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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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Sohini Alam, vocalist for Khiyo

British-Bengali band Khiyo bring their eclectic sound to the East End

An exciting young British-Bengali band who combine traditional Bangladeshi songs with modern arrangements will bring their extraordinary sound to the East End ahead of the launch of their debut album.

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Jenny Lewis - The Voyager

Album review: Jenny Lewis - The Voyager

Personal trauma and professional strife provide ample sustenance for some of Lewis’ best material in years.

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La Roux - Trouble In Paradise

Album review: La Roux - Trouble In Paradise

Everyone’s favourite bequiffed dance-pop delight is back - and giving it both barrels on this sophomore LP.

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Mike Worbec - Colour Crush

East London festival lets people get up close to artists

A festival celebrating all forms of art is returning to east London this Friday.

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A girl dips into the lake which hosts the emerald stage

Festival review: Secret Garden Party

Standing among thousands overlooking a lake with an emerald island at its centre, jewel-like spires jutting up into the sky where fireworks break up the onsetting dusk in fits and starts, it’s clear this is no ordinary festival.

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Formidable Vegetable Sound System's Charlie Mgee and Mal Webb

Formidable Vegetable Sound System reap Lovebox success

Antipodean rockers, Formidable Vegetable Sound System managed to “cultivate” a wildly dancing crowd at Lovebox on July 19.

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East London food festival celebrates Italian cooking

Harnessing the latest trend, beer brand Birra Moretti is taking traditional Italian cooking to the streets on Thursday with an exciting new festival.

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Britpop At The BBC

Album review: Britpop At The BBC

Not a definitive round-up, but a fair stab at summing up the mid-‘90s guitar scene by the Beeb.

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Saturday night at Lovebox in Victoria Park, during MIA's set

Lovebox festival review

When the first day of a festival is also the hottest day of the year, spirits are going to be high.

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Gramercy Arms - The Seasons Of Love

Album review: Gramercy Arms - The Seasons Of Love

Considered, refined and varied adult pop from this mongrel NY band.

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Beyond Caring at The Yard Theatre

Beyond Caring is written by Alexander Zeldin through devising with the company. Performed by

Hayley Carmichael

Sean OíCallaghan

Victoria Moseley

Janet Etuk

Luke Clarke

Creative Team

Alexander Zeldin ñ Director

Natasha Jenkins ñ Designer

Tamara Moore ñ Producer

Josh Grigg ñ Sound Designer

Marc Williams ñ LX Designer

Grace Gummer ñ Assistant Director

Fringe jobs take centre stage at East End production

A thought provoking and challenging production, Beyond Caring is this week in the last few days of its run at The Yard Theatre, with a final performance on Saturday.

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Mila Falls

Great British Carnival singer Mila Falls on her early shyness and supporting Ringo Starr

Despite her flair for flamboyant outfits, singer Mila Falls’ start in the music industry was far from explosive.

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Peter Waterfield at the Orbit with school kids

Bow school children enjoy free healthy breakfast at Orbit

Local school kids enjoyed a free healthy breakfast at top heights of 115 metres at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park last week.

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Jessica Butcher will star in the play

Kray twins’ girl kidnap victim has story told in East End play

A gripping and poignant tale of 1960s East End crime is coming to stage this summer.

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Still from The Present Tense

Harnessing the power of storytelling in east London exhibition

Artist Edward Thomasson unveils his first solo exhibition at the Chisenhale Gallery this month and premieres his video The Present Tense.

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Mozzerella, a famous Italian export

Celebrate Italy’s best cuisine with three-day show in Brick Lane

The largest Italian gourmet food show, Bellavita, is to premier in the UK on July 19.

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Pupils from St Angela’s Ursuline School backstage at Step LIVE! at Sadler's Wells (Pic: Mark Lees)

Forest Gate dancers perform at Sadler’s Wells

Dancers from a Forest Gate school performed at the prestigious Sadler’s Wells.

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People enjoying visions

Music, art and food festival is coming back for a second year to thrill East End

Returning for its second year, the celebrated Visions festival will hit venues across east London on August 2.

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Formiddable Vegetable Sound System

Turnip the volume at east London gig

A band with a message to spread are coming to east London’s Lovebox Festival to entertain audiences with their unique sound.

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Texting in a hurry

East london businessman’s perspective of fleeting world around us

A Canary Wharf businessman has marked his re-emergence into a creative career with a photographic exhibition.

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Mary Kelly Dust Jacket

East London killer Jack the Ripper ‘really a woman’: theory mooted in novel

A book has brought a radical theory about the real Jack the Ripper into the spotlight again as it re-launches in electronic format.

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Giulio Paolini ESSERE O NO ESSERE Macro - Roma a cura di Bartolomeo Pietromarchi

Paolini showcase in east London is first for 30 years

One of the most influential figures in conceptual art is showcasing his work for the first time in more than 30 years this July.

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Still from Dermaphoria

Lovebox founder brings New Orleans love letter to East End

DJ, filmmaker and founder of east London’s biggest music festival Lovebox, Ross Clarke, has just launched his new film Dermaphoria which premiered at the East London Film Festival.

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Arcade Fire headlined the British Summer Time stage in Hyde Park

Review: Arcade Fire, Black Sabbath, The Libertines and McBusted at British Summer Time Hyde Park

The giants of rock, metal and pop descended upon the Royal Park to put on some of the most anticipated shows of the year.

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Nelson Primary School in rehearsal for Nick Allen and Brooke Laing’s production of The Rainforest musical.  The premiere performance including over a thousand children from Newham schools will open the Copper Box Arena Schools’ Festival of Music and Performing Arts.”

East London pupils ready to rise to the occasion

Thousands of children are taking part in Newham’s largest inter-school music event on July 11.

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The Last Days of Limehouse

Discover the first Chinatown in east London play

A journey into the original Chinatown’s forgotten past makes its stage debut this summer at Limehouse Town Hall.

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Aware Nane Putane

Bethnal Green festival shows there’s much more to Brazil than just football

Brazilian-themed festival at Rich Mix, Jogo Bola, is set to continue throughout July with additional events celebrating the culture of the region.

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Anais Alvarado and John Askew

Golden age of Weimar Berlin comes to east London

An adaptation of Christopher Isherwood’s autobiography is premiering at The Space in Westferry Road this week.

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Rooftop Film Club

Stratford car park becomes rooftop cinema

A former car park in Stratford has been transformed into the setting for Rooftop Film Club’s latest venture.

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