It’s September and it’s time to get back in touch with what’s happening here in Bethnal Green. As the uniforms are dragged back on and the shorts find their way back to the bottom of the drawer, we’ve picked out some key bits and pieces for the month where Virgo meets Libra. So as the signs of the Zodiac and the seasons change, we can be re-assured that #E2 is consistently delivering the goods – it’s a pleasure to shine a light on such a variety of excellent activity.

 

Summer Jamboree – A family day by St. Margaret’s House

Saturday 1st September – 11am – 3pm

Round off the last weekend of the school holidays with the return of St. Margaret’s ever-popular family day Jamboree.

This year they’ve curated even more excellent activities for the whole family, with a special focus on creativity and wellbeing.

They have teamed up with some long-time friends of St. Margaret’s House to bring us a wonderful mix of activities throughout the day, so make sure you get along to say farewell to the summer holidays. Booking is required for some of the sessions to avoid disappointment.

St. Margaret’s House, 21 Old Ford Road, E2 9PL

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‘Time to Talk Business’ – Leyton Orient FC 

Wednesday 5th September – 12:30 – 2:30pm

Join East London Chamber of Commerce for their ‘Time to Talk Business’ event and take the opportunity to network with up to 80 local, like-minded business professionals in a relaxed and informal atmosphere. We speak from experience when we say that attending this monthly event is a great way to strengthen existing relationships and create new business opportunities. Come along and let the rest of the east end know what you’re up to here in E2. Book now, & use the free guest code TTSEP2018.

Leyton Orient Football Club, Matchroom Stadium, Brisbane Road, Leyton,  E10 5NF

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Kokoroko Live –  Rich Mich Centre

Saturday 15th September – 8pm

The relentlessly rhythmic and colourful sounds of Kokoroko have been captivating audiences around the London live scene for many years. Their intrepid horns, polyrhythmic percussion and Jazz arrangements coalesce to create one of the most unique and soul-lifting Afrobeat sounds around. This one is not to be missed, and to entice you in, we’ve teamed up with our pals at Rich Mix to giveaway two tickets to the show. Just subscribe to our newsletter, and we’ll pick a winner at random from our new subscribers in September. Or if you want to guarantee not to miss this show > cop your tickets here.

Inspired by the greats of West African music such as Fela Kuti and Tony Allen, the band simultaneously bring energy, atmosphere and a sense of escape to every live show.

Rich Mix, 35-47 Bethnal Green Road, London E1 6LA

 

Kokoroko

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“Dissecting the Joke” – Backyard Comedy Club

Tuesday 18th September – 7:30pm – 10:30pm

Join the under-the-radar heroes at Backyard, for a night of comedy covering all things health and medicine. Contrary to popular belief (and lazy comedy writing) laughter isn’t the best medicine, but it will take your mind off the fact we’re all falling apart at the seams. An amazing lineup of comedians and doctors tell you everything you did (and didn’t) want to know about staying alive in the NHS. Below are a few of the lineup highlights – don’t miss this unique confluence of the hilarious and the biologically knowledgeable!

KWAME ASANTI

Nominee: Edinburgh Comedy Awards Best Newcomer 2017

Kwame is a comedy writer and performer, who works as a Junior Doctor in the NHS.

OLGA KOCH

Nominee: Edinburgh Comedy Awards Best Newcomer 2018

Amused Moose National New Comic Award 2017 Finalist

Leicester Square New Comedian of the Year 2016 Finalist

STEVE CROSS

Steve is a geek comedian, presenter and producer. He is the founder of Science Showoff, Museums Showoff and Bright Club.

231 Cambridge Heath Rd, Bethnal Green, E2 0EL

 

Steve Cross

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Feminist Fightback Filmclub – The Common House 

Friday 28th September – 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Join Feminist Fightback for their monthly film screening. Exhibiting anger/ joy during the film at oppressive behaviour/ high points of struggle is very much encouraged, so if you’re feeling like venting, this could be the evening for you. The group always has a discussion after the film, and drinks and snacks will be served too. For details of the film screening this month, search for ‘Feminist Fightback Film Club Presents…’ on Facebook, or email feminist.fightback@gmail.com to be added to the mailing list. There’s a lot of great stuff bubbling at TheCommon House – a real hidden E2 gem.

The Common House, Unit 5E, Pundersons Gardens, London E2 9QG

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