Round-up of ‘must do’ Arts, Exhibitions and Events from Oracle
Dinner Theatre: Knife Edge
Pond | Until 12 June 2016
A girl with no name, hungry for life, fights to tell her story. Immerse yourself in a darkly comic world, and join her on a journey of discovery, culminating in a culinary coming-together of cast and audience.
Knife Edge is a play about fear, food and family that begins with a murder and ends with a feast.
Doors 19:30 – 21:30
Tickets £25 Concessions £20
Pond (Hawaiian restaurant)
3 Gillett Street
Dalston N16 8JH
020 3772 6727
Music @ Comedy Café
The Comedy Café | 16 June 2016
Support the best of British live performances. Eat Drink and be entertained with music, comedy and poetry by the some of the best UK acts around.
Doors 7 pm Showtime 8 pm
66-68 Rivington St
London EC2A 3AY
020 7739 5706
Peepal Tree Salon
Waterstones Piccadilly | 15 June 2016
Waterstones plays host to three talented female writers who will read and discuss their work. Yvonne Weekes will be reading from her for her memoir Volcano, for which she won the Frank Collymore Literary Arts Endowment. Journalist, Désirée Reynolds will be reading from her first novel Seduce, and Maya Chowdhry will be reading from Fossil, her book of poetry.
Peepal is an evening of memoir, fiction, poetry and discussion.
Entry Free – Book to reserve a place and avoid disappointment
Hackney Empire | 15 June – 03 July 2016
On April Fool’s Day 1984, hours before his 45th birthday, Marvin Gaye was shot dead by his father in the shared family home they called the ‘Big House.’ What happened there – and whether it was murder or suicide – has been shrouded in mystery since.
Soul: A searing portrait of the pitfalls of the American dream. This play is a parable about an American family prepared to do anything to promote and protect their children. Not just the story of Marvin Gaye, but of many a musical icon whose family life has been crushed by the effects of their stardom.
Nathan Ives-Moiba plays Marvin Gaye,
Thu 16 Jun – Roy Williams discusses why this was such an important play for him to write, his inspirations, his research and how the show came together.
Wed 22 Jun – join Roy Williams and other speakers as they talk about the importance of diversity in the arts.
Doors 17:00 & 19:00
Tickets From £10
291 Mare Street
London E8 1EJ
020 8985 2424
Learn Traditional & Contemporary Dance
With Georges Momboye
WAC Arts | 26 – 27 June
Georges Momboye is an international choreographer from the Ivory Coast.
Accompanied by live musicians and his French drummer, Georges will be teaching traditional Ivorian African Dance and Contemporary African Dance during the weekend.
Classes start at 13:00
Hampstead Town Hall Centre,
213 Haverstock Hill,
London NW3 4QP
tel: 020 7692 5800
Muhammad Ali: I Am The Greatest
o2 | To 31 Aug 2016
This exhibition explores the life of probably the greatest sportsman of all time, Muhammad Ali. It is a chance to experience a taste of the ‘Muhammad Ali Center’ the museum in Louisville dedicated to the six core principles of Ali’s life and inspired by his story which transcends boxing with its humanity and diversity.
The story includes Ali’s rise from humble beginnings in Kentucky where he was known as The Louisville Lip, to becoming the three times heavyweight champion of the World and known as The Greatest.
Weekdays: 10.00 – 16.00 last ticket entry (clear by 17.30)
Weekend: 10.00 – 17.30 last ticket entry (clear by 19.00)
Adults £18:00 plus booking fee
Children £09:00 plus booking fee
NAMBUCCA | Saturday 2 July 2016
The fourth annual festival celebrating the strength and spirit of women and girls past, present and future. Speakers including Shami Chakrabarti, Sunny Singh, Rachael Holmes and Sarah Jackson, plus comedy, poets, and bands. Children’s entertainment, stalls, food and bar!
Speakers include Shami Chakrabarti, Sunny Singh, Rachael Holmes and Sarah Jackson, plus comedy, poets, and bands. Children’s entertainment, stalls, food and bar!
Saturday 2 July 13:00 – 01:00 Sunday 3 July
Tickets £5, book here
596 Holloway Rd
N7 6LB London