A hotel might not be the obvious setting for a fringe theatre production, but the Bermondsey Square Hotel has a history of working with young companies who want to produce something a little different. J2 Productions (with Southwark Playhouse) are taking over the hotel terrace for an open-air, candlelit performance of Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night’s Dream. The approach is fun and fresh, with interaction in the square beforehand, cabaret seating and tapas served at the interval. £15 Mon, Tue, then Fridays - Tuesdays until 23rd August. Bermondsey Square Hotel, Tower Bridge Road, SE1
The Floating Cinema
The Floating Cinema invites you on board as it navigates the waterways of East London this summer; the River Lee, Bow Back River, Regent's Canal and Hertford Union Canal. Created by Hackney-based architects Studio Weave and artist duo Somewhere (Nina Pope and Karen Guthrie), this extraordinary customised narrow boat hosts a varied and vibrant programme of free on-board screenings, quirky canal tours, talks and workshops, as well as presenting larger scale outdoor film events for canal side audiences. Free Until 18th September. Various locations.
East London Craft Guerilla
A crafty blog, introducing contemporary art and craft from independent designer makers. Craft Guerrilla tour the markets & events of London setting up stalls, making & selling their delights. They select only the brightest and freshest urban design and indie crafters to bring you the best talent in hand-made products. Make Do & Mend D.I.Y craft event is the next event in their calender but check out the blog for future dates. Free 8pm - 11pm Thursday, Ye Old Rose & Crown, E17
Opened on Friday, Blitz is not just another old thrift shop, it’s a vintage department store for all your vintage needs. Spread through five rooms of a Victorian warehouse on Hanbury Street is a huge collection of clothing and accessories, furniture, records, books and posters. There are designer labels alongside more affordable pieces, eccentric curiosities and old everyday items. It even sells bikes and has its own coffee shop. Blitz, Hanbury Street, E1
Digital Objects On The Street
Repudo is an app for iPhone and Android that lets you drop virtual messages (text, photo, video, audio) at any real location you like. Get the app, drop a message or find a place near you where a message was dropped and go and get it - once it's picked up by someone it is gone from the map. Website