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Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Massive Attack has been announced as a headline act at this summer’s All Points East festival in VIctoria Park.

“Our goal is to create a world where nobody feels out of place if they’re not drinking,” says Laura Willoughby MBE, who co-founded Club Soda in 2015.

One year after a cardiac arrest left him fighting for his life, Glenn Hoddle is planning a run of events where he’ll speak about his glittering football career in front of a live audience. The last of these shows, on January 21, takes place at Alexandra Palace.

Australian psychedelic rock outfit Tame Impala will play next year’s All Points East festival with a headline show on Saturday, May 23.

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.

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.

“This isn’t really Hawaii,” the blurb on Mor and Vahine’s surf camp website warns potential guests.

Camping holidays don’t have to be hard work, as Emma Bartholomew finds at a family surf camp in the north of Portugal.

“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.

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?

Your sofa is obviously a strong choice. But you hardly get the same buzz out of watching the action from Japan whilst sat in your front room, in your PJs, eating Weetabix. No, that won’t do at all. Instead, we’ve put together a list of six of the best bars and restaurants showing the World Cup in Hackney and Islington for you to *try*... (sorry).

Rising star Teshay is here to take over

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Teshay Makeda’s autumn schedule is getting busier. As this uplifting and talented singer/songwriter continues to reach new audiences, venues from Brixton to Birmingham and Covent Garden to Croydon have booked appearances, keen for Makeda to bring her fusion of reggae, soul and RnB to their respective stages.

Open House London: By Beck Road 19 preview

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

When curators Alastair Carruthers and Sandhini Poddar submitted their proposal for an Open House event, they had a respectable 10 artists in tow. An open call was put out – although they didn’t expect much of a response – and now their By Beck Road 19 exhibition includes a line-up that is 42 artists strong.

Some of the best samba teachers in the world are coming together this weekend to teach the Brazilian dance at a three-day celebration in Munich.

A free one-day festival of live music, urban graffiti and comic arts workshops for children aged 13 to 19 is coming to Shoreditch Town Hall this Saturday (August 17).

Nando’s have launched a pop-up in Shoreditch which is about way more than just chicken slathered in PERi-PERi sauce.

“There’s more to football than winning,” reads the Hackney Laces manifesto. In the heat of the moment, when your team has just been soundly beaten, and it’s raining, and you have to trudge home with your opponent’s celebrations ringing in your ears – that can be hard to remember.

We can’t help you to sleep in these outrageous temperatures (26 degrees! At midnight!) but we can nudge you in the direction of a free piña colada, which is surely just as good.

If you’ve ever found yourself peer-pressured in to drinking alcohol when, actually, a soft drink or a mocktail would have been fine, then Club Soda may be of interest.

You’ll remember Kojo Anim’s audition on Britain’s Got Talent earlier this year: the standing ovation seemed to go on for about as long as his comedy routine itself.

A virtual-reality gaming lounge and vegan dessert bar is set to open in Homerton next week. Vivid Reality co-founders Rebekah Douglas-Bagley and Yemi Shodipo explain the concept behind their new three-storey space on the High Street.

Nightjar, the multi award-winning speakeasy on City Road, has introduced an Arts & Crafts cocktail menu for the summer.

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