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Damien Hirst gives art tips on Blue Peter

Damien Hirst gives art tips on Blue Peter

Goldsmiths alumnus and internationally famous artist Damien Hirst became the latest person to receive a gold Blue Peter badge on Thursday.…

Pick of the Line August 24 – August 31

Pick of the Line August 24 – August 31

Celebrate you, your children, your brothers, your sisters, your cousins or whoever you fancy getting their GCSE results this week with art, sound and intensive inter-Olympic retail therapy across the boroughs of Hackney, Tower Hamlets, Croydon and Lewisham.…

Pick of the Line August 17 – August 23

Pick of the Line August 17 – August 23

This week’s forecast predicts a warm, sunny weekend for London – so enjoy the summer sunshine and some great events this week with our pick of the best on offer in Hackney, Tower Hamlets, Croydon and Lewisham. Friday August 17: Lunchtime concert in Hoxton Square Shoreditch Fringe Festival Come down…

New exhibition charting East London’s Olympic legacy

New exhibition charting East London’s Olympic legacy

There is cynicism and anxiety, as well as hope, optimism and pride in a new photography exhibition recording the impact that the Olympics has had on East Londoners. The ‘Facing East’ exhibiton at the Four Corners gallery on Roman Road, Bethnal Green is a portrait of a diverse and vibrant…

Catch the final days of Deptford’s arts festival

Catch the final days of Deptford’s arts festival

There are only two days left to experience the Deptford X Contemporary Arts Festival in Lewisham before it finishes for the year. On Sunday August 12, the annual festival, which covers an art trail from west to east London through New Cross and Creekside, will come to a close after…

Artists and community transform Hackney Wick

Artists and community transform Hackney Wick

Sitting on the border of a post-Industrial east London and the shiny new excesses of the Olympic Park, White Post Lane in Hackney Wick is a street that is in the midst of a rebirth.…

Pick of the Line August 10 – August 16

Pick of the Line August 10 – August 16

Enjoy the summer sunshine and some great events this week with our pick of the best on offer in Hackney, Tower Hamlets, Croydon and Lewisham.   August 11- August 12 Hoxton Soundgarden, Hackney Taking over The Garage in Hoxton this new music and arts festival sees 14 bands and 9…

Embrace Olympics fever at BT London Live in Victoria Park

Embrace Olympics fever at BT London Live in Victoria Park

With giant state-of–the-art screens, a 55m high BT Observation Wheel with views of the Olympic Park, live music, a kids zone and have-a-go sports, BT London Live at Victoria Park is just the place to embrace the buzz of London 2012.…

Underage festival in Shoreditch cancelled

Underage festival in Shoreditch cancelled

East London youngsters will be left without their festival fix this year after the annual Underage Music Festival was cancelled last week. It was due to have taken place on August 30. Siting ‘production problems’ for the announcement, organisers have promised to be back next year.…

Tinsel and Twinkle kidnap banker in latest exhibition

Tinsel and Twinkle kidnap banker in latest exhibition

A banker was kidnapped and held hostage in Hackney recently – all in the name of art. Artists Tinsel Edwards and Twinkle Troughton, both 33, staged a kidnapping of a banker and held him hostage to form the centre piece of their exhibition’s opening night; Mini Retrospective.…