Legendary comedian and political activist Mark Thomas is coming to Walthamstow for a Fire Brigades Union (FBU) benefit gig on 23 March.
The gig at The Standard features a cracking line-up of left-wing entertainment. Confirmed to play so far are local folk/punks Steve White & The Protest Family and the Socialist magician Ian Saville. Mark Thomas is performing as part of his “Extreme Rambling: Walking the Wall” tour, about which more information can be found here.
It promises to be a great night and it’s fantastic to see a big name act coming to Walthamstow. Stow Scene saw Mark Thomas supported by Asian Dub Foundation at Watermans Art Centre in Brentford back in the day and it was a fantastic night, so we’re definitely looking forward to this one.
The evening is hosted by Russ Chandler from Walthamstow Folk Club. Tickets are £10 and all proceeds go towards the FBU Hardship Fund, so it’s in a good cause (as you’d expect). Tickets are available from the venue or from here.
East London’s cabaret scene comes to Walthamstow on Saturday 22 January in the form of Lavender Nights at Ye Olde Rose & Crown.
The evening features stars of the London cabaret scene and is in support of Positive East, an East London HIV charity. Burlesque, comedy, music and glamour are all promised, making it sound like quite the night. It is all hosted by Champagne Charlie and if you want to pull some moves and throw some shapes, there is dancing after the show until 1am.
Doors open at 8pm, tickets are £10 in advance and available here. All proceeds go to Positive East. The charity has been established for over 20 years and provides practical and emotional support for people affected by HIV, more information on them can be found here.