What's on in East London this weekend, 8th and 9th June, 2019


Made up of four of the finest young male voices in the UK, Voxx bring their unique brand of personality, friendship and incredible talent to audiences across the world. Together they perform a wide range of songs from many different genres – everything from classical and musical theatre through to rock and pop.

Redbridge Drama Centre, Churchfields, South Woodford, E18 2RB, Sunday, June 9, 5pm. Details: 020 8708 8800 redbridgedramacentre.co.uk

Arty’s Rock & Roll Singalong

Arty will be playing hits from the 50s and some from more modern times. He will be joined by others on the night to provide some musical nostalgia.

The Coppermill Pub, 205 Coppermill Lane, Walthamstow, E17 7HF, Saturday, June 8, 8.30pm. Details: 020 8520 3709 coppermillpub.co.uk

Working Class Progress

Two women from working class background support Backenders - an Eastenders parody. Clare Harrison McCartney talks about being from Essex, mental health and poverty consciousness, with a sprinkle of silliness. Sara Louise Aston takes you on a playful musical journey, so whimsical that she doesn't know where she is going.

Harlow Playhouse, Playhouse Square, Harlow, CM20 1LS, Saturday, June 8, 7.45pm. Details: 01279 431945 playhouseharlow.com

56 East Avenue

Oliver Samuels, is back and celebrating his 70th birthday with brand new comedy drama 56 East Avenue. Featuring an all-star cast including Volier ‘Maffy’ Johnson, Audrey Reid, Dennis Titus and Lakeisha Ellison. 56 East Avenue is the hilarious story of life in a ‘tenament yaad’, detailing the chronicles of a landlord trying to collect rent from chaotic tenants, while at the same time trying to bring peace, order and creating a comfortable home for the others.

Hackney Empire, 291 Mare Street, E8 1EJ, Saturday, June 8, 7.30pm. Details: 02089 852424 hackneyempire.co.uk

The Memory of Water

Three sisters and their partners meet on the eve of their mother's funeral and revisit the past in a poignant and often hilarious way.

Theydon Bois Village Hall, Coppice Row, Theydon Bois, CM16 7ER, Thursday, June 6, to Saturday, June 8, 8pm. Details: 01992 919038 theydondrama.org

The Enchanted Garden

A picturesque ballet following the story of a group of children given the magic key to an enchanted garden. Followed by an entertaining collection of modern theatre and tap dancing routines with the theme of day and night.

Harlow Playhouse, Playhouse Square, Harlow, CM20 1LS, Saturday, June 8, 12pm and 5pm. Details: 01279 431945 playhouseharlow.com

East London Comics and Arts Festival

Discover the best comic book and graphic art by top international publishers and makers, with talks, workshops and opportunities to buy comics.

The Round Chapel and Old School Rooms, Hackney, Friday, June 7, to Sunday, June 9, 12pm to 7pm. Details: elcaf.org.uk

Eid Festival

Thousands of Londoners and visitors come along every year for this event, hosted by the Mayor of London, to celebrate the end of Ramadan with an exciting stage line up, family fun and delicious food.

Trafalgar Square, Westminster, WC2N 5DN, Saturday, June 8, 12pm to 6pm. Details: london.gov.uk

Trooping the Colour

Over 1,400 officers and men will be on parade, together with 200 horses, over 400 musicians during the Queen’s Birthday Parade. The parade route extends from Buckingham Palace along The Mall to Horse Guards Parade, Whitehall and back again. During the ceremony, The Queen is greeted by a Royal salute and carries out an inspection of the troops.

The Mall, SW1Y 5AH, Saturday, June 8, 10am. Details: householddivision.org.uk