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HMV heads back to Croydon after 14-month absence

HMV heads back to Croydon after 14-month absence

  HMV the music and film retailer is due to re-open in Croydon on September 4. The new store will be located at 38 – 40 North End, the same street it traded in for over 20 years before closing 14 months ago. HMV was a victim of the economic…

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,…

The ArcelorMittal Orbit will open for three nights this summer

The ArcelorMittal Orbit will open for three nights this summer

  For spectacular views over Canary Wharf  and the Shard, you can now climb 114.5 metres up the twisting red steel structure that towers over Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. The ArcelorMittal Orbit will open its doors for only three Friday’s, August 8, 15 and 22, offering a hypnotic view as…

Local students impress crowds at PureGold Festival

Members of Goldsmiths’ Department of Music have taken to the stage at London’s Southbank Centre to launch this year’s PureGold festival – and certainly seem to have showed off their worth! Now in its third year, PureGold showcases talent from Goldsmiths students past and present, including recent alumna FEMME who played to a packed-out venue. PureGold gives the […]

Albarn Rules Lewisham at the Rivoli Ballroom

Albarn Rules Lewisham at the Rivoli Ballroom

It’s not every day that major rockstars turn to Lewisham to…

Depford Shanty Crew contest Convoys Wharf plan in song

Depford Shanty Crew contest Convoys Wharf plan in song

The Deptford Shanty Crew has joined the local protest against the Convoys Wharf regeneration plan with its new song “Deptford Dockyard”, which was released online last week. The song, written and performed by the Crew, criticises Mayor Boris Johnson’s decision in October to put Deptford Dockyard’s regeneration plan into the…

Professor Green charged with drink driving after car crash

Professor Green charged with drink driving after car crash

Hackney-born Professor Green has been charged with drink driving after an incident on the road in Lewisham where he lives. The 30-year-old rapper, real name Stephen Manderson, was arrested on suspicion of drink driving and later rearrested for allegedly perverting the course of justice in November. According to the police,…

Oslo in Hackney: Nightspot to open after demolition delay

Oslo in Hackney: Nightspot to open after demolition delay

A new Hackney nightspot has announced its rescheduled opening having overcome delays caused by the partial collapse of buildings on Amhurst Road in November. The opening of ‘Oslo’ was originally scheduled for December 2013 but was postponed due to Hackney Council’s decision to carry out urgent demolition works on nearby…

Artists team up with church choir for special event

Artists team up with church choir for special event

  A one-off music event will see famous artists perform at a Hackney church to raise money for children’s charities this Friday. Sound:Check, a live music event company, will host the live concert at St John-at-Hackney Church. Artists will use the church’s brass and string sections, church organ and choir to…

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