April is the first of 4 months to have a length of 30 days, but that’s no excuse for our slightly tardy To Do list for this month. For this, we are sorry, & hope you can find it in your pragmatic hearts to forgive us. Let’s move on. We’ve learnt our lesson.
Our flowers and our trees are going to start properly blooming and blossoming again this month. Lap it up, get outdoors – enjoy the nature, and make the most of what E2 has to offer while you’re at it….
Bantu Continua Uhuru Consciousness (BCUC) – Rich Mix – April 10th
Following their incredible performance at the Worldwide Awards earlier this year, and the release of critically-acclaimed second album Emakhosin, BCUC are set to play a very special live show this month at Rich Mix.
BCUC see their music as a hedonistic trance, but also as a weapon of political and spiritual liberation. Artistic heirs to Philip “Malombo” Tabane and Batsumi, they seek to give a contemporary voice to the ancestral traditions of indigenous peoples. Jazz sounds of 1970s and ‘80s productions have been replaced by hip-hop influences and a punk-rock energy.
Rich Mix, 35-47 Bethnal Green Road, London E1 6LA
STAND UP 4 MENTAL HEALTH – Backyard Comedy Club – April 15th, 7:30pm – 10pm
After their first sold out event, the Don’t Suffer in Silence team are back at the fabulous Backyard Comedy Club with another massive lineup. Some of the best comedians in the UK will be performing to shine a light on mental health awareness. Never has it been clearer that laughter is good for the mind and for the soul – get down and support.
JUNIOR BOOKER, MAN LIKE HAKS, AURIE STYLA, DEANO MAC, WHITE YARDIE, CHRISTOPHER SAVAGE, NATHAN G BOOKS, DEE KAATE, ICY JONES
Plus Trixy the Magician will be entertaining the audience.
The evening is hosted by Marcuss Tisson & Jwxtts
Backyard Comedy Club – 231 Cambridge Heath Rd, Bethnal Green, E2 0EL
COSMIC SLOP – The Pickle Factory – 21st April – 11pm – 5am
After they tested the waters late last year, it’s great news that COSMIC SLOP is making a return to Oval Space’s cooler little sister The Pickle Factory this month.
COSMIC SLOP is a fundraiser run by MAP Charity. Check out the work they do up in Leeds and their ongoing fundraising campaign to safeguard the future of the charity via the website – www.mapcharity.org
There’s been a great response to what the small team behind MAP and COSMIC SLOP are pushing this year, and LoveBethnalGreen is proud to get behind them this month and ongoing.
If you’re not familiar, find out more about the Cosmic Slop and MAP Charity via this Resident Advisor article – residentadvisor.net/features/2909 – and this Stamp The Wax documentary – bit.ly/Cosmic-Slop
Artwork above is by Johnny Cosmic
The Pickle Factory – 13-14 The Oval, London E2 9DU
‘THE GREEN’ – Tuesday 24 March – Oxford House – 6pm
Come and take part in our monthly ‘The Green’ meeting to see how the re-generation plan is developing. If you are a business owner, come and represent your business at the meeting and share your ideas with us and members of the council. If you’re a resident, come and have your say on the issues that are important to you.
This month we’ll be discussing work that will be taking place to improve our public realm spaces – not to be missed – come and have your say.
To get involved in the meeting and to add an agenda point you feel needs addressing please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The strength of these meetings is in the guest list, so please do share this opportunity far and wide; businesses, residents, organisations – all welcome.
Oxford House, Derbyshire St, Bethnal Green, London E2 6HG