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David Baddiel and Erran Baron Cohen in rehearsal

David Baddiel talks premiering new musical at Stratford East

The excitement is infectious as comedian David Baddiel talks about premiering The Infidel - The Musical at Theatre Royal Stratford East.

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Scott Cupit, director of Swing Patrol London, shows some swing moves to reporter Anna Silverman.

Video: Biggest swing company in the world, Swing Patrol, set to sweep Forest Gate off its feet

It was after attending my first swing dance class in Forest Gate last Wednesday that it struck me, swing really is something to make a song and dance about.

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Lawrence Bradshaw working on clay model of Karl Marx statue, 1955 [photo: Laurence Henderson]

Secrets behind radical public scultures revealed at Whitchapel Gallery

Stories behind some of London’s most radical public sculptures and why they’ve caused so much controversy are unravelled in a display that draws on the late Henry Moore’s archives.

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Abubacar Bah is a 'star in the making'

Beckton schoolboy in Animal Farm play a ‘star in the making’

A young cast member and fledgling actor stood out as a potential star of the future.

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Head pigs Hero, Warrior and Smoothy in Revolution Farm

Children shine in George Orwell’s Animal Farm at Newham City Farm

Animals took over Newham City Farm for a new play based on George Orwell’s classic tale of revolution and betrayal.

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Thousands attend the Jehovah's Witness convention at the ExCel Centre

Thousands of Jehovah’s Witnesses ‘seek God’s Kingdom’ in Newham

The godly descended on Newham as thousands of Jehovah’s Witnesses sought God’s Kingdom at the ExCel Centre.

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Author Penny Hancock

Mile End setting for new psychological thriller

The streets of Mile End are the setting for author Penny Hancock’s new psychological thriller, A Trick of the Mind.

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Dan Jones with some of his paintings

New exhibition by artist Dan Jones explores life in the East End

A retrospective of paintings by a local artist whose work has played a role in the borough’s history is being featured in a special exhibition.

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The view from the ferris wheel over the replica Hill Valley town square in Stratford. Pic: Secret Cinema/Laura Little

Secret Cinema: Back To The Future review

About a mile from Hackney Wick station, improbably overlooked by the sleek glass-front of the Westfield mega mall, sits a replica of the small Californian town of Hill Valley circa 1955.

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Royal Blood - Royal Blood

Album review: Royal Blood - Royal Blood

A searing, exciting and uncompromising debut from the new darlings of rock.

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David Baddiel and Erran Baron Cohen in rehearsal

David Baddiel talks premiering new musical at Stratford East

The excitement is infectious as comedian David Baddiel talks about premiering The Infidel - The Musical at Theatre Royal Stratford East.

Read full story »

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