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Saturday, July 8, 2017

A group of six phenomenal female vocalists took the stage on BBC One’s Pitch Battle, competing against 30 of the country’s best choirs and vocal groups.

A playground for big kids, tune chasers and beat boppers – We Are FSTVL in Upminster went off with a colourful bang over the bank holiday weekend.

Sandyman is a popular musician in the Asian community and has performed for Sir Paul McCartney and been invited to Buckingham Palace. You would think that one of these moments would be the highlight of the 33-year-old’s career but it is his upcoming performance with The Bootleg Beatles and the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra that Sandyman, real name Sandip Chakravarty, sees as the “turning point” in his career.

Visualising an opera performance, it’s likely you’ll conjure up magnificent domed halls boasting gilded balconies, plush red curtains, opulent painted ceilings.

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

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

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

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

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.

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.

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

Tucked away from public view, the Ilford Rafa Club is one of Redbridge’s hidden gems where friends meet for a drink to the gentle sounds of jazz music. 
Chloe Farand visited and took a trip back in time

The founder of one of the world’s biggest reggae festivals has said he’s excited to return to Redbridge, which is the event’s “spiritual home”.

Tucked away from public view, the Ilford Rafa Club is one of Redbridge’s hidden gems where friends meet for a drink to the gentle sounds of jazz music.

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