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Friday, July 12, 2019

Whether you're a French national or an out-and-out Francophile, Bastille Day is the perfect excuse to celebrate all things Gallic.

You'll remember Kojo Anim's audition on Britain's Got Talent earlier this year: the standing ovation seemed to go on for about as long as his comedy routine itself.

A virtual-reality gaming lounge and vegan dessert bar is set to open in Homerton next week. Vivid Reality co-founders Rebekah Douglas-Bagley and Yemi Shodipo explain the concept behind their new three-storey space on the High Street.

Nightjar, the multi award-winning speakeasy on City Road, has introduced an Arts & Crafts cocktail menu for the summer.

Melbourne-raised singer-songwriter pens sophomore record of intelligent, fresh and vibrant alt-pop.

Andy Maddocks, co-founder of the Mothership Group, reflects on a decade of quirky events and rooftop parties on Curtain Road.

Al Smith's one-man play about an all-American boy who dreams of taking part in the moon landing was first seen in 2006.

The Boss' first studio album in five years is a masterclass in understated Americana.

An art exhibition made up of 900 brightly coloured resin ice lollies. If you were to imagine the perfect setting for your next Instagram post, this would surely be right up there.

Six years after suffering a mental breakdown, Ebony Ali is doing all that she can to support young people going through similarly turbulent times.

Career ambitions clash with family life in Chasing Rainbows, a new play from Oneness Sankara running at Hoxton Hall from June 25 to July 20.

To celebrate the 71st birthday of the NHS on July 5, The Pembury Tavern is offering a free drink to any of its employees.

Film review: Toy Story 4

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Woody and Buzz's fourth outing offers much of the same laughs as the previous films, but it's done with heart and dignity.

Eating Out

Friday, July 12, 2019

Whether you're a French national or an out-and-out Francophile, Bastille Day is the perfect excuse to celebrate all things Gallic.

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

A virtual-reality gaming lounge and vegan dessert bar is set to open in Homerton next week. Vivid Reality co-founders Rebekah Douglas-Bagley and Yemi Shodipo explain the concept behind their new three-storey space on the High Street.

Monday, July 8, 2019

Nightjar, the multi award-winning speakeasy on City Road, has introduced an Arts & Crafts cocktail menu for the summer.

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

To celebrate the 71st birthday of the NHS on July 5, The Pembury Tavern is offering a free drink to any of its employees.

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Italian food, cocktails and DJ sets in to the early hours are on the cards at Gigi's: the new Hoxton Square venue from Giovanna Hussain

Monday, June 3, 2019

Lower Clapton restaurant My Neighbours The Dumplings are expanding. The Gazette went for a walk around the park with director Becky Wharton to talk about their second dumpling house: set to open on Victoria Park Road in mid-July.

Thursday, May 23, 2019

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.

Music

Monday, July 8, 2019

Nightjar, the multi award-winning speakeasy on City Road, has introduced an Arts & Crafts cocktail menu for the summer.

Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Melbourne-raised singer-songwriter pens sophomore record of intelligent, fresh and vibrant alt-pop.

Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Andy Maddocks, co-founder of the Mothership Group, reflects on a decade of quirky events and rooftop parties on Curtain Road.

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

The Boss' first studio album in five years is a masterclass in understated Americana.

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Glaswegian gal goes solo on hook-laden third record, trying out new sounds along the way.

Monday, June 3, 2019

Joyful sing-a-longs and giddy dancing in the evening sunshine as Mumford & Sons thrive in Victoria Park.

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

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.

Theatre

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Al Smith's one-man play about an all-American boy who dreams of taking part in the moon landing was first seen in 2006.

Career ambitions clash with family life in Chasing Rainbows, a new play from Oneness Sankara running at Hoxton Hall from June 25 to July 20.

Trying to unpick the qualities that have elevated Tennessee Williams' The Glass Menagerie to the status of fabled modern classic is a tricky exercise.

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

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.

Two years ago Elliot Warren was performing his debut play in front of two or three people a night. Now he's won an Olivier Award for it.

More than a century after the stars of music hall graced its stage, the Rosemary Branch Tavern on the Regent's Canal is bringing it back for two special nights.

Gloriously silly reworking of Moliere's Tartuffe stutters with an inconsistent tone but comes good at the end to lampoon Britain's crumbling social structures

Have you ever been so deep in to a box-set binge that Netflix has checked in to politely ask if you're still watching? The 50-Hour Improvathon, which comes to Wilton's Music Hall next weekend, is kind of like the live version.

"It's a real collision of light and dark, where subjects so far apart all somehow come together." After two years of development, producer Jacob Dorrell is about to unveil his new musical: The Cereal Café.

Scottish Opera's production of Anthropocene is the fourth show pieced together by composer Stuart MacRae and librettist Louise Welsh.

A new play written by Greg Wohead is about unlikely encounters and how we interact with people who share very different views of the world compared with our own.

'Don't be old, don't be young, don't be sick, don't be black,' is the brutal warning in Gabriel Gbadamosi's new play that seems to promise an exploration of police stop and search tactics but is actually a study of fractured lives in a world under permanent surveillance.

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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.



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