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Students had an unusual interruption to their lunchbreak at New City College in Poplar today when English National Opera popped in with an ad hoc performance.

The death of a Stepney Green woman following childbirth in 1930 is the subject of a new book written by her granddaughter.

An accountant who realised his singing talents after turning 60 has paid tribute to his East End roots.

Bees painting pictures are showing off their skills at this year's Festival of Communities celebrating the East End's culture and diversity.

Bad weather didn't dampen the French pop star's electric headlining performance at All Points East on Sunday, where she, and her dance troupe, stormed the stage and set it ablaze.

With four critically acclaimed albums under his belt, James Blake felt like a spot on North Stage headliner for All Points East's eclectic third day.

As soon as The Strokes swaggered on stage and burst into Heart in a Cage it was clear they weren't messing around.

Hot Chip's colourful catalogue of bratty but lovable synth-pop clearly keeps the rain at bay, because the moment the quintet leave the All Points East stage the heavens open, and Victoria Park becomes a swamp of rave kids and panic.

The lives of East End families living in a nine-year war between architects trying to preserve their massive concrete housing estate and the local authority itching to pull the whole lot down are chronicled in a poignant exhibition opening today.

The secrets of London's rivers are being uncovered with archaeology from the tributaries including those now buried beneath our feet.

Anyone who remembers painting by numbers as a kid can try their hand at filling in the blank spaces on prints by 12 leading artists at the old Truman's brewery today.

A 'touchy feely' sensory mural has been unveiled in Shoreditch for the deaf and blind close to the site where Shakespeare's original Curtain Playhouse was discovered.

A three-day festival showing how two sacred genres of Indian music have influenced the West is returning to east London for its sixth year.

Arts

Thursday, May 23, 2019

The lives of East End families living in a nine-year war between architects trying to preserve their massive concrete housing estate and the local authority itching to pull the whole lot down are chronicled in a poignant exhibition opening today.

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

The secrets of London's rivers are being uncovered with archaeology from the tributaries including those now buried beneath our feet.

Saturday, May 18, 2019

Anyone who remembers painting by numbers as a kid can try their hand at filling in the blank spaces on prints by 12 leading artists at the old Truman's brewery today.

Saturday, May 18, 2019

A 'touchy feely' sensory mural has been unveiled in Shoreditch for the deaf and blind close to the site where Shakespeare's original Curtain Playhouse was discovered.

Monday, May 13, 2019

The public is being invited behind the scenes at the iconic Nunnery gallery to meet some of east London's top artists, designers and makers in a celebration of 'all things Bow'.

Music

Saturday, June 8, 2019

An accountant who realised his singing talents after turning 60 has paid tribute to his East End roots.

Thursday, June 6, 2019

Bees painting pictures are showing off their skills at this year's Festival of Communities celebrating the East End's culture and diversity.

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Bad weather didn't dampen the French pop star's electric headlining performance at All Points East on Sunday, where she, and her dance troupe, stormed the stage and set it ablaze.

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

With four critically acclaimed albums under his belt, James Blake felt like a spot on North Stage headliner for All Points East's eclectic third day.

Monday, May 27, 2019

As soon as The Strokes swaggered on stage and burst into Heart in a Cage it was clear they weren't messing around.

Theatre

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

The man who knows what it's like to be seen as Scrooge is going on stage at the Bishopsgate Institute to explain his role in life.

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

An emotional piece of theatre is coming to the Isle of Dogs tonight delving into the desire for physical perfection and the struggles of the men who get body dysmorphic disorder.

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Local paper journalists may not get to review West End musicals or critique Michelin star restaurants - but they do get to enjoy the festive spectacle that is the local pantomime.

Monday, December 3, 2018

When Jack sells his beloved family cow for magic beans, he soon discovers they open up an unexpected world of thrilling adventure.

Saturday, November 17, 2018

A traditional rural theatre of ancient Bengal that uses hunting for story-telling through folk opera and dance in a theatrical setting comes to Bethnal Green tomorrow.

Saturday, November 10, 2018

Turning 80 is a time that many people choose to slow down and relax - but not Sir Ian McKellen.

Monday, October 22, 2018

Two neighbours appear to be having a scrap in a turbulent relationship, yet they depend on each other.

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Secondary school pupils from east London have met the cast of Dreamgirls stage production in the West End in a move to inspire the next generation of theatre talent.

Thursday, August 30, 2018

Troxy in Commercial Road, Stepney, started selling digital tickets on Thursday (August 30). The new tickets are now available only on mobile phones. The brains behind the decision say the move will stop people copying them resale.

Thursday, August 9, 2018

Women are taking over Wilton's Music Hall for a four-day festival to "put the gender balance" into traditional south Asian performance culture.

Friday, July 20, 2018

Disney musicals are coming to a school near you when pupils at Poplar's Manorfield Primary and their teachers produce their own West End show based on classic children's stories.

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

A Bengal opera coming to the Isle of Dogs' Space theatre tells the story of an 18-day-old baby boy destined to be married to an 18-year-old girl to avoid a fatal curse.

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