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More details - The Great British Business Show 2018
Europe’s Largest Business Exhibition! Bigger and better for 2018 - Register for FREE The Business Show will be held at Excel, London on 16th & 17th May 2018 where it will present some of Britain’s most exciting experts.
ExCeL London
Wed 16 May and Thu 17 May

More details - Mystic Eye - Wisdom, Meditation & Bliss with Sadhguru
Sadhguru is a contemporary mystic with a unique yet astoundingly rational approach to life and the world you know – or think you know. Join Us To: Explore life’s deepest questions Discover technologies for inner wellbeing Make joy your constant companion Meditate with Sadhguru
ExCeL London, One Western Gateway, Royal Victoria Dock
Sat 19 May

More details - Grand Designs Live
Grand Designs Live: Tickets avaiable.
Excel Centre, London
Sat 5 May to Tue 8 May, Thu 10 May to Sun 13 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
Sun 20 May

More details - Love Not Landfill Swap and Style Event
Fashionistas and eco-warriors alike will discover bargains and wonderful one-off pieces at Love Not Landfill’s exciting Swap and Style Event at London’s largest fashion recycling warehouse, LM Barry in Canning Town on 24th April, 10am-midday.
L M Barry Textile Recyclers North Crescent Canning Town
Tue 24 Apr

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
Sun 20 May

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 28 Apr, Sat 12 May, Sat 26 May, Sat 9 Jun

More details - MADE LONDON - Canary Wharf
MADE LONDON – Canary Wharf returns to bring the best contemporary designer makers in the country to the heart of Canary Wharf. The show will run for 5 days and showcase about 100 exhibitors.
East Wintergarden Canary Wharf
Wed 25 Apr to Sun 29 Apr

More details - MADE LONDON Design and Craft Fair returns to Canary Wharf
Contemporary design and craft fair MADE LONDON returns to Canary Wharf’s East Wintergarden this April. Free to the public, over 90 makers will be showcasing and selling bespoke handmade jewellery, original ceramics, textiles, unique glass sculptures and more over the five days.
East Wintergarden, 43 Bank Street, Canary Wharf, E14
Wed 25 Apr to Sun 29 Apr

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
Mon 30 Apr

More details - Kaleidoscope
Blink. Blink again. What do you see? Reds and blues, yellows and greens. Twinkling lights that glisten and gleam. Inspired by research into how a baby’s sense of sight develops and how they instinctively begin to categorise colour, watch as your baby enters the multicoloured world of Kaleidoscope.
Stratford Circus Arts Centre, Theatre Square, Stratford, London, London
Fri 27 Apr and Sat 28 Apr

More details - The Little Mochi Man
It’s almost New Year and little Mochi Man, tired of being bullied because of his small size, decides to run away.
Stratford Circus Arts Centre, Theatre Square, Stratford, London, London
Sat 12 May

More details - Hatch
Flowing water, whistling winds and the beautiful call of a bird - new sounds are discovered in unlikely places. Journey through mesmerising worlds blending sights and sounds that will set imaginations alight.
Stratford Circus Arts Centre, Theatre Square, Stratford, London, London
Sat 19 May

More details - Our Country's Good
2018 marks 30 years since the premiere of Our Country’s Good at the Royal Court, now recognised as a modern classic exploring themes of crime, punishment and rehabilitation.
Theatre Royal Stratford East Gerry Raffles Square Stratford London
Wed 25 Apr to Sat 28 Apr, Mon 30 Apr to Sat 5 May

More details - Pyar Actually
Rifco Studio present a sparkling new comedy by Sukh Ojla - Pyar Actually. After its SOLD OUT run last year, Rifco’s hilarious comedy returns to Stratford East. Polly has a reliable husband, two bright children, a well-paid job at the council and detached house with a double garage. She’s got it all.
Theatre Royal Stratford East Gerry Raffles Square Stratford London
Tue 15 May to Sat 19 May

More details - Bach to Baby Family Concerts at Charlton House
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.
Charlton House Charlton Road Charlton
Mon 7 May

More details - Bach to Baby Family Concerts in Greenwich & Blackheath
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.
Mycenae House 90 Mycenae Road London
Thu 26 Apr, Thu 24 May

More details - Abseil the ArcelorMittal Orbit
Want to do something unique this May bank holiday? We have the perfect way to wind down, make a difference and experience something truly memorable! Join us as we abseil the UK’s tallest sculpture, the Orbit.
Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, Stratford, London
Sun 6 May

More details - Citizen
A British mother is arrested whilst visiting family overseas with her baby daughter. A family of political refugees are moving to Australia to start a new life.
The Space Arts Centre, 269 Westferry Road
Tue 24 Apr to Sat 28 Apr, Tue 1 May to Sat 5 May

More details - Lost Street Chicken
Thornton & English present in association with Forman’s Lost Street Chicken Showcasing Artist’s Lilly Vasil, Rosie Mcginn, Marie L Gerard, Lusky and Anudarani. There it stands, a golden pinnacle of being.
Forman’s Smokehouse Gallery
Thu 26 Apr to Sun 29 Apr, Thu 3 May to Sun 6 May, Thu 10 May to Sun 13 May, Wed 16 May

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
Thu 17 May to Sat 19 May, Mon 21 May, Tue 22 May

More details - Mini Marathon
On Sunday 29th April 1,500 children will challenge themselves to complete a 2.62 mile sponsored run around Royal Greenwich Park. All funds raised will help support the work of the Greenwich & Bexley Community Hospice. There is a £7.
Royal Greenwich Park, Charlton Way, Greenwich, London
Sun 29 Apr

More details - The Chicken Shack
The Chicken Shack is back with an incredible night planned for May, as always, an upbeat 50s Rock ’n’ Roll night filled with jiving, bopping and strolling. Looking for a good night out? Look no further!! Held on Saturday 19th May 2018 from 8.00pm till 1 am.
The Plough and Harrow 419 High Rd, Leytonstone, London
Sat 19 May

More details - A Sardinian Feast in East London
After the success of the first edition last month, A Sardinian Feast in East London returns to Mora on 16th May!
487 High Road Leytonstone
Wed 16 May

More details - The Tale of the Cockatrice
A dark, winding fable for monster lovers young and old. Beneath an ancient priory a hideous monster awakens... Two muddle-headed storytellers use breath-taking puppetry, boisterous and beautiful live music, and general tomfoolery to create this dark, winding fable for monster lovers young and old.  
The Albany Douglas Way Deptford
Sun 29 Apr

More details - You've Got Dragons
“Dragons come when you least expect it. You turn round…and they’re there.” Lots of people get them; bad dreams, swirly tummy, feeling prickly. And sometimes they make you feel alone. So, what can a young child with a bad case of the dragons do?
The Albany Douglas Way Deptford
Sun 13 May

More details - Shakleton's Cat
Shackleton’s Cat returns in 2018, as part of ETO’s award-winning strand of operas for young people. The opera features eight performers, including singers and players, an ingenious set, archive imagery and film, interactive songs, and a puppet cat.
The Albany Douglas Way Deptford
Sun 20 May and Mon 21 May

More details - You've Got Dragons
“Dragons come when you least expect it. You turn round…and they’re there.” Lots of people get them; bad dreams, swirly tummy, feeling prickly. And sometimes they make you feel alone. So, what can a young child with a bad case of the dragons do?
Canada Water Library 21 Surrey Quays Road London
Sat 28 Apr

More details - “Look Up in Words & Music” - Concert Dedicated to Nature & Wildlife, London
An evening of captivating world music and inspiring talks, in support of wildlife conservation, with a special focus on birds. Vocal ensemble Peregrina EnChantica will perform an original song-cycle, created by composer Zory Burner, dedicated and inspired by birds and nature.
Canada Water Culture Space, 21 Surrey Quays Road, London
Thu 3 May

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 16 May, Wed 13 Jun

More details - The Bennies
The Bennies: Tickets avaiable.
New Cross Inn, London
Wed 25 Apr

More details - THe Vanbrugh Ensemble
Concert: Richard Strauss: Ariadne Auf Naxos Overture and Dance Scene, Dvorak: Romance for violin and orchestra, Debussy: L’Apres midi d’un Faune, Ravel: Mother Goose Suite, Faure: Dolly Suite, Malcolm Arnold: Variations on a Theme of Ruth Gipps. Soloist - Simon Standage.
St Margaret’s Church, Lee
Sat 5 May

More details - Wineman's Bluff
Come and test your wine knowledge in this fun quiz. Compete against the 3 "’experts"’! Who is telling the truth and who is the bluffer? You don’t need to be a wine connoisseur, just come and have fun. Teams of 6/8. Bring your own food. Individual tickets £10, table £60 (max 8 people).
St Luke’s Church Hall, Westmount Road, Eltham
Sat 12 May

More details - Love, Bombs and Apples
Love, Bombs and Apples is the comic and poignant new play from award winning playwright Hassan Addulrazzak (Baghdad Wedding, The Prophet) - a tale of four men, each from different parts of the globe, all experiencing a moment of revelation.
Chats Palace, Hackney
Fri 11 May and Sat 12 May

More details - Star Beer Launch In Collaboration With Camden Town Brewery
To mark the 10th anniversary of the Electric Star Pubs, the original site of the pub group, the Star of Bethnal Green, will be hosting 10 events in celebration. Fancy a pint? Join the mind behind the brewery and be one of the first to preview the new Star Beer, launched in collaboration with Camden Brewery.
Star of Bethnal Green, 359 Bethnal Green Road
Wed 25 Apr

More details - Gin and Tonic Masterclass
To mark the 10th anniversary of the Electric Star Pubs, the original site of the pub group, the Star of Bethnal Green, will be hosting 10 events in celebration. Always fancied being the best Gin and Tonic connoisseur?
Star of Bethnal Green, 359 Bethnal Green Road
Thu 3 May

More details - Sunday Ravers Roast With Smokey Tails
To mark the 10th anniversary of the Electric Star Pubs, the original site of the pub group, the Star of Bethnal Green, will be hosting 10 events in celebration. To celebrate The Star of Bethnal Green’s 10th Birthday we’re kickstarting the Roasted Sundays At Smokey series.
Star of Bethnal Green, 359 Bethnal Green Road
Sun 6 May

More details - Big Fun! With Phil Youngman
To mark the 10th anniversary of the Electric Star Pubs, the original site of the pub group, the Star of Bethnal Green, will be hosting 10 events in celebration. The cosy walls of London’s favourite party boozer grow ever more enticing as the nights draw in...
Star of Bethnal Green, 359 Bethnal Green Road
Fri 11 May

More details - 90s Karaoke Night
To mark the 10th anniversary of the Electric Star Pubs, the original site of the pub group, the Star of Bethnal Green, will be hosting 10 events in celebration. Join us for a karaoke night to relive some of the greatest 90s classics, and together we will hip hop hippity hop.
Star of Bethnal Green, 359 Bethnal Green Road
Fri 18 May

More details - Sutton House and Breaker's Yard - An Evening of Norse Mythology
The epic tales of Norse Mythology are ones that have inspired storytellers, writers and artists for centuries. Rich in complex, amusing and often bewildering themes, these tales shine a light on a peculiar and ancient people and their belief system.
Sutton House and Breaker’s Yard, 2 and 4 Homerton High Street, Hackney,
Sat 12 May and Sun 13 May

More details - Garden Barge Square at Downings Roads Moorings - Open Garden for NGS
Series of seven floating barge gardens connected by walkways and bridges. Gardens have an eclectic range of plants for yr-round seasonal interest. Marine environment: suitable shoes and care needed. Small children must be closely supervised.
Garden Barge Square at Downings Roads Moorings, London
Sun 20 May

More details - Kidz world
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Valentines park, Melbourne road, ilford
Today to Mon 7 May

More details - Leytonstone, Wanstead & District Philatelic Society Meeting
Speaker to be advised. Organised by Leytonstone, Wanstead & District Philatelic Society. Contact for details: Richard Wood (Secretary).
Wanstead House, 21 The Green, Wanstead
Today

More details - Leytonstone, Wanstead & District Philatelic Society Meeting
Seychelles & Mauritius (R. Salmon). Organised by Leytonstone, Wanstead & District Philatelic Society. Contact for details: Richard Wood (Secretary).
Wanstead House, 21 The Green, Wanstead
Sat 12 May

More details - Fabric of Football Exhibition
Four day exhibition curated by Classic Football Shirts in support of the Bobby Moore Fund and Football Shirt Friday (Cancer Research UK). With over 500 of the best and most unique football shirts on display and donation points with proceeds going to a great cause.
133-135 Bethnal Green Road, Shoreditch
Thu 26 Apr to Sun 29 Apr

More details - D&AD Festival
A Festival for the Creative Industries. D&AD Festival is a three-day creative spectacular celebrating the world’s best advertising and design, hosted in the heart of London’s east end. Festival passes are now on sale.
91 Brick Lane, London
Tue 24 Apr to Thu 26 Apr

More details - Balance Festival
Breaking the usual conventions, Balance isn’t just your next large-scale fitness and wellness festival, it’s a movement. The festival brings together progressive Londoners, united by their shared values to achieve a healthier way of living: challenge, positivity and a constant thirst to better themselves.
91 Brick Ln, London
Fri 11 May, Sun 13 May

More details - Oslo's Rumbullion Masterclass
Guests are invited to join rum connoisseurs, learning how to make a delicious array of Rumbullion concoctions, in an exclusive ticketed masterclass. Rumbullion combines high-proof Caribbean rum with a variety of spices including vanilla, orange peel, cinnamon, clove and cardamom.
Oslo, 1A Amhurst Road
Wed 25 Apr

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, London
Sun 20 May

More details - BENGAL TO BETHNAL GREEN
The Grand Union Orchestra tours nationally and internationally, but has always been  based in East London. The regular Bengal to Bethnal Green programme therefore has a special place in its heart!
Rich Mix 35-47 Bethnal Green Road London
Sun 6 May