Happy List: FOUR must-do events for London’s ethical explorers THIS WEEK

An awesome exhibition, a fantastic film, and a Beirut brunch with refugees... it can only be GoodTimes London's Happy List

1. Check out the Nasty Women exhibition @ The Black and White Building – Saturday 10th

To celebrate International Women’s Day, Creative Debuts is joining forces with Nasty Women New York, Amsterdam, Lisbon, North East, and London to celebrate the work of international feminist artists. Expect to see a range of contemporary artwork including photography, sculpture, craft, fine art, and film whilst raising money for End Violence Against Women.

Tickets are selling fast and are only now available for the Saturday7pm-11pm. Get yours here.

2. Attend an empowerment poetry workshop @ Arch 5 – Saturday 10th

Social enterprise Hackney Arts is teaming up with life coach, poet and activist Yasmin Autwal to put on another Stand in your Power creative workshop, following its huge success last month. Yasmin is a life coach and poet, and combines her two passions to help others access their full potential. In this workshop she will show you how to play and explore with words, using them to not only create a spoken word / poetry piece, but also to harness and ignite the power of yourself at the same time.

Tickets are available here for £22 (plus booking fee). The workshop starts at 12pm.

3. Film of the week: Sweet Country @ Rio Cinema –  Friday 9th to Thursday 15th

Don’t miss your chance to see the award-winning Australian film, Sweet Country, at London’s oldest community cinema. This powerful drama is set in Australia’s Northern Territory and is based on actual events that took place in 1929 but still have compelling resonance for contemporary society.

Aboriginal stockman Sam Kelly and his wife Lizzie work the land of a kind preacher, Fred Smith, living and labouring in a respectful, if diffident, harmony. But when bitter and often-drunk war veteran Harry March returns to town, trouble escalates…

Tickets and showing times are available here. Tickets cost £11.50 (or £9,50 for concessions).

 

4. Enjoy a Beirut Brunch in support of migrants and refugees @ Space@61 – Sunday 11th

You might know your hummus from your baba ghanoush, but have you experienced an authentic, home-cooked Lebanese brunch? Social enterprise supper club SOOP (Stories on our Plate) is back this week with its monthly food and storytelling series, showcasing Lebanese cook Ribale Haidar of Brunch Beirut. Expect a brunch full of storytelling, interactive fun, not to mention delectable Lebanese cuisine. You will also hear more about SOOP’s work from across the organisation. Profits from the monthly series go towards culinary support for refugee and migrant cooks seeking to break into the food and catering industry.

Tickets are £30 and available on the GrubClub website here. Brunch starts at 12:30pm.

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