April |London Edition

Working Class Heroes at BFI Southbank | Belvedere Rd, South Bank, SE1 8XT

14th - 15th April

Two-day event celebrating the actors, directors and filmmakers who built their careers without nepotism or trust funds. Event includes live onstage interviews, panels, acting classes and screenings. 

East End Film Festival

11th April - 29th April

The film festival presents a rich and diverse mix from international premieres to independent releases, industry masterclasses and immersive live events across various E postcodes.

Top Picks

Tehran Taboo at Genesis, 93-95 Mile End Rd, E1 4UJ - 15th April

 The captivating animated drama is a snapshot of contemporary Iran and all it's hypocrisies and contradictions, written and directed by Ali Soozandeh.  

Kissing Candice at Curzon Cinema, Aldgate Goodman's Fields, 2 Canter Way E1 8PS - 18th April

 A visually arresting coming-of-age story written and directed by Somesuch director Aoife McArdle

Boom For Real: The Late Teenage Years of Jean-Michel Basquiatat The Castle Cinema, 64-66 Brooksby Walk, E9 6DA - 15th April

Mare Street Market | 117 Mare Street, London E8 4RU

Open 7 days a week | 8am–11:30pm

Marc Francis-Baum and Gizzi Erskine are the brains behind the new Hackney hangout. The market has it all: three dining spots, (including Gizzi's first solo venture) record store, coffee shop, deli, florist, off-license and an outdoor terrace.

Another Kind of Life: Photography on the margins at Barbican Art Gallery | Barbican Centre, Silk St, London EC2Y 8DS

Until 27th May

Exhibition that looks at life beyond the confines of mainstream society through the work of photographers such as Bruce Davidson, Larry Clark, Mary Ellen Mark and many more.

One for the Future

Spiceup Exhibition  at Business Design Centre | 52 Upper St, London N1 0QH

28th July – 20th August

SpiceUp is the biggest pop music exhibition to come to London and will showcase thousands of Spice Girls artefacts and memorabilia. The iconic spice bus which featured in the Spice World movie will be taking centre stage at the exhibition.