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Yesterday, 16:12

Fresh from the success of achieving a number one album, Bring Me The Horizon have something special planned for their headline show at this summer’s All Points East festival. Keyboardist Jordan Fish talks us through the band’s preparations for May 31.

Next week, Radio 1 DJ Annie Mac brings an array of exciting musicians to stages around Hackney. Here, the superstar DJ talks to us about the inaugural AMP London, what makes a truly great live performance and the joys of giving new artists the chance to shine.

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.

Chips might seem like an uninspired choice in the foodie heaven that is Shoreditch Boxpark but Poptata more that holds its own.

“It’s laugh-out-loud but it’s also cry-out-loud too.” Hackney resident Michele Kirsch is talking about her new book, titled Clean, which comes out today (March 14).

A contradictory concoction of electronica, club-lounge, disco-funk, lullaby-gospel and languid cool that works incredibly well.

The host of BBC Two’s The Mash Report will perform an extra stand-up show in east London to meet the high demand for tickets.

London sure knows how to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day – we’re mad for it. Let’s get craicing (awful, I know) with six of the best events celebrating the Emerald Isle in Hackney and Islington.

Three years ago, staff at The Rio were sifting through various trinkets, paperwork and memorabilia from the cinema’s past when they found something extraordinary.

North London songsmith heads for new ground on his eleventh studio album

Venues around Hackney and Islington are marking International Women’s Day in style this year. Starting with a whiskey masterclass and moving on to a special quiz, live music and free massages at the weekend – here are five ways to make the most of your #IWD2019.

Ahead of the next event at Hoxton Hall on March 29, we speak to two of the event organisers about how Sound Out puts exciting acts in front of a live audience, sometimes for the first time.

As we inch ever closer to that March 29 deadline, and tensions between Brexit’s warring factions seem to somehow get even worse, it feels like we really need Somerset House’s upcoming Kaleidoscope exhibition.

Eating Out

Friday, March 15, 2019

Chips might seem like an uninspired choice in the foodie heaven that is Shoreditch Boxpark but Poptata more that holds its own.

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

London sure knows how to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day – we’re mad for it. Let’s get craicing (awful, I know) with six of the best events celebrating the Emerald Isle in Hackney and Islington.

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Venues around Hackney and Islington are marking International Women’s Day in style this year. Starting with a whiskey masterclass and moving on to a special quiz, live music and free massages at the weekend – here are five ways to make the most of your #IWD2019.

Thursday, February 28, 2019

From International Women’s Day celebrations to alternative comedy nights and short-film festivals, there’s loads going on in Hackney and Islington throughout March.

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

The Catalan winter calçotada festival is being marked at Tapas Brindisa Shoreditch with a special weekend menu throughout February and March.

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Crate Brewery is about to launch an ambitious crowd-funding campaign as they plan a major refurbishment of their canal-side home in Hackney Wick.

Monday, February 11, 2019

Take a look inside the new EartH Kitchen, a neighbourhood-style restaurant just opened on Stoke Newington Road.

Music

Yesterday, 16:12

Fresh from the success of achieving a number one album, Bring Me The Horizon have something special planned for their headline show at this summer’s All Points East festival. Keyboardist Jordan Fish talks us through the band’s preparations for May 31.

Mon, 11:40

Next week, Radio 1 DJ Annie Mac brings an array of exciting musicians to stages around Hackney. Here, the superstar DJ talks to us about the inaugural AMP London, what makes a truly great live performance and the joys of giving new artists the chance to shine.

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

A contradictory concoction of electronica, club-lounge, disco-funk, lullaby-gospel and languid cool that works incredibly well.

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

London sure knows how to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day – we’re mad for it. Let’s get craicing (awful, I know) with six of the best events celebrating the Emerald Isle in Hackney and Islington.

Thursday, March 7, 2019

North London songsmith heads for new ground on his eleventh studio album

Monday, March 4, 2019

Ahead of the next event at Hoxton Hall on March 29, we speak to two of the event organisers about how Sound Out puts exciting acts in front of a live audience, sometimes for the first time.

Thursday, February 28, 2019

From International Women’s Day celebrations to alternative comedy nights and short-film festivals, there’s loads going on in Hackney and Islington throughout March.

Theatre

Mon, 11:10

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.

A high energy return to form for Susie McKenna’s legendary annual outing of gliz, hilarity and joy

An inventive production of John Masefield’s 30s fantasy children’s novel needs more brutal editing to truly shine

Take a look at the production images of Hackney Empire’s pantomime for 2018 – Aladdin – on now until Sunday January 6.

Jo Trew enjoys the latest offering from the Arcola Theatre, a fresh adaption of Mikhail Lermontov’s 19th century novel.

Theatre Review: Bullet Tongue

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Vulnerable young people are given a voice to tell their own gutwrenching story of the terrifying exploitation of children to sell drugs.

One of the most popular pantomimes in London returns this Saturday for a landmark production written and directed by Susie McKenna.



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