Interview with Oliver Meek from The Rio Cinema
Oliver Meek, executive director of Rio, one of London’s few independent community cinemas talks about the history of this iconic picture palace and why they are building another screening room in the basement.
Studio Interview: Maggie Pinhorn from Photomonth
Maggie Pinhorn from Alternative Arts tells us about Photomonth and a new event in Dalston – Dalston Street Show.
Interview with Film Maker Winstan Whitter
Film maker Winstan Whitter has been working on the film about the 4 Aces Club in Dalston, Legacy in the Dust for 19 years. It is now time to get it done and dusted and raise the final funds for commercial release. Crowdfunding launch 4th July on Indiegogo.
Interview with the founders of Save The Date Cafe
James and Ruth have built the Dalston based waste food cafe Save The Date as part of the Real Junk Food Project, with a mission to use supermarket and restaurant surplus.
17 – 22 November
Pipeline Productions presents
by Henry Naylor
FRINGE FIRST WINNER at the 2014 Edinburgh Festival Fringe.
2003, Mazrat Gaol. One of Saddam’s most notorious torture houses. More than 10,000 people died here. Now, under Allied command, Nassir works here. He’s a local, translating for the American interrogators. He’s pro-Western, determined to bring liberal values to his country. And he’s about to get married to his sweetheart. But when he is recognized by a psychotic prisoner, his life becomes a living hell…
The Collector is a timely tale of murder, evil and betrayal set in occupied Iraq. It was one of the most highly-acclaimed shows at this year’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe, where it received a prestigious Fringe First for ‘innovation and outstanding new writing’. Now, for one week only, it comes to the Arcola for its London premiere.
Tickets: from £10
Venue: The Arcola, Dalston
Details at arcolatheatre.com
Wednesday 5 November
“Remember remember the Fifth of November” goes the saying, well, you certainly will remember it this year if you come on down to CityImpro’s evening of improvised comedy at the Ophelia in Dalston featuring some of London’s best improv groups.
Joining CityImpro this week will be: CSI (Crime Scene Improvisation) and their improvised murder mystery in which no one knows who the killer is. We have the improvisation whirlwind that is Nathan Keates. And City Impro will then close the night with another set of games and scenes all with a topical twist that will put lashings of gunpowder in your rockets.
Date: Wednesday 5th November 2014
Time: Doors open 7:30pm. Show from 8.00pm with intervals
Price: Entry is free (reserve tickets for City Impro shows here)
Where: Ophelia, 574 Kingsland Road, Dalston, London, E8 4AP
Nearest Tube and Train: Right next to Dalston Junction and close to Dalston Kingsland, both on London Overground (Zone 2)
It’s never too late to become a DJ..
Newton ‘Ace’ Dunbar created and ran the Four Aces Club in Dalston until it fell first to dust, then rose to legend. He has now risen from this story and started a new life as a DJ. This audio piece featuring Newton Dunbar is about that journey.
Produced by Lucia Scazzocchio. (Pearl Wise)
Friday 3 October
Bad Vibrations & Baba Yaga’s Hut presents:
Two Headed Dog+ Camera + Les Big Byrd + Zig Zags
The Shacklewell Arms, Dalston
Bad VIBRATIONS and Baba Yaga’s Hut have teamed up to bring you 2 nights of the next wave of bands pricking their ears.
Friday sees kraut rock band Camera, psych band Les Big Byrd and garage punk rock band Zig Zags take the stage.
FRI & SAT passes are just £12.
More info here: https://www.facebook.com/events/677774598970610/
Over 18 only
Formed in London in 2011, Eighteen Nightmares At The Lux have steadily carved out a niche sound for themselves by trading in Kraut-rock and psychedelic influences for a sound that encapsulates elements of horrorcore a ’la early Cramps , psychobilly and the frenetic garage punk of 80’s Matchbox B-Line Disaster.
Tickets available via the Birthdays website
Wednesday 10 September
After the success of IAmMusic.TV’s live music night, Play It Forward pushes artists boundaries, twists the crowds perception and promises very real and raw talent.
Featuring Anna Ottridge, Problem Child, Matt Woods and Bartoven
Dalston Roof Park
And then again on Wednesday 24 September
Featuring Turan, Akua, Kyra, Tom Cox, Taylor Mace
Dalston Roof Park