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Kickstarter helps Nana’s Cafe re-launch in Clapton

Kickstarter helps Nana’s Cafe re-launch in Clapton

Nana’s  cafe, a social enterprise for older women, will open next month in permanent premises thanks to Kickstarter funding. We first wrote about Nana’s a year ago when it was a pop-up at the Elderfield pub. Now it will re-open in Brooksby’s Walk in a move engineered by the very …

February 21-28: Drama or dubstep? Take your pick

February 21-28: Drama or dubstep? Take your pick

Whether you prefer to run with Russian riot grrrls or the Hollywood set, if you want to turn your hand to sewing or refine your beer-tasting palate, there’s going to be something on this week to take your fancy. Theatre or dubstep? That is the question.…

Goldsmiths student loses site for Etta the ebay bus

Goldsmiths student loses site for Etta the ebay bus

Eva needs some help. “It’s getting to the point where I might have to get rid of her, which would break my heart into a million pieces”. Three years ago Goldsmiths anthropology student Eva made the unusual move of buying a double decker bus on ebay, and now the bus…

Rollerskaters from across London come to Croydon

Rollerskaters from across London come to Croydon

Twice a week in a sports centre in New Addington, approximately 20 women (and a couple of men) don hot-pants, leggings, personalised team t-shirts, with names such as Carnal Sanders, Daft Ada, T-Vexed and VikiSpeedia, to participate in a sport so brutal and fast-paced it’s rare to leave without a…

Christmas medical care across the boroughs

Christmas medical care across the boroughs

If you run into trouble over the festive period and it is not a trip to A&E that you need, don’t panic:…

Oh, yes it is! The ELL guide to panto in our boroughs

Oh, yes it is! The ELL guide to panto in our boroughs

If Eastlondonlines hasn’t managed to get you all into the Christmas spirit with our run-down of the best events, places to buy trees, and markets for your gift shopping, then don’t fear: here is our list of pantos in the boroughs. Celebs, drama, cross-dressing and family fun – this is the…

Croydon café crowdsources funds for new arts space

Croydon café crowdsources funds for new arts space

Croydon’s flagging arts scene could be rescued with funding crowdsourced by a local business. Matthews Yard, a café and workspace in the centre of Croydon, is using crowdfunding website Kickstarter to raise money for a new arts space on their premises. There has been a huge void in the Croydon…

Leukaemia patient sparks minority bone marrow drive

Leukaemia patient sparks minority bone marrow drive

A Forest Hill woman being treated for leukaemia at Lewisham Hospital has sparked a bone marrow donation drive – drawing attention to a serious lack of donors from minority ethnic backgrounds. Bengu Shail, 34, who is a case studies officer for Macmillan Cancer Support, has acute lymphoblastic leukaemia. Although there…

Bow rehabilitation centre at risk of closure as funds dry up

Bow rehabilitation centre at risk of closure as funds dry up

A specialised gym that serves hundreds of people suffering with long-term illnesses and injuries faces closure if it fails to find funding. Ability Bow, Tower Hamlets, was put under threat when its contract with the NHS, which made up 40 per cent of its budget, ended in March. Although they…

Made in Chelsea star Francis Boulle is coming to Croydon

Made in Chelsea star Francis Boulle is coming to Croydon

Francis Boulle, star of reality tv show Made in Chelsea, venture capitalist and CEO of investment network Fundmine,will be signing copies of his book at Waterstones in Croydon on Saturday. Fans of the 24-year-old reality star will be able to join a queue from the Whitgift Centre’s opening time of 7am in…

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