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Platform for emerging writers London Drama Group is a new inclusive theatre company incorporating a mix of ages, cultures and nationalities. It provides a platform for emerging writers to stage new plays. Comedy Knock2Bag East Comedy night featuring some of the London circuit’s brightest stars. On the bill are Nick Helm, Fin Taylor, Flange Kramer, Lolly Adefope and Milo McCabe. £8. Sat, Feb 22. 7.30. Rich Mix, 35-47 Bethnal Green Road, E1. 7613 7498 www.knock2bag.co.uk Events Bubble Club presents Spectacular Spectacular! Expect contortion, vaudeville burlesque, musical comedians and a cancan finale. £5. Weds, Feb 19. 7-11pm. Backyard Bar, 231 Cambridge Heath Road, E2. www.facebook.com/ bubbleclubeast Anthropomorphic Mouse Taxidermy Class Find out why taxidermy is the new rock ‘n’ roll with Margot Magpie, who will share her skills in displaying taxidermied animals doing human things. Materials and mice provided, take your own miniature items of dress or decoration. Weds, Feb 19. 7pm. £60. Box Park, Bethnal Green Road, E1. 8133 0182 www.afieldguide.org Exhibitions Acme’s First Decade 1972 -1982 Works from the tenant artists. Until Sun, Feb 23. Whitechapel Gallery, 77-82 Whitechapel High Street, E1. 7522 7888 www.londondramagroup.webs.com Robert Elms: Soul Fridays Writer, broadcaster, DJ and soulmusic champion Elms is the brains behind this new regular night. The first instalment features the first X Factor winner Steve Brookstein (pictured), serving up a few classics as well as tracks from his new album. Listen at the whisky bar or while tucking into some traditional Scottish grub. Fri, Feb 21. £10-£40. Boisdale, Cabot Place, Canary Wharf, E14. www.boisdale.co.uk www.whitechapelgallery.org www.acme.org.uk Benedict Drew, Heads May Roll Large-scale installation attempting to make sense of the absurdity of a life spent staring into a screen and the social anxiety induced by ‘smart’ objects. Free. Weds-Sun, 12-6pm, until Apr 20. Matt’s Gallery, 42-44 Copperfield Road, E3. www.mattsgallery.org Matthew Krishanu & Cara Nahaul: Another Country Show combines two different approaches to painting looking at travel, dislocation and memory. Krishanu creates paintings from memory and photographs while Nahaul’s paintings investigate representation and performance. Free. Until Apr 6. Tues-Sun, 10am-5pm. The Nunnery, 181 Bow Road, E3. www.bowarts.org/nunnery Michael Chanarin: Illustrated Guide to Wisdom, Version 3.1 New work inspired by stylized pen and ink illustrations used in children’s morality tales of the 1930s-60s. Until Feb 28. Mon-Fri, 12-6pm, Suns by appointment. 11 Princelet Street, Spitalfields, E1. 7247 1816 www.elevenspitalfields.com Film Acme Artists Screenings of work made by artist tenants of short-life housing managed by Acme between 1972 and 1982, shown in original 16mm format. Include John du Cane, Gill Eatherley, Ron Haselden and Annabel Nicolson. Followed by Q&A with Jonathan Harvey, co-founder of Acme Studios, Ken McMullen and William Raban. £8.50/£6.50. Thurs, Feb 20. 7-9pm. Whitechapel Gallery, 77-82 Whitechapel High Street, E1. 7522 7888 www.whitechapelgallery.org Theatre London Drama Group – 5 short plays Includes How to Fly a Plane, which depicts the morning commute, and Shout in the Dark, a spooky mystery set on a railway platform at night. £8. Fri & Sat, Feb 21 & 22. 8pm. The Space, 269 Westferry Road, Isle of Dogs, E14. www.space.org.uk 7515 7799 Walks Occupy London Walking Tours: Canary Wharf This tour takes a journey into the depths of modern finance, through the 2007/8 financial crisis past the ratings agencies and regulators clustered around Canada Square. Free. Thurs Feb 20. 7pm. Meet at Canary Wharf Tube station, E14. 07749 552063 www.occupytours.org Send your diary dates to east endlife.news@towerhamlets. gov.uk Arts award Benedict Drew was shortlisted for the Jarman award in 2012. details below Out & about guide What’s on where this week Dance Argentinian tango E14 Class. Sat 2-5pm. £5. St John’s Community Hall, 37 Glengall Grove, E14. 7538 3852 Ballroom/Latin American Fri, 2-4pm, £2.50, 20p refreshments. Kingsley Hall, Powis Road, E3. 8550 1392 Belly dancing Beginners’ belly dancing classes Sats, 2-3pm, £6. Oxford House, Derbyshire Street, E2. 07796 850506 Brazilian dance aerobic classes Weds 9-10am & Thurs, 1-2pm. Free. Alpha Grove Centre, Isle of Dogs, E14 7538 1714 Energize4Girlz South African gumboot dancing. Every other Saturday from 11am-12:30pm. St Pauls Shadwell Church, 302 The Highway, E1. energize4girlzdance@gmail. com Green Candle Senior Dance Over-60s, no experience is necessary. Tues, 10.30am-12.30pm, one free taster session. Oxford House, Derbyshire Street, E2. 7739 7722 Salsa For dancers of all experience, beginners welcome, followed by dancing until midnight. Prices vary. Every Tues & Weds, 7.30-9.30pm. The Urban Bar, 176 Whitechapel Road, E1. 07932 658861 Zumba classes Every Tues 11.15am-12.15pm. Healthy living sessions every Fri, 11am-3pm. St Matthias Community Centre, 113 Poplar High St, E14. 7515 8362 Kids Children’s dance classes Tap, ballet and modern jazz classes. Thurs, 4-6pm, term-time only. £1.50. Dockland Settlements, 197 East Ferry Road, E14. 7093 3146 Dance play Dance and movement for parents/carers and children aged 1-5. Tues, 1.45-2.45pm, £1.50 (concessions available). Language of Dance Centre, Oxford House, Derbyshire Street, E2. 7749 1131 Ballet Classes every Thurs – ages 3-5 yrs, 3.50-4.25pm, £4; ages 6-11 yrs, 4.25-5.10pm, £4. Alpha Grove Centre, Isle of Dogs, E14. 7538 1714 Deaf after school club For ages 5-12. Mon-Fri, 4-6pm. Tower Project, 45-55 White Horse Road, E1. naima@towerproject.org.uk 7790 9085 Kids' Creative Dance Classes For ages 2-11 on Sat mornings. £44-49.50 per term or 0£4.50/£5 per term, plus concessions. Chisenhale Dance Space, 64-84 Chisenhale Road, E3 8981 6617 chisenhaledancespace.co.uk Pollyanna Training Theatre Drama and musical theatre for ages 4-16 in Wapping, E1. 7481 1911 Rhyme time Thurs, 2-3 pm. Watney Market Library, 30-32 Watney Market, E1. 7790 4039 Young & talented? Performing arts group for 6-to 16-year olds. Sats, 10.30am- 1.30pm, term-time. Oxford House, Derbyshire Street, E2. 8556 5348 Music Creative Unity steel band Steel pan classes Thurs, 6.30-8.30pm. St Matthias Community Centre, 113 Poplar High Street, E14. 07808 847974 VISIT THE WORLD’S FIRST SCIENCE CENTRE LOCATED WITHIN WORKING LABORATORIES! Our February half term family events include the chance to explore your senses with our Sensational science show, learn about how the heart works and how to keep it healthy with our In a Heartbeat family workshop, and the chance to visit our award-winning Pod. Image courtesy of Nick Wood for Land Design Studio To find out more visit www.centreofthecell.org or call 020 7882 2562 To book your tickets visit http://centreofthecell.eventbrite.co.uk/ 20 NEWS FROM TOWER HAMLETS COUNCIL AND YOUR COMMUNITY 17 – 23 FEBRUARY 2014


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