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August 15 – 21: From soulful jazz to a happy mapping

August 15 – 21: From soulful jazz to a happy mapping

London is at its most wonderful when the sun is shining. Here’s ELL’s pick of the line: an eclectic mix of music, film, events and exhibitions to take you through the next week of summer – come rain or shine. Tonight Ed Barker and Friends and the Riot Jazz Brass…

Brockley Max festival to make a welcome return

Brockley Max festival to make a welcome return

  Community arts festival Brockley Max will return to Lewisham this Friday after a one-year hiatus, as supporters raise more than £1,700 to fund the 2014 event. Running across venues between Brockley and New Cross, from Friday May 30 until Saturday June 7, the festival has been fostering and promoting…

Local students impress crowds at PureGold Festival

Members of Goldsmiths’ Department of Music have taken to the stage at London’s Southbank Centre to launch this year’s PureGold festival – and certainly seem to have showed off their worth! Now in its third year, PureGold showcases talent from Goldsmiths students past and present, including recent alumna FEMME who played to a packed-out venue. PureGold gives the […]

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…

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