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.

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.

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

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.

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

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.

Youngsters are set to make a splash in Wapping putting their views on a wall near you about social justice.

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

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.

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

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.

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.

Bow Arts is opening its doors for a festive season makers market for the first time.

Mother-of-two Laura Lehman-Kochan is getting back to her first love creating charcoal and pastel artwork to go on public show now her two children are growing up.

A free “flagship Friday” late-night museum event is popping up at Hackney Wick away from its usual Victoria & Albert venue in South Kensington for live music, film and performance.

A graffiti mural has been unveiled in Shoreditch that shows the faces of people already struggling to survive the global climate crisis.

Details of the first-ever London Mural Festival of street art has been unveiled which is to take place across London next year.

A university artist in east London is addressing Brexit with boats made of bank notes adrift on an ocean of copper coins.

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.


With winter fast approaching, it is now more important than ever for us all to carry on following COVID-19 precautions to help stop the spread of the virus by always observing the three-tier local restrictions and remembering three key words – Hands, Face, Space.

The NHS COVID-19 app can make a real difference to how we all tackle the pandemic, protecting our loved ones and those most at risk from coronavirus. Everyone aged 16 and over across England and Wales can download the app for free and play their part in combating the pandemic.

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