What's on in East London this weekend, 29th and 30th June, 2019

Strictly Tony Bennett

Robert Habermann performs songs from the great Tony Bennett including The Good Life, Because of You, Blue Velvet, and many more.

Queen’s Theatre, Billet Lane, Hornchurch, RM11 1QT, Sunday, June 30, 7.30pm. Details: 01708 443333 queens-theatre.co.uk

Open Mike

Members of the audience and performers are welcome to this friendly session, so bring your music, words and showcase your talent.

The Coppermill Pub, 205 Coppermill Lane, Walthamstow, E17 7HF, Saturday, June 29, 8pm. Details: 020 8520 3709 coppermillpub.co.uk


Award-winning theatre school Tomorrow’s Talent presents its end-of-year showcase featuring beginners and intermediate students aged 3 to 11 years. With creative direction by West End actor Gavin Wilkinson, this show features dynamic choreography, scenes with a comic twist and vocal arrangements from classic musicals and popular songs. TT’s students have appeared in West End productions of School of Rock, Kinky Boots, Billy Elliot, Matilda, Annie, Shrek, Oliver, The Snowman, and more.

Chelmsford City Theatres, Fairfield Road, Chelmsford, CM1 1JG, Saturday, June 29, 1pm and 6pm. Details: 01245 606505 chelmsford.gov.uk


Theatre school Tomorrow’s Talent presents an end-of-year showcase featuring a cast of young performers aged 11 to 19 years. With creative direction by West End performer Gavin Wilkinson, Vogue features material from current hit musicals (including Six and Dear Evan Hansen) as well as contemporary choreography to popular music.

Chelmsford City Theatres, Fairfield Road, Chelmsford, CM1 1JG, Sunday, June 30, 7pm. Details: 01245 606505 chelmsford.gov.uk


Shine is a celebration of inclusive dance presented by icandance and their 75 dancers with varying disabilities aged 4 to 25 years old. The event is inclusive and accessible for dancers and audience members as the stage lights up with courageous choreography which celebrates the abilities of each performer. icandance is a North London-based charity which nurtures creativity, learning and learning through dance and movement for dancers with a range of learning and physical disabilities as well as sensory and communication needs. The event offers a vibrant performance of colour, diversity and exuberance whilst catering for a diverse audience making it a family event.

Alexandra Palace, Alexandra Palace Way, N22 7AY, Saturday, June 29, 2.30pm. Details: 020 8365 2121 alexandrapalace.com

The Great Exhibition Road Festival

The Great Exhibition Road Festival is a free three-day celebration of curiosity, discovery and exploration in South Kensington. Come along for a weekend that brings together science and the arts in a unique programme of creative workshops, talks, exhibitions and performances - all in the spirit of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert’s vision for the Great Exhibition, 200 years on from when they were born. There’s plenty to explore across the institutions, galleries and museums on Exhibition Road and beyond.

Various locations in London, Friday, June 28, to Sunday, June 30. Details: greatexhibitionroadfestival.co.uk

Gelato Festival

Your ticket includes samples of flavours from 16 of the world’s best gelato makers. Events and masterclasses take place throughout the weekend, including workshops from the Carpigiani Gelato University.

Canopy Market King’s Cross, Saturday, June 29, and Sunday, June 30. Details: gelatofestival.com


Catfest returns to London, showcasing more stylish cat-related products, books, cat films, an art show, live music, cat-themed cocktails and vegan street food, along with meet-and-greets with feline superstars and inspiring talks from renowned writers and animal experts. Plus the Meow Parlour adoption lounge brought by charity Erham to help vulnerable Moroccan street cats and rehome abandoned kittens.

Beckenham Place Mansion, Beckenham Place Park, Saturday, June 29, 10.30am to 10.30pm. Details: catfestlondon.com