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Thursday, July 9, 2020

A “virtual concert” is being staged online free by members of the East London Community Band which has been hit hard by the lockdown preventing them rehearsing together.

Young musicians are performing live sessions in a bid to keep people entertained during lockdown.

A competition for wannabe writers has been started to add works to Canary Wharf’s ‘short story’ dispensers which are temporarily locked up by the lock down.

In these troubled times, who better to rally the nation in a chorus of song than national treasure Gareth Malone?

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

Hackney will not be asked to contribute to the £222,000 cost of the annual fireworks display in Victoria Park, Tower Hamlets Council has said.

Thom Yorke will take to the stage for a rare solo performance at All Points East on May 24.

Bombay Bicycle Club have been announced as the opening night headliners for All Points East, joining Tame Impala, Massive Attack, Kraftwerk, The Kooks and The Wombats on a huge bill for the 10-day event.

All Points East festival has announced The Kooks and The Wombats are both performing in Victoria Park on May 30.

Activities will be held across Tower Hamlets to welcome in the Chinese New Year.

A playwright’s new show inspired by an underpass in Wapping is set to make its debut at a London arts festival.

The first acts for an indoor festival celebrating emerging musical talent has been announced.

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

TV Apprentice star Felicity Jackson is taking the lead role in a trade show for actors and actresses being staged at Bishopsgate.

“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.

Glitter addict Freddie Love is among a galaxy of new talent from all strands of music from opera to rock appearing at a new spring festival in Whitechapel at the world’s oldest music hall.

A free trial session is being run for would-be choir singers who want to join the prestigious Victoria Park Singers.

All Points East have today announced Kraftwerk as the second headline act for their 2020 event.

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.

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.

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.

A writers’ festival where wannabe authors are inspired to put pen to paper returns to Whitechapel next week with bookish events for reading and studying.

Tens of thousands of spectators turned up for Guy Fawkes fireworks in Victoria Park to mark both the 1605 Gunpower Plot and the 1969 Apollo moon landing.

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.

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