Food & Drink

London Night Market

Out & About 26 May to 26 June 20177 – 18 June 2017. Parks Field, near Kensington Gardens. Tickets Adults £15, Kids £8. £35 family pass. Under 5s go free

With up to 400 individual food events, serving up recipes to suit a wide range of palates, June 2017 is set to be the tastiest yet! Enjoy the first annual night market, with 50 stalls boasting diverse and exotic foods, and celebrate summer nights in London in style!

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The Cheese Cup – part of Cheese Fest

Out & About 26 May to 26 June 2017Tuesday 11 June 2017. Ealing Town Hall, New Broadway. 11- 4pm. Tickets, £8.40

Love cheese? Well, this is the foodie event for you! As an official event in the Evening Standard Food Month, Eat me Drink Me, you will not be disappointed.  Adults can expect to take part in the inaugural Cheese Cup, or choose to enjoy talks and pairings, while children can entertain themselves in the kids tent with crafts and face painting.

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Food for thought: The gendered effects of migration

Out & About 26 May to 26 June 2017Monday 19 June 2017. Donation, minimum of £35 a ticket. (Each ticket includes three course meal, drinks and a gift bag)

 Organised by Action For Refugees in Lewisham, enjoy a delicious home style Pakistani dinner at Masala Wala Cafe, and listen to Donya Nasser speaking about the gendered effects of migration.

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The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui

Out & About 26 May to 26 June 2017
Image Credit: Helen Maybanks.

20 April – 17 June 2017, Donmar Warehouse, Covent Garden, tickets vary.

Catch Lenny Henry in the title role in Brecht’s classic, ‘The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui’. The play is a Chicago-set allegorical satire on Hitler’s ascent to power.

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Out & About 26 May to 26 June 20172 May – 3 Jun 2017, Theatre Royal Stratford, tickets £10 to £26.

Emma Donoghue’s bestselling novel Room has won Academy Awards, Golden Globes and BAFTAs. Kidnapped as a teenage girl, Ma has been locked inside a purpose-built room in her captor’s garden for seven years. Her son, Jack, has no concept of the world outside and happily exists inside Room with the help of Ma’s games and his vivid imagination where objects like Rug, Lamp and TV are his only friends. But for Ma the time has come to escape and face their biggest challenge to date: the world outside Room.

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Out & About 26 May to 26 June 2017
Image Credit: Manuel Harlan.

15 May – 24 June 2017, Old Vic, Southwark, ticket prices vary

Hollywood actor John Boyega stars in Georg Büchner’s incomplete classic ‘Woyzeck’, a story which follows a soldier experiencing a breakdown under appalling social conditions.

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 Travis Jay, One Night Only

Out & About 26 May to 26 June 2017Wednesday 14 June 2017, 7pm, Rich Mix in Bethnal Green, Tickets £15

Up and coming comedian Travis Jay, son of Angie Le Mar, presents his latest stand-up comedy special, “Seriously Joking”. Following the screening, there will be a short Q&A session which will explore Travis’ life and career to date and his plans for world domination.

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Mother Reconstructed event: Raising Excellence

Wednesday 14 June 2017, 7-10pm, Library, Covent Garden, Tickets £20 – £25

To mark their first anniversary, the ladies behind Motherhood Reconstructed, an online forum for Black British mothers, are inviting you to an evening of conversation. The topic is ‘Raising Excellence’ and will focus on bringing up free spirited ‘woke’ children in a post racial era. The excellent panel will include Marianne Miles , Sareta Fontaine – 
Cee Olaleye and 
Be Manzini – award winning Writer and Creative Producer.

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Brixton Beach

Out & About 26 May to 26 June 2017Friday 26 – Wednesday 31 May 2017. Brixton, London. Times vary. Tickets from £10

Summer in London is a far cry from Cuba’s summer scenes of classic cars and Panama hats, but this year, Brixton is set to bring a little Havana to the south of London with its rooftop urban beach! Expect Piña Coladas, Cubanitos, Mojitos street food vendors, Mac to the Future bites, and dishes from Dirty Bones, Mama’s Jerk and Negril!

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Brazilian Fever Festival

Out & About 26 May to 26 June 2017Saturday 27 May – 4 June 2017, Embassy of Brazil, Trafalgar Square, London. 1-7pm. Free entry.

Discover Brasil Junino’s European road show, an international cultural exhibition that aims to promote Brazil’s famous Festas Juninas or June Festivals!

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Zoo nights

Out & About 26 May to 26 June 2017Friday 2 June – 14 July 2017. ZSL London Zoo, 6-10pm. Tickets from £15 (exclusive offer on TimeOut)

ZSL London Zoo’s favourite annual event is back for 2017. With or without the kids, explore zoo nights and see the animals in a different light.

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Fibroids Workshop

Out & About 26 May to 26 June 2017

Saturday 10 June. Deptdord X, Lewisham, tickets are free (though you need to register)

This is a workshop designed for Black women who have fibroids to share their experiences with other Black women who also have fibroids or have knowledge / interest in improving the health and well-being of women with fibroids.

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Open Garden Squares Weekend

Out & About 26 May to 26 June 201717 – 18 June 2017. Across 27 London Boroughs, tickets £12, free for under 12s

Explore your very own secret garden at more than 200 London gardens which will unlock their gates for a weekend this June. This annual event is held in association with the National Trust.

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Book Swap

Out & About 26 May to 26 June 2017Saturday 3 June 2017, Clapham. 11.30am – 5.30pm. Tickets £8.55 – £13.33

Save the date for an event dedicated to the literary work of Black authors. Organised by readers for all book lovers, three authors will also be joining on the day. Expect to see fantasy author, Zuri Amarcya, editor and writer Sareeta Domingo and writer and screenwriter Catherine Johnson.

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Social Media Publicity and Money

Out & About 26 May to 26 June 2017Saturday 3 June 2017. Holiday Inn, Stratford city, Westfield. 12.30 –  4pm. Tickets, £70.41

Queen Chioma Nworgu brings you a live event seeking to teach you how to become financially successful using the power of social media and publicity. From discovering 21 ways to make money online to learning how to sell online courses, you’ll be well on your way to success!

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Black, Asian and Ethnic Minority Business Event

Out & About 26 May to 26 June 2017Out & About 26 May to 26 June 2017Tuesday 13 June 2017. 6.30 – 9.30pm, Brixton. Tickets from £0 – £16.52

Hosting networking events since 2015, GAGE continues to provide a space for Black, Asian and ethnic minorities to learn how to grow a business, how to pitch ideas to an audience, how to network with other professionals and so much more!

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Business Bootcamp

Out & About 26 May to 26 June 2017Friday 9 June 2017. Enfield, London, 9.30am – 12.30pm. Tickets from £0 – £32.45

Calling all creatives from artists to designers to chefs, if you’re looking to take your business and your passion to the next level, come along to this workshop by Andrea Chung. Tailored to give you the tools you need to improve strategy, time management and core business skills, this is a great opportunity not to be missed.

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The Shack

Out & About 26 May to 26 June 2017

Released on: Friday 9 June 2017

An uplifting, powerful drama based on the bestselling book, ‘The Shack’ starring Sam Worthington and Octavia Spencer. After their daughter disappears, Mack (Sam) receives a letter signed by “Papa” – Mack’s wife’s name for God. Overcome by grief and desperate to be rid of his pain, Mack travels to the shack and meets three strangers who help him come to terms with the terrible things that have happened to him.

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