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Seven participants from a disabled cricket club in Hackney have been selected as volunteers at the 2019 World Cup, which starts in London on May 30 and takes place around the country until July 14.

We're now just one day out from the start of All Points East 2019, so are the event organisers slowing down ahead of the Festival's opening? Absolutely not.

As Shoreditch-based venue The Bike Shed prepare to host their 10th anniversary show at Tobacco Dock, the event's caterers Feast It pick out five great places that will be feeding the motorhead masses.

A cocktail bar promising 'chemistry and theatre' is opening on City Road in time for the weekend.

A vivid and gripping tour of modern life from the brightest new star of Britain's grime scene.

A multi-sensory mural has been unveiled on Great Eastern Street to highlight the vital work of Deafblind UK - the national charity supporting people who can neither hear nor see.

Hot Chip are back and so are the memories of dancing around sweaty basement clubs, and blasting their songs in the car, and watching their catalogue of bizarre music videos. The joy of repetition really is in you.

Becoming an author is a great achievement at any time of life. Having a book published at the age of 12, though? That's a truly special effort.

2018 will go down as one of the most important years in the history of The Tower Theatre Company.

As runners around Hackney and beyond limber up for next week's Half Marathon, we speak to Virgin Sport's CEO Jessica Frey about the biggest Hackney Festival of Fitness event to date.

Mare Street venue The Last Tuesday Society has been crowned the Best Bar in London at the 7th annual Design My Night Awards.

Downbeat, synth-aided rock is fruitful ground for a fistful of first-person reflections and regrets.

This Sunday, The Rio is hosting a special screening of Under The Cranes - a film exploring themes of migration and regeneration in Hackney - to support the #SaveRidleyRoad campaign.

A new Chinese restaurant has opened on Mare Street, and the menu is entirely vegan.

Two bank-holidays and a big range of interesting events; there's lots to look forward to in May. Here's a run-down of six of the best things to do in Hackney and Islington.

Personal Trainer Jordan McInerny brings a workout class with a shed-load of sass to east London for the first time on Wednesday, May 1.

Yep, seriously. The returning Margarita Rumble festival offers you two hours of bottomless drinks in a bid to find the best margarita cocktail in London.

Right Now Film Festival seeks to "address the unjust balances of power" currently in play around the world. The series will screen five feature-length documentaries at the Rio between May 6 and 12.

Organisers of the Victoria Park festival will work with a number of local companies as they stage a week of free entertainment for all ages between May 27 and 30.

It's two weeks until Queen of Hoxton launch their latest rooftop theme - a love note to the vibrant culture, colours and flavours of Mexico.

Hackney author Ashley Hickson-Lovence introduces his debut novel - The 392 - which comes out on Thursday, April 25.

Public Gallery co-director Harry Dougall talks to us about I'm Good Thanks: an exhibition of new paintings from Barcelona's renowned artist Joan Cornellà.

Road trips have long been adopted as a metaphor to convey the lessons that can be learned over the course of a life. Well-worn to the point of cliché, however, it is not easy for fresh shades to fill such tired etchings.

Clark might once again bite off more than the average listener can chew, but bear with it.

Visit the 56 Black Men Instagram profile and the message at the top is very clear: I am not my stereotype.

Albion & East are about to launch their fourth venue: a versatile, all-day hub for work and play beside Old Street roundabout.

South-London based artist Tom Cox is about to unveil nine new paintings of the East End at a show called The Shoreditch Collection.

Following the success of their shuffleboard bar, London Shuffle have opened a smaller-scale, table version of the game downstairs. The new bar is called Crazy Eight, and it's named after the original, more old-school game.

The poet and artist Ruth Sutoyé has co-produced an exhibition of film and photography about black women who choose to shave their heads. She speaks with the Gazette ahead of the launch of Bald Black Girl(s) in Clerkenwell next month.

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