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Musicians in a Bethnal Green group which practises the Japanese art of taiko drumming have beaten their lockdown blues by resuming classes and rehearsals.

The much-troubled English National Ballet has been given £3million from the government to get back on its dancing feet after the devastating six-month coronavirus lockdown.

The Covid emergency has hit this year’s Spitalfields Music Festival with a ban on audiences for live venue performances.

These actresses from 1660 arrived in east London in the 21st century just out of Lockdown performing feminist rage “in bad taste” at a playhouse on the Isle of Dogs.

A programme of “dance for Parkinson’s” is switching to online sessions run remotely from English National Ballet’s studios at Leamouth during the pandemic.

Nearly £1million is being given to the Rich Mix arts centre as part of the government’s £1.5billion Culture Recovery emergency fund announced this week.

Officials at the Tower of London are putting new government Covid regulations on ice for the coming winter.

The largest free arts fair anywhere in the British Isles due to open in east London after being postponed during lockdown has now had to be cancelled because of the emergency.

A state-of-the-art dance production studio with high-tech gallery and seating for audiences at English National Ballet’s new east London HQ has been named after the philanthropist who paid for it.

A crowdfunding drama is being staged by the wizard of the big screen Sir Ian McKellen to secure the future of The Space performing arts theatre on the Isle of Dogs.

The little-known tragedy of a wartime bomb that never exploded—yet had a “ripple affect” causing 600 deaths in an east London school—is being uncovered by BBC investigators.

A new fund will create work for freelance artists in Hackney Wick and Fish Island who have lost contracts due to the coronavirus crisis.

School pupils have found a new role in life in Bethnal Green—as movie stars.

Arts

Monday, October 19, 2020

A programme of “dance for Parkinson’s” is switching to online sessions run remotely from English National Ballet’s studios at Leamouth during the pandemic.

Thursday, October 15, 2020

Nearly £1million is being given to the Rich Mix arts centre as part of the government’s £1.5billion Culture Recovery emergency fund announced this week.

Friday, September 25, 2020

The largest free arts fair anywhere in the British Isles due to open in east London after being postponed during lockdown has now had to be cancelled because of the emergency.

Tuesday, September 15, 2020

A new fund will create work for freelance artists in Hackney Wick and Fish Island who have lost contracts due to the coronavirus crisis.

Friday, September 11, 2020

Newham and Tower Hamlets artists will showcase works reflecting their interpretations of their local areas amid global health and social crises in a new exhibition.

Music

Mon, 15:00

Musicians in a Bethnal Green group which practises the Japanese art of taiko drumming have beaten their lockdown blues by resuming classes and rehearsals.

Thursday, October 22, 2020

The Covid emergency has hit this year’s Spitalfields Music Festival with a ban on audiences for live venue performances.

Tuesday, September 8, 2020

Internationally renowned artist Camille Walala has splashed out at Canary Wharf and gone a bit liberal with her paint brush.

Sunday, September 6, 2020

MP Rushanara Ali got a right royal red carpet tour of the East End’s famous Rich Mix arts centre when it reopened after six months in lockdown.

Saturday, September 5, 2020

One of London’s largest Oktoberfest beer festivals will be allowed to continue next year.

Theatre

Mon, 10:00

The much-troubled English National Ballet has been given £3million from the government to get back on its dancing feet after the devastating six-month coronavirus lockdown.

Wednesday, October 21, 2020

These actresses from 1660 arrived in east London in the 21st century just out of Lockdown performing feminist rage “in bad taste” at a playhouse on the Isle of Dogs.

Thursday, September 24, 2020

A state-of-the-art dance production studio with high-tech gallery and seating for audiences at English National Ballet’s new east London HQ has been named after the philanthropist who paid for it.

Wednesday, September 23, 2020

A crowdfunding drama is being staged by the wizard of the big screen Sir Ian McKellen to secure the future of The Space performing arts theatre on the Isle of Dogs.

Friday, September 11, 2020

An East End theatre company is helping homeless people whose mental health has suffered during lockdown.

Wednesday, September 2, 2020

An open air “dancing city” is taking over Canary Wharf on Saturday right on people’s doorsteps as part of a re-imagined programme for a new “socially distanced” world.

Wednesday, July 8, 2020

A £1.5billion bailout is “a crucial next step on the road to recovery” and a “vital lifeline” for the arts.

Monday, June 15, 2020

A team of archaeologists from University College London (UCL) believe they may have discovered the earliest Elizabethan playhouse at a site in Whitechapel.

Saturday, April 4, 2020

A children’s theatre is putting productions online to keep youngsters entertained during the coronavirus pandemic.

Thursday, March 12, 2020

Timeless classics are set to captivate audiences as Disney on Ice presents Magical Ice Festival at London’s iconic SSE Arena in Wembley.

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

After losing his dad three years ago a Hornchurch actor has created a play that explores children’s experiences of grief and bereavement.

Monday, February 10, 2020

Celebrate Valentine’s Day in unique style with a night of games, comedy, music, spoken word, dance performances and plenty of audience participation in Shoreditch.

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