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Sunday, May 7, 2017

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.

Street market traders are getting ready to “go green” for this year’s Poplar Spring Festival in London’s East End which includes testing what it’s like to drive an electric car.

A series of encounters formed from lust, love and rejection brought the world to the stage at Sadler’s Wells for Valentine month, writes Allis Moss.

Early music and seasonal Christmas music are set to keep audiences spellbound for the next 12 days when this year’s Spitalfields Music Winter Festival opens today in London’s East End.

It features a wealth of early music, festival debuts from renowned European ensembles, premieres, exclusive works-in-progress, family-orientated concerts and activities and seasonal music from some of the country’s most popular ensembles.

Children’s author and illustrator James Mayhew returns to London’s East End tomorrow to join Docklands Sinfonia on stage for a tribute to Sibelius.

James—famed for his Ella Bella Ballerina and Katie’s Picture Show books—reads from Finland’s epic folklore poem The Kalevala at St Anne’s Limehouse to mark the 150th anniversary of the classical composer’s birth.

Soul artist Barrie Stradling had to learn to sing again after a hit-and-run road incident nine years ago.

But now the 57-year-old who has been volunteering with Headway East London brain injury centre is to perform at the charity’s annual eight-hour dance marathon.

There’s more food than you can shake a wooden spoon at with TV’s Great British Bake Off rolling up in London’s East End at the Old Truman Brewery tomorrow and the weekend.

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