Live music from Jazz New Blood
Live music by Rosie Frater-Taylor (guitar and vocals) and Roella Oloro (piano) from Jazz New Blood.
Until 8 February 2015
A Partial Disassembling of an Invention Without a Future: Helter-Skelter and Random Notes in Which the Pulleys and Cogwheels Are Lying Around at Random All Over the Workbench
This complex-titled exhibition which sees the London-born, Los Angeles-based artist Walead Beshty transform the Curve by covering the wall of the gallery from floor to ceiling with more than 12,000 cyanotype prints.
Each cyanotype (a photographic print with a cyan-blue tint) is produced using an object from the artist’s studio, which is placed on a porous surface (such as discarded paper or cardboard) that has been coated with UV-sensitive material. After being exposed to sunlight, the object’s silhouette appears against a cyan-blue background.
The Curve, Barbican Centre, Silk Street, London EC2Y 8DS
Details at barbican.org.uk
2 December to 1 January
An alternative festive experience, Winterville is the antithesis of corporate Christmas theme parks. Independent, intimate and above all creative.. Expect a different festive experience altogether.
Entry to the town of Winterville is not only free, but plenty of the entertainment on offer is too. Among the free entertainment in the Spiegeltent are free gigs, club nights, comedy and cabaret.
There will be a dedicated Kids Quarter and wide range of entertainment on offer for children.
Street Food traders will be scattered all over site, a dedicated Craft Beer Area and a food market serving great food and fresh produce you can take away.
Kicking Club Nights and a Roller Disco will be set up to create a party scene, with club nights from the likes of Bugged Out and Guilty Pleasures in our Roller Disco and Spiegeltent.
The Wall of Death awaits those who want to fuel their adrenaline addictions. Listen to our interview with Sink the Pink who are performing at Winterville.
Head to the event at Victoria Park from the 1st of December.Details at winterville.co.uk
Gaucho Winter Terrace
The Broadgate branch of the Argentine steakhouse group has launched a tree-lined winter terrace with sofas, blankets, hot water bottles, hot cocktails.
Gaucho, 5 Finsbury Avenue, EC2M 2PG.
Open until the new year.
This multi-storey street food and cocktail fest comes with log fires, a Christmas-themed arts and crafts market and a DJ, as well as private dining chalets. Pizza from Voodoo Ray’s, burgers from Patty & Bun, jerk from Rum Kitchen.
6pm – midnight every Friday and Saturday in November, and then every Thursday, Friday and Saturday until 20 December.
Entry costs £4.
288-299 Old Street, EC1V 9DP.
The Queen Of Hoxton’s WigWamBam pop-up has once again been transformed into a winter woodland.
1-5 Curtain Road, EC2A
Hackney DIY Christmas Art Market
Arts and crafts, hand-puppets and paintings to mixtapes and zines.
EPIC Dalston 13-15 Stoke Newington Road, N16 8BH
Sun Dec 14
Dusty Fingers German Winter Wunderland
Vintage stalls, arts and crafts, home wares and Christmas gifts, a Santa’s grotto, black and white films, food and drink,
The Round Chapel Centre for Performing Arts 1d Glenarm Road, E5 0LY
Sat Dec 13
Of Cabbages and Kings Christmas Market
Crafts, prints, textiles, accessories and handmade gifts, seasonal food and mulled wine.
Abney Hall 73A Church Street, Stoke Newington, N16 OAS
Sat Dec 13 – Sun Dec 14
Hackney Flea-Mas Market
Vintage, arts and crafts, carol singing, Christmas music, mulled wine and homemade cakes.
Abney Hall 73A Church Street, Stoke Newington, N16 OAS
Sat Dec 6 – Sun Dec 21
Spitalfields City Farm Winter Market
Handmade cards and presents, carol singing, mulled wine and festive family activities.
Spitalfields City Farm Buxton St, E1 5AR
Sun Dec 7
Contemporary crafts, locally made art and live music, local choirs and food and drink stalls.
St John-at-Hackney Church Lower Clapton Rd, E5 0PD
Fri Dec 5 – Sun Dec 7
Craft stalls and street food, music and ntertainment.
Victoria Park Victoria Park Rd, E3 5SN
Until Thu Jan 1 MORE INFO
Canary Wharf Christmas Market
Festive food and drink
Montgomery Square Canary Wharf, E14
Tue Dec 2 – Wed Dec 24
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)
Sunday 26th October
Short Sighted Cinema presents an evening of short film inspired by the buzzing (and hispter-y?) borough of Hackney. Cinema “apassionados” will have a chance to meet filmmakers, there’s Q&A.
Best part? It’s free. Head to the Hackney Attic at the Hackney Picturehouse from 6pm.
Photomonth is back celebrating photography in venues across East London throughout October and November. EastCast caught up with Director Maggie Pinhorn to find out more. Full listings at 2014.photomonth.org
Sunday 5 October
From 7pm in the lobby of the Ace Hotel, Shoreditch
The multi talented James Hoare has been been collecting records since he was ten years old, he also runs a screen printing studio, writes hit songs and plays guitar for Veronica Falls.
Modern Toss talk to EastCast
Britain’s premier cult cartoonists and animators Modern Toss talk to EastCast about their unique brand of stylishly cack-handed drawing and precision satire, and their new book, ‘A Decade in the Shithouse’.
The Line is a sculpture walk that will run right through East London, showcasing new as well as established talent. With just a few weeks to go before opening time, Newham born and bred athlete Christine Ohuruogu talks to The Line sculpture walk in support of their venture.
Visit the-line.org for more details