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Thu, 14:49

Carlo Polisano’s documentary The Spirit of Camden should raise awareness of the value of small music venues which are under threat from the pandemic

Grassroots music venues in Hackney have warned they could face closure without a government support package.

Colours Hoxton, EartH Hackney, and Islington Assembly Hall are among those to sign the Music Venue Trust’s open letter calling for support to survive.

Gloria! Digital Pride Festival is a diverse weekend of pole dance and splits classes, drag aerobics, bingo and fabulous performances by Ru Paul Drag Race stars

Frenetic, full-on and danceable new wave debut from Canada’s best new band

Cirque du Soleil acrobat and breakdancer Dergin Tokmak has made the online tutorial to help young wheelchair users stay active during lockdown.

The Big House’s Ballad of Corona V will limit audience members to six per scene with social distancing for actors and spectators

Sir Ian McKellen, Mandeep Dhillon, Joseph Fiennes, Sir Derek Jacobi, Lennie James, Alex Lawther, Miriam Margoyles, Lesley Manville and Elaine Page are among the names backing #ForTheLoveOfArts.

The feted singer-songwriter beams a transfixing set straight into your front room – is this the future of live music?

Plymouth Point by immersive theatre specialists Swamp Motel sees Zoom players following online clues scattered across the internet to find a missing woman

Teenagers from the borough interviewed each other and edited together their views on music, health and negative media portrayals of black British men

Hackney-based practitioner Carlotta Artuso offers a distanced session of this ancient Japanese technique to reduce stress and help relaxation

The all-girl outfit make their best record yet, striding into new sonic territory with their bright melodies and peppy lyrics.

Eating Out

Thursday, May 21, 2020

Alex Perez-Davies is cooking up the comfort food in his kitchen and delivering locally by bike

Monday, May 18, 2020

Lisa Cowling from Hackney’s Week Night Diner cook school offers a quick and tasty lockdown lunch that you can conjure from your store cupboard and freezer

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.

Music

Wed, 16:41

Grassroots music venues in Hackney have warned they could face closure without a government support package.

Tue, 15:38

Colours Hoxton, EartH Hackney, and Islington Assembly Hall are among those to sign the Music Venue Trust’s open letter calling for support to survive.

Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Gloria! Digital Pride Festival is a diverse weekend of pole dance and splits classes, drag aerobics, bingo and fabulous performances by Ru Paul Drag Race stars

Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Frenetic, full-on and danceable new wave debut from Canada’s best new band

Tuesday, June 9, 2020

The feted singer-songwriter beams a transfixing set straight into your front room – is this the future of live music?

Tuesday, June 2, 2020

Hackney-based practitioner Carlotta Artuso offers a distanced session of this ancient Japanese technique to reduce stress and help relaxation

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

The all-girl outfit make their best record yet, striding into new sonic territory with their bright melodies and peppy lyrics.

Theatre

Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Cirque du Soleil acrobat and breakdancer Dergin Tokmak has made the online tutorial to help young wheelchair users stay active during lockdown.

The Big House’s Ballad of Corona V will limit audience members to six per scene with social distancing for actors and spectators

Sir Ian McKellen, Mandeep Dhillon, Joseph Fiennes, Sir Derek Jacobi, Lennie James, Alex Lawther, Miriam Margoyles, Lesley Manville and Elaine Page are among the names backing #ForTheLoveOfArts.

Plymouth Point by immersive theatre specialists Swamp Motel sees Zoom players following online clues scattered across the internet to find a missing woman

Podcast chats between artistic director Rupert Goold and the likes of Smith, Tobias Menzies and Indira Varma are keeping the memory of theatre alive during lockdown

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

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