Pick of the Line: Snoop Dogg, windmills and cats

Lovebox Festival Pic: Garreth Keogh

Pic: Garreth Keogh

This week’s Pick of the Line brings you the most noteworthy events in your area, there is a lot to choose from and most are completely free!

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Itchy Toothpicks

Itchy Teeth pick their favourite local unsigned acts for a night dedicated to celebrating raw musical talent. Mini stalls of arts and crafts, vintage clothes and delicious handmade snacks will help to make this night a memorable one.
When: 10 July 19:00 – 23:00
Where: Tudor Livesey Memorial Hall, 225 Perry Hill, Catford, SE6 4HD
Cost: £10
Catford Cats exhibition
An exhibition of artwork from Community Education Lewisham’s learners, inspired by cats. Part of Celebrate Catford, a week of exhibitions, performances and events celebrating the past, present and future of Catford.
When: 20-24 July
Where: Lewisham Town Hall, Catford Road, SE6 4 RU
Cost: Free

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Shirley Windmill open day

Although the windmill ceased working in about 1890 it has recently been restored, so there is a lot to see. An amazing chance to see the inner workings of a windmill. 

When: 5 July

Where: Postmill Close, Croydon, Surrey, CR0 5DY

Cost: Free

https://croydonradio.com/events/shirley-windmill-open-day-10-May

Summer cycling

This cycling group will include fun, off-road instructor-led cycling sessions that will help you keep active throughout the summer months, and it’s free! Bikes and helmets will be provided and all are welcome; you don’t need to be an experienced cyclist to join.

When: 10 July

Where: Croydon Arena – Arena, London SE25, UK

Cost: Free

http://www.thelakefoundation.com/news-and-events/events/12-the-lake-foundation-s-cycling-group/event_details

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Botanical arts session

Join talented botanical illustrator, Talya, for an afternoon of experimental art focusing on the beautiful wild flowers and plants found in Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park.

When: 11 July

Where: Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park, The Soanes Centre, Southern Grove, E3 4PX

Cost: £25

http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/botanical-art-session-tickets-16939570712

Lovebox festival

Snoop Dogg, Rudimental, Annie Mac, Cypress Hill and Jessie Ware add to a star-studded lineup in Victoria’s park Lovebox festival.

When: 17-18 July

Where: Victoria Park, Tower Hamlets, London, E3

Cost: £104.95

http://loveboxfestival.com/

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Hackney electric boom exhibition

Electric Bloom focuses on Hackney’s strong links with the textile industry in the 19th century and the exotic gardens and hothouses created by the Loddiges family in Hackney over 200 years ago. At this time visitors from all corners of the globe came to Hackney to experience an amazing display of tropical plants and flowers from around the world.

When: 7 June – 12 July

Where: Sutton House, 4 Homerton High Street, E9 6JQ

Cost: Free

http://www.hackneyhive.co.uk/index/event/hackney-electric-bloom-exhibition/?instance_id=1946

Acoustic Sundays: The midsummer gala

Join us on the sunny side of the street on Sunday 5th July for a Midsummer Gala, celebrating creativity in a local community which inspires change in people, opens opportunities for emerging artists and helps aspirations grow.

When: 5 July

Where: St Peter’s Crypt, Northchurch Road,  N1

Cost: Free

http://www.hackneyhive.co.uk/index/event/acoustic-sundays-midsummer-gala/?instance_id=1986

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