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Aug
6
Wed
Whirlygig Cinema’s Spotlights: Animation @ Hackney Attic - Hackney Picturehouse
Aug 6 @ 7:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Whirlygig Cinema’s Spotlights: Animation @ Hackney Attic - Hackney Picturehouse  | London | United Kingdom

Whirlygig Cinema’s Spotlights is a short film night that shines a light on the work and practice of outstanding new filmmakers.

Every month, three emerging filmmakers are given just 30 minutes each to screen and talk about their films, providing a gripping insight into their background, ideas and filmmaking process. At the end of the night they take part in a Q&A, giving audiences the chance to probe further.

Taking place on the first Wednesday of every month, each event is inspired by a particular theme or genre. From animation to art, screenwriting to sci-fi, Spotlights strives to create a regular meeting place for filmmakers and film-lovers, showcasing handpicked film talent in a relaxed and intimate environment.

Spotlights in August will focus on animation, giving a platform to three exciting and diverse animators: Martin Pickles, Edwin Rostron and Stella Salumaa.

Doors 7pm / Films 7.30pm. Tickets £5 Door / £4 Advance / £3 WhirlyBadge holders & Picturehouse members.

Sep
7
Sun
East End Literary Salon @ Ophelia
Sep 7 @ 7:30 pm
East End Literary Salon @ Ophelia | London | United Kingdom

Ladies and gentlemen, it’s the inaugural East End Literary Salon.

The East End Literary Salon presents a night of new theatrical writing from five of the finest emerging playwrights. Be amazed by daring flights of fancy! Be astounded by soaring literary imaginings! Be astonished by the words and visions presented for your pleasure this evening.

So come down on your plates and have a butcher’s, and if you like what you see, dig deep and splash some dosh. This theatre lark isn’t going to pay for itself, me old China.

The September salon features works from James Paul Avery, George Brant, Ben Francis, Healah Riazi and Nicoletta Wylde. Directed by Milla Jackson.

Sep
27
Sat
Narrow Way Street Party @ The Street!
Sep 27 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Narrow Way Street Party @ The Street! | London | United Kingdom

Living Streets is proud to present a community street party to celebrate the Narrow Way. There will be sound systems, live music, dance performances, heritage tours and much much more!

Please come and join us for a fun day out for all the family and get to know better Hackney’s High Street.

Dec
7
Sun
Acoustic Sundays: Festive Frolics @ Peter's Crypt
Dec 7 @ 2:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Acoustic Sundays: Festive Frolics @ Peter's Crypt | London | United Kingdom

Well, our last event of the year and our first full year of Acoustic Sundays for a while. We want to leave 2014 in a scrumptious Sunday of obscene joviality, mulled wine and feet jigging music but with the comfort of your double winter duvet!

Our line up to keep the cold away:

Ben Murphie – Americana folk/blues by way of North London. Fingerpicked guitar and banjo melodies hammered out against country harmonies and stomping drums to make a sound rougher than bootleg whiskey and smoother than summer rain. Influences include Woody Guthrie, Bob Dylan, Jack White, The Band.

Our Man In The Field- Our Man in The Field writes musical snapshots from the lives he’s observed or the life he’s lead. Influences include the open spaces of the North East Coast and the raw energy overflowing into London’s sky line, and all the people in between.

www.omitf.com

The Happy Places – The Happy Places began in when singer and guitarist Stuey Goodeve got together with guitarist and cajon player Oli Tong at first to simply bring Stuey’s compositions to life. However it quickly developed into much more than that and they have been making a name for themselves in and around Southampton as a diverse and entertaining and unique live experience.Oncer Duncan Mortimer joined on the fiddle, the final line up was born and they were ready to take everyone to their Happy Places!

Ringlefinch – Ringlefinch are a London based alternative folk band with an eye for mischief, an ear for an earworm, and a beat for your feet! Their unique sound blends the strong melodies and storytelling of folk music, the toe-tapping rhythms of swing and jazz manouche, and dark-humoured, wittily introspective lyrics to create rabble-rousing songs with moments of genuine tenderness.

Louise Jordan – Fusing award winning acoustic song writing with classical influences and a folk sensibility, Louise Jordan accompanies herself on piano and guitar to play original works and musical settings of literature as well as her own unique arrangements of traditional material.
www.louisejordan.co.uk

Robbie Skitmore & the Spanish Harlem Incident – Robbie Skitmore begins his early music career in Ottawa, Canada. In 2007, Robbie Skitmore decides to continue his musical journey in the UK, settling in Brighton where he meets Colombian drummer & percussionist Sebastian Laverde, singer/songwriter & pianist Nick Askew, guitarist Billy Law, and bass player Laurie Olphin. Combining all of his folk, jazz and rock & roll songwriting influences, the act has now grown into a full band, and since 2010, Robbie Skitmore and the Spanish Harlem Incident has formed.

CRAFT FAIR: In December for all you lot who like to shower gifts on your loved ones to make up for the lack of snow (though you never know, we have our fingers crossed for a white christmas!), we will have a craft fair with goods ranging from hand knitted baby bonnets to a stall that is basically a cat crack den (catnip delights for your furry friend). There will also be demonstrations of weaving and glass cutting (ooOOOooooo).

FOOD: 2 Fingers will be back once again, with a delightfully stomach warming dessert, good ol’ apple crumble. There may even be some wintery twists to the other food, we shall have to wait and see. Oh yes, but for those who haven’t been before 2 fingers bring you the Ultimate in Fish Finger sandwiches, taking that old classic, spinning it around like a hyper 3 year old on a roundabout and creating most definitely the best fish finger sandwich you will ever eat. 2 fingers of sustainably caught cod, crunchy salad and home made tartare sauce (in between white bloomer bread, obvs, otherwise it wouldn’t be a sandwich and then what would Lord Sandwich think…ALL HAIL LORD SANDWICH). There is also potato and sweet potato fries, bean burgers and various other fish finger twists. Our mouths are already watering…..

So, yes, do please come and join us, if you have made it to here with all the metaphors and adjectives of this event write up, we will be most impressed.

Oh and get festive, dig out that reindeer jumper, snowflake earrings…sledge. See you in December!!

Mar
31
Tue
Youth Project | Waterway Robotica with The Floating Cinema, in partnership with UP Projects @ Parasol unit foundation for contemporary art
Mar 31 @ 2:00 pm – Apr 2 @ 3:00 pm
Youth Project | Waterway Robotica with The Floating Cinema, in partnership with UP Projects @ Parasol unit foundation for contemporary art | London | United Kingdom

The Floating Cinema will be moored on the canal by Parasol unit to provide a series of workshops with artist Laura X Carle. Over the course of three days, young people will take trips along the canal to explore the ecology and environment before designing and creating floating sculptures. The sessions will end with a finale event where the newly designed sculptures will set sail on the canal.

Apr
1
Wed
Youth Project | Waterway Robotica with The Floating Cinema, in partnership with UP Projects @ Parasol unit foundation for contemporary art
Apr 1 @ 2:00 pm – Apr 3 @ 3:00 pm
Youth Project | Waterway Robotica with The Floating Cinema, in partnership with UP Projects @ Parasol unit foundation for contemporary art | London | United Kingdom

The Floating Cinema will be moored on the canal by Parasol unit to provide a series of workshops with artist Laura X Carle. Over the course of three days, young people will take trips along the canal to explore the ecology and environment before designing and creating floating sculptures. The sessions will end with a finale event where the newly designed sculptures will set sail on the canal.

Apr
2
Thu
Youth Project | Waterway Robotica with The Floating Cinema, in partnership with UP Projects @ Parasol unit foundation for contemporary art
Apr 2 @ 2:00 pm – Apr 4 @ 3:00 pm
Youth Project | Waterway Robotica with The Floating Cinema, in partnership with UP Projects @ Parasol unit foundation for contemporary art | London | United Kingdom

The Floating Cinema will be moored on the canal by Parasol unit to provide a series of workshops with artist Laura X Carle. Over the course of three days, young people will take trips along the canal to explore the ecology and environment before designing and creating floating sculptures. The sessions will end with a finale event where the newly designed sculptures will set sail on the canal.

Jul
12
Sun
2015 Great East End Walk @ St Joseph's Hospice
Jul 12 @ 9:30 am – 4:00 pm
2015 Great East End Walk @ St Joseph's Hospice | London | United Kingdom

How far will you walk for St Joseph’s Hospice? Choose from our 10 or 15 mile routes and take your plates of meat through the heart of London’s East End from the vibrant East End parks to scenic canal paths.

New for 2015:
• Finish in style with a good old fashioned Summer Knees Up where you can enjoy games, stalls, entertainment and well deserved refreshments at Well Street Common.
• Challenge yourself with the new 15 mile route option
• New East End treasures to explore
• Exciting new East End themed surprises, more news soon!

There is no minimum fundraising target, but we do ask you to try to raise £100 (adults) or £20 (children). Everything you raise will help St Joseph’s Hospice continue its vital work. Once you have signed up we will send you a welcome pack full of fundraising ideas.
Register now for your early bird discount (offer ends 1st May).

Email our Events Fundraiser, Anna Lee on a.lee@stjh.org.uk or call 020 8525 6033 if you would like more information.

Great East End Walk 2015 @ St Joseph's Hospice
Jul 12 @ 9:30 am – 4:00 pm
Great East End Walk 2015 @ St Joseph's Hospice | London | United Kingdom

Would you Adam and Eve it, the Great East End Walk is back on Sunday 12 July 2015 and registration is now open!

How far will you walk for St Joseph’s Hospice? Choose from our 10 or 15 mile routes and take your plates of meat through the heart of London’s East End from the vibrant East End parks to scenic canal paths.

New for 2015:
• Finish in style with a good old fashioned Summer Knees Up where you can enjoy games, stalls, entertainment and well deserved refreshments at Well Street Common.
• Challenge yourself with the new 15 mile route option
• New East End treasures to explore
• Exciting new East End themed surprises, more news soon!

There is no minimum fundraising target, but we do ask you to try to raise £100 (adults) or £20 (children). Everything you raise will help St Joseph’s Hospice continue its vital work. Once you have signed up we will send you a welcome pack full of fundraising ideas.
Register now for your early bird discount (offer ends 1st May).

Email our Events Fundraiser, Anna Lee on a.lee@stjh.org.uk or call 020 8525 6033 if you would like more information.

Summer Knees Up @ Well Street Common
Jul 12 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Summer Knees Up @ Well Street Common | London | United Kingdom

The event will celebrate everything the east end has to offer, from traditional pie and mash and pearly kings to the power of the Pandemonium Drummers (they played at London 2012!)

The ‘Summer Knees Up’ coincides with our ‘Great East End Walk’ – a sponsored walk around the East End – and Well Street Common is the finishing point. We’re hoping to attract at least 300 walkers as well as other Hospice supporters and local residents to the event, so the ‘Summer Knees Up’ is guaranteed to be a big success! With free entry, there’s bound to be something for all the family to enjoy.

We are also looking for local people to have a stall at the event so whether you sell home-baked cookies or knitted gifts – stalls cost from just £30!
Contact Anita for more information: 020 8525 6070 / a.brien@stjh.org.uk