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Youngsters from Poplar's Spotlight youth service have put on a West End show at Covent Garden to promote their original music and dance talents.

A summer project to help 11-year-olds with their transition to secondary school is running at the Half Moon children's theatre dealing with online safety and bullying.

Children had a bubbling time at Victoria Park's annual family fun day which attracted 6,000 sun worshippers on Saturday.

Up-and-coming performers take the stage at Canary Wharf's Canada Square Park for a short series of free lunchtime and evening open air concerts of jazz, soul, pop and R&B.

Teenagers from the East End are performing at next month's Edinburgh Fringe festival to challenge 'misconceptions' about their generation.

The Tower of London is recreating the escape of a secret Catholic priest locked up for being a heretic during Elizabeth I's reign.

Campaigning street artist Ben Eine has been painting the town red and all the colours of the rainbow to brighten up the drab streets around Poplar.

Whether you're a French national or an out-and-out Francophile, Bastille Day is the perfect excuse to celebrate all things Gallic.

Retired underworld figures who were members of the Krays' 'Firm' turned up last night in the East End for former armed robber Linda Calvey's 'Black Widow' book launch.

The self-confessed armed robber known as the East End's 'Black Widow' who spent 18 years in prison for murdering her partner is out to clear her name after 30 years.

Splashes of rainbow have appeared all over the Canary Wharf business and shopping district for London's 'Pride' celebrations.

An estimated 40,000 spectators turned up for the East End's annual Boishakhi Mela festival in Sunday's blazing sunshine.

Traffic was blocked off along the busy St Paul's Way when 1,000 people turned up to 'reclaim' the street.

Arts

Monday, July 22, 2019

Campaigning street artist Ben Eine has been painting the town red and all the colours of the rainbow to brighten up the drab streets around Poplar.

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.

Music

Yesterday, 10:00

Youngsters from Poplar's Spotlight youth service have put on a West End show at Covent Garden to promote their original music and dance talents.

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Children had a bubbling time at Victoria Park's annual family fun day which attracted 6,000 sun worshippers on Saturday.

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Up-and-coming performers take the stage at Canary Wharf's Canada Square Park for a short series of free lunchtime and evening open air concerts of jazz, soul, pop and R&B.

Saturday, July 27, 2019

Teenagers from the East End are performing at next month's Edinburgh Fringe festival to challenge 'misconceptions' about their generation.

Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Splashes of rainbow have appeared all over the Canary Wharf business and shopping district for London's 'Pride' celebrations.

Theatre

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

A summer project to help 11-year-olds with their transition to secondary school is running at the Half Moon children's theatre dealing with online safety and bullying.

Saturday, July 27, 2019

Teenagers from the East End are performing at next month's Edinburgh Fringe festival to challenge 'misconceptions' about their generation.

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.

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It's now just under a month since All Points East took over Victoria Park with two weekends of world-class music and a programme of free community events.

Curated by AEG Presents, All Points East is bringing an impressive line-up of multi-flavoured music to Victoria Park from May 24-26 and May 31-June 2.

Victoria Park - or 'Vicky Park' as the locals know it - has been the setting for many important events over the years.​ Here, we take a look at its unique cultural history.

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