What's on in East London this weekend, September 21 and 22, 2019


Celebrating 20 years on the road, this dynamic theatre production fully emulates rock’s most flamboyant front man, recreating the distinctive Queen experience. Including performances of Queen hits such as Bohemian Rhapsody, Radio Ga Ga, We Are The Champions, We Will Rock You and many more, this show will captivate any audience.

Chelmsford City Theatres, Fairfield Road, Chelmsford, CM1 1JG, Saturday, September 21, 7.30pm. Details: 01245 606505 chelmsford.gov.uk

Dead Ringer for Love

This high energy show pays tribute to two of music’s most formidable stars: Meatloaf and Cher. The live band will take you on a journey spanning the careers of two of the era’s most globally renowned stars. Combining the epic, operatic goth anthems of Meatloaf and the iconic show-stopping dance hits from the Goddess of Pop, Dead Ringer for Love will have you revelling in power ballads I’d Do Anything For Love (But I Won’t Do That), Two Out of Three Ain’t Bad and Just Like Jesse James and dancing to feel-good sensations If I Could Turn Back Time, Strong Enough and Bat Out of Hell.

Queen’s Theatre, Billet Lane, Hornchurch, RM11 1QT, Sunday, September 22, 7.30pm. Details: 01708 443333 queens-theatre.co.uk

Seeing is Believing

An evening of thought-provoking mime and drama. Steve Murray takes you on a rollercoaster of emotions, bringing well-loved bible stories to life and bringing heaven to Earth.

Chelmsford City Theatres, Fairfield Road, Chelmsford, CM1 1JG, Saturday, September 21, 7.30pm. Details: 01245 606505 chelmsford.gov.uk

Man of Mischief

Filled with astounding juggling, jaw-dropping magic and feats of incredible danger, this show is not to be missed. For ages six+.

Queen’s Theatre, Billet Lane, Hornchurch, RM11 1QT, Saturday, September 21, 11.30am. Details: 01708 443333 queens-theatre.co.uk

Black Food Festival

The Black Food Festival was born out of curiosity for international cuisines and the experimental nature of culinary minds across the globe. To pay homage to those who prefer to take the road less travelled, the risk takers, the innovators, the trailblazers, there will be a panel of gastronomy professionals on the look out for the most creative and finest products. Foods will include black pasta, black tacos, black vegan sushi, black cocktails and black wine.

Oval Space, 29-32 The Oval, E2 9DT, Sunday, September 22, from 11am. Details: blackfoodfest.com

Open House

The annual festival of architecture returns, giving Londoners access to hundreds of buildings not normally open to the public, which this year includes Westminster’s Portcullis House and the historic City, University of London.

Various locations in London, Saturday, September 21, and Sunday, September 22. Details: openhouselondon.open-city.org.uk

RDC Open Day

A free open day for all ages, with circus skills sessions, green screen filming experience, performing arts sessions, crafts, under 5s musical theatre, ballet, special guests, and more.

Redbridge Drama Centre, Churchfields, South Woodford, E18 2RB, Saturday, September 21, 11am to 4pm. Details: 020 8708 8800 redbridgedramacentre.co.uk

Table Top Sale

Table top sale in aid of Children with Cancer UK.

Chingford Horticultural Hall, Larkshall Road, Chingford, Saturday, September 21, 11am to 2pm, and Sunday, September 22, 10am to 12pm. Details: northlondoncares.org.uk