What's on in East London this weekend, 18th and 19th May, 2019

Killer Queen

Killer Queen have been performing their tribute to Queen since 1993. Thrilling sell-out audiences across the globe from the UK to Moscow, Killer Queen recreates the high energy, powerful phenomenon that was Queen live.

Queen’s Theatre, Billet Lane, Hornchurch, RM11 1QT, Sunday, May 19, 7.30pm. Details: 01708 443333 queens-theatre.co.uk

King Hedley II

1980s Pittsburgh, a city in decay. Against the backdrop of Reagan’s America, King, an ex-con, is trying to rebuild his life and start a family. He’s got hopes and dreams of opening a video store and building a new life. If only he can get ten thousand dollars together, if only he can catch a break. In his dusty backyard he plots and plans with his friend Mister, but is this all a pipe dream? Featuring Lenny Henry as smooth-talking hustler Elmore, August Wilson’s touching and angry King Hedley II is a quest for redemption for one man and a whole community.

Theatre Royal Stratford East, Gerry Raffles Square, E15 1BN, Friday, May 17, to Saturday, June 15, various times. Details: 020 8534 0310 stratfordeast.com

Andys 60s/70s/80s Retro Disco

Andy will be spinning a few discs to remind you of your youth. Come along and join in singing your favourite songs.

The Coppermill Pub, 205 Coppermill Lane, Walthamstow, E17 7HF, Saturday, May 18, 8.30pm. Details: 020 8520 3709 coppermillpub.co.uk

Carmen Suite/Petrushka

Live from The Bolshoi Ballet in Moscow. Carmen is as sultry as ever, as the passionate and free-spirited woman in this one act ballet. Presented alongside Petrushka, a new creation of the Bolshoi, which encapsulate the soul of Russian ballet.

Chelmsford City Theatres, Fairfield Road, Chelmsford, CM1 1JG, Sunday, May 19, 4pm. Details: 01245 606505 chelmsford.gov.uk

Fanny’s Your Aunt

Who's your aunt? Well, it's Fanny apparently. A comedy show like no other because it's brought to you by two old aunties, who live in a boot, and a token man. Alice Marshall and Amalia Vitale are hilarious, hosting an hour-long riotous game show in character. Effortless laughs, come get stuck in and be part of the fun.

Mirth, Marvel and Maud, 186 Hoe Street, Walthamstow, E17 4QH, Sunday, May 19, 5pm. Details: 020 8520 8636 mirthmarvelandmaud.com

Mad Science

Join the Mad Science team for an exciting journey through chemistry. Discover the difference between chemical and physical reactions through a number of awesome experiments including flash paper, silent sugary explosions and volcanic eruptions.

Queen’s Theatre, Billet Lane, Hornchurch, RM11 1QT, Saturday, May 18, 11.30am. Details: 01708 443333 queens-theatre.co.uk

Festival of Fitness

The Hackney Festival of Fitness is extending to three epic days in 2019. Kick off the weekend with pre-race warm-up sessions and a cinema screening on Friday, or come along for a day full of fitness experiences, entertainment, local food on Saturday.

Hackney Marshes, Homerton Road, E9 5PF, Friday, May 17, to Sunday, May 19. Details: uk.virginsport.com


SicilyFEST is once again back to London for its fifth edition: three days to celebrate Sicily and its deliciously good products in the heart of London. The Boiler House on Brick Lane is ready to host a colourful, super tasty and mouth-watering invasion of odours and tastes from the beautiful peal of the Mediterranean. And SicilyFESY is ready to conquer you and your taste buds with a wide selection of arancini, wine, cannoli, cheese, pasta and many more surprises.

Brick Lane Food Hall, 152 Brick Lane, E1 6QL, Friday, May 17, to Sunday, May 19. Details: popupmarketsicily@gmail.com

Antiques and Collectors Fair

Alexandra Palace joins IACF’s portfolio of other established and renowned events. Pop Up Vintage Fairs London will also be part of the IACF Antiques and Collectors Fair, bringing a younger audience to vintage and antique shopping. Their pop-up vintage stalls include a mix of vintage ladies and menswear, vintage jewellery and accessories, and retro homeware together with mid-century collectables and curios

Alexandra Palace, Alexandra Palace Way, N22 7AY, Sunday, May 19, 9.30am to 4.30pm. Details: 020 8365 2121 alexandrapalace.com