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Daniel Farson’s famous Waterman’s Arms pub on the Isle of Dogs has reopened with the original 1960s name after its £600,000 refit was delayed by the Coronavirus emergency.

The 400th anniversary of the historic Mayflower voyage setting sail to the New World from the Thames is being marked this week by researcher Graham Taylor’s new book making the point that it’s more “a British story” than American.

Beefeaters are facing redundancies at the Tower of London for the first time in their 600-year history because the 21st century coronavirus lockdown that has left the iconic tourist attraction with a £98million black hole.

A “virtual concert” is being staged online free by members of the East London Community Band which has been hit hard by the lockdown preventing them rehearsing together.

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

The cat is finally out of the bag about gangster Ronnie Kray’s links with the flamboyant Lord Boothby who tried to use Parliament to protect the East End gangster and his twin Reggie.

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

Improvised comedy performers are putting on a live, online show to help save a Shoreditch venue.

Young musicians are performing live sessions in a bid to keep people entertained during lockdown.

A competition for wannabe writers has been started to add works to Canary Wharf’s ‘short story’ dispensers which are temporarily locked up by the lock down.

In a return to the venue’s farm-to-fork roots. the hugely experienced Betty Gilbert and Lucy Cuthbert are opening The Allotment Kitchen, a new eatery dedicated to preparing food from locally sourced ingredients.

A team of budding film makers has produced a comedy series about life under lockdown to raise money for the NHS.

The ongoing countrywide lockdown means this year’s Easter weekend feels very different for many.

Arts

Friday, April 10, 2020

The ongoing countrywide lockdown means this year’s Easter weekend feels very different for many.

Thursday, February 27, 2020

Henry Moore’s famous ‘Draped Seated Lady’ sculpture that he gifted to the people of the East End nearly 60 years ago is now modelling again for a new generation of young wannabe artists.

Tuesday, February 4, 2020

A community exhibition showcasing the unique artwork of isolated and disadvantaged people, including adults experiencing mental health issues, opens this week.

Monday, January 13, 2020

Authentic printing presses from years past are being installed as part of an exhibition telling story of east London’s print industry over the past 100 years.

Monday, December 2, 2019

A festive market by artists and craft-makers is being held in a “secret Victorian courtyard” selling unique Christmas gifts made in the East End.

Music

Thursday, July 9, 2020

A “virtual concert” is being staged online free by members of the East London Community Band which has been hit hard by the lockdown preventing them rehearsing together.

Tuesday, June 2, 2020

Young musicians are performing live sessions in a bid to keep people entertained during lockdown.

Thursday, May 7, 2020

A competition for wannabe writers has been started to add works to Canary Wharf’s ‘short story’ dispensers which are temporarily locked up by the lock down.

Friday, March 20, 2020

In these troubled times, who better to rally the nation in a chorus of song than national treasure Gareth Malone?

Saturday, March 7, 2020

Express individuality and explore identity at a family festival at the Museum of London Docklands.

Theatre

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.

Friday, January 24, 2020

A playwright’s new show inspired by an underpass in Wapping is set to make its debut at a London arts festival.

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

An immersive theatre show full of murder and intrigue is opening at a five star hotel.

Sunday, January 12, 2020

A celebration of drawing is making a return to a Docklands arts quarter.

Monday, January 6, 2020

The “men only” HMS Pinafore sets sail for Whitechapel in the spring and summer to dock at five “ports”, all but one inland.

Monday, January 6, 2020

A spring season of plays as varied as Shakespeare and today’s media ethics in the ‘Me Too’ sexual harassment controversy is being revealed on Friday at the Space theatre on the Isle of Dogs.

Saturday, January 4, 2020

The Watermill Theatre is bringing William Shakespeare’s Macbeth and A Midsummer Night’s Dream to Wilton’s Music Hall.

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