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The ArcelorMittal Orbit will open for three nights this summer

The ArcelorMittal Orbit will open for three nights this summer

  For spectacular views from Canary Wharf to 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 in August 8, 15 and 22 offering a hypnotic view…

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…

Rudimental scoop top prize at Festival Awards

Rudimental scoop top prize at Festival Awards

Hackney band Rudimental have won the ‘Breakthrough Act of the Year’ at the 10th annual UK Festival Awards on Monday evening. The band received the award at a ceremony in Camden’s Roundhouse, beating Mercury nominees Disclosure and Bastille. The winning quartet won for their performances at a number of festivals…

Catford’s MNEK long-listed for BBC Sound of 2014

Catford’s MNEK long-listed for BBC Sound of 2014

An upcoming singer-songwriter and producer from Lewisham has been named on the longlist for the BBC Sound Of 2014 competition. Uzoechi Osisioma Emenike, 19, known professionally as MNEK, joins 14 other acts in the running for the prestigious award. In reaction to the news, Emenike tweeted: “BBC SOUND OF 2014!…

Plan B helps Hackney kids to manage their future

Plan B helps Hackney kids to manage their future

Participants in an events management course for young Hackney residents, funded by musician Plan B, will host their debut event in Homerton next week. The event, “Doin’ It Old Skool!” will showcase the creative cream-of-the-crop of East London with a 90’s twist. The night is produced by DCT Events, a…

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