As we kiss goodbye to Fool’s Spring, and welcome back Second Winter, the LoveBethnalGreen team is in reflective mood. The seasons have never been so confusing, sun burn at the weekend and soaked thru and freezing by mid week? You what, mate? There are certainly uncertain times ahead, so check the weather, use your layers wisely, and get out and about to enjoy some of these wonderful Bethnal Green based offerings in March..

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The Sodo Scribble

Sunday 3rd March, 2pm-6pm

The Sodo Scribble takes place on Sunday 3rd March at their spot behind Cambridge Heath Road. This interactive session will be hosted by Ryan Gillett and visual poet, Gommie.

Their pizza is superb and they’re lovely folk – so get along with the kids and get scribbling in E2!

Sodo Pizza, Poyser Street, E2 9RF

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Bethnal Green Tube Disaster Annual Memorial Service 

Sunday 3rd March, 2pm

The team behind the memorial to Bethnal Green’s tube disaster arrange their annual service, commemorating the tragedy that took place some 76 years ago. In an ever-shifting area and with life sometimes feeling like it moves at 100 miles per hour, this Sunday memorial provides a valuable opportunity to sit still and think, remembering how fortunate we are to live in a relatively peaceful part of the world. Let’s all work hard to keep it that way. There will be an exhibition about the disaster to absorb after the service, and teas and coffees will be on sale.

St. John on Bethnal Green, next to Bethnal Green Tube Station

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Venice Carnival, 1987, photo by Dorothy Bohm

Dorothy Bohm at V&A Museum of Childhood

Until May 5th

Dorothy Bohm has been taking photographs for over 70 years, ever since her father gave her a camera as she fled Nazi Germany as a child. She has had it with her ever since, photographing little happenings across the globe.

She has gone on to co-found the Photographer’s Gallery, London, become a Tate Artist, and have her work acquired by the V&A.

This display explores the universal qualities of childhood. Despite her photography covering so many decades and so many different cultures and countries, what connects us all through the experience of childhood shines through in Dorothy’s intimate work.

Museum of Childhood, Cambridge Heath Road, E2 9PA

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Sounding Bethnal Green

Friday 1st & Friday 15th March 2019, 6:45pm – 9pm

As much a social as a cultural event, Sounding Bethnal Green is a series of informal evenings combining performance, interview, discussion and practical workshop. Led by professional artists from all parts of the world who have settled in east London, they will highlight the remarkable demographic of the area, its history and the music flourishing locally. Come along and listen, join in, contribute, and of course, meet your neighbours!

1st > Focusing on music and musicians from Bangladesh and Southern India, led by internationally-celebrated tabla player Yousuf Ali Khan.

15th > Focusing on the music of Somalia with Mohamed Maalo Nuur.

St John on Bethnal Green, next to Bethnal Green Tube Station

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LoveBethnalGreen Networking Breakfast

Tuesday 19th March, 08:30 – 10am

We continue our breakfast series, this time in partnership with V&A Museum of Childhood, who will kindly host us in their main space. Come along to meet businesses, organisations and individuals working in Bethnal Green. There will be pastries. There will be hot drinks. There will be good people all over the place.

Museum of Childhood, Cambridge Heath Road, E2 9PA