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Installation brings Deptford’s history to the foreground

Installation brings Deptford’s history to the foreground

The Intertidal Cinema took over a disused space in Deptford this week, exposing the history of the neighbourhood as part of the London Design Festival on September 13-15. The site specific art installation, which featured a short film along with a series of photographs, was put on by Hannah Fasching, a…

Lights, camera, action: the silver screens in Deptford

Lights, camera, action: the silver screens in Deptford

Plans are underway for not one, but two cinematic additions to Deptford, a permanent place on Deptford Broadway – being funded through Kickstarter – and a temporary screen in the unlikely location of Deptford Creek. EastLondonLines speaks to the proprietors about their grand plans. The Deptford Cinema at 39 Deptford…

Danny Baker’s daughter rocks the Pelton Arms

Danny Baker’s daughter rocks the Pelton Arms

Mancie Baker, 15, is set to create a Deptford entertainment dynasty as she follows in her father’s footsteps of fame. The singer songwriter 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 Sunday afternoon.…

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…