Jumbles, fetes and other cheap or free events

Danica Dakic photograph (excerpt) of Roma, La Grand Galerie 1

Gypsy photographic exhibition, Rivington Place, Sat 23 June 2012, 3pm-4pm. Styling itself as a Curator’s Tour of Roma-Sinti-Kalé -Manush, the event may as well be entitled in Martian. But Loving Dalston is here to interpret: hence the prosaic first three words of this note. Curator Christine Eyene will introduce this group exhibition at Rivington Place Shoreditch EC2A 3BA (020 7749 1240), which looks at the Gypsy ethnic groups known as Roma, Sinti and Kalé and their representation in photography, visual arts and news media. The show brings together a variety of documentary and artistic approaches, such as Danica Dakic’s highly posed La Grande Galerie 1 above.

Autumn fete at St Joseph’s, Hackney, Sat 8 Sept 2012e, 10am-1pm, entrance 50p. This Roman Catholic hospice’s sales draw vintage veterans and jumble-rumblers from all over northeast London. St Joseph’s Hospice, Mare Street, Lon E8 4SA.

St Joseph’s summer fete Mare Street Hackney Lon 2012 © ∂å
St Joe’s 2012 summer fete

St Joe’s also organises the Vintage Midnight Walk, which will be on  Fri  28 Sept 2012, this time  ending, not starting, at midnight, to raise money for the hospice. Dress in your best vintage clothes and lindyhop, skip and jump along the 10km route. Or just stroll. Registration costs £15.  Press this link for more info

Claud Butler Majestique mixte, section Bicycle maintenance: do-it-yourself workshop takes place three times a month. First and third Tuesdays of the month, 7pm-9pm: King’s Centre, Frampton Park Baptist Church, Frampton Park Road, Hackney E9 7PQ. Second Tuesday: St Michael’s and All Saints Church Hall, 22-24 Northwold Road, Stoke Newington N16 7ED. Free; donations welcome. Contact: hackneybikeworkshop.com@googlemail.com


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