Events, Yoga Classes & Workshops


We’ve been hard at work building our new bar, writing new food and cocktail menus and getting out and about building relationships with local promoters to put together a programme of music, theatre, film, discussion, comedy, dance as well as some tantalizing pop up events. We’re also putting the final touches to our drinks menus featuring ciders from all over, draught from the London Fields Brewery and craft bottles, fine wines and seasonal cocktails.

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Monthly Events


Ciné-real, 16 mm film club (every last Thursday of the month) – From 7pm – 11:00pm

Ciné-real is a non-for-profit film club with the aim of bringing together film makers, actors, writers, directors, producers, photographers, cinefiles etc, to enjoy classic films as film and share a passion for the moving image. The films shown are all 16mm prints. They are also all examples of how technical or financial limitations actually led to the development of a new style, such as the use of jump cuts in French New Wave, due to lack of film stock. Creation from limitation.

The next screening is on 28 November and the film is  ‘The Lady Vanishes’  a 1938 British comic thriller film directed by Alfred Hitchcock and starring Margaret Lockwood, Michael Redgrave, Paul Lukas and Dame May Whitty.

TIME: 7.30pm – 10.30/11.00pm (depending on the film)

PRICE: monthly membership of £5 (entitles you to attend the screening) door or website by paypal membership  For more info please contact:  CINÉ-REAL: Web

EastCast Away – 1st Sunday of the month, 4pm-8pm  Free/Donations

Once a month the weekly arts and culture radio show ‘EastCast’ leaves the studio and takes over The Russet for a Sunday afternoon of radio shenanigans, live music, poetry, storytelling and more from some of the amazing talent we’ve had on the show over the past year.  These performances are carefully woven together with sounds from Pearl Wise’s chest of musical treasure collected from far and wide.

EastCast invites you to be Cast Away on our little radio-phonic island, while we transport you through music and sound for a few hours before you have to paddle back to the mainland, Monday and the rest of the week.

Next CastAway is on 1 December with the following amazing talent to entertain you

4pm-5pm   Pearl Wise (DJ set)

5pm -5.30pm My Bad self (live set)

5.30pm -5.45pm – Selina Nwulu (poetry)

5.45 – 6.30 – Toby Bain (live music)

6.30-7.30 – Pearl Wise (DJ set)

8pm – Last Shop Standing (Film)

9pm – Graham Jones (Q&A)


Jam Sandwich, live music, live art (every last Wednesday of the month) – from 7pm -11pm

Live music with an eclectic line up of emerging artists.

With live art from the magical Novemto Komo throughout.

Dinner from 7pm. Music from 8pm.

Jam Sandwich: Facebook

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Mum and Baby Post Natal Yoga

This is a fun and friendly yoga class for women and their babies from six weeks to one year.  It will be led by Amanda Wray, an experienced tutor who has been leading pregnancy and post natal yoga classes in Hackney for over ten years.

The yoga is designed primarily to help women regain strength and flexibility, with postures for stiff backs, necks and shoulders.  We also have some baby yoga moves, with reflexology and relaxation techniques to help both mother and baby.

Mats, props, cushions, baby gym and toys provided.

11.30am – 12.30

 **Special promotional price for December only: £5**  From January 15th 2014 sessions cost £8 Drop In, or £28 for four sessions

Please email if more info required.

Tiny Tempo 

Music classes for babies and todlers. Every Tuesday morning at 10.00am. Bring your babies and toddlers to join Holly and Kyle for a fun introduction to musical concepts, using singing, instrument playing, listening and dancing to music from classical traditions, contemporary music and music from around the world!

Drop in class £5 per child, £8 for two siblings. No need to book.

Tiny Tempo: Web

Vinyasa Flow Yoga

moving meditation, body mind soul connection, stretch, strengthen, breathe, sweat, inner wisdom, smiles and tunes energise, restore, relax and renew

Every Monday evening from 6.30-8.00pm, and every Saturday morning from 10.00 – 11.30am (including Bank Holidays) there is Vinyasa Yoga class in the back space of the Russet.

Vinyasa is a sequential practice where you will be guided through yogaasanas/postures with a focus on safe transitions in and out of these classic poses.  The practice includes work with the breath and a meditative element.  Olanna is a qualified and registered (CNHC) Yoga teacher who believes that yoga has something to offer everyone and should be accessible to all.  She is inspired by the grace of a flowing yoga practice combined with a respect for attention to the detail of healthy alignment.  Her classes at the Russet offer a supportive group practice with individual adjustments.

5 classes for £30. Drop in £10.

Wear comfortable clothes you can move in and a warm jumper and socks for our closing relaxation.  Please bring your own mat if you have one.

For more info email:

The Well Garden: Massage and Facial Treatment

The Well Garden is a massage treatment studio above The Russet back space set up by Lily Fraser for your deep and complete relaxation.

An environment created to give you a place of tranquility to take time for yourself: to release your body and mind from your daily stresses and find your way back to a place of peace and harmony.

Special offer of £10 off your first massage and to hear of any future special offers, please sign up  in the box on the website.

The Well Garden: Web / Facebook