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Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Children got a real taste of the countryside when farm animals turned up for the annual country fair at Poplar’s famous Chrisp Street Market.

A flotilla of heroic ‘little ships’ that took part in the 1940 Dunkirk evacuations in the Second World War joins classic vessels at St Katharine’s Docks today.

Teenagers are planning a take-over at east London’s historic Geffrye Museum for an evening which could help kick-start their careers in the arts.

Teenage singer-musician Shakila Karim is organising a pub night with fellow students from her music college to raise money for the Grenfell Tower disaster victims.

Portuguese artists have been painting the town red, white and all colours of the rainbow turning Old Truman’s Brewery into some kinds of updated psychodelic showcase.

Boogie rockers Status Quo have had more than 60 hits and become legends in the music industry. Now a tribute band are bringing the magic to Hornchurch.

TV’s Dragons’ Den success Swing Patrol is planning a summer of free outdoor dance and fitness activities at Spitalfields Market to get east London to swing.

Preparations for the biggest celebration of the Bengali New Year in Europe are under way in east London with less than a fortnight to go.

A festival of baul and vaishnav music is coming to Bethnal Green and Brick Lane.

A music project has been started in London’s East End to help rescued women including teenage girls to overcome the trauma of being trafficked into forced prostitution or domestic slavery.

The 40th Spitalfields Music Winter Festival opens on Sunday in London’s East End with a mix of Early music, classical Bach, jazz, Swing—and even opera for babies.

A campaign to use popular music to help stamp out racism was “re-ignited” in London’s East End at the weekend in the wake of reported incidents following the ‘Brexit’ vote.

Chamber concerts were performed at one of London’s weirdest places—deep in one of the two bascule chambers of the iconic Tower Bridge.

Britain’s only singer-songwriter festival returns to London’s East End for its third year next Sunday with hours of original live music.

Auditions are planned for Britain’s biggest Glee Club competition for wannabe young star singers from London and Essex.

Showbiz returns to Canary Wharf with Spiegeltent later this month, with comedy, music, dance, cabaret, acrobatics, variety and theatre in the open air.

The Bangla music festival returns to London later this month in what is the largest professional event outside the Indian subcontinent blending eastern music with western poetry.

Thousands got a taste of Rio in London’s East End this week as Britain’s paralympic team was preparing for their Games in Brazil.

This year’s Bengali Mela finally shook off its commercial shackles of the past few years after families in London’s East End had complained it was too expensive to take part in.

Hundreds of children face disappointment with the sudden cancellation this week of East London’s famous ‘Kids Karnival’ which organisers blamed on “town hall red tape”.

The biggest Bengali New Year Mela parade outside Bangladesh returns to Brick Lane in the heart of London’s East End on Sunday amid a protest by campaigners wanting it to be staged further out at Victoria Park..

The clocks were turned back 70 years when the post-war Swing era of the 1940s jived its way back to London’s East End for a Sunday shindig.

The clocks are turning back 70 years when the post-war Swing era of the 1940s and early 50s returns to London’s East End on Sunday.

Movie director Chester Yang, who survived life in a brutal West African dictatorship, has premiered his controversial film documenting violence in an “undemocratic” Britain at London’s East End Film Festival at the weekend.

Children can go face-to-face with a full-size dinosaur skull and also make their own pedal-powered smoothie when a two-week community festival opens in London’s East End on Saturday.

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