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The 90-seat Arcola Outside will bring Covid-safe community performances to Dalston during the pandemic

The theme of Jo Hicks and Dr Zadok’s handiwork was chosen by Islington residents by a public vote

Hackney based immersive theatre specialists Swamp Motel have released their second virtual detective game which sets us on the hunt for a powerful artefact

Max Porter reads his acclaimed novel at Islington’s Union Chapel to raise funds for homelessness charity The Margins Project

Camden Market radio service CDNX plays old and new music but founder Sammy Jacob says there will always be a need for live gigs

Theatres, museums and arts organisations across the boroughs are breathing a sigh of relief after successfully applying for the Cultural Recovery Fund to help during the pandemic

The seven week reopening season features turns by Silent Faces, Charles Court Opera and Christmas cabaret from the Cocoa Butter Club in a redesigned auditorium

Lockdown business start-up The Top Up Truck travels to Hackney streets selling refillable food and home supplies and ‘bringing neighbourhoods together’

Beyonce meets Boleyn as the hit Tudor takedown becomes the first musical back in the West End this November

A dozen short dramatic monologues featuring women who share one thing in common, aims to change the conversation of judgement around those who are child-free

Hoxton Hall’s innovative Raised in Hackney project has produced a trio of podcasts featuring inter-generational discussions about George Floyd’s murder and beyond

The Ballad of Corona V at Islington’s The Big House sees young actors who have been through the care system explore the comedy, tragedy and inequalities of the pandemic

Set amid the squats of Haggerston, Come Down Heavy is a moving tale of a friendship between two women living chaotic lives and has been nominated for the BBC National Short Story Award with Cambridge University

Reach for the Stars is inspired by NASA astronaut Mae Jemison and will tour to schools in November with live family shows at Little Angel Studios on weekends

After seven months of closure, the pub venue is once again selling tickets for October’s Tales From The Golden Age by Ian Dixon Potter

As the Islington pub theatre waits to hear if it qualifies for Government rescue funds it has secured a grant to create five new pieces of digital work

When Secrets Set Sail is a children’s adventure exploring the local history of Hackney’s hostel for colonial childcare workers who were abandoned in a hostile country

The Islington based artist name-checks Trump, Elvis and Mark Zuckerberg in The MOST Specialest relationship at Victoria Miro Gallery

Design studio Pearson Lloyd is turning the former Yorkton Workshops, which once housed milliners and doll-makers, into an archive, studio and gallery.

The shopfronts along Redchurch Street will be decorated with vinyl images and a QR code to discover the work of local designers, artists and craftspeople

Earth Eaters at Hoxton 253 art project space brings together evocative artworks to ask what is at stake in the climate crisis and will humankind heed the warnings of impending doom?

Hackney Empire, the Almeida, Pentameters and the Lion&Unicorn are among the venues hoping to benefit from Crowdfunder and the Theatres Trust’s Save Our Theatres campaign

A backlog of weddings, free desk space for isolated artists, and a youth board to help steer the not for profit arts centre are also part of reopening plans

Proceeds from a version of the ‘90s RnB classic by some of the UK’s best session vocalists will offer a lifeline for Olu’s Soup Kitchen on the Frampton Park Estate

The UK’s biggest photography exhibition The Portrait of Britain includes several winners from the borough including an allotment holder and a jerk chicken trader

Live music, mural-making, installations and theatre are on the bill at Voxonica as artists from diverse backgrounds celebrate the joy of live performance

The Puppet Theatre is running a two week festival of children’s theatre and workshops including their popular show The Slightly Annoying Elephant in Islington Square

Set in a housing estate playground, Mark Lindow’s Estimated Waiting Time is due to be performed free for local residents.

The permanent free al fresco ‘gallery’ will see a changing programme of 2d artwork displayed on seats around the area’s 26 acres of open space

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