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Saturday, March 7, 2020

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

Massive Attack has been announced as a headline act at this summer’s All Points East festival in VIctoria Park.

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

“Our goal is to create a world where nobody feels out of place if they’re not drinking,” says Laura Willoughby MBE, who co-founded Club Soda in 2015.

This is Tower Bridge as you’ve never seen it before — a giant musical instrument which artist and film-maker Di Mainstone is inviting anyone to “play”.

Dancing Queens and Super Troupers alike can, from today, Take a Chance on an immersive exhibition at London’s O2 paying tribute to the world’s most famous Swedish supergroup.

Revellers have gone “off piste” at Canary Wharf with an après-ski theme winter watering hole for the festive season.

Designer-makers are staging a two-day Christmas market where even the humble bumble bee is setting up a stall for its “locally sourced” honey.

Australian psychedelic rock outfit Tame Impala will play next year’s All Points East festival with a headline show on Saturday, May 23.

Shakespeare’s classic about finding love, Much Ado About Nothing, is being performed at Wilton’s Music Hall in Wapping.

Market traders are getting ready to transform Poplar’s Chrisp Street into a winter wonderland for children when the magical Christmas lights come to life later this month.

The Clangers dropping in to party at the old Millwall Docks for an annual family rave-up promoting recycling.

Remember, remember the fifth of November for gunpowder, treason and plot... And an amazing fireworks display or three!

The unmistakable musical sound and versatility of The Heroes Band can be heard once again.

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.

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