Sponsored Post: The Marriage of Figaro @ English National Opera: London Coliseum / Thursday 16th October – 23rd November 2014

English National Opera The Marriage of FigaroTIME AND PLACE:

Doors: 19:00, 18:00, 15:00

@ London Coliseum, St Martin’s Lane, London WC2N 4ES

Tickets: from £12 book online

www.eno.org

11 performances for a limited period this October and November of Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro at the English National Opera, filled with Mozart’s glorious music with the conductor Jaime Martin who returns to ENO following his debut last year in Rossini’s Barber of Seville.

The classic story features Figaro the Count’s valet as he tries to wed Susanna the Countesses’s maid. There’s sexual intrigue, mistaken identities and unexpected revelations. This Mozart classic premiered 2011 and for the first time since it is back!

Actress, Fiona Shaw’s staging is stylish, witty, with a rotating maze-like set and stunning period costumes.

Based in the iconic Coliseum venue in the heart of London (near Charing Cross and Leicester Square), featuring glorious Edwardian architecture.

David Stout and Mary Bevan star as servants Figaro and Susanna, with Benedict Nelson as Count Almaviva and Sarah-Jane Brandon as the wronged Countess.

Sung and surtitled in English
Running time 3 hours and 20 minutes

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Indeedy Bingo Halloween Spooktacular! @ Shoreditch Town Hall Friday / October 31st 2014

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: 21:00-02:00

@ Shoreditch Town Hall, 380 Old Street, London EC1V 9LT

Tickets: £15 advance £20 on the door

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Join Jess Indeedy and the Indeedy Inc. crew for a boombastic night of bingo, dancing on tables, inflatable bananas and games! Sip on potions from the Haunted Bar, play our famous Indeedy Musical Bingo (featuring a freaky Halloween Round), and dance in the moonlight until the wee hours to your favourite killer tunes!

Spooky hostesses will greet guests with creepy cocktails and guide them into the historic Shoreditch Town Hall, which will be transformed into the ultimate haunted house for the night. Beware: surprises and scares lurk around every corner!

The Haunted Bar will serve creepy cocktails and witches’ brew, plus wines, beers and soft drinks all night long. Nibbles and light bites will be available. The ticket price includes a free cocktail, yes!

There will be three rounds of Indeedy Musical Bingo, featuring our special edition Halloween game which includes the best edit of songs on the theme. Prizes will be equally fun and frightful, such as free creepy cocktails, horror DVDS, and inflatable machetes.

The fancy dress competition happens at midnight, when those with the best costumes will win huge prizes from local Shoreditch businesses.

Don’t miss the mass Thriller dance, led by the Indeedy Granny Pack (who have been the toast of this summer’s festivals, don’t you know). The frightfest ensues with a dance party until 2am, featuring pop classics, new gems, some Britney, Whitney, and everything in between.

ARTCRANK @ Granary Square / Friday 10th – Saturday 11th October 2014

ARTCRANK at Granary SquareTIME AND PLACE:

Doors:
Opening party Friday 10th October 18:00
Exhibition Friday 10th October 13:00-23:00
Exhibition Saturday 11th October 2014 12:00-18:00

@ Granary Square, King’s Cross, Stable Street, London

Free entry

www.artcrank.com

Featuring hand-made, bike-inspired posters created by UK artists. Limited edition, signed and numbered copies of all posters will be available for £35 each.

Brooks England will display limited-edition saddles, and PEDaL ED will roll out their tasteful and innovative cycling threads for the style-conscious cyclist.

Look Mum No Hands! will be serving up fine craft ales, nibbles, and tasty coffee.

Modern Toss Portrait Session @ Forge & Co / Thursday 9th October 2014

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: 19:00-21:00

@ Forge & Co, 154-158 Shoreditch High Street, London E1 6HU

Free entry

www.moderntoss.com

Evening portrait session at the ‘Decade in the Shithouse’ exhibition.

First 50 people through the door from 18:30 onwards guarantee a portrait from either Jon or Mick.

There’s also a bar in the gallery that night so you can get pissed up while you’re having a look at it all.

Modern Toss Portrait Session

Lawrence Weiner: All In Due Course @ South London Gallery / 23rd November 2014

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors:
Tuesday-Sunday 11:00-18:00
Except Wednesdays 11:00-21:00

@ South London Gallery (SLG), 65-67 Peckham Road, London SE5 8UH

Free entry

www.southlondongallery.org

Acclaimed American artist and reluctant pioneer of conceptual art Lawrence Weiner returns to the gallery with a solo exhibition presenting a series of recent sculptures that can be seen across the main and first floor galleries, and continue outdoors, running along the expansive Victorian brick wall of the SLG’s Fox Garden.

Visitors to the exhibition can venture further; beyond the gallery to an off-site work on the façade of the semi-derelict former Peckham Road Fire Station, located diagonally opposite the SLG.

In Transit @ Blue Elephant Theatre / Until 10th October 2014

In Transit Brochure ImageTIME AND PLACE:

Showtime 20:00

@ Blue Elephant Theatre
59A Bethwin Rd,
London
SE5 0XT

Tickets: £10 (£8 Conc) £7 Southwark residents
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To avoid the online booking fee please ring the box office on 020 7701 0100

www.blueelephanttheatre.co.uk

In Transit is a voyage through the mind of Ella, who has lost all perception of where and who she is. Desperate to re-learn her past, she brings us into a world full of strange characters where she will unlock the secrets of her broken mind and confront the hardest moment of her life.

One hour. One actor. 27 characters. A highly physical one-woman show accompanied by original live music, In Transit is a tragicomical tale which captures moments of sheer beauty alongside nuggets of sweet and well-observed humour.

First Runner-up, Best International show Brighton Fringe 2013.

MoRunning 10k (for men and women) @ Greenwich Park / Saturday 29th November 2014

TIME AND PLACE:

Start: 10:00

@ Greenwich Park, London SE10 8QY

Tickets: from £22 book online

www.london-greenwich.mo-running.com
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10k charity run for Movember. Every entrant receives full race chip timing, an awesome MoRunning Medal, a MoRunning Headband, snacks and drinks on the day, goodies and money raised from entry fees goes directly to supporting the charity!

The Brewers Project Suppers by Guinness: Disappearing Dining Club @ Town House / Thursdays until 4th December 2014

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: 19:30-21:00

@ Town House, Fournier Street, London E1 6QE

Tickets: £25 book online (includes dinner and drinks)

www.disappearingdiningclub.co.uk
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To celebrate the release of two brand new beers (Guinness Dublin Porter, Guinness West Indies Porter) Guinness has partnered with secret dining innovators, Disappearing Dining Club for a one-off suppers.

Over the evening, you will embark on a journey of discovery throughout Town House in Spitalfields, London – a Grade II listed house built in 1729. You’ll have the chance to sample and learn more about new brews.

The menu of food and drink is inspired by ‘the black stuff’ including a carefully crafted four-course meal, Black Velvet cocktails, potted meats & seafood served on Guinness Bread, Venison, Vegetable & Dublin Porter Stew, Guinness Rarebit & Smoked Haddock, West Indies Porter Steamed Shellfish, and Guinness & Salted Caramel Ice Cream. An alternative vegetarian menu is available.

Nights:
October 9th and 23rd
November 6th and 20th
December 4th

Yogaflex @ Nike 1984 (Nikelab) / Mondays

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: 19:00-20:00 (arrive at least 15 minutes early to find your space)

@ 1948, Arches 477-478 Bateman’s Row, London EC2A 3HH

Free

www.sylviasyoga.com

Ashtanga yoga and Vinyasa flow including primary series.

Focusing on alignment, pose structure and the basics of Ashtanga.

Requests always welcome if you have an area you would like to work or focus on.

The Realness @ Hackney Downs Studios / 13th November – 20th December 2014

The Realness at Hackney Downs StudiosTIME AND PLACE:

Doors:
Mon-Sat evenings at 19:30 matinees at 15:00

@ Hackney Downs Studios, 17 Amhurst Terrace, London E8 2BT

Tickets: from £15 book online

www.thebighouse.uk.com
www.bigbroad.co.uk

A new urban musical about a young offender’s journey from zero to hero.

When some people won’t believe you’ve changed, and others don’t want to let you change, it isn’t easy to make a new start. Jay Johnson is fresh out of prison and determined never to go back inside, but for all his efforts to stay on track, he finds himself making a detour back in the wrong direction. Finally he’s faced with the hardest choice of his life and only then does he understand what he has to do to change things for real.

Based on an upbeat score ranging from rap to reggae, gospel to grime.

Featuring a cast of care leavers and ex-offenders performing alongside professional actors.