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More details - All Points East:  LCD Soundsystem
All Points East: LCD Soundsystem. Artists performing: LCD Soundsystem, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Phoenix, Glass Animals, Richie Hawtin, Dixon, Nick Murphy fka Chet Faker, Chromeo, Young Fathers, George Fitzgerald, Hercules and Love Affair, Roman Flugel, Gerd Janson, Hookworms, BadBadNotGood, Friendly Fires, DJANGO DJANGO, Tom...
Victoria Park, London
Fri 25 May

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 - Open Garden Squares Weekend
Community garden project run by local residents. Our policy is that everything in the garden belongs to everyone and we grow and share all crops together. A feast of organic vegetables, salads, aromatic herbs, beautiful flowers and wildlife.
Cranbrook Community Food Garden, Mace Street
Sat 9 Jun and Sun 10 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - The Owl and the Pussycat
Join Owly-cat and fellow family members, Jumblie and Quangle Wangle Quee, in a story inspired by the nonsense world of Edward Lear. The spongetaneous trio travel to the dolomphious land where the bong tree grows, learning all about the creatures who live there and their curious habits.
Half Moon Theatre 43 White Horse Road London
Mon 21 May, Tue 22 May

More details - Open Garden Squares Weekend
A community garden in the East End, brought back to life by local residents. Food growing, fruit trees, pond, wildflower meadow, shrubs and bee-friendly flowers. Plants for sale and refreshments available.
Approach Gardens, Russia Lane
Sun 10 Jun

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 - Bach to Baby Family Concerts in Victoria Park
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.
St John of Jerusalem Lauriston Rd Victoria Park
Wed 13 Jun, Wed 11 Jul

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 - 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
Award-winning gardens at St Joseph’s Hospice for recreation and contemplation. South end now re-shaped following completion of major building works. Fundraising stall. Cream teas. One of 200+ gardens taking part in Open Garden Squares Weekend.
St Joseph’s Hospice Garden, Mare Street
Sat 9 Jun and Sun 10 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 - 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 - Open Garden Squares Weekend
A well-established community garden situated in the heart of an historic inner-city area. Light refreshments with homemade produce, craft stalls, children’s activities, music. One of 200+ gardens taking part in Open Garden Squares Weekend.
Cable Street Community Gardens, Hardinge Street
Sun 10 Jun

More details - Open Garden Squares Weekend
A patch of green in a densely urban environment. A haven for birds. A small space to pause and be refreshed. A modest tribute to the late Cardinal Basil Hume. One of 200+ gardens taking part in Open Garden Squares Weekend.
St Joseph’s Garden, 15 Lamb’s Passage, off Bunhill Row
Sat 9 Jun and Sun 10 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
One of the oldest urban nature reserves in the country. Main features are ponds, extensive stands of reed, a colourful marsh area and woodland. The original dock walls and locks remain alongside the old pumphouse.
Lavender Pond and Nature Park, Lavender Road
Sat 9 Jun and Sun 10 Jun

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 - 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 - Our Girl
Our Girl + Underwater Boys. Artists performing: Our Girl.: Tickets avaiable.
The Moth Club, London
Tue 22 May

More details - Open Garden Squares Weekend
Prize-winning garden created by residents out of a rubbish dump, with a pergola, gravel planting, climbers and roses, mixed herbaceous border and pond. Rare-breed chickens, ducks and allotments. Plant sale, refreshments, homemade cakes.
Winterton House Organic Garden, Deancross Street
Sun 10 Jun

More details - Open Garden Squares Weekend
Beautiful movable pocket garden and plant nursery showing what can be done with upcycled materials, imagination and many pairs of hands. Tea and cakes, tours, music, craft activities, plants for sale - and more.
Core Landscapes Community Plant Nursery and Garden, Stepney Way
Sat 9 Jun

More details - Paul Renner & Paul Sakoilsky: This is The Gate to Heaven
‘This is The Gate to Heaven’ is the first full collaboration between Paul Renner and Paul Sakoilsky. The exhibition takes place throughout a series of 7 specially created rooms, working around themes of transformation, corruption and conservation.
46 Ashfield St., Whitechapel
Fri 8 Jun, Sat 9 Jun, Mon 11 Jun to Sat 16 Jun, Mon 18 Jun to Sat 23 Jun, Mon 25 Jun to Sat 30 Jun, Mon 2 Jul to Sat 7 Jul

More details - Open Garden Squares Weekend
Community garden around an historic church with access to the Vicarage garden, a private family-managed walled garden adjacent to the church. The church is undergoing some restoration and visitors are welcome.
St Peter’s Bethnal Green Church & Vicarage Gardens, St Peter’s Close
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 - Sutton House and Breaker's Yard - Grandparent and Grandchild Workshop
This spring there is an old Gypsy Caravan parked up in the Breaker’s Yard. You are invited to create a Theatre Company with your grandparents, and perform on the caravan on either the 12th or 26th May.
Sutton House and Breaker’s Yard, 2 and 4 Homerton High Street, Hackney,
Sat 26 May

More details - Sutton House and Breaker's Yard - Summer Half Term at Sutton House
Search Hackney’s oldest house for a variety of historical objects from 500 years ago, all the way up to the modern day. Try on Tudor and Georgian costumes, plant seeds in the old Routemaster Bus in our award winning community garden and learn about some o. Booking Not Needed. Suitable for all ages.
Sutton House and Breaker’s Yard, 2 and 4 Homerton High Street, Hackney,
Wed 30 May to Sat 2 Jun

More details - Sutton House and Breaker's Yard - girl.boy.child
Renowned singer songwriter David McAlmont delves into the closets of the UK’s historic houses to explore LGBTQ histories and their contemporary significance to create a new performance. Booking Essential. Phone: n/a. 18+ event. Assistance Dogs only are welcome.
Sutton House and Breaker’s Yard, 2 and 4 Homerton High Street, Hackney,
Sat 2 Jun

More details - Sutton House and Breaker's Yard - Sutton House Music Society presents Roskell Piano Trio
Late Beethoven trios 1 Our resident piano trio continue our ’late Beethoven’ series with an exploration of the late Beethoven piano trios. This programme includes the Archduke Trio Op. 97. Booking Advisable.
Sutton House and Breaker’s Yard, 2 and 4 Homerton High Street, Hackney,
Sun 10 Jun

More details - Open Garden Squares Weekend
An imaginative and creative space with a wildlife ‘city’, allotment, and woodland walk. Also the base for practical work carried out in the surrounding woodlands and meadows. Children’s craft activities. Beekeeper.
The Compound, Stave Hill Ecological Park, Timber Pond Road
Sat 9 Jun and Sun 10 Jun

More details - echo presents: Brick x Brick
Join echo for a lunchtime recital in the beautiful surroundings of St. Matthew’s Church, Bethnal Green on Saturday 9th June. It’s part of our echo presents series, exploring themes of architecture and ambition.
St Matthew’s Church, London
Sat 9 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 - Open Garden Squares Weekend
Award-winning gardens of 1987 canalside development being rejuvenated by residents after years of neglect. Food, refreshments, plant and craft sales. One of 200+ gardens taking part in Open Garden Squares Weekend.
Gloucester Square Residents’ Gardens, Whiston Road
Sat 9 Jun and Sun 10 Jun

More details - Mapledene Gardens - Open Garden for NGS
With much the same space, these 4 strongly contrasting N-facing neighbouring gardens have very different design intentions and styles. 53 is an established plantaholics garden, with jewel-like planting where clematis take pride of place.
Mapledene Gardens, Hackney
Sun 3 Jun

More details - Lower Clapton Gardens - Open Garden for NGS
Lower Clapton is an area of mid Victorian terraces sloping down to the River Lea. This group of gardens reflect their owners tastes and interests. No. 77 Rushmore Rd features a fruit and vegetable garden and wildlife pond. At No.
Lower Clapton Gardens,
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More details - Open Garden Squares Weekend
A community garden used for horticultural therapy and training for people with mental health issues, learning disabilities and physical disabilities. Organically grown plants, herbs and vegetables for sale. Tea, coffee and cakes.
St Mary’s Secret Garden, Pearson Street / Appleby Street
Sat 9 Jun

More details - Melodic Vibes
MELODIC VIBES PRESENTS: A live music night that specializes in recognizing, championing and celebrating emerging artists by offering them a valuable experience and platform to perform, network with like minded individuals, gain more exposure and reach new target audiences.
Juju’s Bar and Stage 15 Hanbury Street
Thu 31 May

More details - Spitalfields Gardens - Open Garden for NGS
A collection of hidden treasures behind some of the finest merchants and weavers houses in Spitalfields. It is fitting to visit the courtyard of the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings (SPAB) at 37 Spital Square, founded by William Morris in 1877. The other gardens incl.
Spitalfields Gardens,
Sat 16 Jun

More details - Open Garden Squares Weekend
Charity which supports the homeless and grows a wide range of fruit, vegetables, herbs and edible flowers on a secret rooftop garden. Lush courtyard garden downstairs. Garden tours, refreshments.
Providence Row Rooftop Garden, 82 Wentworth Street
Sat 9 Jun

More details - Open Garden Squares Weekend
The inspiration for the set of Eastenders, this garden has retained its original Victorian layout and been lovingly restored by local residents. Home bakes and refreshments. One of 200+ gardens taking part in Open Garden Squares Weekend.
Fassett Square
Sun 10 Jun

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