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Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Britain's oldest tattooist is hanging up his needles for the last time after 70 years when he takes part in the three-day London Tattoo convention at Wapping's Tobacco Dock.

A one-day festival where Joe Public can have a soapbox rant and take on leading political figures is being staged on the Isle of Dogs on Saturday.

Children had a bubbling time at Victoria Park's annual family fun day which attracted 6,000 sun worshippers on Saturday.

The Tower of London is recreating the escape of a secret Catholic priest locked up for being a heretic during Elizabeth I's reign.

An estimated 40,000 spectators turned up for the East End's annual Boishakhi Mela festival in Sunday's blazing sunshine.

Traffic was blocked off along the busy St Paul's Way when 1,000 people turned up to 'reclaim' the street.

Family summer events are planned at Canary Wharf with film nights, live country music and 'baby' opera as well as a 'moon landing'.

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 year, All Points East will be joining forces with even more local partners to bring a packed programme of free events across May half term.

The last Thames sailing barge ever built has been on a trial run at the start of its first full season taking passengers on nostalgic trips.

Another tea dance on the old dock quayside is on the cards at the historic St Katharine's-by-The-Tower where once famous tea clippers from the Orient dropped anchor.

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

A "fitness wonderland" is being staged in every nook and cranny of Canary Wharf to help shake off the January blues.

After pop-ups in Covent Garden and Brighton hit a sweet-spot in 2018, the Chocolate Cocktail Club has found a new home in east London. Co-founders Holly Brooks and Rachel Wisson launch their latest venture on Thursday, January 17.

Christine and the Queens has been announced as the latest headliner of All Points East 2019.

Santa Claus is planning to zoom down the Thames on his modern-day speedboat sleigh to switch the Christmas lights on at the historic St Katharine Docks.

A 'lost garden' once tended by Sir Walter Raleigh before he got the chop is now open to the public at the Tower of London to mark the 400th anniversary of his execution.

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.

The iconic Brick Lane in the heart of London's East End is staging a street festival on Sunday aimed at keeping traders up to date.

Top fashion returns to Canary Wharf later this month with three days of catwalk shows, pop-up boutiques, live music and enticing discounts.

One lovable pussy-cat is taking over the iconic Tower Bridge for the day when a new feline adventure book comes out.

A food festival is planned over three days in the Moat at the Tower of London next month with cooking demos from top chefs and lessons on how to decorate a naked cake.

The fun is just starting this-morning at east London's Victoria Park for a family day out.

A strange character appears to be inviting passengers on board the DLR for a tourist 'Discovery' run starting on Saturday for the summer holiday between Tower Gateway and the Cutty Sark at Greenwich.

Children's author Caroline Lawrence is starting a hunt to find out what happened to a teenage girl whose 2,000-year-old remains were discovered near London Bridge.

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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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