This month we look forward to some lesser known happenings that E2 has to offer in August. There is such a huge amount that goes on in this pocket of London, we’re looking to really celebrate the sheer range of activity that businesses and organisations put together to keep us challenged, intrigued and inspired. Remember – if you have anything coming up that you would like us to promote on your behalf – simply tag @LoveBthnlGreen on Twitter or Instagram (no vowels in Bthnl!) and use the #E2ToDo, & we’ll help get the word out. To August!
Thai Boxing Fighters Academy AGM – Garrett Centre
Monday 6th August – 7pm-9pm
The Thai Boxing Fighters Academy isn’t nearly as mean as it sounds. The great work that founder Gohar Ghouse has delivered over the years in the borough has helped its beneficiaries with discipline and fitness, as well as supported many dealing with mental health issues back into work. Its impact is far reaching, and this AGM gives Gohar and his team the chance to reflect and look forward. Join them to hear from special guest speakers, and to have a bite to eat too on them. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
Garret Centre, 117 Mansford Street, E2 6LX
Sara Pascoe – Backyard Comedy Club
Wednesday 8th August – 8pm-10pm
Sara Pascoe is becoming a staple of the panel show circuit, with regular slots on ‘Have I Got News For You’, ‘QI’ & ‘Frankie Boyle’s New World Order’. She brings a refreshing blend of matter of fact, deadpan realism to the table, and never seems to over-cook it, relying more on her capacity to connect with audiences in an understated way. Get over the intimate surroundings of the Backyard Comedy Club to see her re-work some material before heading out on tour.
231 Cambridge Heath Road, E2 0EL
Opening Night of The Bethnal Green Tavern – Bethnal Green Road
Wednesday 8th August – 5:30pm onwards
The ever-changing face of Bethnal Green Road gets another nip and tuck in the form of The Bethnal Green Tavern, which opens its doors for the first time in its new format on Wednesday 8th August. There will be music from Whiskey Symposium, as well as tasters of their food and drink menu. Come on down from 5:30pm and see what the latest pub offering on Bethnal Green Road has to say for itself…#BethnalGreenTav
456 Bethnal Green Road, E2 0EA
‘The Green’ partnership meeting
Tuesday 14th August – 6pm-7:30pm
It’s time to get together again for our partnership meeting, bringing together businesses, organisations and individuals who live in the Bethnal Green area to hear what they’ve got coming up, and offer them support to really promote themselves via our channels and activities. This month, we’ll be looking ahead to Social Saturday in October, when we’ll be shining a light on the excellent work of social enterprises across the area. Come and have your say!
Oxford House, Derbyshire Street, E2 6HG
MAKEMORE Festival – Victoria Park
Thursday 23rd – Monday 27th August
MAKEMORE is a new kind of festival – a festival for your hands. Come and spend the day having a go at all different kinds of making, under the expert guidance of some of the most exciting makers working today. You can discover what kind of maker you are through a series of quick hands on activities. Get inspired by the creative energy, some great live music and stand up comedy, plus the best in bars and streetfood. Get your tickets now for this unique east end gathering.
Victoria Park, E3 5TB
Summer Fun Day & Gym Launch – Pollard Square
Monday 27th August – 11am-4pm
Join us for a day of family fun and the launch of the new outdoor gym. This is the launch of a new outdoor space for you to get fit and socialise at, with weekly classes every Monday 6-7pm & every Tuesday 1:30-2:30pm. For more information contact email@example.com or 0207 365 5227
Pollard Square, E2 6LP