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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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - Pop Up Vintage Fairs London at Canary Wharf
Pop Up Vintage Fairs London return to Canary Wharf for a series of three mid-week monthly vintage markets on the third Wednesday of the month from May-July 2018 in Cabot Square, Canary Wharf, London E14 4QS.
Cabot Square, Canary Wharf, London
Wed 20 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
Today to Sun 27 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 - 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
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 - 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
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 - 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 - Animal Collective plays Sung Tongs
Animal Collective plays Sung Tongs. Artists performing: Animal Collective.: Tickets avaiable.
The Troxy, London
Tue 12 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 - 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
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 - 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 - 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

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