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Plonk crazy golf

Wednesday, 08 March 2017 - Friday, 29 December 2017 5pm - 11pm
This is Plonk's original outdoor 9-hole course. Also to be found is remote control car racing, foosball, ping pong and a board games cocktail room. £9 per player. £4.50 per junior. Plonk, 360 Victoria Park Road E9 7BT. Contact: Marina Lorenzato. Email: info@plonkgolf.co.uk Telephone: . Visit website

The Committee - a chance for 15-19 year olds to take creative control of a theatre

Thursday, 27 July 2017 - Friday, 01 September 2017 11.30am - 1.30pm
Want to run the show? Now's your chance. The Yard Theatre is looking for ten people, aged 15-19, to take creative control of the theatre. This is your chance to influence the future. What do you want it to look like?. Age group: 15-19. The Yard Theatre, Unit 2a, Queen's Yard, Hackney Wick. London, E9 5EN. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Katherine Igoe-Ewer. Email: katherine@theyardtheatre.co.uk Telephone: 0203 111 0570. Visit website

The Rug Company summer outlet

Thursday, 03 August 2017 - Wednesday, 30 August 2017 10am - 6pm
The Rug Company takes over The Box, Hackney Walk, for a month-long outlet shop. Don't miss this exclusive opportunity to shop innovative collections, including designer collaborations and archive pieces all at up to 80% off. Additionally, there will be limited stock of their exquisite and entirely handmade cushions and wall hangings. The Box, 4 - 6 Ram Place E9 6LT. Disabled access: yes. Contact: The Box. Email: INFO@THEBOX-LONDON.COM Telephone: 020 8533 2997. Visit website

A fusion of comic opera and new writing by Sullivan, Menotti and Norland

Thursday, 24 August 2017 - Friday, 25 August 2017 8pm - 10.10pm
A fusion of comic opera and new writing. Sullivan's Cox and Box. Menotti's The Telephone. Norland's Cycle. 'Smashes opera's cosy convention and does it with a laugh too' - London Theatre Bubble. Sublime singing, performed with gusto' - Herts Advertiser. Introducing opera goers to new writing - vice versa. It's fun. . Age group: 7+. Arcola Theatre, 24 Ashwin Street, Dalston E8 3DL. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Arcola Theatre. Email: boxoffice@arcolatheatre.com Telephone: 07792595595. Visit website

Vulgarians, Lice, Queen Zee and the Sasstones, Peeping Drexels: punk rock

Saturday, 26 August 2017 - Sunday, 27 August 2017 8pm - 3.30am
Massive Bank Holiday Weekend party live @ The Old Blue Last courtesy of Permanent Creeps Club. Amazing line-up, and free entry. Get your free tix via Dice. The Old Blue Last, 38 Great Eastern Street, London EC2A 3ES. Contact: Lloyd Young. Email: permanentcreepsclub@gmail.com Telephone: 07983377272. Visit website

Fun DMC - the daytime block party for kids and parents - Shoreditch, London

Saturday, 09 September 2017 1pm - 4pm
Our first two events at the brilliant Last Days of Shoreditch have been such a huge success that we are back to mark the end of the summer holidays with our most exciting party to date. Age group: All ages. Last Days of Shoreditch, 288 Old St, London EC1V 9LA. Contact: Rod Gilmore. Email: staff@thedoctorsorders.com Telephone: 02078339544.

London Symphony + Q&A

Sunday, 10 September 2017 3.30pm - 5.50pm
Featuring stunning visuals and stirring music, London Symphony is a brand new silent film which offers a poetic journey through the capital. It was filmed in over 300 locations, including many in and around Hackney. Followed by a Q&A with the director. £9.50-£11.50. Rio Cinema, 107 Kingsland High Street E8 2PB. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Matthew Roberts. Email: londonsymphonyfilm@gmail.com Telephone: .

Tashi Lhunpo Monks with BlackMoon 1348, Michael Ormiston and Candida Valentino

Wednesday, 13 September 2017 7pm - 10pm
This is a once-in-a-lifetime collaboration, and celebration of cultural diversity. Michael Ormiston, Candida Valentino, BlackMoon1348 are joined by three Buddhist monks from Tashi Lhunpo Monastery (South India/Tibet) to create a huge cinematic spectacle. £12 + booking fee. http://theoldchurch.org.uk/events/tashi-lhunpo-monks-with-blackmoon-1348-michael-ormiston-and-candida-valentino/. Age group: 18+. The Old Church, Stoke Newington Church Street, London N16 9ES. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Marion Chadwick. Email: info@theoldchurch.org.uk Telephone: . Visit website

The Nightjar Live @ The Gallery Cafe

Friday, 15 September 2017 8pm - 11pm
The Nightjar use close-harmonies, tight-interlocking guitars, deep bass and an intense lead vocal to paint fragile, haunting landscapes. Their reputation as a must-see live band is ever growing and this is the only London date of their autumn tour. Tickets £7.50 (+stbf) in advance via The Gallery Cafe website. Age group: All ages. The Gallery Cafe, 21 Old Ford Rd, Bethnal Green E2 9PL. Disabled access: yes. Contact: George Paris. Email: events@stmargaretshouse.org.uk Telephone: 020 8980 2092. Visit website

Martin Puryear solo exhibition

Tuesday, 19 September 2017 - Friday, 08 December 2017 10am - 6pm
Showing in London for the first time, American artist Martin Puryear's solo exhibition spans 40 years of the artist's career and presents over thirty works, including sculpture and works on paper. Age group: All ages. Parasol unit foundation for contemporary art, 14 Wharf Road, London N1 7RW. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Kirsteen Cairns. Email: info@parasol-unit.org Telephone: 020 7490 7373. Visit website

London Sketchbook Festival 2017 - private viewing

Thursday, 21 September 2017 6.30pm - 10pm
Highlighting art - traditionally and digitally. LSF is a live experience showcasing local and international projects from creative individuals. Tickets: https://go.evvnt.com/129882-0. £15 - includes free drink and snacks. The Archivist, Unit V, Reliance Wharf, 2-10 Hertford Road N1 5ET. Contact: Pamodou Ceesay. Email: pam@londonsketchbookfestival.com Telephone: 07951455982.

London Sketchbook Festival 2017 - Exhibition + Art & Design Fair

Thursday, 21 September 2017 - Sunday, 24 September 2017 10:00 - 18:30
LSF is a live experience highlighting local and international projects from creative individuals and studios. Category: Arts | Visual Arts | Galleries / Art. Sub-Categories: Arts | Visual Arts | Museum, Exhibitions | Lifestyle, Arts, Leisure | Travel and Tourism. Prices: GBP 0.00 - GBP 15.00. The Archivist, Unit V, Reliance Wharf 2-10 Hertford Road N1 5ET, United Kingdom London Contact: Pamodou Ceesay. Email: pam@londonsketchbookfestival.com Telephone: 07951455982. Visit website

Stinkfish - Portraits in Transit

Thursday, 21 September 2017 6pm - 10pm
Portraits in Transit is a story of the journey of Stinkfish's works, portraits that come from the street and transcend these spaces to return to the street. They are ordinary people captured by photograph, their image translated into his signature bright colour palette and re-imagined in a new context. . Age group: All ages. BSMT SPACE, 5d StokeNewington Road, Dalston N16 8BH. Disabled access: no. Contact: Greg Key. Email: info@bsmt.co.uk Telephone: 07917225169. Visit website

Girls on Film present: Turning the Tables

Thursday, 21 September 2017 6pm - 11pm
In partnership with the female GCDJ, we bring you an evening of sonic exploration in film and more broadly. Expect great talks by women working in music, as always a diverse range of female directed shorts, and a hell of a lot of tunes. Tickets: http://bit.ly/2wcBmop. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1098732470257647. Hackney Showrooms, Hackney Downs Studios, Amhurst Terrace E8 2BT. Contact: Julia Malahovska. Email: info@girlsonfilmldn.com Telephone: . Visit website

Disney Karaoke

Friday, 22 September 2017 - Saturday, 23 September 2017 8pm - 1am
Bring your 101 friends, let it go - it doesn't matter if you're a Lady, a Tramp or a little bit Pooh. We promise we won't take the Mickey. Just don't be one of the Poor Unfortunate Souls that misses out! . Age group: 18+. Hackney Attic, 270 Mare St E8 1HE. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Dave. Email: massivearmspromotions@gmail.com Telephone: . Visit website

93 Days - at Hackney Picture House

Wednesday, 27 September 2017 6pm - 7.55pm
In cinemas from 22 September. Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VlLdrsAW_10. Starring: Nigerian actress Bimbo Akintola, Hollywood's Danny Glover (Lethal Weapon) and Tim Reid (Sky Living Limitless, Sister, Sister), Alastair Mackenzie (ITV The Loch, Midsomer Murders), Somkele Idhalama (The Wedding Party), Gideon Okeke. Tickets must be booked in advance: https://www.ourscreen.com/film/93-Days . Age group: 12+. 270 Mare St, London E8 1HE. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Joy. Email: info@coco-orange.com Telephone: . Visit website

The Nest Collective presents Sarah Jane Scouten

Thursday, 19 October 2017 7.30pm - 10.30pm
"A sterling example of the top grade Americana coming out of Canada," (Folk Radio UK). The two-time Canadian Folk Music Award nominee and recent Western Canadian Music Award nominee's songs are faithful to a long-standing folk music tradition. http://theoldchurch.org.uk/events/sarah-jane-scouten/. £10 advance / £12 on door. Age group: 18+. The Old Church, Stoke Newington Church Street, London N16 9ES. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Marion Chadwick. Email: info@theoldchurch.org.uk Telephone: . Visit website

Blow the Fuse presents The Casimir Connection and Trio Cucara

Friday, 17 November 2017 8.30pm - 11pm
Blow the Fuse present a special double bill for the 2017 EFG London Jazz Festival, featuring new original music from leading women jazz composers. £12 advance/£15 on the door. . Age group: 18+. The Old Church, Stoke Newington Church Street, London N16 9ES. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Marion Chadwick. Email: info@theoldchurch.org.uk Telephone: . Visit website

This Evil Thing

Tuesday, 21 November 2017 - Wednesday, 22 November 2017 7.30pm - 9.30pm
This Evil Thing, acclaimed at last year's Edinburgh Festival, is the compelling, shocking and inspiring story of the men who said no to war, told by Michael Mears in a breath-taking display of vocal and physical dexterity. "A moving and dynamic retelling of a hidden story" (The List). £12/£8 concessions. The Old Church, Stoke Newington Church Street, London N16 9ES. Contact: Marion Chadwick. Email: info@theoldchurch.org.uk Telephone: . Visit website

Trinity Circus/Clown Show

Sunday, 27 August 2017 3.30pm - 5.30pm
Pop-Up Trinity Circus/Clown Show in Holy Trinity Church. Entrance though the Clowns' Gallery Museum in Cumberland Place E8 3DY. A fun packed show with lots of magic and surprises 6.00 at the door . Age group: all ages. Clowns' Gallery- Museum, Cumberland Place. E8 3DY. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Mattie Faint. Email: mattiefaint@gmail.com Telephone: 020 76080312. Visit website