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An up and coming Islington artist explains how lockdown allowed her to pursue her dream of becoming a full time artist after being rejected from art school.

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A Hackney chef is helping reduce food waste and feed her community for free at her Hoxton community kitchen.

As coronavirus leaves many Londoners unsure about how to spend Halloween, residents in Hackney are ditching trick or treating in favour of Trick or Eat - and making donations to Hackney Foodbank.

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A Leyton physicist is celebrating his 51st birthday on Halloween by running a solo marathon through Hackney Marshes barefoot.

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A fourth protest demanding the removal of a slave trader’s statue is set to take place outside a Hackney museum tonight.

The £4m project to improve Springfield Park should be complete by February.

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Developers and architects could be made to put the interests and needs of children at the core of their plans, under new design guidelines being consulted on by Hackney Council.

Not so long ago many of us stood outside our front doors on Thursday evenings to applaud NHS and other key workers.

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The transformation of Old Street station and roundabout reaches a milestone tonight, as traffic moves to a new layout to allow construction work to move onto the next phase.

Sport

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The Lewin Sports Injury Clinic is marking its first year of business – and it’s been a bizarre time because of the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Sir Dave Brailsford believes Giro d’Italia winner Tao Geoghegan Hart is at the forefront of a new generation of cyclists bringing “more aggressive” racing to the sport.

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When somebody mentions Kelly Smith Arsenal Women and English football fans automatically come up with one word legend.

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Leyton Orient head coach Ross Embleton admits they’re missing special moments without fans in the ground as they head into another hectic week.

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Mikel Arteta has told his Arsenal fringe players they have worked their way into contention for Sunday’s clash with Manchester United after a strong Europa League showing in the win over Dundalk.

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Europa League: Royal Antwerp 1 Tottenham Hotspur 0

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Leyton Orient captain Jobi McAnuff has backed English Football League chairman Rick Parry’s combative letter to the Government and revealed the toll on players caused by the continued absence of fans from matches.

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London Lions have added Great Britain centre Fahro Alihodzic to their roster as they approach the start of the domestic season and look to January’s FIBA Eurocup campaign.

Entertainment

Existential photo artists Kuzma Vostrikov and Ajuan Song follow up their hit book Absolutely Augmented Reality with their first UK exhibition at Hoxton 253 gallery.

Holloway-raised Morag and Ishbel Myerscough now live in Hoxton and Angel respectively but have both contributed works to a fundraising art exhibition for brain diseases

Emma Bartholomew experiences a socially isolated holiday in a spot that has been at the centre of Greek mythology for thousands of years.

The 90-seat Arcola Outside will bring Covid-safe community performances to Dalston during the pandemic

The theme of Jo Hicks and Dr Zadok’s handiwork was chosen by Islington residents by a public vote

Film review: Relic (15)

Thursday, October 22, 2020

There’s slow-burn tension and creeping unease in this domestic chiller about three generations of women in a ramshackle house, but is it style over substance?

Film review Shirley (15)

Thursday, October 22, 2020

Elisabeth Moss plays the agoraphobic depressive author of The House On Haunted Hill who develops a twisted relationship with a young couple come to stay

Sustainability is the latest watchword in wine-making with producers not only ditching chemicals to go organic but looking at packaging, water use and treatment of workers

Hackney based immersive theatre specialists Swamp Motel have released their second virtual detective game which sets us on the hunt for a powerful artefact

The National frontman’s alchemical swirls of dark lyricism and classic country soul make for an intoxicating debut.

Max Porter reads his acclaimed novel at Islington’s Union Chapel to raise funds for homelessness charity The Margins Project

Camden Market radio service CDNX plays old and new music but founder Sammy Jacob says there will always be a need for live gigs

Fake Turins returned to the stage at Paper Dress Vintage, in Hackney, after a long lockdown break.

Unflinchingly faithful version of Frances Hodgson Burnett’s classic children’s novel is a magical and gothic meditation on grief but central performances fail to compel

Theatres, museums and arts organisations across the boroughs are breathing a sigh of relief after successfully applying for the Cultural Recovery Fund to help during the pandemic

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