We're into May - the month of the double Bank Holiday, local elections and some relatively good weather. Maybe. We're not counting our chickens on that, but instead we're listing some genuinely zeitgeist capturing activity taking place here in E2. We're very fortunate to live and work in an area that is pushing forward our thinking around some of today's more pertinent and divisive topics - our health, our environment and the issues surrounding international terrorism in the 21st century. Get to know... 'Scars' - NR Project - until May 24th NR Project has been running its exhibition 'Scars', from artist jbecerra since April - but it runs until 24th May so you've still got time. 'Scars' is a charity exhibition of 25 artworks by jbecerra dealing with the threat of international terrorism in the 21st century. Proceeds will go to individuals affected by recent terrorist attacks. Each artwork is based on a section of Khalil Gibran’s 1923 poem, 'The Prophet', a series of meditations on a wide-range of topics from everyday life. NR Project, Minerva Street, E2 9EH Kidneys on Strike, Gene Editing, Getting to the Heart of the Matter, BG Working Men's Club, May 14 - 16 Pint of Science is a non-profit organisation that brings some of the most brilliant scientists to your local pub to discuss their latest research and findings with you. You don't need any prior knowledge, and this is your chance to meet the people responsible for the future of science (and have a pint with them). Our festival runs over a few days in May every year, but we occasionally run events during other months. BG Working Men's Club continues to programme the intriguing in partnership with UCL for this one. BG Working Men's Club, 42-44 Pollard Row, 42-44, E2 6NB Phytology Launch at Bethnal Green Nature Reserve, May 19th, 5pm-10pm Bethnal Green Nature Reserve has to be seen to be believed. Fruit, veg, herbs, newts, bats, all under the welcoming if not often misunderstood banner of public art. The project is seasonal, and launches this month with previews of new works from last year’s resident artists DJ Simpson, Kathrin Böhm & Ellie Doney, plus live music from The Nest Collective. New resident artists for 2018 include Lu Williams, Ruth Ewan, Vanessa Kisuule, The Alternative School of Economics, Sheaf & Barley + Rya. Not to be missed or undervalued. This place will understatedly blow your minds. Bethnal Green Nature Reserve, Middleton St, London E2 9RR. ‘THE GREEN’ – Tuesday 22 May – Oxford House – 6pm Come and take part in our monthly ‘The Green’ meeting to see how the re-generation plan is developing. If you are a business owner, come and represent your business at the meeting and share your ideas with us and members of the council. If you’re a resident, come and have your say on the issues that are important to you. To get involved in the meeting and to add an agenda point you feel needs addressing please email: email@example.com The strength of these meetings is in the guest list, so please do share this opportunity far and wide; businesses, residents, organisations – all welcome. Oxford House, Derbyshire St, Bethnal Green, London E2 6HG The Star of Bethnal Green Street Party 2018, 28th May, 12pm - 2am As part of the 10th Birthday, the team at the Star lay on a family-friendly day, with lots of kids activities. Face painting, a bouncy castle and children's entertainers will be on hand and you can get the whole family together in the photo booth and capture the moment. Delicious street food stalls will be serving up treats until late on, with Smokey Tails, the cult ‘Beats & Eats’ pop-up, well-known worldwide for its rich, authentic home-style BBQ flavours and vegan treats from SoVegan. There will be an outdoor bar serving craft beer, cocktails and soft drinks, of course, and the party heads indoors for further knees up from 9pm. Star of Bethnal Green, 359 Bethnal Green Road, London E2 6LG ========================= Lead image is some silently inflamed kidneys captured by Professor Frederick Tam Very dope poster above is by Lu Williams for Phytologyread more
As Bethnal Green Mission Church unveils its plans for the new look Paradise Gardens, you are invited to feedback before Monday 14th May. As you may know Bethnal Green Mission Church's new building is nearly finished and there is a plan to re-landscape Paradise Gardens which the church's site compound currently occupies. They've been working with LBTH to come up with some plans and designs for the park as a result of a public consultation last year and these changes are a direct result of what the survey revealed. The plans can be viewed and downloaded from their website www.read more
bethnalgreenmissionchurch.co. uk. We all have the chance to feed back before Monday 14th May and can do so either by emailing from the link or directly to paradiseparkdesign@gmail. com
This is going to make a big difference to our local green space offer here in E2, so don't miss your chance to feed in any final comments you might have.
April is the first of 4 months to have a length of 30 days, but that's no excuse for our slightly tardy To Do list for this month. For this, we are sorry, & hope you can find it in your pragmatic hearts to forgive us. Let's move on. We've learnt our lesson. Our flowers and our trees are going to start properly blooming and blossoming again this month. Lap it up, get outdoors - enjoy the nature, and make the most of what E2 has to offer while you're at it.... Bantu Continua Uhuru Consciousness (BCUC) - Rich Mix - April 10th Following their incredible performance at the Worldwide Awards earlier this year, and the release of critically-acclaimed second album Emakhosin, BCUC are set to play a very special live show this month at Rich Mix. BCUC see their music as a hedonistic trance, but also as a weapon of political and spiritual liberation. Artistic heirs to Philip “Malombo” Tabane and Batsumi, they seek to give a contemporary voice to the ancestral traditions of indigenous peoples. Jazz sounds of 1970s and ‘80s productions have been replaced by hip-hop influences and a punk-rock energy. Rich Mix, 35-47 Bethnal Green Road, London E1 6LA STAND UP 4 MENTAL HEALTH - Backyard Comedy Club - April 15th, 7:30pm - 10pm After their first sold out event, the Don't Suffer in Silence team are back at the fabulous Backyard Comedy Club with another massive lineup. Some of the best comedians in the UK will be performing to shine a light on mental health awareness. Never has it been clearer that laughter is good for the mind and for the soul - get down and support. LINE-UP: JUNIOR BOOKER, MAN LIKE HAKS, AURIE STYLA, DEANO MAC, WHITE YARDIE, CHRISTOPHER SAVAGE, NATHAN G BOOKS, DEE KAATE, ICY JONES Plus Trixy the Magician will be entertaining the audience. The evening is hosted by Marcuss Tisson & Jwxtts Backyard Comedy Club - 231 Cambridge Heath Rd, Bethnal Green, E2 0EL COSMIC SLOP - The Pickle Factory - 21st April - 11pm - 5am After they tested the waters late last year, it's great news that COSMIC SLOP is making a return to Oval Space's cooler little sister The Pickle Factory this month. COSMIC SLOP is a fundraiser run by MAP Charity. Check out the work they do up in Leeds and their ongoing fundraising campaign to safeguard the future of the charity via the website - www.mapcharity.org There's been a great response to what the small team behind MAP and COSMIC SLOP are pushing this year, and LoveBethnalGreen is proud to get behind them this month and ongoing. If you're not familiar, find out more about the Cosmic Slop and MAP Charity via this Resident Advisor article - residentadvisor.net/features/2909 - and this Stamp The Wax documentary - bit.ly/Cosmic-Slop Artwork above is by Johnny Cosmic The Pickle Factory - 13-14 The Oval, London E2 9DU 'THE GREEN' – Tuesday 24 March – Oxford House - 6pm Come and take part in our monthly 'The Green' meeting to see how the re-generation plan is developing. If you are a business owner, come and represent your business at the meeting and share your ideas with us and members of the council. If you’re a resident, come and have your say on the issues that are important to you. This month we'll be discussing work that will be taking place to improve our public realm spaces - not to be missed - come and have your say. To get involved in the meeting and to add an agenda point you feel needs addressing please email: firstname.lastname@example.org The strength of these meetings is in the guest list, so please do share this opportunity far and wide; businesses, residents, organisations – all welcome. Oxford House, Derbyshire St, Bethnal Green, London E2 6HGread more
“The Green” will meet next Wednesday 21st March, bringing together businesses, residents, organisations and representatives from the Tower Hamlets Town Centre Team. At this meeting, we’ll be reflecting on points covered last month, looking at the East End Trades Guild "Affordable Workspace Manifesto", and discussing what's missing from the Bethnal Green events calendar in 2018. We are joined this month by John Ryan, CEO at Oxford House, who will update us on the up and coming heritage project including the building works and the community activity programme. He’ll also give us a whistle stop history of Oxford House since 1884. To bring any discussion points to the table this month, please email: email@example.com Agenda for "The Green"read more
- John Ryan - Oxford House, guest speaker
- Actions from "The Green" in February
- Market development work summary
- Window decorations and animating our town centres
- East End Trades Guild, Affordable Workspace Manifesto update
- Update on Stars of Bethnal Green // Phytology // Falmouth Photo briefs
- Events in Bethnal Green > where can we take this?