// Nerd Nite London @ V&A Museum of Childhood (1)

Learning doesn’t always have to be tedious. If you have a thirst for knowledge and yet despair at the prospect of sharpening your mind against the binding of some stuffy library book then we have just the answer for you. Take a visit to the V&A Museum of Childhood on Wed 24 Feb for Nerd Nite London’s monthly event involving three speakers, three fascinating 20 minute discussions, and some alcoholic beverages to really get your brain into learning mode. This month, find out about:

1) Steven Spielberg & John Williams: The Ultimate Composer/ Director Partnership?
2) Signs and Wonders: Miracle Hunters and the 17th century X-files
3) Sequoyah – Linguistic Genius of the Cherokee

More information here:

https://london.nerdnite.com/2016/02/04/191/

Cambridge Heath Road, E2 9PA, London

 

// Leisure & District presents Slowcoaches + Radical Boy + The Bodies @ Sebright Arms (2)

Celebrating the release of their new single ‘Ex-Head’, Slowcoaches will be headlining an intimate gig at Sebright Arms on Thurs 25 Feb, presented by their label Leisure & District. A three-piece band with both an electrifying amount of energy and a combination of male/female vocals, Slowcoaches appear as a welcome waft of fresh-yet-grungy air. With support from Radical Boy and The Bodies, this night looks set to be a good one. More information here:

https://www.facebook.com/events/125481551148111/

31-35 Coate Street, E2 9AG, London

 

// Figs in Wigs: Hi-Browie @ Bethnal Green Working Men’s Club (3)

Figs in Wigs are a five-strong female performance company whose work is an eclectic mix of theatre, dance, comedy… and anything else that you can think of! They describe their work as an ‘abstract, often hilarious, inversion of reality’ and if you feel like letting your hair down a little and having a crazy, fun time then check out their quarterly club night ‘Hi-Brow’ on Fri 26 Feb. Imagine the unusual and then multiply this idea tenfold – now you may understand the intrigue of this talented bunch. (Oh, and this night is David Bowie themed). More information here:

https://www.facebook.com/events/961484147272906/

42-46 Pollard Row, E2 6NB

 

// Mouths Wide Shut Open Mic @ The Gallery Cafe (4)

Mouths Wide Shut Poetry is a monthly event that offers the chance for poets to unload their minds via all kinds of spoken word ranging from prose to poetry. This month’s event is taking place on Sat 27 Feb and will be held in the The Gallery Café’s chapel, providing a unique and intimate venue for thoughts and ideas to roam. Saturday’s feature act is Janine Booth from whom you can expect – amongst other things – a knowledge of Marxism, a concern for feminism, and a distinctive distaste for the Tory party. More information here:

https://www.facebook.com/events/1552443071732863/

21 Old Ford Road, E2 9PL, London

// Provision w/ Luxar & Ben Macklin @ The Dundee Arms (5)

A Bethnal Green favourite which has confirmed itself as both casual pub hangout and hot-spot for a serious dance or two, The Dundee Arms is definitely worth a boogie on down to. Pop along on Sat 27 Feb to witness both Luxar and Ben Macklin and their effusion of 80s, disco, and funk-filled vibes. Partying has never been more local. More information here:

https://www.facebook.com/events/444931599032099/

Cambridge Heath Road, E2 9LH, London

 

-By Hayley Downey