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I was never one of those little girls who daydreamed about getting married – I wasn’t adverse to it but was just more interested in learning to drive and finding the cure to frizz-prone hair, the latter proving to be an life-long mission.

The cream of 2016’s crop of children’s and teenage books will battle it out this summer to be crowned winners of the Redbridge Children’s Book Award.

An ancient tale which has lost no fame over two millennia is to be given a modern twist by a cast of young performers.

Technology news is normally terrifying. This week we heard hackers could break into our Fitbits and hold the data to ransom.

Adapting a hit film for the theatre is a serious challenge, as writer Shaun McKenna found when he was asked to bring Ladies in Lavender to the stage.

Bollywood fans will be pleased that the eagerly anticipated Badrinath Ki Dulhania is being released in Ilford Cineworld today in time for Holi.

As a major fan of musicals and spontaneous dance numbers, going to see a 1950s American play renowned for its intensity and angst was somewhat of an experience.

A year after staging swashbuckling comedy The Pirates of Penzance, the Havering Music Makers returned to the Kenneth More Theatre (KMT) for the opening night of a darkly entertaining show about a barber with murder on his mind.

School uniforms are out and all manner of zany outfits are in as the borough’s youngsters (and a few adults) come together to celebrate World Book Day.

World Book Day has a special place in many a child’s heart, offering them the opportunity to walk the corridors as their favourite fiction hero or villain, be that Willy Wonka, Bilbo Baggins, Peter Pan, or even Voldemort.

A macabre tale of murder fronted by a barber who uses his snipping skills to deadly effect may not sound like your usual night at the theatre, but it’s music to the ears of a talented theatrical group looking to bring audiences something just a bit different.

With World Book Day fast approaching, test your knowledge of some of the globe’s most beloved children’s books.

A British rapper will run a series of school music workshops as a way of showing gratitude for the help he received from mentors.

Music

Friday, February 24, 2017

A British rapper will run a series of school music workshops as a way of showing gratitude for the help he received from mentors.

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

There’s lots of great theatre, sporting events and concerts coming up across east London in 2017. Check out our top picks below.

Saturday, October 8, 2016

With vocal chords well rested over summer, a 100-strong choir is set to rock it out with popular feel good songs.

Saturday, September 17, 2016

A popular community festival will prolong summer celebrations with a day of family activities, performances and live music.

Friday, September 9, 2016

If you’ve ever wanted to go to the Edinburgh Fringe, but don’t fancy the long journey up to Scotland, then head to the borough’s very own fringe this weekend.

Monday, September 5, 2016

Many of us dream about living in a friendly, cultural hub, with brightly coloured artwork in windows and perhaps even workshops so we can all discover our inner artist.

Monday, September 5, 2016

As the sun began to set on the weekend at Hainault Forest Country Park the words “jah Rastafari” carried on ringing through the air.

Theatre

Wed, 12:50

I was never one of those little girls who daydreamed about getting married – I wasn’t adverse to it but was just more interested in learning to drive and finding the cure to frizz-prone hair, the latter proving to be an life-long mission.

Saturday, March 18, 2017

An ancient tale which has lost no fame over two millennia is to be given a modern twist by a cast of young performers.

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Adapting a hit film for the theatre is a serious challenge, as writer Shaun McKenna found when he was asked to bring Ladies in Lavender to the stage.

Saturday, March 4, 2017

As a major fan of musicals and spontaneous dance numbers, going to see a 1950s American play renowned for its intensity and angst was somewhat of an experience.

Friday, March 3, 2017

A year after staging swashbuckling comedy The Pirates of Penzance, the Havering Music Makers returned to the Kenneth More Theatre (KMT) for the opening night of a darkly entertaining show about a barber with murder on his mind.

Saturday, February 25, 2017

A macabre tale of murder fronted by a barber who uses his snipping skills to deadly effect may not sound like your usual night at the theatre, but it’s music to the ears of a talented theatrical group looking to bring audiences something just a bit different.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

As themes for a play go, the global implications of the growth of India’s surrogacy industry is pretty out there.

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