If you are a local, you can lunch for free at Maiden Lane Community Centre on Sat 30th March, 1pm. To book, call 020 7267 9586; You can debate the environment and the economy at Housmans; Listen to Radio Blighty at the Etcetera or witness Daisy Pull it Off at the Gatehouse; There is poetry at Buck Street, Med & Mid East Music at the Forge or Jazz at Union Chapel Bar and an Urban Spring Festival with the London Wildlife Trust at Camley Street Natural Park.
Read by: DJ Rudeboy P.Tosh, Mainga Bhimi & Marian Larragy
Research by: Mainga Bhima & Marian Larragy
‘Self Contained’ – Rebecca Fortnam at the Freud Museum; WahWah 45s at the Jazz Cafe; UK Singapore Society ponders the good things in life in ‘Boom”; Women of the World Festival at the South Bank is bigger than ever; Little Bookniks are at the Jewish Bookfair and there are free lessons in drums, base guitar and vocals in Kilburn for National Learn to Play Day on 16th March – call 0207 328 0222 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to book a FREE lesson.
Catherine Nagle’s ‘Memories’ shows at the New Space Gallery, at 76 Queens Crescent. Monday is the best night for the Electric Ballroom -Tickets are £28.50. The Banff Mountain Film Festival featuring world renowned film-makers in a celebration of adventure, the environment, mountain culture and the outdoors at Union Chapel on Thursday 28th February Tickets are £13.50.
On Friday 1st March, the Wellcome Collection has FREE activities and performances exploring the voice, tickets must be booked in advance. Helen Mirren features in the world premiere on ‘The Audience’ at the Gielgud Theatre in Soho. Ticket cost £10 to £58. Call: 0844 482 5130. The British Library’s Spring Festival celebrating fashion, design and film starts 1st March – fanzines, fashion magazines, wildlife sounds and Russian postcards.
Read & Researched by: Mainga Bhima
Edited by: Sophie Atkinson
LGBT History Month is celebrated with ‘Loudest Whispers’, where 30 artists exhibit their work, is at St Pancras Hospital. The life and legacy of maverick writer B. S. Johnson, is examined at the British Library. Lauderdale House hosts ‘Shadow Tails’ by Finger and Thumb Theatre for children aged 3+. To book, call Katherine Ives, 020 8348 8716 – Tickets £4.50. Mr Scruff is at Koko and there is a nautical knees up with Shore Leave at the Irish Centre in Camden Square.
Read by: Marian Larragy
Research: Sophie Atkinson, Mainga Bhima & Marian Larragy
Recorded by: Arsenio
On Monday, the Electric Ballroom hosts the NME Award Show 2013 at which ‘Dinosaur Junior’ will play and there is a 9pm show from the Rat Pack the same night at the Etcetera Theatre. There is an open mic Comedy night at Camden Head in the High Street on Tuesday and, on Thursday, there is a rare chance to listen to the North African and Middle Eastern music of Karama with Maya Youssef and Elizabeth Nott . Don’t miss Jurgen Teller’s photography exhibition ‘Woo!’ which continues at the ICA .
Read by: Mainga Bhima and Sophie Atkinson
Recorded by: DJ Rudeboy P.Tosh & Arsenio
Research & Editing: Sophie Atkinson & Mainga Bhimi