Friday, April 17, 2015

Harry Potter fanatics are invited to attend a convention on the world of wizardry at the ExCel this weekend.

Monologue Slam UK gives 20 young actors the chance to show off their talent to casting professionals

An X Factor-style event aimed at aspiring actors is coming to the Theatre Royal Stratford East on Monday.

The build-up to the Rio Olympic Games is going pretty well. It has got a lot of competitions leading up to it and the World Championships will be our first chance to qualify for Great Britain.

We were horrified and upset to hear of the disaster last month when an aeroplane crashed into a mountain near Seyne-les-Alpes, killing all 150 passengers and staff on board.

Have you ever thought about how decisions are made about health services locally? Have you ever wanted to be involved?

The developing North East strategic alliance – a coalition of eight East London boroughs – Newham, Tower Hamlets, Enfield, Waltham Forest, Redbridge, Havering , Barking and Dagenham and Greenwich is an interesting and potentially for reaching step towards devolution governance to a sub-regional local level.

Tara Arts is bringing a new adaptation of Macbeth to Stratford Circus

Drag queens in sarees, Macbeth in a turban and Indian background music is all part of Tara Arts’ fresh adaptation of a Shakespeare classic.

The fun run will take place in the Olympic Park

The Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park will be be taken over by a herd of rabbits on tomorrow when it plays host to activeNewham’s Easter Bunny Run.

How do you stop young people being lured into violent extremism? Existing policy has clearly failed, and recent proposals by Theresa May contain few new ideas.

Anyone who has been a fan of West Ham United for as long as I have knows that optimism can be dangerous.

March signals spring and celebrations of woman kind in modern societies, it started with International Women’s Day and then Mothering Sunday.

Today Parliament dissolved, marking the official start of 2015's general election campaigning (Pic by Andrew Matthews/PA)

Today parliament dissolved, marking the start of official general election campaigning.

Parliament will be dissolved next Monday.

his time last year we were putting the finishing touches to the south of the park as we prepared to open.

There are three types of people in this world. Those that can count; and those that can’t count. Think about for a second and hopefully the penny will drop.

Last week the NHS launched an online calculator that predicts when you might have a heart attack or stroke. It is called “check your heart age”.

May’s general election is the most important in decades.

It is a sure sign that the general election is just around the corner, when you cannot switch on the television or pick up the newspaper without reference to the fast approaching election on Thursday, May 7.

M for Medea rehearsals

Greek tragedy Medea returns to the Half Moon on Thursday, after sell out shows last year.

Last week, Tower Hamlets Council completed its annual budget process.

In a recent report, Labour MP and London mayoral hopeful, David Lammy said it was wrong to base punishment for shoplifters, as the law currently stands, on the monetary value of the items stolen.

In the past week we have seen figures released by the Institute for Financial Studies which paint a horrific picture of the size of cuts local authorities are facing up and down the country.

The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, probably isn’t going to suffer the fate of 12th-century Thomas a Becket, happily.

Peter Ferdinando as Michael Logan, engulfed by the corruption he is supposed to stop (Pic supplied by Film Freuds)

Crime thriller Hyena is set to hit theatres on Friday.

God’s spring offer to us is the chance to do a bit of life-laundering!

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