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Spineless authors' night

Wednesday, 10 July 2019 - Wednesday, 11 December 2019 8.30pm - 10pm
Spineless is a literary open mic night. Each month, established guest authors will share a platform with new, emerging and practicing writers from the audience. If you would like to read your work, please contact us at spinelessauthors@gmail.com. Free entry. Age group: 18+. The Clapton Hart, 231 Lower Clapton Rd, Hackney E5 8EG. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Christian Butler-Zanetti. Email: spinelessauthors@gmail.com Telephone: 07810087608. Visit website

Play Contemporary Music

Tuesday, 10 September 2019 - Thursday, 28 November 2019 7pm - 9.30pm
CoMA London is a contemporary music ensemble looking for new players (including composers). We rehearse on Tuesday evenings in Shoreditch and work with composers at the frontier of new music. All instruments and levels welcome. Get in touch and give it a go. St Leonard's Church, Shoreditch High Street, London, E1 6JN. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Caroline Star. Email: london@coma.org Telephone: . Visit website

Lina Iris Viktor  Some Are Born To Endless Night ? Dark Matter

Friday, 13 September 2019 - Saturday, 25 January 2020
Become immersed in deep lustres of black punctuated with luminous 24-karat gold and opulent ultramarine blue hues in Lina Iris Viktor?s singular artistic universe.  Curator: Renée Mussai. Autograph is an accessible venue, download access guide: http://bit.ly/2DF11bE Supported using public funding by Arts Council England. Also supported by Mariane Ibrahim Gallery. . Rivington Place, London. EC2A 3BA. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Autograph. Email: info@autograph-abp.co.uk Telephone: .

Gillian Hyland Exhibition: a photographic retrospective

Saturday, 21 September 2019 - Saturday, 21 December 2019
Since 2007, Clapton-based artist, Hyland has created a portfolio that encompasses imagery for fashion shoots, commercials and advertising campaigns. This diverse background has nurtured her passion for making images, now evolved into her own highly distinctive photographic style. Tues 4-9pm, Thurs 6-9pm, Sat 9am-1pm. Other viewing times may be possible. . Chats Palace Arts Centre, 42-44 Brooksby's Walk, Hackney, London E9 6DF. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Paula Van Hagen. Email: paula@chatspalace.com Telephone: 02085330227. Visit website

Returns and Renewals

Friday, 25 October 2019 - Saturday, 21 December 2019
MacKillop will be showing an exhibition of newly commissioned work across PEER's gallery space and Shoreditch Library. Age group: any. 97-99 Hoxton Street, N1 6QL. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Natascha. Email: natascha@peeruk.org Telephone: .

Green Snake (Fringe! Queer Film Fest 2019)

Saturday, 16 November 2019 6pm - 8pm
Film,Q+A, Castle Cinema, £14.50. Iconic Hong Kong director Tsui Hark's lush and mesmerising adaptation of a Chinese folk tale commonly known as Legend of the White Snake. Hark adds a queer dimension that redefines the divide between human and nonhuman. This film is a visual treat with alluring performances.(99 min). First Floor, Castle Cinema, Lower Clapton, 64 - 66 Brooksby's Walk E9 6DA. Disabled access: no. Contact: Martha Margetson. Email: martha@fringefilmfest.com Telephone: .

"Blooms in the City" exhibit by London based artist, M.E. Ster-Molnar.

Saturday, 16 November 2019 - Saturday, 11 January 2020 9.00 am - 6.30pm
A former Los Angeles based fashion designer, M.E. (say like "Emmy") now creates good vibrations with her original super bloom original works on paper. Her work is sunshine infused, celebrating the beautiful imperfections of life. The exhibit will be set inside of a sleek letting and property management office, Homefinders. . Age group: All ages. Homefinders, 146 Kingsland High St, Dalston, London E8 2NS. Contact: Haydar Sehri. Email: haydar@homefinders.net Telephone: 02070330311. Visit website

Barry Thompson: Bleeding for the light

Friday, 22 November 2019 - Saturday, 21 December 2019 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
The event will take place at CHARLIE SMITH LONDON, 336 Old Street, Shoreditch, London Open from 11am-6pm Wed to Sat. Please contact the gallery for further information on 020 7739 4055. Follow us @CHARLIESMITHIdn Urls: Website https://go.evvnt.com/548202-0?pid=2348 Instagram https://go.evvnt.com/548202-2?pid=2348 Twitter https://go.evvnt.com/548202-3?pid=2348 Facebook https://go.evvnt.com/548202-4?pid=2348. Charlie Smith London, 336 Old Street, Shoreditch, London EC1V 9DR. Contact: Zavier Ellis. Email: direct@charliesmithlondon.com Telephone: 020 7739 4055. Visit website

Origin Six with Fabe (Cocoon) and Josh Baker (You and me)

Saturday, 23 November 2019 - Sunday, 24 November 2019 10pm - 4am
Fabe (Cocoon/Salty Nuts). Josh Baker (You and Me). Age group: 18+. £7.50. Basing House, 25 Kingsland Road, London, England E2 8AA. Disabled access: yes. Fabe (Cocoon/Salty Nuts) Josh Baker (You and Me) residents Harvey P Jack Basterfield Joey Hopping Liam Harper RiCC .

Music on the Mind

Sunday, 24 November 2019 6.30pm - 8.30pm
What can artists and writers down the centuries tell us about the challenges of mental distress? A frank and often funny musical exploration of the great taboo area of our age. By composer Harvey Brough and librettist Justin Butcher, with the massed voices of Vox Holloway and the Maudsley Hospital's Mind and Soul Choir.  . Age group: 18+. Shoreditch Town Hall, 380 Old Street, London, Hackney EC1V 9LT. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Claire Armitstea. Email: claire.armitstead@guardian.co.uk Telephone: 07780513111. Visit website

Music on the Mind

Sunday, 24 November 2019 6.30pm - 8.30pm
A musical exploration of the complex and sensitive issues surrounding mental health - bringing together over a hundred voices from Vox Holloway and the Mind and Soul choir. Composed by Harvey Brough with libretto by Justin Butcher. Dark, moving and often funny. Tickets £10 to £20. Age group: 12+. Shoreditch Town Hall, 380 Old Street, Lordship Park, London EC1V 9LT. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Caroline Millar. Email: caroline.millar@blueyonder.co.uk Telephone: 07967 961997. Visit website

Luke Poulton: Bad Movies

Thursday, 28 November 2019 8:00pm - 9:30pm
After doing his show "You Don't Look Autistic" for the past two years. Luke has decided to move on and do a whole show on one of his favourite things Bad Movies! Get ready for a journey through the worst movies ever created. Essex Comedian of the Year 2019. . Age group: 18+. 181 Stoke Newington Church Street, London, London, N16 0QT. Disabled access: no. Contact: Luke Poulton. Email: veganluke@gmail.com Telephone: . Visit website

Jazz Verse Jukebox

Friday, 29 November 2019 7.30pm - 11pm
BBC Radio London's Jumoké Fashola and the Jazz Verse Jukebox Trio the eclectic Jazz Verse Jukebox returns to Hoxton Hall this autumn continuing the age old tradition of intertwining jazz improvisation and performance poetry. This promises to be a thrilling, diverse night showcasing some of the freshest exponents on the scene. . Age group: 14+. Hoxton Hall, 130 Hoxton Street, Hackney, London N1 6SH. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Hoxton Hall . Email: reception@hoxtonhall.co.uk Telephone: . Visit website

Merrymaking Christmas Market

Friday, 29 November 2019 - Saturday, 30 November 2019
This Christmas market is dedicated to offering unique handmade items supporting established and emerging designers from East London and beyond. Over 50 designers have been hand-picked for this event, showcasing London's top creatives. There will also be activities for the whole family including pom-pom making and candle pouring. . Age group: All ages. Unit 13, Here East, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, Stratford, London, E20 3BS. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Harriet Potter. Email: harriet.potter@wearesevenhills.com Telephone: .

Artist Sara MacKillop in conversation with Tom Godfrey

Wednesday, 04 December 2019 6pm - 8pm
Sara MacKillop, in conversation about her exhibition with Tom Godfrey, the curator of Bonington Gallery at Nottingham Trent University. Godfrey has worked previously with MacKillop on several occasions including her solo exhibition One Room Living at Bonington Gallery in 2017. This talk is free to local residents but requires booking. Age group: All ages. PEER, 97-99 Hoxton Street, Hackney N16 QL. Disabled access: yes. Contact: PEER. Email: info@peeruk.org Telephone: 02077398080. Visit website

Turning Earth Hoxton Winter Market

Saturday, 14 December 2019 - Sunday, 15 December 2019 12 noon - 6pm
Over 70 ceramicists based at Turning Earth Hoxton will be taking part and giving demos in handbuilding and wheel-throwing techniques. Carve.london, a showcase of some of the UK's finest woodwork, will demonstrate with lathes in the arch next door. There'll be street food, coffee and live gypsy jazz. . Age group: All ages. Turning Earth Ceramics, Whiston Road, 361-362 Railway Arches, Hackney E2 8BW. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Edmund. Email: info@turning.earth Telephone: . Visit website

Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park 10K - Saturday 2 May 2020

Saturday, 02 May 2020 9:30am - 12 noon
Along a flat, smooth course, you'll be inspired by the scenic waterways, green spaces and sporting venues including the London Stadium. The Last Drop, 5 Thornton Street, Greater London E20 2AD. Contact: The Race Team. Email: info@theraceorganiser.com Telephone: 02076847185. Visit website