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‘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 wine specialist has opened a studio in Hackney where she’ll host tastings, workshops, dating events and more.

A grown-up, accomplished, funky and fun debut with added mariachi zest.

The Wireless Festival promoter has withdrawn its appeal against Haringey Council’s licensing restrictions after an agreement was reached on sound level monitoring.

On what would have been David Bowie’s 72nd birthday, we look back at his legendary performances as alter-ego Ziggy Stardust at the Rainbow Theatre, Finsbury Park, in 1972.

Homerton resident Ish Norris’ debut film – Honours in Attendance – speaks up for the stay-at-home student, cut off from the joys and freedom of life on campus.

If you’re committing to a month free from any alcohol, fair play. Dry January needn’t be a long and arduous slog, especially when you’ve got this list of things to keep you occupied…

After pop-ups in Covent Garden and Brighton hit a sweet-spot in 2018, the Chocolate Cocktail Club has found a new home in east London. Co-founders Holly Brooks and Rachel Wisson launch their latest venture on Thursday, January 17.

Our top picks for places to party once the bubbly starts flowing and Auld Lang Syne rings out…

Slay the pins at this cool Shoreditch bar which is steeped in the history of East London’s felons

We speak with Adam Weymouth on the epic journey that inspired his book and why it’s time climate change made a return to the mainstream media.

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

Alistair Coleman, author of the hit book Angry People in Local Newspapers, has been speaking with Layth Yousif about the cult publication about to reach the bestsellers lists...

Eating Out

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A wine specialist has opened a studio in Hackney where she’ll host tastings, workshops, dating events and more.

Thursday, January 3, 2019

After pop-ups in Covent Garden and Brighton hit a sweet-spot in 2018, the Chocolate Cocktail Club has found a new home in east London. Co-founders Holly Brooks and Rachel Wisson launch their latest venture on Thursday, January 17.

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Our top picks for places to party once the bubbly starts flowing and Auld Lang Syne rings out…

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Slay the pins at this cool Shoreditch bar which is steeped in the history of East London’s felons

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.

Music

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

A grown-up, accomplished, funky and fun debut with added mariachi zest.

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

The Wireless Festival promoter has withdrawn its appeal against Haringey Council’s licensing restrictions after an agreement was reached on sound level monitoring.

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

On what would have been David Bowie’s 72nd birthday, we look back at his legendary performances as alter-ego Ziggy Stardust at the Rainbow Theatre, Finsbury Park, in 1972.

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Homerton resident Ish Norris’ debut film – Honours in Attendance – speaks up for the stay-at-home student, cut off from the joys and freedom of life on campus.

Thursday, December 13, 2018

Does anyone need another Neil Young live album? Well, yes as it happens…

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.

Theatre

‘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.

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.



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