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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.

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.

A design fare with 100 top artists and craftsfolk returns to Canary Wharf today.

School photos are a rite of passage: a snapshot in time of bad hairstyles, gappy teeth and that hideous experiment with the blue eyeliner that went on for far too long.

Children from seven Tower Hamlets schools take part in an art exhibition at Poplar's Spotlight youth centre next Thursday to mark five years of collective partnerships with professional artists.

A new policy to decide what's 'graffiti' and what's 'street art' has been agreed by Tower Hamlets Council to speed up removing unsightly daubings—while protecting renowned mural art.

The first exhibition of 2019 at Canary Wharf has opened showing 44 years of Katherine Gili's sculptural career back to a time when no women artist worked in heavy industrial materials—let alone use welding gear.

The 'winter lights' festival returns to Canary Wharf tomorrow with 21 sculptures and installations from artists from across the world.

Rare photographs that suffragette Norah Smyth took more than 100 years ago go which have never been exhibited in the UK go on public show in Bethnal Green from Friday to mark the centenary of women's votes.

An art trail commemorating 100 years since the end of the First World War that confronts scars of battle with healing in life is being laid out at Canary Wharf.

The first-ever Formula E art car was unwrapped at Truman's Old Brewery after artist Dean Stockton was given a new set of wheels to do what he wants with it.

Artists are throwing open their studio doors to the public in east London this weekend as part of a free 'open studios' event for the 50th anniversary of the Space arts organisation.

Work has started on a 'neuron pod' science learning centre on Queen Mary University's Whitechapel campus.

Some of the world's most famous images over the past half-century that define life in the late 20th and early 21st century go on show at Canary Wharf next week.

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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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