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August 22-29: Finish the summer with a flourish

August 22-29: Finish the summer with a flourish

Everyone is getting in the carnival mood as this weekend approaches promising three days off for city-wide celebrations and the world-famous Notting Hill Carnival! We’ve found some great events happening in the ELL boroughs to finish the summer with a flourish.   Hackney The Book Club – Bookstock-On-Sea 25 August,…

August 16 – 22: Hot and happening in the city

August 16 – 22: Hot and happening in the city

The weather may have cooled down after a scorching July but the next seven days see a host of hot events taking place across east and south London. Festivals, art, comedy and films are all on the menu from August 16-22.…

1,000 sunflowers bloom in New Cross this summer

1,000 sunflowers bloom in New Cross this summer

The centre of New Cross has been rejuvinated by the planting of hundreds of sunflowers in the area as part of a local community project, The 1,000 Sunflowers for New Cross Project. The scheme has been designed to create an environmentally friendly space on New Cross Road, and other nearby…

Top notch street food with a serving of atmosphere

Top notch street food with a serving of atmosphere

  London’s pioneering night market Street Feast has a new outdoor home at Dalston Yard. The Street Food community is around for eight weeks of the summer following last year’s success at Haggerston’s Merchant Yard. Every Friday from 5pm, London’s nomadic street food circus opens with a dazzling array of street…

July 23 – July 28: Dance your way to August!

July 23 – July 28: Dance your way to August!

From tea dancing to celebrating Nigerian heritage, there’s plenty to keep families busy as the school holidays begin.…

So Solid Crew anger dropped from LOVEBOX festival

So Solid Crew anger dropped  from LOVEBOX festival

London-based garage and hip hop group So Solid Crew who were originally scheduled to perform at this weekend’s Lovebox in Victoria Park tomorrow have now been dropped, because of claims that another unnamed artist did not want the group performing in the same venue as them. The collective group of…

July 13 – July 19: Make the most of the rare sunshine!

July 13 – July 19: Make the most of the rare sunshine!

With the rare bouts of sunshine that we have been getting over London in recent days, the wise thing will be to enjoy it while it lasts. This week features top-notch festivals happening across our four boroughs and a few comedy and arty events for those who prefer a bit…

Crystal Palace gets ready for Overground Festival

Crystal Palace gets ready for Overground Festival

The Crystal Palace Overground Festival 2013 will bring back its roar this Thursday, now running for the 7th year. Thousands of people are expected to flock to Westow Park for long hours of live music, poetry, film screenings, comedy, sports, kids activities and lots more to keep all ages content. …

BBC Radio 1 & Radio 1 Xtra Academy at Picturehouse [Audio]

BBC Radio 1 & Radio 1 Xtra Academy at Picturehouse [Audio]

Leona Lewis, Plan B and Labrinth are among the stars confirmed to take part in BBC Radio 1 and Radio 1 Xtra’s Academy at the Hackney Picturehouse, which begins this Friday.…

“The Chelsea Fringe”- the Other flower show [Video & Audio]

“The Chelsea Fringe”- the Other flower show [Video & Audio]

All four East London Lines boroughs are playing host to a variety of…

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