Category: Eastern Culture

Lost in London – a film

I just came across this wonderful film “Lost in London”, which was posted a year ago on Vimeo. Makes you realise how fast paced life can get… take a morning to just wonder and soak up the east, meander the streets, parks and watersides, get lost in your own neighbourhood and take a moment to reflect… this is rather lovely. Enjoy the next 9 … Read More Lost in London – a film

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ART: Flat C, Pink Does Not Exist

http://www.flatclondon.co.uk/pink-does-not-exist/ Flat C is the brainchild of art curator Crystal Bennes (Filling Station,  SALON(London), and lots of other random stuff). After several frustrating no-gos with galleries covered in red tape, she decided to take it upon herself to set up her own. In her flat. And dubious as I was as to how this would work, it really did… and very well too. Her … Read More ART: Flat C, Pink Does Not Exist

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A Warsaw Melody – Arcola Theatre

arcolatheatre.com Where? The Arcola Theatre, 24 Ashwin Street, London E8 3DL Performance Times: 8.00pm. Matinees 3.00pm Saturday 14, 21, 28 April. How Much? £16 (£12 concessions) + Pay What You Can Tuesdays (from 6.30pm on the door) I’ve been meaning to check out this theatre for a while, so finally, I managed to roll around the corner to Dalston Junction for a preview of A Warsaw Melody. This … Read More A Warsaw Melody – Arcola Theatre

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Arty Party: Hackney Wicked Festival 2011

When: Friday 29th – Sunday 31st July 2011 Where: Hackney Wick, various venues Website: http://hackneywickedfestival.co.uk/ Hackney Wicked is once again upon the Wick. Warehouse will be opened up to have a snoop at what the trendy artists are up to in their communes (well, just the art), there’ll be dancing in the street, weird and wonderful things for sale (I loved last year’s swear cushions) … Read More Arty Party: Hackney Wicked Festival 2011

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Eastern Culture: Folly for a Flyover

http://www.follyforaflyover.co.uk   “Hand-built with local, reclaimed and donated materials, the Folly draws influence from the surrounding red-brick buildings of Hackney Wick, posing as an imaginary piece of the area’s past, a building trapped under the motorway.” This pop-up venue is situated on the banks of the canal in Hackney Wick, to show films, performances and plays for a 6 week run over the summer. … Read More Eastern Culture: Folly for a Flyover

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Culture: Films from the Chapel

A simple idea, but a good one… Each month a crowd turns up at the Gallery Café with a particular film theme in mind. They wait, pensive, having voted for the film they want to watch beforehand on the website. It’s a really nice way of enjoying the film experience before the experience. Building up some excitement! Previous screenings have included ‘The Towering Inferno’, … Read More Culture: Films from the Chapel

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Eastern Culture: Picturehouse Cinema on Mare Street

The Ocean Rooms has long been empty after huge venue potential gave way to crime ridden club.  I went to see Buene Vista Social Club there back in 2003, but that was it, which is a shame as Hackney is lacking a bigger venue for bands to play at. But this autumn sees a new era of regeneration for the building and hint of … Read More Eastern Culture: Picturehouse Cinema on Mare Street

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Weekend: Sex Worker Film Festival

http://www.riocinema.ndirect.co.uk/2011/Jun11/sundays.htm Rio cinema in Dalston usually shows a variety of double bills or family matinees on Sunday, but this week, the offering is of an entirely different nature. London’s first sex worker festival brings together “ethically produced” documentaries and films from Europe as well as panel discussions and debate. There is an after party at Dalston Superstore in the evening. The event is organised … Read More Weekend: Sex Worker Film Festival

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Festivals: Apple Cart

http://www.theapplecartfestival.com Sunday 7th August, Victoria Park, Hackney Victoria Park’s Apple Cart Festival is a feast for the eyes, ears and feet. Organised by the people that bring us Field Day, it’s got a more leftfield flavour including comedy, dance, magic (yes, magic) and cabaret as well as the usual, yet fairly unusual musical fare. There is promise of food and fairy tales, clothes sales and carousels as … Read More Festivals: Apple Cart

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The Weekend: Hackney Wicked Art Festival

JULY 30TH – AUG 1ST HACKNEY WICKED ART FESTIVAL RETURNS THIS JULY! NOW IN ITS THIRD YEAR HACKNEY WICKED 2010 WILL BE BIGGER AND BETTER THAN EVER. THREE DAYS OF GALLERIES, OPEN STUDIOS, LIVE ART EVENTS, FLEA MARKETS, OPEN AIR FILM SCREENINGS, EXHIBITIONS, 4 LIVE MUSIC STAGES, THE WORLD FAMOUS CORACLE REGATTA AND MORE… “The most vital art event of the summer” NY Arts … Read More The Weekend: Hackney Wicked Art Festival

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Art: SALON (LONDON) Presents… ‘Secret’

When: 22 June – 6 July 2010 Where: 97 Clerkenwell Road, EC1R 5BX Crystal Bennes BA, MA, PhD is no doubt one of my more intellectual friends. Whilst she mainly scales the dizzy heights of awesomeness of clever clogs mountain, she occasionally frolics in the valley of art for kicks. This is one of her intriguing ‘hidden spaces’ exhibitions. She’ll take a disused space left … Read More Art: SALON (LONDON) Presents… ‘Secret’

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Eastern Culture: Museum of Childhood

The V&A Museum of Childhood is just by Bethnal Green tube station… the big glass fronted building on the corner. A huge expanse of open space filled at balcony level with childhood memorabilia, toys, activities and lots of children (well, I went during half term… not recommended by the way!). I loved the gay Barbie dolls, creepy plastic babies and magna doodle with metal shavings. You gain a great sense of nostalgia … Read More Eastern Culture: Museum of Childhood

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