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A theatre and community organisation that lost the majority of its income overnight due to coronavirus is now hosting drama and after school clubs online to support its young people.

With an IMDB page that includes Star Wars and Dolittle, and a cv that includes Stella McCartney and Moschino, Justin Smith is one of the hottest properties in modern millinery – and he is based these days in de Beauvoir Town.

With the closure of venues the livelihoods of thousands of artists and entertainers has been affected. Here’s how some familiar faces from the comedy circuit have adapted to lockdown.

Lisa from Dalston’s Weeknight Diner Cook School on a sweet treat you can make without a fancy ice-cream maker

The Regent’s Park zoo has launched a public appeal to help feed their 18,000 animals after closing their doors for the first time since World War Two.

The north Londoner is signing up amateur and professional performers for the Great British Home Chorus to help combat social isolation

Timeless classics are set to captivate audiences as Disney on Ice presents Magical Ice Festival at London’s iconic SSE Arena in Wembley.

Shoreditch gallery Jealous hosts work by more than 60 street artists to coincide with the graffiti pioneer’s guest edition of the magazine, which helps the homeless

A dynamic staging of Lynn Nottage’s play about the “de-industrial revolution” of an American city is a character-driven drama with social commentary

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.

Old Street venue hosts a look back at the weird and wonderful work of the Camden Town artist who died last April

East Londoner Debris Stevenson brings her semi autobiographical show about dyslexia and self discovery to the Empire

Eating Out

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Lisa from Dalston’s Weeknight Diner Cook School on a sweet treat you can make without a fancy ice-cream maker

Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Scotland’s finest whisky producers head south of the border for the festival’s first London tastings at the Clapton venue

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Stoke Newington restaurant Wander is putting on a menu of Australian favourites to raise funds for the bushfire relief campaign.

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Hot May Pot Pot is putting on a special three-course detox menu this month, and it includes China’s take on fondue.

Saturday, January 11, 2020

“How do they make watermelon look like tuna?” my son pondered as we sat in Wagamama’s new Old Street branch, waiting for the new vegan dish to be served up.

Sunday, January 5, 2020

If you’re looking for classic French fare cooked to stunning perfection, look no further than Petit Pois Bistro.

Thursday, December 19, 2019

Forget fish and chips - ramen is warming, comforting fast food at its finest.

Music

Thursday, March 19, 2020

The north Londoner is signing up amateur and professional performers for the Great British Home Chorus to help combat social isolation

Monday, March 2, 2020

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

Friday, February 28, 2020

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.

Friday, February 21, 2020

Three-piece rock band, Cagework, are making waves in the live-music venues of Hackney, and now there are rumours of a second album on the horizon.

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

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

Sunday, February 16, 2020

In 2009, eight musicians hosted an intimate gig in a living room in London, and Sofar Sounds was born.

Friday, January 31, 2020

On Saturday, July 11 the band will perform alongside Charlie XCX, Clairo, Pale Waves, Phoebe Bridgers and Cavetown.

Theatre

Yesterday, 15:53

A theatre and community organisation that lost the majority of its income overnight due to coronavirus is now hosting drama and after school clubs online to support its young people.

Timeless classics are set to captivate audiences as Disney on Ice presents Magical Ice Festival at London’s iconic SSE Arena in Wembley.

A dynamic staging of Lynn Nottage’s play about the “de-industrial revolution” of an American city is a character-driven drama with social commentary

East Londoner Debris Stevenson brings her semi autobiographical show about dyslexia and self discovery to the Empire

Black humour and menace offer shades of Pinter in a serious play which dramatises the plight of one asylum seeker navigating the Home Office’s hostile bureacracy

As part of a five-day run of a new comedy production, a special “traffic light” performance (single, in a relationship or ‘it’s complicated’) will be staged on Valentine’s Day.

An adaptation of E.M Forster’s novel, A Passage to India opens at Stoke Newington’s Tower Theatre next week. Here, director Simona Hughes talks about her vision for the play

Politically charged ‘gig theatre’ mashes up grime rap with a fable about a working class black boy who wins a private school scholarship is raw, vital, sometimes crass, but keeps you hooked

Aerial theatre company creates an acclaimed inter-generational circus show that explores complex human relationships with performers ranging from age 13-60

If Disney has taught us anything over the decades it’s to dream big and be inspired – and Disney on Ice 100 Years of Magic! does exactly that.

Relive the magic of Frozen and timeless Disney classics this Christmas and New Year as Disney on Ice 100 Years of Magic! comes to the O2 London.

First seen fifteen years ago, Winsome Pinnock’s study of lives stalled by a suicide is slimmed down and reimagined in this touring production by Graeae.

Familar tale of a boy hoping to make his fortune in London is given a resonant old school makeover in Windrush era postwar London - with lashings of fun



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