leg of the flagship series of single-seater inshore circuit Formula 1 powerboat racing The 6-metre long, 500kg powerboats will navigate turns at 90+mph and will hit speeds of over 150mph on the straights The Formula 1 class will be supported by
Royal Victoria Dock, 1 Western Gateway, London
Fri 15 Jun to Sun 17 Jun

More details - Crossness Open Day
Make your own portrait puppet of Sir Joseph Bazalgette and celebrate this amazing engineer who built Crossness Pumping  Station as part of the first sewage system across London. The activity is suitable for children aged 4 years + and children must be supervised by an adult at all times.
Thames Water S.T.W Bazalgette Way London
Today

More details - Rufus Longbottom and the Space Rabbit
When Space Rabbit’s planet is destroyed by a meteorite, she escapes in the nick of time. A blast separates her from her family, sending her hurtling towards earth, where she lands outside a care home, frightened and alone. Inside is Rufus Longbottom, an old gentleman itching for one last adventure.
Stratford Circus Arts Centre, Theatre Square, Stratford, London, London
Thu 24 May

More details - Kubla Khan
Welcome to the world of Kubla Khan, a multi-sensory pleasure dome that you can touch, taste and smell. From the sounds of a sitar to the feel of a flowing river, experience the temperatures and textures of Coleridge’s acclaimed poem as the aroma of incense drifts by.
Stratford Circus Arts Centre, Theatre Square, Stratford, London, London
Fri 8 Jun and Sat 9 Jun

More details - Duckie
Duckie is a reimagining of the Hans Christian Andersen story The Ugly Duckling with a message of tolerance and self-acceptance at its core.
Theatre Royal Stratford East Gerry Raffles Square Stratford London
Wed 30 May to Sat 2 Jun

More details - Cafe Society Swing
This acclaimed show tells the true story of the first racially integrated jazz club in New York - Cafe Society, which opened in December 1938.
Theatre Royal Stratford East Gerry Raffles Square Stratford London
Tue 5 Jun to Sat 9 Jun, Tue 12 Jun to Sat 16 Jun

More details - Leytonstone, Wanstead & District Philatelic Society Meeting
Stamp auction. Organised by Leytonstone, Wanstead & District Philatelic Society. Contact for details: Richard Wood (Secretary).
Wanstead House, 21 The Green, Wanstead
Sat 26 May

More details - A World Inside a Book: Gruffalos, Dragons and Other Creatures
12pm, 3.15pm & 4.05pm Friday – Sunday Every day during School Holidays: 10.15am, 11.05am, 11.55am, 12.45pm, 1.35pm, 2.25pm, 3.15pm, 4.05pm. Sessions last approximately 40 minutes.
Discover Stratford - Children’s Story Centre 383-387 High Street Stratford London
Thu 31 May, Sat 30 Jun

More details - The Chicken Shack presents Vintage
Beginners 50s Jive dance lessons - hosted by The Chicken Shack’s Malc and Tricia Our classes are for beginners, so no dance background or experience is needed. The classes will run weekly every Tuesday on a drop-in basis, be here by 19.45 for a 20.00 start and it finishes at 22.00.
The Plough and Harrow 419 High Rd, Leytonstone, London
Tue 22 May, Tue 29 May, Tue 5 Jun

More details - The Chicken Shack presents Vintage
The Chicken Shack a night of 50’s style Rock ’n’ Roll The Chicken Shack is back with an incredible night planned for June, the fabulous band for the night is Vintage!!!! As always, an upbeat 50s Rock ’n’ Roll night filled with jiving, bopping and strolling.
The Plough and Harrow 419 High Rd, Leytonstone, London
Sat 16 Jun

More details - Leytonstone, Wanstead & District Philatelic Society Stamp Exhibition and Fair
Stamp exhibition and dealer fair. Organised by Leytonstone, Wanstead & District Philatelic Society. Contact for details: Richard Wood (Secretary).
Our Lady of Lourdes Church Pastoral Centre, Cambridge Park, Wanstead
Sat 9 Jun

More details - Open Garden Squares Weekend
Community-led riverside gardens and creative industries quarter being created from former coal dock. Café, children’s workshops, exhibitions. One of 200+ gardens taking part in Open Garden Squares Weekend.
Cody Dock, 11c South Crescent
Sat 9 Jun and Sun 10 Jun

More details - Bach to Baby Family Concerts in Wanstead
Bach to Baby is the critically acclaimed classical concert series for babies, toddlers and their carers. Tots dance, roam about and revel in the wonder of live music, while you take a moment out of your busy day to hear top notch performances by outstanding musicians, with your young babes in tow.
Wanstead United Reformed Church Nightingale Lane Wanstead
Tue 12 Jun, Tue 10 Jul

More details - 10 Wellesley Road - Open Garden for NGS
An evergreen T-shaped garden, bringing a little of the Mediterranean into East London. A large silver birch commands a raised bed of Trachycarpus, Chamaerops and ferns.
10 Wellesley Road, Wanstead
Sat 16 Jun

More details - Open Garden Squares Weekend
Iconic site of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. The gardens, playgrounds, promenades, waterways, landscaping, wetlands and wildflower meadows are free for you to explore 24/7, with volunteer-led tours at 11am and 1pm.
Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, Westfield Avenue
Sat 9 Jun and Sun 10 Jun

More details - London Nightrider 2018
One of the capital’s best-loved annual events is back this summer. London Nightrider returns for its ninth year on 9 / 10 June 2018. This charity night ride is a unique way to discover the capital’s iconic sights and lesser-known attractions.
Lee Valley VeloPark, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London
Sat 9 Jun

More details - ArcelorMittal Orbit Abseil
Do something incredible with an adrenaline fuelled abseil down the UK’s tallest sculpture at 262 feet! We are looking for fearless fundraisers to take on the UK’s highest freefall abseil from ArcelorMittal Orbit situated in the Queen Elizabeth Park.
ArcelorMittal Orbit, 3 Thornton Street, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, Stratford
Sun 10 Jun

More details - In the Night Garden Live
Step into the magical world of In the Night Garden and see Igglepiggle, Upsy Daisy and Makka Pakka brought to life before your eyes with beautiful costumes, magical puppets, enchanting music and breathtaking projections. In the Night Garden Live takes place in its own purpose-built, family-friendly Showdome.
The O2 London
Thu 24 May to Sat 9 Jun

More details - Fabric and Film
12pm-4pm A creative and fun afternoon for families with children (aged 5+) to explore textiles with artist-duo Kaleidoworks. Taking place in Bow Arts’ outdoor covered courtyard, the afternoon will be a chance to explore hands-on textile processes alongside experimental moving-image.
183 Bow Road, London
Sat 26 May

More details - Colouring in the Place
11am-3pm Colouring in Place is a natural dye and quilting event, inviting people to help make a map of the plants and trees they appreciate in east London while trying out natural dye and quilting techniques. Participants will be invited to share their stories of local plant life either online or at the event.
183 Bow Road, London
Sun 27 May

More details - Location and Innovation
7pm (Gallery open from 6pm) The River Lea has been a long-standing location of innovation for the textile industry, from the early patent of madder printing in the 17th century to 19th century discoveries in synthetic dyes.
The Nunnery Gallery, 181 Bow Road
Thu 31 May

More details - Final Thursday Late Opening 6-9pm, with talk from resident artist Freya Gabie.
Join us for the final late night opening of Raw Materials: Textiles – a last chance to explore the industrial history of the River Lea through the raw material textiles.
The Nunnery Gallery, 181 Bow Road
Thu 7 Jun

More details - A woven dance, a dancing weave
1pm-4pm Join Raw Materials: Textiles resident artist Freya Gabie to create a giant, architectural ‘danced’ weaving. Using the physical space of the Bow Arts Victorian industrial courtyard and the movement of our bodies, we will create a woven sculptural installation that spans, intercepts and connects space.
183 Bow Road, London
Sat 9 Jun

More details - Greenwich Peninsula - Urban Village Fete
On Sunday 20th May 2018, Greenwich Peninsula, London’s newest creative neighbourhood, presents the return of the much-loved Urban Village Fete in partnership with Hemingway Design.
Urban Village Fete Sunday 20th May, 2018 The Gateway Pavilions, Peninsula Square Greenwich Peninsula
Today

More details - Afrorepublik feat. Wizkid + Mr Eazi
Afrorepublik feat. Wizkid + Mr Eazi Plus Yxng Bane. Artists performing: Afrorepublik .: Tickets avaiable.
The O2 Arena, London
Sat 26 May

More details - Open Garden Squares Weekend
A secret haven with mature flower beds, vegetable beds, fruit trees and vines, heated greenhouse, wildlife area with pond, bird hide, chickens and beehives. Tours, pond-dipping and refreshments including cake made from our own honey.
Charlton Manor Primary School Secret Garden, Indus Road
Sat 9 Jun

More details - Mindfulness 123 'Being present within'
Join our event near Canary Wharf! Understanding the value of mindfulness and putting it into practice is as easy as 1, 2, 3! Come along to our relaxed friendly workshop for useful, easy and practical techniques to help you practice mindfulness at home or work.
The Reach Hub, 11 Oilphant Street, Blackwall, London
Thu 14 Jun

More details - Plateau restaurant launches the Big Brass Brunch party, with ten-piece live band!
Plateau Restaurant, Bar & Grill will be collaborating with Old Dirty Brasstards to bring a ten-piece drum ‘n’ brass bottomless brunch party to London.
Plateau Restaurant, Bar & Grill, 4th Floor, Canada Place, London
Sat 26 May, Sat 9 Jun

More details - Grace Savage
The 4 times UK Beatboxing champion, Grace Savage, will perform a mixture of original tracks and covers with musicians Chris Bartholomew and Ben Cartwright.
Roof Garden Roof Garden Crossrail Place, North Dock, Canary Wharf
Thu 24 May

More details - Open Garden Squares Weekend
An exotic roof garden, filled with ferns, tall grasses and flowering shrubs, hidden amongst the towering buildings of Canary Wharf. Unique architecture and stunning landscape design inspired by Canary Wharf’s rich maritime heritage.
Crossrail Place Roof Garden, Crossrail Place
Sat 9 Jun and Sun 10 Jun

More details - Canary Wharf's Summer Fashion Event
When: Friday 1st June – Sunday 3rd June 2018 Time: 9am to 8pm Friday; 10am to 7pm Saturday; 12 noon to 6pm Sunday Where: Throughout Canary Wharf with fashion shows in Canada Place and Jubilee Place How much: Free Visitors to the weekend event can enjoy a range of exclusive offers across the three days.
Canary Wharf
Fri 1 Jun

More details - Light in the Lens photography exhibition
Dates 23rd May – 27th May 2018 As photographers we use light in our pictures to bring out the character in portraits, the grain and texture in surfaces, and to concentrate our gaze within the frame.
South Quay Plaza, 189 Marsh Wall
Wed 23 May to Sun 27 May

More details - Roman Dead Exhibition Opening
New exhibition: Roman Dead will explore death and burial in ancient London In 2017 a rare Roman sarcophagus was excavated from Harper Road in Southwark; a site that archaeological research has shown was part of a large Roman cemetery.
Museum of London Docklands
Fri 25 May

More details - Open Garden Squares Weekend
Garden on a wharf beside the River Thames in East Greenwich, returned to nature in the late 1960s. One of 200+ gardens taking part in Open Garden Squares Weekend.
Ballast Quay Garden
Sat 9 Jun and Sun 10 Jun

More details - Open Garden Squares Weekend
An exciting urban community garden, with lots of unusual projects, in the London Borough of Havering. One of 200+ gardens taking part in Open Garden Squares Weekend.
Rainham Hall, The Broadway
Sat 9 Jun and Sun 10 Jun

More details - Bach to Baby Family Concerts in Docklands
Bach to Baby is the critically acclaimed classical concert series for babies, toddlers and their carers. Tots dance, roam about and revel in the wonder of live music, while you take a moment out of your busy day to hear top notch performances by outstanding musicians, with your young babes in tow.
Christ Church Manchester Road Isle of Dogs
Fri 15 Jun

More details - 37 Turpins Lane - Open Garden for NGS
An unexpected hidden, magical, part-walled garden showing how much can be achieved in a small space. An oasis of calm with densely planted rich, lush foliage, tree ferns, hostas, topiary and an abundance of well maintained shrubs complemented by a small pond and 3 water features designed for yr round interest.
37 Turpins Lane, Chigwell
Sun 3 Jun, Sun 17 Jun, Sun 1 Jul, Sun 29 Jul

More details - 37 Turpins Lane - Open Garden for NGS
An unexpected hidden, magical, part-walled garden showing how much can be achieved in a small space. An oasis of calm with densely planted rich, lush foliage, tree ferns, hostas, topiary and an abundance of well maintained shrubs complemented by a small pond and 3 water features designed for yr round interest.
37 Turpins Lane, Chigwell
Sun 17 Jun, Sun 1 Jul, Sun 29 Jul

More details - Emma Stevens 'To My Roots Tour' Kent
UK SINGER/SONGWRITER EMMA STEVENS PLAYS KENT LIVE Brit country-pop music star Emma Stevens brings her UK ‘To My Roots Spring Tour’ to Kent Hailed as ‘just magical’ by the late great Sir Terry Wogan, Emma Stevens is the surfer chick singer/songwriter who’s taken the UK by storm with her distinctive fusion of
The Dancing Dog, Sheppey Way, Sittingbourne M
Sat 16 Jun

More details - The Public Interest
An exciting world premiere of a dramatic new play by Kenton Hall. It is 1965 and Winston Churchill is dead.
Brookside Theatre, 21a Eastern Road, Romford
Fri 25 May and Sat 26 May

More details - Agatha Christie's Murder On The Nile
Following last year’s hugely successful production of ’The Ghost Train’, the Brookside Theatre are proud to present a stylish and exciting new production of the Queen of Crime’s classic thriller, MURDER ON THE NILE.
Brookside Theatre, 21a Eastern Road, Romford
Wed 6 Jun to Sat 9 Jun

More details - Come and Meet Lee Selby at Worldwide Signings
IBF World Featherweight Champion Lee Selby will be appearing at Worldwide Signings. Lee will be signing photos, trunks, gloves and belts.
Romford shopping hall, 43 Market Place, Romford, Essex, , United Kingdom
Sat 26 May

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