August 16 – 22: Hot and happening in the city

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The London Craft Beer Festival kicks-off on August 16 in Bethnal Green

The weather may have cooled down after a scorching July but the next seven days see a host of hot events taking place across east and south London. Festivals, art, comedy and films are all on the menu from August 16-22.

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Hackney WickED Art Festival

Friday August 16, 6pm – 9pm

Saturday August 17, 12 noon – 6pm

Sunday August 18, 12 noon – 6pm

Venues throughout Fish Island and Hackney Wick

Hackney WickED is an annual event which offers artists a platform to showcase their work alongside international and established names. This year sees Hackney WickED return with a three-day-festival programme offering the following events: Film Screening, Open Studios, Acoustic Music, Talks and more.

Click here for more information.

Calling Kilimanjaro @ Hackney Picture House (£20.00 on the door)

Friday August 16, 7.30pm – late

270 Mare Street, London, E8 1HE

‘Calling Kilimanjaro’ will showcase a special night of live music to raise money for St Wilfrid’s Hospital and Cancer Research. Some of the acts include soul singer Kadija Kamara and Heidi Vogel.

Click here for more information.

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The Craft Beer Festival

Friday August 16 – Sunday August 18

Oval Space, 29-32 The Oval E2 9DT

Meet the brewers, drink craft beers, eat food and listen to live music. All under one roof.

Click here for more information.

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Herbal Medicine Making

Saturday August 17, 11am – 4pm

Sue Godfrey Nature Park, Deptford SE8

Working alongside herbalist Melissa Ronaldson discover the medicinal properties of plants growing on your doorstep. Share your own recipes for home remedies, learn how to pick, process and bottle herbs to create a truly unique Deptford product.

Click here for more information.

FRESHLY PACKED: Eat to Live by Lorena Lo Peña

Saturday August 17, 12pm

Deptford Lounge SE8

Something Human in partnership with Deptford Lounge presents Eat to Live: a performance by Peruvian live artist Lorena Lo Peña, as part of Something Human’s FRESHLY PACKED ALWAYS CHECK THE LABEL series of live performance works.

Eat to Live investigates excess and self-destructive behaviour when the body is used as the main site of punishment. Based on autobiographical experiences, the performance addresses bulimia and binge eating, highlighting how eating disorders are becoming an everyday widespread issue.

Click here for more information.

An Evening with Vera Day (£15.00)

Saturday August 17, 7.30pm

Misty Moon Gallery, 80 Ladywell Road SE13 7HS

Come and spend an intimate evening with the blonde bombshell herself Vera Day. Star of Too Many Crooks, Quatermass 2 and Lock Stock and 2 Smoking Barrels to name but a few.

Vera will be talking about her varied film and TV career as well as signing autographs and having photos taken with the audience. The Q&A will be chaired by the star of the now infamous Eldorado – Michael Barber.

Tickets for this unique night are limited to 40 and are available in advance or on the door.

Click here for more information.

Convicts, Conmen and Calamities

Sunday 18 August, 2pm – 4pm

Brockley and Ladywell Cemetery, Brockley Road SE4

A guided walk by local historian Mike Guilfoyle investigating the rich maritime history of the Brockley & Ladywell Cemeteries.

Click here for more information.

Be an archaeologist for a day (£5.00)

Thursday 22 August, 10.15am – 2.30pm

Creekside Discovery Centre, 14 Creekside, Deptford SE8 4SA

Join archaeologist Mike Webber on a wade through history in Deptford Creek. Explore artefacts from the Stone Age, Roman, Medieval, Tudor and Victorian periods and learn how an archaeologist thinks.

Suitable for anyone aged 8 years or above (children to be accompanied).  Booking essential.

Click here for more information.

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Hollow Earth London + HELD Film Festival

Saturday August 17, 2.30pm – 6pm

Studio Theatre, Matthews Yard, Croydon CR0 1FF

An afternoon of thought provoking and entertaining films from around the world.

Click here for more information.

Jongleurs Comedy Club (from £17.50)

Saturday April 17, doors open 7pm

Tiger Tiger, 16 High Street, Croydon, London, CR0 1GT

Cheeky puns, observational and witty humour will have you in hysterics.

Click here for more information.

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