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Tuesday, October 15, 2019

There's a new challenge to take on at the ArcelorMittal Orbit in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, Stratford.

Youngsters are planning to create a "youthquake" when they take to the stage to speak out about the issues that matter to them most.

A spoken word theatre piece animated by two acrobatic dancers is coming to Stratford Circus Arts Theatre.

Students studying drama performance have given their degree course top marks at the University of East London.

A powerful play based on the genocide in Rwanda is due to launch the second season of Theatre Royal Stratford East's new artistic director.

Canning Town may not be the first place that comes to mind as a wonderland - but it's the setting for a dramatic new retelling of a literary classic.

A dyslexic barber's novel inspired by the streets he grew up on is being performed on stage after a chance encounter with a theatre impresario.

The hopes and dreams of two generations trying to survive in 1980s America are explored in Theatre Royal Stratford East's production of King Hedley II.

A Newham actor is set to bring the story of Windrush immigrants to life in a new play.

Five thousand schoolchildren are to be offered the chance to watch a Shakespeare play for free.

An actor from Romford stars in an emotional play about the difficulties soldiers and refugees experience when returning home from war.

Local paper journalists may not get to review West End musicals or critique Michelin star restaurants - but they do get to enjoy the festive spectacle that is the local pantomime.

When Jack sells his beloved family cow for magic beans, he soon discovers they open up an unexpected world of thrilling adventure.

Turning 80 is a time that many people choose to slow down and relax - but not Sir Ian McKellen.

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Meet NewVIc alumni Anastasija as she reflects on her journey from sixth form to her first year at university.

"Newham Music is the award-winning Music Education Hub for Newham, striving to ensure that all children and young people have the opportunity to make music," says Jill Meredith, Development and Communications Officer at Newham Music Academy.

"Don't underestimate the importance of what a musical education can do for your child. Music creates a positive, vibrant culture for young people in schools and communities and is a great way of celebrating their abilities and achievements, as well as supporting and enhancing their learning" added Jill as she explains how taking part in musical activities can help children develop socially and exposes them to a host of opportunities they wouldn't find elsewhere.

Ana Lissa, who is progressing onto her level 3 course at NewVIc, says : "You'll be amazed with all it has to offer"

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