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Draughts has given Londoners a cool spot to play board games since 2014. Originally based in Haggerston, the venue specialising in family favourites and retro classic games has switched to Dalston, where they've been settling in to a fancy new 3,000 square foot abode.

A highlights package from an incredible year for the electronica legends.

Fresh pasta and creative flavour combinations from different Italian districts are on offer at Officina 00, which opened on Old Street back in September.

Dalston has a new space for fledgling fashion, art, wellness and lifestyle brands to make a name for themselves.

You've (almost definitely) never seen The Little Mermaid quite like this before. As the 30th anniversary of Disney's iconic film about Ariel and Ursula nears, the Rio Cinema is screening a drag-sing-a-long version of the movie as part of the Fringe Queer Film & Arts Fest.

Nearly £750,000 has been awarded to the two venues by Arts Council England to fund new seating and upgrade performance and foyer spaces

The annual UK Green Film Festival is underway at Dalston's Rio Cinema, bringing a series of movies about vital environmental topics to the silver screen until next Saturday (Nov 9).

A new hub for Mexican food and cocktails opens on Mare Street next week.

This is a gloriously happy, funny and moving play.

The world's biggest Jewish film festival featuring 95 films from 24 countries starts a fortnight of screenings including many in north and east London

Casting director Lara Manwaring has begun her search for an actor to take the lead role in a BBC feature film set in Hackney. Previous acting experience isn't necessarily required.

The world's first zero-waste restaurant is relocating from Brighton to Hackney Wick, launching on the upper floor of CRATE Brewery from Tuesday, November 5.

If you're taking your tween and her mates for a birthday celebration manicure - as befits the craze amongst generation Z - you'll be hard pressed to find any salon more on trend than London Grace.

Eating Out

Yesterday, 12:09

Draughts has given Londoners a cool spot to play board games since 2014. Originally based in Haggerston, the venue specialising in family favourites and retro classic games has switched to Dalston, where they've been settling in to a fancy new 3,000 square foot abode.

Mon, 14:22

Fresh pasta and creative flavour combinations from different Italian districts are on offer at Officina 00, which opened on Old Street back in September.

Thursday, October 31, 2019

A new hub for Mexican food and cocktails opens on Mare Street next week.

Monday, October 28, 2019

The world's first zero-waste restaurant is relocating from Brighton to Hackney Wick, launching on the upper floor of CRATE Brewery from Tuesday, November 5.

Friday, October 25, 2019

When he first settled in London, Taewoo Kim spent five years working in Japanese restaurants like Gilgamesh and Sake no Hana before launching his own venture celebrating his Korean heritage.

Monday, October 14, 2019

I've always been a bit suspicious of calzones.

Saturday, October 12, 2019

Craft beer bar and shop Mother Kelly's is the latest addition to the little row of restaurants in Stratford's East Village square.

Music

Yesterday, 10:43

A highlights package from an incredible year for the electronica legends.

Friday, November 1, 2019

The annual UK Green Film Festival is underway at Dalston's Rio Cinema, bringing a series of movies about vital environmental topics to the silver screen until next Saturday (Nov 9).

Friday, October 25, 2019

Kelly and Co keep it under 50 for their middle-of-the-road cruise down the Americana highway.

Saturday, October 19, 2019

One of north London's best kept secrets, Real Lies are back with new music and a tour. Frontman Kev Kharas tells the Gazette about losing a band member and the inspiration behind his dreamlike songs.

Thursday, October 17, 2019

Two questions: 1) Who is your favourite, most inspirational woman past or present? 2) How easy would it be for you to dress up as them in a couple of week's time?

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Take shelter with these two and rediscover the joy of the album.

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Sophomore record from the genre-straddling rap artist holds a mirror up to himself to reassure fans they're not alone.

Theatre

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Nearly £750,000 has been awarded to the two venues by Arts Council England to fund new seating and upgrade performance and foyer spaces

This is a gloriously happy, funny and moving play.

Zawe Ashton is better known as an actress - she's currently on Broadway in Pinter's Betrayal. For All the Women Who Thought They Were Mad, her eerie second play, was written over a decade ago but is only now finally brought to life in a production by Jo McInnes.

"This is a piece of Hackney's own history that we are giving back to its people," says Dan Dawes, co-founder of the Idle Discourse theatre company.

The Glory pub in Haggerston is heaving with people eager to grab the seats behind the judges of the Gold Rush competition to witness some of the rawest and most innovative drag performances in London.

Radio 1 DJ Greg James, English cricket icon Jimmy Anderson and ex-Maccabees guitarist Felix White bring their Tailenders podcast to Hackney Empire this Sunday (Oct 13) for a rare live outing.

A playwright who lived on the Woodberry Down Estate before its regeneration has written a new comedy based on London's housing crisis.

A seven course tasting menu and a poignant drama of loss and migration offer food for thought

Jessica Lazar's one-act piece plunges viewers in to a terrifying and beautiful world of night-time horrors and fairytale fiction.

Based on the fatal shooting af a black teen by a white policeman, Dael Orlandersmith performs her own devastating poetic monologues which spotlight the racism that divides and distorts America

"We're giving people permission to feel uncomfortable," says American playwright Dael Orlandersmith of Until The Flood, which addresses the 2014 shooting of African-American teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, by white policer officer Darren Wilson - igniting Black Lives Matter-propelled social unrest.

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.

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