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January 17-24: Mussels or Muscles? Take your pick

January 17-24: Mussels or Muscles? Take your pick

From the Mussel Men to the muscled wrestling all-stars, this week could prove to be rather active. Free music gigs and comedy nights are aplenty – topped up further with a heavy dose of unusual cinematic events.…

Hackney’s untapped talent: Alter Ego 2013

Young talents auditioned on Saturday to compete for the title of Hackney’s Alter Ego as part of the borough’s award-winning youth festival. Launched in 2007, the Discover Young Hackney Festival has become an annual highlight of the borough’s cultural agenda. The festival encourages young people to discover art by giving them the opportunity to develop […]

January 10-17: Snow, sculptures, and sound effects

January 10-17: Snow, sculptures, and sound effects

Feeling the winter blues? No need – check out carvings at the Ice Sculpture Festival, learn a craft at the Flourish Fest, or get political at the ever-popular BBC Question Time. With all these cultural and creative opportunities, you are bound to start this year off on the right foot.…

New Years Eve parties and celebrations across the Eastlondonlines boroughs

New Years Eve parties and celebrations across the Eastlondonlines boroughs

Thankfully the Mayans got it wrong: armageddon didn’t ruin Christmas. Which means there’s even more of an excuse to celebrate the start of another year. The Eastlondonlines boroughs have never been shy of a party, and this year is no exception. Here’s our rundown of some of the best places…

Seasonal Pick of the Line: Hobbits and icicles

Seasonal Pick of the Line: Hobbits and icicles

  From racing Mexican jumping beans to a Q&A session with Sir Ian McKellen, we have some delightfully amusing events for you this winter season. You’ll be hard-pressed not to find something that tickles your fancy, so there is no need to let these frosty nights get you down. Check…

December 6-13: Dance, design and disco

December 6-13: Dance, design and disco

Festive food and arty bus tours are high on our to-do list this week. Photography and poetry nights provide plenty to keep you snug indoors, while art tours of Tower Hamlets are available for those willing to brave the icy weather. Our party frocks and dancing shoes will certainly be…

November 30-December 6: Christmas starts here

November 30-December 6: Christmas starts here

  Wine, beer and hot tubs herald the arrival of the festive season in east London, with Hackney residents in particular being well served for boozy warmth. Indie music and locally inspired short stories will also be bringing people together in Tower Hamlets and Lewisham, while an event in Croydon…

Nov 22-29: Circus tricks and high kicks in ELL boroughs

Nov 22-29: Circus tricks and high kicks in ELL boroughs

Movember, Bob Dylan and cocktails all get a look in this week, along with some intriguing art exhibitions. The circus is in town in Lewisham with aerial feats of derring-do, while the visually impaired have the chance to experience some of the world’s greatest visual art in Shoreditch. Let us…

Looking to celebrate Thanksgiving in London? EastLondonLines brings you the best of our boroughs

Looking to celebrate Thanksgiving in London? EastLondonLines brings you the best of our boroughs

  Thursday is Thanksgiving in America, the holiday where our transatlantic neighbours get together to give thanks, watch the National Football League and consume mass amounts of roast turkey and mash. ELL’s resident thankful yanks Laura Liszewski and Sasha Filimonov crafted a 2012 guide to the celebration for those in London.…

Pick of the Line, November 16 – November 22

Pick of the Line, November 16 – November 22

We still have a couple of weeks’ respite until the tinsel and baubles really take over, and this week we have some great events to pass the long winter evenings before the mistletoe arrives. Console geeks, vintage fashion fiends and those with a taste for fiery food are all well…