Hey E20, An update on whats been going and soon to be', Good evening !
An art all-nighter, running Britain, a carnival queen & socially minded hip hop
Just some of the things we've been talking about on EastCastShow this month
Art Night in the East End
We talk to Fatos Ustek, curator of free contemporary art event 'Art Night' on Saturday 1st July. Listen
Claudio Jones, queen of carnival
Jonny Virgo delves into the life of Claudia Jones: journalist, activist and one of the conceivers of the Notting Hill Carnival. Listen
The mud and tears of ultra-running
Gavin Boyter ran from John O'Groats to Lands End and then wrote a book about it. East Cast finds out why. Listen
Shay D - Live in the studio
Live spoken word and hip hop with London based MC, promotor and educator Shay D. Listen
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RE- OPENING 4TH OF MAY 2017
We are excited to announce Roof East will re-open for the new season on Thursday 4th of May 2017.
This season, we are bringing you the ultimate, family- friendly playground experience, Social Fun and Games Club, with London’s first urban lawn bowls, Rooftop Roller Disco and London's only batting cages experience.
Spring/Summer 2017 will see the return of the hugely popular outdoor cinema, Rooftop Film Club, Roof East Bar, Birdies Crazy Golf course, as well as the only aquaponic urban farm in London- The GrowUp Box. Our calendar of events and activities is filling up fast with something for everyone: from morning yoga classes, acoustic sessions, to disco nights and cummunity screenings. Click here for details.
Roof East is supported by Urban Space Management Ltd, The Mayor of London Pocket Park Funding, The Stratford Renaissance Partnership, Stratford Rising and London Borough of Newham.
What's on at Gerry's?
Have you visited Gerry's yet? With a brand new range of vegan cupcakes, locally produced beer and cider, handmade pizzas and free WiFi, it's a great place to meet, work, study or relax. Just in case that hasn't persuaded you, check out some of the events we have coming up!
Revolution 23 Apr
With a fantastic line up including Simon Callow and Roy Williams, this is not one to be missed!
Tickets for this fundraiser for Wac Arts and Side by Side for Refugees are just £20. There's no reservations so head down early!
Follow them on twitter to keep up to date with all the latest news.
Eurovision 13 May
Break out the pyrotechnics, we're holding a live screening of the final of this year's Eurovision Song Contest!
Entry is free but booking is essential - send us an email to make sure you don't miss out.
We'll see you there – don't forget your costume and your glitter!
Last but certainly not least don't forget to go and get hands on at your local Garden!
Spring has truly sprung at
Mobile Garden City!
We had a great group of volunteers join us in the sunshine last Friday for the first Market Garden session of the year.
Our volunteers got stuck in clearing and harvesting veg in the Market Garden, ready for spring re-planting. Our experienced Community Gardener, Gabby taught the team some of the key elements of kitchen gardening including companion planting (carrots and spring onions go well together, don't you know!), the principles of growing organically, perfect propagation and soil enrichment.
Want to join in the fun? Market Garden sessions run from 1-2.30pm every Friday
Email Emily at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information, and to reserve your place at a session. We look forward to seeing you there!
Can't make it in the week? Come down to the garden at the weekend for self-guided gardening between 10am-5pm and get stuck in with a number of tasks that our Community Gardener puts together each week.
Here are a few photos from our afternoon: