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Floating theatre seeks to keep head above water

Floating theatre seeks to keep head above water

A theatre company launched a public appeal to help fund its three-week “floating theatre” production in Victoria Park this month. Vacuum Theatre, a London-based international performing arts company, will launch The Waterhouse Theatre, a “fifty-seater theatre on a canal barge,” on December 10. The company has been working on the 70ftx12ft canal…

Coldplay ‘Ghost Stories’ in Shoreditch

Coldplay ‘Ghost Stories’ in Shoreditch

Members of Coldplay will today be opening an exhibition in Shoreditch of artwork created for the cover of their latest album, “Ghost Stories” by artist Mula Fürstová. The band will visit the Stolen Space Art Gallery for a private viewing today in Osborne Street, Shoreditch. Created by Fürstová the album…

BBC names Stormzy and Novelist the Sound of 2015

BBC names Stormzy and Novelist the Sound of 2015

17-year old Lewisham-born MC Novelist and Croydon’s Stormzy are amongst the 15-strong long-list for the BBC Music Sound of 2015. The BBC has compiled the list, this year with input from 139 “UK-based tastemakers”, since 2003. Previous artists to have topped the list include Adele, 50 Cent and last year’s…

Fleetwood Mac and Eric Clapton venue to be restored

Fleetwood Mac and Eric Clapton venue to be restored

A semi-derelict Catford pub is to be turned into a community venue thanks to a multi-million pound grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund. Phoenix Community Housing announced today that it has been awarded £3.8million to develop new facilities at The Fellowship Inn in Bellingham. W’re thrilled to announce we’ve been…

Hoke’s Bluff: unravelling the “classic underdog story”

Hoke’s Bluff: unravelling the “classic underdog story”

  Review: Jazmin Koposhta on Hoke’s Bluff, Shoreditch Town Hall, Old Street. A whistle-happy referee, a fervent, furry mascot and a smitten jock-cheerleader power couple. Welcome to Hoke’s Bluff, instantly recognisable as the setting of every high school movie that has determined our understanding of the American dream. Theatre company…

Sherlock composer producing unique arts event

Sherlock composer producing unique arts event

Michael Price, award-winning composer of Sherlock and Hot Fuzz, is this year serving as co-producer at Allsorts: an arts-based programme tailored for adults with learning disabilities, now in its third year. Allsorts was dreamt up by Heart n Soul, an award-winning creative arts company that provides people with learning disabilities…

Geffrye Museum celebrates 400 years of Christmas

Geffrye Museum celebrates 400 years of Christmas

Illuminated reindeers in the garden, Father Christmas themed pub-crawls, last-minute present shopping on Amazon – we all have our personal traditions over the festive season. However, the Geffrye Museum will take visitors on a trip back in time this winter to see what Christmas has been like in English middle-class…

Acclaimed graphic novel to launch in Dalston

Acclaimed graphic novel to launch in Dalston

In a small fishing village a mysterious wanderer takes refuge from a storm in a local tavern. There he tells a series of tales and draws his audience into a fantastical world of mermaids, monsters and strangers from the sea. “Tales from the Deep”, a graphic novel anthology which will…

Intimate performance of Sarah Kane’s “4:48 Psychosis”

Intimate performance of Sarah Kane’s “4:48 Psychosis”

Grace Smith’s production of Sarah Kane’s “4.48 Psychosis” at the Lewisham Fringe Festival took its audience on an emotional rollercoaster as it chronicled a woman’s depression and contemplations of suicide. The play’s title stems from the time, 4:48am, when the depressed Kane would often wake. The subject is particularly challenging…

Emerging artists given chance of 2015 residencies

Emerging artists given chance of 2015 residencies

A Bethnal Green film and photography company has announced the return of its 2015 residency programme London-based artists. Applications are now open for the second round of the FATHOM programme by Four Corners, a gallery that describes itself as “London’s centre for film and photography”. It will include work-in-progress events…