Live music from Jazz New Blood
Live music by Rosie Frater-Taylor (guitar and vocals) and Roella Oloro (piano) from Jazz New Blood.
From Friday 19th-21st February
Did you enjoy City Impro’s Live in the Studio? Then make sure you enjoy their own comedy festival!
They will be gathering 30 of their closest Comedy Group friends in London in the Water Poet to promote Improvised Comedy in London and the UK by making as many people laugh as much as possible in as short a space of time as possible.
From the 19th-21st February 2016, 30 of London’s best improvisation comedy groups including Project2, Musicbox, C3?, MonkeyToast and GiggleLoop will be entertaining audiences on a total of twelve one-hour shows spread across the weekend at £5 per show.
Want to find out more about the event? Follow this link for the complete line-up and to purchase tickets.
Thursday, 25th February from 7pm
“Cinematic Southern Gothic Alt Rock” band Curse of Lono play at Zigfrid von Underbelly, Hoxton. Expect support bands The Epstein, The Paperboats and Richard Neuberg (Viarosa).
Tickets from £6.
City Impro Live in the Studio
Svavar & Anna from City Impro join us in the studio for some live improvisation and to tell us about there upcoming Shoreditch Improv Festival on the 19th, 20th, 21st February.
Forge and Co: Just another co-working space in Shoreditch?
The multi-use co-working space Forge and Co opened in May last year with the view to add a fun social element to co-working and creating a home from home for Shoreditch’s growing laptop enterprises. Listen to co-founder Cymon Eckle and house manager Sarah Grill explain what makes Forge and Co unique.
Interview by Pearl Wise for SeedTheCity
Mon 12 Jan
Paper Dress hosts drop-in Fashion Illustration classes every Monday from 7pm-8:30pm that are suitable for all levels. Begginers, this is a great opportunity to get personalised demonstrations and guidance by fashion illustrator Clara Gomez (whose clients include Nike, Belgian-born American fashion designer Diane von Furstenberg and Robbie Williams are some of the most important clients).
There will a live modeling and you’ll be surrounded by fantastic vintage clothes to inspire you.
Tickets are £10 (includes all materials and equipment).
From Fri 5 Dec
A site specific theatrical event commissioned by Spitalfields Music and Shoreditch Town Hall.
Shoreditch Town Hall
380 Old Street EC1V 9LT
Fri 5 Dec 7pm, Sat 6 & Sun 7 Dec 3.30 & 7pm
Tickets £12. Booking 020 7377 1362.
‘The East End? It is a shocking place… an evil plexus of slums that hide human creeping things, where filthy men and women live on penn’orths of gin… where every citizen wears a black eye, and none ever combs his hair.’ – Arthur Morrison – ‘Tales Of Mean Streets.’
Join Bafta winning writer and stand-up tour guide Alan Gilbey for an evening in The Ditch, the East End’s dodgiest dive bar, where Ronnie and Reggie are having a knees-up with Jack The Ripper and a man who looks a bit like an elephant. But beyond the whelks and the pearly buttons, in a maze of secret rooms below the streets of Shoreditch, other stories demand to be heard.
Part celebration of East End history, part meditation on the area’s future, Tales from The Ditch brings together a large cast of local storytellers, historians and musicians to create an immersive maze of tales less told from London’s ‘little bit of rough.’
Take a peek, try a door, part a curtain, step inside. Who knows what you might discover?
31 October – 7 November
From Cheek To Blushing Cheek
Alaric Hammond will present a new body of work at his London exhibition From Cheek To Blushing Cheek. This solo show is inspired by recent conflicts, protest and persisting influence of Empire. “What does anyone in the West believe in these days?” comments
Hammond. “Good and evil often look the same to me, no one knows who to trust, who’s winning or fighting and the lines will only be redrawn again tomorrow, so why do we care, what should we be defending?”
Private View 30th October, 18.30 – 20.30
Forge & Co Gallery
154-158 Shoreditch High Street
London E2 9HD
Sun 19th October
Oxjam Shoreditch Takeover presents a one-day festival over six Shoreditch venues famed for their love and dedication to hosting quality DJs and live performances – all for the price of one wristband with all proceeds going to Oxfam.
Venues: Shutterbug, Bedroom Bar, Strongroom London, Paper Dress Vintage, Old Blue Last, Trapeze Basement Club
Acts include: Ben Gomori, Chris Coco, Violet Woods, Ringlefinch, Violet Woods, Josh Savage, Tokyo Taboo, Affie Yussuf..
Starts 4pm, Tickets £10/12
On this episode of EastCast, presenters Nia Charpentier, Ana Xavier and Pearl Wise bring you satirical cartoonists Modern Toss, improvised comedy, a bike kitchen, an urban medicinal meadow, and a song dedicated to Leonard Cohen’s 80th birthday.