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Tuesday, January 21, 2020

With historic architecture, stunning landscapes and an exciting food scene - Bergen seems to have it all. But does it live up to expectations? Hannah Gosset finds out.

Liz Beardsell was 12-years-old when she began keeping a diary. Twenty-six years and more than 9,000 entries later, she's still yet to miss a day of writing.

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Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Cauldron Foods' comedy night will give vegans the last laugh as Vegan comics dispel vegan myths.

After a three-year hiatus, indie rock band Bombay Bicycle Club are feeling refreshed ahead of a UK tour and the release of their first album since 2014.

"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.

Dan Bennett didn't expect much when he entered this year's Bridport Prize for creative writing. In fact, he only did so as an "I-Told-You-So gesture" to the friend who pressured him in to it, so confident he was that he'd hear nothing back. His submission, Ligature, was subsequently one of three highly commended entries in the flash fiction category.

Yann Florio has always been a cooking prodigy. He began his training at the age of 14, was working in Luxembourg's Michelin-starred La Pomme Canelle by 18 and was appointed head pastry chef at Corrigans, in Mayfair, when he was just 23. This journey started with some harsh words from his school teacher.

After a decade in Dalston, an art gallery known for its limited edition Banksy pedigree has opened a much larger space next to Regent's Canal.

After two years performing in Hamilton, Tarinn Callender's current role is the lead in Hackney Empire's Dick Whittington panto. Here, the 24-year-old speaks of appearing opposite one of his idols and the inclusivity of his new place of work.

The Street is a film that speaks of decimated communities and the price we pay for rapid gentrification. Ahead of its release this Friday, Greg Wetherall speaks to director Zed Nelson.

Tired of fitness brands that shame their customers in to exercising with 'before and after' images, the founders of Strong + Bendy are celebrating the beauty of their members with six giant portraits around their fresh new studio, now open in Hackney Wick.

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.

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.

Former teacher Steve shares his experiences as a foster carer for teenagers, from dealing with some of their more challenging behaviour, to the rewards of seeing a child develop into a happy and healthy adult.

Casting director Lara Manwaring has begun her search for an actor to take the lead role in a BBC feature film set in Hackney. Previous acting experience isn't necessarily required.

The world's first zero-waste restaurant is relocating from Brighton to Hackney Wick, launching on the upper floor of CRATE Brewery from Tuesday, November 5.

Radio 1 DJ Greg James, English cricket icon Jimmy Anderson and ex-Maccabees guitarist Felix White bring their Tailenders podcast to Hackney Empire this Sunday (Oct 13) for a rare live outing.

Founded as recently as April 2018, Tom Brown's Cornerstone restaurant has landed yet another top-tier prize.

Sketches of familiar landmarks and lesser-known street corners are featured in Impressions of the City; a new art exhibition from Marc Gooderham opening at the Cabbages & Kings gallery this Thursday (October 3).

Life comes at you quickly - just ask John Gladwell and Debs Croshaw. The pair only began serious planning for their Filthy Buns burgers in February, and now they're preparing to launch a seven days a week residency at The Three Compasses on Dalston Lane.

The freshly refurbished London Fields Brewery has invited Prairie Fire - the Kansas City BBQ joint - in to their kitchens to serve authentic fare as the colder months approach.

Atom Gallery on Green Lanes have announced an exhibition of pizza box artwork which will raise money for Hackney Foodbank.

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).

Xylo Aria isn't in the mood to hang around. "It's time we started empowering ourselves and each other," she says. "If we wait for others to provide the stepping stone, we'll be waiting forever."

Formerly a songwriter for the likes of Girls Aloud, Sugababes and Kylie Minogue, Lisa Cowling now runs a cookery school out of her home in Dalston, after a year of volunteering at the Made in Hackney kitchen.

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