This week’s round-up of Arts Exhibitions Events
Dinner Theatre: Knife Edge
Pond | Until 12 June 2016
A girl with no name, hungry for life, fights to tell her own 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
3 Gillett Street
Dalston N16 8JH
020 3772 6727
Hackney Museum | 09 – 12 June 2016
Antiuniversity started as an experiment at Hackney Museum in 2015. Now the project is engaging people across the UK, inviting people to teach and learn any subject, in any form, anywhere. There are no fees, entry requirements or certificates and everyone is welcome.
Full programme here.
Technology and Learning Centre
1 Reading Lane, E8 1GQ
020 8356 3500
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
World Naked Bike Ride
WNBR | 11 June 2016
From various locations across London Ladies and Gent get on their bikes in the buff. Okay, some wear body painting, other a few garments. It’s an unfettered celebration of individuality of the human body. It is also a protest against oil dependency and the way the cult of the car dominates contemporary life.
Angel Comedy Club | 7 days a week
Have a laugh, for free or pay-what-you-can at Angel Comedy
2 Camden Passage (off Essex Road) N1 8DY
East End Women: The Real Story
East End Women’s Museum | 26 May – 9 July
The aim of the museum is to present an alternative, to amplify some of the untold stories, to show how and where more might be found and to give a wider range of people the skills and the confidence to record their own histories
Free exhibition of east London women’s history.
Saturday 28 May Family Day which includes;
Talk by children’s author Alan Gibbons
Women’s history walk with historian David Rosenberg – booking separately here
Women’s history fancy dress competition
Boxing display by #GirlsWhoFight
Games,coffee and cake
Mon – Thurs: 9:30 – 20:30
Fri: 9:30 – 17:00
Sat: 10:00 – 17:00
Sun: 12:30 – 17:00
St George’s-in-the-East church
Rich Mix Cultural Foundation | 30 May 2016
A day filled with comedy, music, film, poetry and literature by some of the UK’s best Somali talent!
UK Summer Somali Festival, also known as SomFest is an annual summer festival that celebrates British Somali talent, by giving platform to established as well as upcoming artists in various significant fields from performing arts, poetry, and literature to the media. Its main aim is to create positive awareness of the artistic and cultural identity of one of the largest, oldest and misunderstood ethnic communities in the UK.
This festival is the only non-partisan, plural and secular event that takes place in the UK Somali calendar, bringing together Somalis and non-Somalis from diverse backgrounds.
Doors 12:00 – 00:00
Tickets from £7.50 plus booking fee
35 – 47 Bethnal Green Road
London E1 6LA
Tel 020 7613 7498