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Friday, April 10, 2020

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.

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.

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’.

This may seem like just a cheap plastic comb that you can pick up in any local corner shop—but it has a history that has impacted around the world for two centuries.

A street artist has paid tribute to environmental legend and broadcaster David Attenborough splashed across the front of a building in Bethnal Green.

The world’s largest outdoor photography exhibition capturing street life from every corner of the globe makes its UK debut at Canary Wharf in the morning.

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