12 October 2012

We love weekends...

STARS of African jazz and soul singers from Essex feature in this weekend's round up of some of the best events taking place in the borough.

We.Are.Lizards, Friday 12 October
DJ night with Essex soulsters The Milk at The Book Club, who will hopefully further prove there’s more to the county than TOWIE. Plus 1990s clubbing TV high priest Normski gets behind the wheels of steel (or playlist, depending). More info: www.wearetbc.com

The Big Draw, 13-14 October
Bring out your inner artist with this celebration taking place throughout October. This weekend, Julian Wild is setting up a communal sculpture project using plumber's tubing in Dalston Square, while at Clissold House you can add designs to collage. More info: www.campaignfordrawing.org

Songs of Migration, until Sunday 14 October
Jazz giant Hugh Masekela headlines a musical tribute to the songs of Africa. Hackney Empire is offering a two tickets for £10 deal. More info: www.hackneyempire.co.uk

Time for tea, Sunday 14 October
A one-day festival in Dalston to recognise World Mental Health Day. Arcola Theatre is putting on comedy, poetry and interactive performances, Gillett Square has set up a mini version of the Tate Modern gallery and Dalston Curve Garden will be turned into a ‘multicultural bread-making retreat’. More info: www.studioupstairs.org.uk/tag/world-mental-health-day

Romeo and Juliet, until 4 November
Two households, an ancient grudge and star-crossed lovers: theatre pub Rosemary Branch retells Romeo and Juliet. More info: www.rosemarybranch.co.uk
Songs of Migration at Hackney Empire

Songs of Migration at Hackney Empire

Songs of Migration at Hackney Empire

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