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Summer Music at Bow Church

This Friday 7th June, at 7.30pm, music scholars from Queen Mary University of London perform a varied programme of instrumental and ensemble works at Bow Church, 230 Bow Road. More info and booking here. Or £6 on the door if you prefer.

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

There’s going to be a screening of this 1920 classic silent film on Sunday 9th June. It will be at 7.30pm at The Cinema Museum. Nearest tube: Elephant & Castle. Silent films were never silent and this showing will be given emotional impact by Brazilian composer and pianist Tony Berchmans. Read more and book tickets here.

Does empathy have boundaries?

London Festival of Architecture runs throughout June with an enormous range of events on their website here. Bow Arts have set up a community hub out at Royal Albert Wharf. Their “Does empathy have boundaries?” exhibition is on from Sat 8th – Sun 16th June. It will be open daily 11am-8pm daily and is at RAW Labs, Norton Quays, Royal Albert Wharf, London, E16 2QP. The nearest DLR is Gallions Reach.

UEL Archives Open Day

The University of East London are holding an open day of their archives on Sat 22nd June 11am – 4pm. It’s at their Docklands Campus 4-6 University Way London E16 2RD, near Cyprus DLR Station. Judging from their website they’ve got a whole pile of interesting historic stuff out here.

Petition to open Bow Creek footpath

There’s a small stretch of footpath near Canning Town which is closed off. Opening it up would enable people to walk the length of The Lea. Read more and sign the petition here.

The Waverley is out of service

The famous paddle steamer, which I’ve sailed on a few times, needs new boilers. I took the top photo of her steaming though Tower Bridge in Sept 2015. They need to raise £2 million and are asking for donations here.

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