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Singer is new star of Deptford entertainment family

Singer is new star of Deptford entertainment family

A teenage singer is set to create a Deptford entertainment dynasty as she follows in her father’s footsteps of fame. Singer songwriter Mancie Baker, 15, is the daughter the south London DJ Danny Baker, and has been packing regulars into the Pelton Arms in Greenwich with a solo spot every…

Bethnal Green corner shop becomes a world of felt

Bethnal Green corner shop becomes a world of felt

A derelict shop in Bethnal Green been has turned into a convenience store with a difference -  the shelves are brimming newspapers, sweets and cigarettes all made of felt. Lucy Sparrow, 28, sought out the abandoned shop on Wellington Row, knowing she would find a traditional space in the area.…

ELL’s ‘What’s On’ guide to the best of the Bank Holiday

ELL’s ‘What’s On’ guide to the best of the Bank Holiday

At a loose end this Bank Holiday? Check out our What’s On guide for the best of the weekend’s entertainment Prepare yourself a rich schedule of activities and make the most of it! Hackney . Film in the Fields – Future Shorts Summer Festival How about giving the sofa a…

Thurston Moore two-nights residency: not for beginners

Thurston Moore two-nights residency: not for beginners

Fans would expect a lot of noise from Thurston Moore, ex-guitarist from New York band Sonic Youth. But what east Londoners saw in his two-nights residency this week at Cafe Oto, in Dalston, proved that he is deeper in the musical lab. On the first night, Wednesday August 6, he was…

Eclectic mix at Visions Festival thrills London Fields

Eclectic mix at Visions Festival thrills London Fields

In spite of an embarrassment of cultural riches in Hackney at the weekend, with events such as the Hackney WickED Art Festival and the Abney Park Music Festival taking place, it was the Visions Festival in London Fields on Saturday that caught the eye of EastLondonLines . The second year of the event was completely sold out and,…

Top 5 bands to see at the Visions Festival this weekend

Top 5 bands to see at the Visions Festival this weekend

    Visions Festival returns for its second year this Saturday (August 2), taking place across different warehouses, venues, spaces and outdoor areas in London Fields, Hackney. After the fast sellout of its first edition in 2013, there have been a lot of expectations of how the festival would reinvent itself. Luckily,…

Crystal Palace Film Festival is searching for a poster girl

Crystal Palace Film Festival is searching for a poster girl

  This year the organisers of Crystal Palace International Film Festival (CPIFF) are searching for a poster girl. The campaign will see a 1950s inspired poster, designed in classic film noir style, against a backdrop of Crystal Palace landmarks. Could you be the face they’re looking for? Festival director, Roberta Gallinari gave Eastlondonlines the…

Secret Cinema’s Back to the Future Cancelled – Again!

Secret Cinema’s Back to the Future Cancelled – Again!

  Secret Cinema has scrapped the screening of ‘Back to the Future’ for the second night in a row – and again just hours before it was due to start. The outdoor screening of the 1980s classic time travel comedy cost was due to open on Thursday at 5.15pm with…

Great Scott! Secret Cinema cancel Hackney screening at 11th Hour

Great Scott! Secret Cinema cancel Hackney screening at 11th Hour

  Secret Cinemas’ much hyped opening night screening of ‘Back to the Future’ in Hackney was cancelled last night  and has been cancelled again this evening.  Organisers said on their official facebook page, they had “no choice but to cancel” after coming across a “number of issues we have not…

Croydon’s London Road thrives in the Carnival spirit

Croydon’s London Road thrives in the Carnival spirit

Croydon’s London Road was in the party spirit on Sunday as the Carnival of Cultures took place. The event, which launched as a response to the 2011 London riots, saw a celebration of local businesses, community groups and diverse cultures. The Carnival of Cultures showcased Russian and Indian dancers, an opera…

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