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Horniman Christmas Fair opens this weekend

Horniman Christmas Fair opens this weekend

The Horniman Museum is joining in on the festive fun by holding a Christmas Fair this weekend with plenty of activities for children, festive food and drink as well as shopping for adults. Children can follow the clues on the Christmas trail to solve the riddle and earn a festive gift…

Schoolchildren’s innovation tested at TeenTech

Schoolchildren’s innovation tested at TeenTech

  Over 500 London schoolchildren will descend upon the Copper Box Arena in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park tomorrow to get a taste of the reality of careers in technology and engineering. More than 200 industry professionals will guide the attendees at the TeenTech event. TeenTech is the brainchild of BBC…

Call to bring festive magic to deprived children

Call to bring festive magic to deprived children

  A Stoke Newington parenting website is on a mission to make sure ‘Santa visits every child in Hackney’ this Christmas. StokeyParents has teamed up with local estate agent Location Location to launch the Winter Toy and Food Appeal, collecting festive donations for the Ivy Street Family Centre and Hackney…

Russell Brand threatens The Sun with legal action after his New Era support draws ‘hypocrisy’ accusations

Russell Brand threatens The Sun with legal action after his New Era support draws ‘hypocrisy’ accusations

  Russell Brand, who has been campaigning on behalf of Hackney’s New Era residents has threatened to sue The Sun newspaper over allegations that he is a “hypocrite” According to the Rupert Murdoch owned Sun, Brand’s loft apartment in Hoxton, is allegedly rented from a company based in the British…

Tracey Emin designs 2015 BRIT award statue

Tracey Emin designs 2015 BRIT award statue

  The 2015 BRIT award statue has been designed by Croydon-born artist Tracey Emin. Emin is the fifth designer to add their personal stamp to the iconic trophy, following in the footsteps of Dame Vivienne Westwood and Philip Treacy. Emin highlighted the importance of adding a personal touch, saying she wanted to make…

Winterville brings Christmas magic to Victoria Park

Winterville brings Christmas magic to Victoria Park

Winterville opened its gates yesterday, signalling the start of Christmas in Tower Hamlets. Victoria Park has been transformed into the magical town of Winterville, a new Christmas festival that offers an exciting array of attractions and entertainment. The opening saw friends and families of all ages enjoying a new type of…

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…

Fake footballer attempts £3,000 champagne swindle

Fake footballer attempts £3,000 champagne swindle

It is not unheard of for Chelsea footballers to be seen quaffing champagne off the pitch. However, when a high-end restaurant received a call asking for bottles to be sent via taxi to Lewisham, they were more than a little suspicious. On the week of November 11, a man impersonating Chelsea player…

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…