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Tuesday, February 5, 2019

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

London Cocktail Week gets underway from Monday and plenty of local bars are getting involved. Here’s five of our favourites

Indie band The Vaccines are to headline the third annual LDN Block Party, which takes over the Oval Space and its surrounding area for a feel-good celebration of street food, beer and live music on Saturday September 22.

The fun is just starting this-morning at east London’s Victoria Park for a family day out.

A Georgian lady’s slipper, a Lifeguard’s boot and a sheep’s shoe are among the historic footwear from the London College of Fashion on display at historic Hackney house

London Marathon is fast approaching and you’ve been training for months. But, as with any big event, it’s just the beginning of your fitness journey. Islington personal trainer Nancy Best gives you some tips on staying motivated after the run

Emma Bartholomew discovers Powder N Shine has all you need for a perfect family ski holiday, from a piste-side location, virtually guaranteed snow and top notch food and service

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