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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.

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

The finale of Bangla music festival being staged at Spitalfields next Saturday aims to bring face-to-face two diverse folk traditions of east and west.

Details of the first-ever London Mural Festival of street art has been unveiled which is to take place across London next year.

A community choir in east London created partly on the advice of doctors to help patients with mental issues is performing in the BBC Proms on Sunday.

A great toy duck race idea is being floated to "set the River Lea alight" to draw visitors as part of this year's Thames festive season.

Youngsters from Poplar's Spotlight youth service have put on a West End show at Covent Garden to promote their original music and dance talents.

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

Up-and-coming performers take the stage at Canary Wharf's Canada Square Park for a short series of free lunchtime and evening open air concerts of jazz, soul, pop and R&B.

Teenagers from the East End are performing at next month's Edinburgh Fringe festival to challenge 'misconceptions' about their generation.

Splashes of rainbow have appeared all over the Canary Wharf business and shopping district for London's 'Pride' celebrations.

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

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

An accountant who realised his singing talents after turning 60 has paid tribute to his East End roots.

Bees painting pictures are showing off their skills at this year's Festival of Communities celebrating the East End's culture and diversity.

Bad weather didn't dampen the French pop star's electric headlining performance at All Points East on Sunday, where she, and her dance troupe, stormed the stage and set it ablaze.

With four critically acclaimed albums under his belt, James Blake felt like a spot on North Stage headliner for All Points East's eclectic third day.

As soon as The Strokes swaggered on stage and burst into Heart in a Cage it was clear they weren't messing around.

Hot Chip's colourful catalogue of bratty but lovable synth-pop clearly keeps the rain at bay, because the moment the quintet leave the All Points East stage the heavens open, and Victoria Park becomes a swamp of rave kids and panic.

A three-day festival showing how two sacred genres of Indian music have influenced the West is returning to east London for its sixth year.

An idea is being floated for erecting a giant cinema screen on a quayside pontoon at St Katharine Docks for summer film fans.

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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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