This week on the Ditch arts & culture show…

The team from Shoreditch Radio’s DITCH arts and culture show are here every Thursday 3-4pm bringing you all the creative bits and pieces happening in Shoreditch and the East End. This week looks a little something like this…

Stamford Hill Mods – The Genesis of Marc Bolan             

Free exhibition that explores the story of early modernist culture, which started in East London. Fashion and music through photographs, early vinyl records, magazines and people’s memories, focusing on T Rex’s Marc Bolan.     Showing at the Hackney Museum, Reading Lane. Running until January 2012, the opening times are: 9.30am-5.30pm on Tuesday, Wednesday, Fri; 9.30am-8pm on Thursday; 10am-5pm on Saturday; Closed Sunday, Monday.

London Challenge: Centrepoint City Sleepout  

This Thursday 8th November 7pm to 7am Friday will see hundreds of Londoners sleep outdoors at Broadgate Exchange Square in order to raise money for homeless young people via the charity Centrepoint. There’s a £25 registration fee (which goes to the charity) and this annual event will have the odd celeb on hand to liven up the night including comedian Tim Vine and singers Eliza Doolittle and Stooshe, Richard Madeley hosting and Radio 1 DJ Sara Cox taking on the role of ambassador. Food will be provided by the RAF, there’ll be a secure sleeping area. Register here.

Headway East London presents… Jo Brand!

The Comedy Cafe on Rivington Street in Shoreditch will play host to the award winning Ms Brand, all in aid of charity Headway East London, supporting people with brain injury. Doors open at 8pm Thursday 8th November and tickets cost £25and can be purchased here.

Franckie Knuckles at XOYO

This Friday 9th November from 9pm marks the 35th anniversary of the opening of Chicago’s Warehouse nightclub, the venue from which house music takes its name. Frankie Knuckles, the DJ who became synonymous with the club, is over in London for a few rare UK dates. Knuckles, the man behind of “Your Love” and “Move Your Body”, will be accompanied by Casino Times and and Behling and Simpson. Tickets £12.50 and are available here.

Silicon Milk Roundabout

This weekend the Old Truman Brewery on Brick lane will be transformed into a techy fairground and jobs fair to match the UK’s start-ups with the best developers, product managers, and designers. Open Sat 10th and Sun 11th 12-5pm and it’s free.

London Jazz Festival – Matthew Ship Trio            

Shipp is a hugely imaginative improvisor who has collaborated with the likes of Anti-Pop Consortium, Spring Heel Jack, DJ Spooky and Patti Smith. All happening at The Vortex in Dalston from 8.30pm Saturday 10th November and tickets cost £16. Get down early!

Vintage Kilo Sale Weekender at Hackney Downs Studios

This Sunday 11th November 11am- 4pm. Entrance costs £1 and then you can get your vintage gear for £15 a kilo.  For details see their Facebook page.

Lyrically Challenged at Passing Clouds

Tuesday 13th November sees the last of this open mic hip hop poetry night. From 7pm at Passing Clouds, Richmond Road, Haggerston and entrance costs £5.

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  • Will be checking out the Stamford Hill Mods exhibition with interest.

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