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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 - 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 - 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 - 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 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 - 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 - 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 - Shebeen
‘Do you think dreams are wasted on people like us?’ It’s a hot and humid summer in 1958 St Anns, Nottingham. Tempers are flaring and Teddy Boys are on the march. Jamaican couple Pearl and George are helping Caribbean migrants to cut loose by hosting a forbidden party at their Shebeen.
Theatre Royal Stratford East Gerry Raffles Square Stratford London
Wed 20 Jun to Sat 23 Jun, Tue 26 Jun to Sat 30 Jun, Tue 3 Jul to Sat 7 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 - 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 - 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 - Goodmayes Philatelic Society Meeting
Annual General Meeting. Organised by Goodmayes Philatelic Society. Contact for details: Cliff Cashman (Secretary).
Methodist Church Hall, Percy Road, Goodmayes
Wed 20 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - Pop Up Vintage Fairs London at the Walthamstow Assembly Hall
50+ stalls selling vintage fashion, homeware, antiques, collectables plus live music, tea room & licensed bar
Walthamstow Assembly Hall
Sat 16 Jun

More details - Red Imp previews Zoe Lyons & Jen Brister
Zoe Lyons- Entry Level Human- As seen on Live at the Apollo (BBC Two), Mock the Week (BBC Two), Room 101 (BBC One) and regularly heard on BBC Radio 4’s News Quiz, Just a Minute, The Now Show and plenty more.
Ye Olde Rose and Crown Theatre Bar 53 Hoe Street, Walthamstow
Mon 4 Jun

More details - Red Imp previews Simon Evans and Angela Barnes
Simon is well known to the British comedy-going public from TV shows such as Live at the Apollo and Stand Up for the Week, and as a regular on BBC Radio 4, where his own hugely successful, acclaimed radio show Simon Evans Goes To Market returns for a fourth series in Spring 2018.
Ye Olde Rose and Crown Theatre Bar 53 Hoe Street, Walthamstow
Wed 6 Jun

More details - Red Imp previews presents Jo Caulfield and Michael Legge
Jo Caulfield ; “Killing Time”. Jo’s shows continually sell out at The Edinburgh Festival. Why? Because she’s very funny. TV credits include ‘Have I got News For You”, “Mock The Week”, “Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow” and “The John Bishop Show”. She’s also been on The One Show and is very sorry about that.
Ye Olde Rose and Crown Theatre Bar 53 Hoe Street, Walthamstow
Thu 7 Jun

More details - Red Imp previews presents Lucy Porter and Simon Munnery
Lucy Porter:Pass It On A brand new stand-up show from the perennial fringe favourite. As seen on QI, Room 101, Live at the Apollo. As heard on Radio 4s News Quiz and The Now Show. Always warm, witty and thought-provoking, this is Lucy’s best show yet.
Ye Olde Rose and Crown Theatre Bar 53 Hoe Street, Walthamstow
Fri 8 Jun

More details - Red Imp previews presents Paul Foot & Laura KIghtlinger
Paul Foot ; Image Conscious ( work in progress) A message from Paul “Greetings. I’m Paul Foot, one of the world’s comedians, and I’m here to tell ye about my show. Have you ever considered the unique predicament of the soft-shell crab? Well I have. That animal is absolutely ridiculous.
Ye Olde Rose and Crown Theatre Bar 53 Hoe Street, Walthamstow
Sat 9 Jun

More details - Red Imp presents Hal Cruttenden and Jarred Christmas
Hal Cruttenden- Chubster Hal’s literally filled our screens recently on Have I Got News for You and Live at the Apollo. His daughters chose the title of his new stand-up show. He’s now on a diet. ‘Hilarious’ **** (Evening Standard).
Ye Olde Rose and Crown Theatre Bar 53 Hoe Street, Walthamstow
Mon 11 Jun

More details - Red Imp previews presents Andrew Maxwell and Lauen Pattison
Andrew Maxwell – Shake A Leg WINNER: Time Out Live Award: Best Stand-up WINNER: Chortle Award: Best Contribution To The Live Comedy WINNER: Entertainment.
Ye Olde Rose and Crown Theatre Bar 53 Hoe Street, Walthamstow
Tue 12 Jun

More details - Red Imp previews presents Abandoman and Gordon Southern
Ireland’s finest hip hop musical comedian presents his biggest show to date. Using his trademark blend of audience interaction and razor-sharp improvisation, Rob will take you on a magical journey, transforming the audience’s likes, loathes and daydreams into hit songs and captivating tales.
Ye Olde Rose and Crown Theatre Bar 53 Hoe Street, Walthamstow
Wed 13 Jun

More details - Red Imp previews presents Ayesha Hazarika and Dana Alexander
Ayesha Hazarika: Girl on Girl – the fight for feminism Phew! After Weinstein and #MeToo, women of the world have finally united… for a good old-fashioned bitch-fight! Who cares about smashing the patriarchy when you can go full-on Prisoner: Cell-Block H? So what happened to feminism? Is it too posh? Too white?
Ye Olde Rose and Crown Theatre Bar 53 Hoe Street, Walthamstow
Thu 14 Jun

More details - Red Imp presents BGT runner up Daliso Chaponda and Charmian Hughes
Daliso was a runner up on Britain’s Got Talent last year and got the Goldeb Buzzer. He’s been touring to sold out show in the UK ever since to much acclaim.
Ye Olde Rose and Crown Theatre Bar 53 Hoe Street, Walthamstow
Sun 17 Jun

More details - Red Imp matinee presents Robin Ince
Robin Ince- Chaos of Delight Robin returns to Edinburgh fringe with two new shows this year and he will try and squeeze both of them into an hour – Chaos of Delight is a show about art, science and shamans, while Satanic Rites of Robin Ince is about when Robin fell in love with horror films and stories, aged eight.
Ye Olde Rose and Crown Theatre Bar 53 Hoe Street, Walthamstow
Sun 17 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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

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