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Nurturing young talent Youngsters from the Geffrye’s youth programmes, have explored and re-interpreted the museum’s historical almshouse buildings to create a free exhibition in the museum’s gardens. www.geffrye-museum.org.uk(photo mandy williams) Jazz it up Singer Claire Martin and sax star Ray Gelato play Twilight Delight. see below Out & about guide What’s on where this week Kids Kids' Creative Dance Classes For ages 2-11 on Sat mornings. £44-49.50 per term or £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 Parent & child Toyhouse library Mons, 1.30-3.30pm, Halley Primary School, Halley Street, E14. Tues, 2- 3.30pm, Cayley School, Aston Street, E14. Weds, 9.20-10.45am, Harry Roberts Nursery, Harford Street, E1. 1-2pm, TH Opportunity Playgroup, 583 Commercial Road, E1. 9-11am, Old Church Nursery, Walter Terrace, E1. 9-11am, Alice Model Nursery School, 14 Beaumont Grove, E1. Yoga for pregnancy and mums and babies www.clareday-yoga.co.uk Social 3 Bees Café Healthy vegetarian and fish dishes, for just £3, takeaways available. Tuesdays, 4-8pm. Kingsley Hall Community Centre, Powis Road, E3. 07501 468 193 Asian deaf/hard of hearing people drop-in times Tues, 10am-1pm, free. Trinity Centre, Key Close, E1. 7790 8478 minicom 7791 0105 Birchfield OAPs club Mon-Fri, 7-9.30pm; Weds, 1-4pm 50 Saltwell Street, E14. Fern Street Settlement Club Fern Street, E3. 7987 1949 Golden Ladies Pensioners group for bingo and social. Weds, 2-4pm. Isle of Dogs Bowls Club, Millwall Park, E14. 7987 6824 If you have a date for our Out and About diary, send the details to eastendlife.news@ towerhamlets.gov.uk Clubs The Hydra: 2014 Launch Weekender Three-day bash over the August bank holiday. Carl Craig, Gilles Matthew Dear and Robert Hood are on the bill of the opening weekend, hosted by Resident Advisor. £10-£20. Fri-Sun, Aug 22-24. Studio Spaces E1, Unit 2, 110 Pennington Street, E1W. www.residentadvisor.net Event Sclater Street Stalls Art-infused pop-up market features live art performances and work by local artists and craftmakers. Plus vintage jewellery and clothing, street food and beverages. Free. Sat, Aug 30. 12-8pm. Sclater Street Stalls, E1, Exhibitions Craft and Controversy Artist Joshua Raffell probes the debauchery and the underbelly of society. He uses the seaside pier amusement arcade as his topic. Until Aug 31. Open Weds to Sun, 12- 6pm. studio1.1, 57a, Redchurch Street, E2. 07952 986696 www.studio1-1.co.uk The Cornershop Lucy Sparrow has recreated a local store full of items sewn from felt. The display has 4,000 pieces – all of which are for sale. Until Aug 31. Daily 10am-7pm. The Cornershop, 19 Wellington Road, E2. Music John Drain & Marco Farris Trad blues duo play a range of classics from Robert Johnson and Muddy Waters to John Lee Hooker and Elvis, plus original material. Free. Mon, Aug 18. 8.30pm. The Mahogany Bar, Wilton’s Music Hall, 1 Graces Alley, E1. www.wiltons.org.uk Useful + Beautiful: Contemporary Design for the Home The Geffrye Museum’s contemporary domestic design exhibition draws to a close on Monday, August 25. It has brought together recent work by both new talents and wellestablished industry figures such as Jasper Morrison, Tord Boontje and Barber Osgerby. £5/£3. Tues-Suns 10am-5pm. 136 Kingsland Road, E2. Twilight Delights Last of a weekly series of open air concerts with classic-infused performances from the likes of Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra and the BBC Big Band. This week’s event is A Swinging Affair with Clare Martin & Ray Gelato. Free. Tues, Aug 19. 7pm. Canada Square Park, Canary Wharf, E14. www.canarywharf.com Theatre Anna Weiss Rare revival of Scottish playwright Mike Cullen’s controversial play first produced in 1997. The story tells of Anna, a hypnotherapist who specialises in uncovering the ‘lost’ memories of her patients. £12/£10. Discounts available for E14 residents. Tues, Aug 26-Sept 13. 7.30pm. The Space, 269 Westferry Road, E14. 7515 7799. www.Space.org.uk 20 NEWS FROM TOWER HAMLETS COUNCIL AND YOUR COMMUNITY 18 – 24 AUGUST 2014


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