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Personal Trainer Jordan McInerny brings a workout class with a shed-load of sass to east London for the first time on Wednesday, May 1.

Yep, seriously. The returning Margarita Rumble festival offers you two hours of bottomless drinks in a bid to find the best margarita cocktail in London.

Right Now Film Festival seeks to “address the unjust balances of power” currently in play around the world. The series will screen five feature-length documentaries at the Rio between May 6 and 12.

Organisers of the Victoria Park festival will work with a number of local companies as they stage a week of free entertainment for all ages between May 27 and 30.

It’s two weeks until Queen of Hoxton launch their latest rooftop theme – a love note to the vibrant culture, colours and flavours of Mexico.

Public Gallery co-director Harry Dougall talks to us about I’m Good Thanks: an exhibition of new paintings from Barcelona’s renowned artist Joan Cornellà.

Following the success of their shuffleboard bar, London Shuffle have opened a smaller-scale, table version of the game downstairs. The new bar is called Crazy Eight, and it’s named after the original, more old-school game.

The poet and artist Ruth Sutoyé has co-produced an exhibition of film and photography about black women who choose to shave their heads. She speaks with the Gazette ahead of the launch of Bald Black Girl(s) in Clerkenwell next month.

Rio Cinema will link up with events company We Are Parable next week to celebrate the role of black protagonists in one of the most popular movie genres of all: the heist.

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.

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.

Five great things to do during March

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.

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.

Valentine’s Day is on the approach – do you have plans locked in? It’s no problem if not, because we’ve rounded up a bunch of romantic things to do across Hackney and Islington.

As Dry January finally comes to a close, two brothers have opened a shop stocked with a range of 200 no-and-low alcoholic drinks. The Zero Option is a temporary opening for now, but there are plans to go permanent.

Although we might as well say this now: Sue Cook has pulled out.

Wine studio launches at Netil House

Monday, January 14, 2019

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

Things to do during Dry January

Friday, January 4, 2019

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…

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

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.

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

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

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

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.

Preview: Aladdin at Hackney Empire

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

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!

Travel: 48 hours in Dublin

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Tips on where to stay and what to eat in Dublin courtesy of our travel writer, Sophie Ritchie.

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.

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

A new event set-up to showcase independent designers working in fashion, interiors and print is coming to Stokey this weekend.

An exhibition of Islamic art and poetry will run between November 23 and December 15.

A crop of renowned photographers have donated prints to the Photo Kindness Project – an event also featuring comedy and live music which will raise funds for the Childhood First charity.

Five great spots for World Vegan Day

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

If you’ve been toying with the idea of going vegan, you’re certainly in the right place for it.

Preview: Jamali Maddix at Hackney Empire

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

The comedian, who hails from east London, will play his largest solo gig at the same venue where he got his first TV break.

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

Whether you love it or loathe it, the spookiest evening of the year is fast approaching and there’s lots of twisted fun to be had in our neck of the woods.

Booking a table for Sunday lunch at Blacklock in Soho is about as easy as landing tickets for Glastonbury.

Head chef Emilia Strazzanti will prepare a five-course feast that pairs Sicilian cooking with east London produce

The social media website Tumblr has teamed up with mental health platform Made of Millions to present Seen; an art exhibition curated to explore the many layers and intricacies of mental illness at Hoxton Arches.

The Curtain Road venue’s rooftop becomes a den of debauchery and excess for the cooler months with the launch of Lady Celeste’s

The decorated photographer Derek Ridgers presents his latest book alongside a pop-up in east London next week

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All Points East will be returning to Victoria Park next month with two weekends of diverse music and a free community festival.

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