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Arts organisations in ELL boroughs receiving Arts Council funding opt into new plans to champion diversity

Arts organisations in ELL boroughs receiving Arts Council funding opt into new plans to champion diversity

Beneficiaries of Arts Council funding in Eastlondonlines boroughs and beyond have made commitments to appeal to wide-ranging communities by opting into the council’s new plans to champion diversity. Arts organisations in Eastlondonlines boroughs and elsewhere in the UK have pledged their support for diversity within the industry by signing up…

Illustration exhibition gives proceeds to Crisis charity

Illustration exhibition gives proceeds to Crisis charity

  In the spirit of Christmas giving, an illustration exhibition that opens today will donate its profits to a homeless charity. “A Long Way From Home” is hosted by the A-side B-side Gallery, an artist run gallery, project space and studios, situated within the Hackney Downs Studios creative community. The exhibition…

Los Campesinos! fans enjoy “exceptional” sold-out gig

Los Campesinos! fans enjoy “exceptional” sold-out gig

Los Campesinos! is probably the best pop band in the UK, though they may not be around to hold onto that crown for much longer. Their sold-out show at Shoreditch’s Village Underground is the last show the band have booked and, based on Gareth Campesinos’ cryptic statements, it may well be…

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…