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Yesterday, 14:18

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.

While the big guy in red makes his list and checks it twice, check out a selection of the finest festive events coming your way.

Warm, accessible and poppy alt-folk set gets some worthwhile extras thrown in.

Sheffield rock band Bring Me The Horizon have today been announced as a headline act for All Points East 2019.

Christine and the Queens has been announced as the latest headliner of All Points East 2019.

The street food specialists bring an expanded menu and cocktails to their slick new digs on the High Street.

With party season threatening to break out at any moment, Netil Market has announced four special Christmas-themed events taking place in December.

WGC’s central force bows out with a moving, cerebral set of alt-country fitting of his legacy.

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

Hackney recorder virtuoso Lydia Gosnell, with quartet Palisander, won joint first prize at the inaugural Early Music Young Ensemble Competition this month.

Wireless Festival promoters say reducing bass levels at the event and finishing half-an-hour earlier would put it out of business and is appealing Haringey Council’s restrictions.

Biff’s Jack Shack, nestled snuggly among the rest of the newcomers in a fresh round of eateries at Shoreditch’s Box Park, offers vegans the perfect comfort junk food.

Eating Out

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

While the big guy in red makes his list and checks it twice, check out a selection of the finest festive events coming your way.

Friday, November 30, 2018

The street food specialists bring an expanded menu and cocktails to their slick new digs on the High Street.

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Biff’s Jack Shack, nestled snuggly among the rest of the newcomers in a fresh round of eateries at Shoreditch’s Box Park, offers vegans the perfect comfort junk food.

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

As Americans everywhere prepare for a turkey feast with extra helpings of pumpkin pie, we’ve been out finding five of the best places for Thanksgiving this side of the Atlantic.

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

On Thursday November 15, London Fields Brewery bring together two of our favourite things in glorious harmony: beer and art.

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Expect six curling lanes, toasty cocktails, BBQ food and music from a steel-drum band when Sliders opens on November 1

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Some of the ingredients on Yard Sale’s new collaborative effort Thai Society are unusual for most dishes - let alone a pizza.

Music

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

While the big guy in red makes his list and checks it twice, check out a selection of the finest festive events coming your way.

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Warm, accessible and poppy alt-folk set gets some worthwhile extras thrown in.

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Sheffield rock band Bring Me The Horizon have today been announced as a headline act for All Points East 2019.

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Christine and the Queens has been announced as the latest headliner of All Points East 2019.

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

WGC’s central force bows out with a moving, cerebral set of alt-country fitting of his legacy.

Monday, November 26, 2018

Hackney recorder virtuoso Lydia Gosnell, with quartet Palisander, won joint first prize at the inaugural Early Music Young Ensemble Competition this month.

Thursday, November 22, 2018

Wireless Festival promoters say reducing bass levels at the event and finishing half-an-hour earlier would put it out of business and is appealing Haringey Council’s restrictions.

Theatre

Yesterday, 14:18

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.

Our complete guide to panto season in Hackney is here!

Imaginative and visually exciting story of Charles Darwin’s eventful Beagle voyage its told in a purpose-built venue at this iconic museum

A thoughtful, intelligent dramatisation of Virginia Woolf’s novel is marred by jarring theatrical gimmicks

Puppets and a talented cast tell the stories of Ali Baba and Sinbad in a concept-laden overlong adaptation that never quite captures the magic

Thirty years ago, the Gazette launched its weekend listings section Friday Live – including the latest from Dalston’s Rio Cinema. Now, it’s back! Alex Jackson brings us up to speed.

There’s no such thing as a dead cert in theatreland. No matter how bulletproof the material might seem (through reputation or otherwise), there is always the potential for it to flounder on the banks of poor execution, woeful miscasting and meandering direction.

The revamped Savoy Cinema in Stoke Newington will reopen next month as Earth – and a host of new shows have also been announced.

A selection of actors, singers, dancers and musicians have joined up to produce Legacy, which will run at Hackney Empire on Friday, August 10.

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