We’ve skipped Autumn, it seems. We’re already on the brink of winter with all its crispness, its need to walk a little quicker and its sharpening of cosy programming across Bethnal Green. The nights may have drawn in, but those in charge of bringing brilliant stuff to us here in E2 have been busy as ever. Check this lot out;
Backyard Comedy Club – Thursday Night
Thursday 8th November – 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm | £5
This is an exclusive sneak peak of brand new material from the great and the good of the comedy world. Every week on a Thursday, the show features established acts trying out new material, big TV names warming up for national tours and festivals, and some of the most exciting rising stars from the comedy circuit.
Previous names have included: Russell Howard, Seann Walsh, Russell Kane, Omid Djalili, Jack Whitehall, Jon Richardson, Katherine Ryan and Ed Byrne to name just a few. With resident hosts, David Ward and David Whitney.
Backyard Comedy Club, 232 Cambridge Heath Road, E2 0EL
A Drunken Sailor Presents; Playback
Wednesday 14th November – 8pm – 9pm
A Drunken Sailor offers enthralling drama anytime anywhere: from the top of a bus to international festivals to national theatre tours. These Playback sessions are an open rehearsal combining improvisation techniques with Indian storytelling and the actors spontaneously playing back full length stories and moments from the audience or their own lives. It can be anything from a mundane event on the way to the theatre to a traumatic childhood experience.
For each session a conductor invites audience members to come up and share their stories and then between two to four players; these roles can shift during the session or remain fixed. The company use different forms and structures and coloured cloths to support the story telling. As well as focusing on the therapeutic benefits of sharing stories, Playback can also provide relief through comedy.
St. Margaret’s House, 21 Old Ford Road, Bethnal Green, E2 9PL
EFG London Jazz Festival
Friday 16th – Sunday 25th November
The capital’s biggest pan-city music festival, which has long been acclaimed for showcasing a heady mix of talent from around the world is back this November, & our mates over at Rich Mix are right in the thick of it – hosting some superb stuff over the course of 10 days.
Widely acknowledged for delivering world-class artists and emerging stars, the Festival continues to take jazz to a massive audience, in one of the UK’s landmark music events.
Rich Mix, 35-47 Bethnal Green Road, E1 6LA
The Green at Oxford House
Tuesday 20th November – 6pm – 7:30pm
We will be getting together again at Oxford House for our meeting of ‘The Green’ – an opportunity for businesses and organisations locally to share their work face to face, and for us to explore your plans for Small Business Saturday this year.
We want to promote your work and it doesn’t cost you a penny. Can’t say fairer or clearer than that.
Come and see us – book in for it now.
Oxford House, Derbyshire Street, E2 6HG