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Dan Jones with some of his paintings

New exhibition by artist Dan Jones explores life in the East End

A retrospective of paintings by a local artist whose work has played a role in the borough’s history is being featured in a special exhibition.

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Mike Worbec - Colour Crush

East London festival lets people get up close to artists

A festival celebrating all forms of art is returning to east London this Friday.

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Art for All... London Bridge by Paulette Lewis

Tab Centre’s Art for All charity stages art for all at St Botolph’s in Bishopsgate

Works of art by teenagers and adults with learning disabilities in London’s East End which are soon going on public show in the City include unique collages of life as experienced by the young artists themselves.

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Andrew Stanford's vision of Tower Bridge

How Andrew Stanford sees Tower Bridge through his old-fashioned camera lens

Artist Andrew Stanford saw double—or treble—when he looked through his camera lens to capture this image of the iconic Tower Bridge.

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Panel Discussions at LEME

Icons inspiring DJs of the future in Bethnal Green

The UK’s most comprehensive electronic music event is hitting Rich Mix in Bethnal Green Road this April.

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Camille Henrot

Chaos and creation in myriad forms at east London gallery

Artist Camille Henrot presents her latest exhibition at the Chisenhale Gallery in Bethnal Green with a guided tour by curator Shanay Jhaveri tomorrow.

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Little Paper Slipper

Newham artist’s collaboration with women’s refuges explores trauma

A new body of work by Newham artist Marie-Louise Jones explores traumatic experiences and their lingering psychological effects.

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La JohnJoseph in the title role

All-male adaption of classic play in East End explores ideas of gender

A bold new adaptation of a classic play is poised to hit Bethnal Green Working Men’s Club on Monday.

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Basil Beattie, Above and Below: Step Paintings 1990-2013, Installation view, Hales Gallery, 2014. Image courtesy of the Artist and Hales Gallery, London

Beattie’s steps over 20 years in Bethnal Green gallery

Hales Gallery presents “Above and Below: Step Paintings 1990-2013”, a solo show of works by British painter Basil Beattie.

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Still from Vichy Shower

Water and well-being come under focus in new exhibition

Artist Adham Faramawy has brought his latest exhibition to the Cell Space Projects in Bethnal Green. Exploring the themes of media consumption and the influence of advertising, the exhibition features a variety of works around the notion of “well being”.

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Another Country XV by John Timberlake

Tower Hamlets artist exhibits work at Imperial War Museum North

A Tower Hamlets artist, who teaches fine art at Middlesex University, has currently got his work on show at the Imperial War Museum North in Manchester.

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Event founder Guy Armitage immerses himself in the art

Bethnal Green stockbroker launches Southbank arts exhibition

A Bethnal Green city broker has swapped boardroom for the art gallery the as he prepares to showcase an army of undiscovered talent in a new exhibition.

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Tubby Isaac's jellied eel stall in Whitechapel

Pictures of old East End under auction for Bethnal Green’s war memorial

Comedian John Ryan conducts an auction of historic photographs tomorrow (Thurs) showing how life used to be in London’s East End to help raise cash to finish a memorial to Britain’s worst wartime civilian disaster.

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Staircase today that led down to air-raid shelter in 1943

Remembrance art marks Bethnal Green’s 1943 air-raid shelter disaster

An avoidable wartime disaster which killed 173 civilians in London’s East End that was covered up by the Official Secrets Act is being marked by a conceptual art show on Remembrance Sunday.

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Music See all

Sohini Alam, vocalist for Khiyo

British-Bengali band Khiyo bring their eclectic sound to the East End

An exciting young British-Bengali band who combine traditional Bangladeshi songs with modern arrangements will bring their extraordinary sound to the East End ahead of the launch of their debut album.

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Natalie Wilcox in 'Lie Back and Think of America'

PREVIEW: Lie Back and Think of America—in wartime Bethnal Green

Natalie Wilcox is taking on all six roles in the play she has written about life in London’s East End at the height of the Second World War.

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Dan Jones with some of his paintings

New exhibition by artist Dan Jones explores life in the East End

A retrospective of paintings by a local artist whose work has played a role in the borough’s history is being featured in a special exhibition.

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Fans devastated after Drake cancels Wireless London festival

Rapper Drake has pulled out of his headline appearances at this weekend’s Wireless Festival in London, leaving fans devastated.

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