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Overnight Macbeth play at Goldfinger’s Balfron Tower

Overnight Macbeth play at Goldfinger’s Balfron Tower

A new Macbeth production brings Shakespeare’s tragedy to east London this summer, as the 12-hour overnight show takes over three disused floors of the Balfron Tower in Poplar, from tonight until August 16. This site specific play is a project by theatre company Rift – formerly RETZ, who staged a similarly immersive production of…

New Model Market food fair opens in Lewisham

New Model Market food fair opens in Lewisham

The organisers of Dalston’s Street Feast are expanding their culinary ventures south of the river to Lewisham from today. Model Market, a new food fair, will occupy an abandoned indoor and outdoor market lane off Lewisham High Street .  The organisers of Street Feast have experience in transforming disused areas…

Conference promotes role of women in technology

Conference promotes role of women in technology

A conference focusing on the role of women in technology is taking place this evening in south London, hosted by Croydon Tech City, a community of digital developers and creatives. The Women in Tech conference is part of the London Technology Week and is being held at the Croydon Conference…

Local history project calling for creative disabled artists

Local history project calling for creative disabled artists

Out of the Box, a new local history arts project is looking for creative or artistic disabled Tower Hamlets residents to create artwork for an exhibition that will be launched later this year. Participants will take part in a series of workshops this summer using archive materials such as photographs…

Bow woman wins Cockney rhyming slang competition

Bow woman wins Cockney rhyming slang competition

A woman from Bow has won a Cockney Rhyming Slang competition at Roman Road Market last Saturday. Winner June Bishop beat the other contestants with her 30-second monologue ‘in the lingo’. The event was organised by photography student Anne Clement, from the University of Westminster, to raise money in aid…

Exhibition explores local history using everyday items

Exhibition explores local history using everyday items

An exhibition to celebrate Lewisham’s history will open in New Cross today, exploring cultural changes over time by celebrating objects from people’s lives – from shopping bags to takeaway pizza menus. The Yesterday is Now History show is curated by two Goldsmiths university’s graduates, artist Eleanor Davies and anthropologist/historian Sophie…

Window cleaner to be honoured with bravery award

Window cleaner to be honoured with bravery award

A courageous window cleaner who prevented an armed robbery at Lloyds Bank on Brighton Road in Croydon last November is to be honoured with a Police Public Bravery Award. James Rowley, 34, from Caterham, Surrey, will receive the award at the annual Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO) awards ceremony on…

Protest at bar that tweeted about stabbing victim

Protest at bar that tweeted about stabbing victim

A group of angry residents gathered outside newly opened bar The Bonneville last night calling for the pub to be shut down after it posted tweets about a man who went there looking for help after being stabbed at the weekend. Bar owner Ruairi Gilles spoke to the protesters who…

Slow Progress – Stokey vs Sainsbury’s review postponed

Slow Progress – Stokey vs Sainsbury’s review postponed

  The long-running battle over the proposed opening of a new supermarket in Stoke Newington – which has been covered extensively on East London Lines – is no closer to being resolved. Community response group ‘Stokey Local’s’ bid to take Sainsbury’s to the High Court has been delayed in order…

May 22 – the importance of ‘Operation Black Vote’

May 22 – the importance of ‘Operation Black Vote’

Simon Woolley is the founder of Operation Black Vote. He  discusses with East London Lines the importance of engaging with voting and politics in order to get better representation for the black community. Video by Hajeera Blagg and Taku Dzimwasha…