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Fri, 12:30

Beat the January blues by grabbing a giggle or two at a pantomime in Barkingside.

The tale of an orphan and drapers assistant propelled into high society after unexpectedly inheriting a fortune is coming to Ilford.

A comedy tour featuring a diverse group of women is heading to a Hornchurch theatre this January.

If you don’t believe in ghosts you certainly will after coming to see the show - is the promise of the producer of The Ghost of Chesterton House that is coming to Barkingside at the end of January.

A video capturing a hail of fireworks careering chaotically across Ilford Lane – as New Year’s revellers run for cover – has gone viral.

Journey to “a whole new world” this Christmas, without leaving the comfort of your theatre chair.

Alistair Coleman, author of the hit book Angry People in Local Newspapers, has been speaking with Layth Yousif about the cult publication about to reach the bestsellers lists...

Local paper journalists may not get to review West End musicals or critique Michelin star restaurants – but they do get to enjoy the festive spectacle that is the local pantomime.

When Jack sells his beloved family cow for magic beans, he soon discovers they open up an unexpected world of thrilling adventure.

Last night I spoke to a gentlemen sat at the bar who said that, when looking for somewhere to go for dinner, nothing is quite like a personal recommendation from a friend or from someone you trust.

Find out about plans to turn Redbridge Town Hall into a buzzing arts hub in the heart of Ilford

An art gallery is opening in Redbridge Town Hall as part of the new cultural quarter.

Have you noticed how many pennies a Freddo will fetch these days?

Music

Tuesday, January 1, 2019

A video capturing a hail of fireworks careering chaotically across Ilford Lane – as New Year’s revellers run for cover – has gone viral.

Thursday, October 11, 2018

A music event in Wanstead could be the biggest urban music gathering in London after organisers submitted revised plans for a six-day festival with a 50,000 audience capacity.

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

The Woodford Festival starts at the weekend with more than 100 live performances of art, music, theatre and poetry.

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

The people behind Love Box are hoping to hold a six-day music festival on Wanstead Flats in summer 2019 with acts such as Jess Glynne, Biffy Clyro, George Ezra and the Stereophonics.

Monday, June 18, 2018

The BBC Concert Orchestra is coming to Ilford to perform a family-friendly show.

Thursday, May 31, 2018

An Ilford singer who has supported acts including Ed Sheeran and Bastille will be launching her first album on Friday.

Sunday, March 18, 2018

Legendary drum ‘n’ bass artist Andy C is looking forward to returning to where his musical career began in Havering for this year’s We Are FSTVL.

Theatre

Fri, 12:30

Beat the January blues by grabbing a giggle or two at a pantomime in Barkingside.

Thursday, December 20, 2018

Journey to “a whole new world” this Christmas, without leaving the comfort of your theatre chair.

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Local paper journalists may not get to review West End musicals or critique Michelin star restaurants – but they do get to enjoy the festive spectacle that is the local pantomime.

Monday, December 3, 2018

When Jack sells his beloved family cow for magic beans, he soon discovers they open up an unexpected world of thrilling adventure.

Thursday, September 6, 2018

Weeks after finishing his A-levels an actor from Ilford began rehearsals for a new Bollywood inspired play about friendship and courage.

Monday, August 6, 2018

Cinema-enthusiasts can watch blockbusters on the beach in Ilford town centre this month.

Thursday, July 19, 2018

An Ilford dance troupe are set to entertain audiences with performances of the greatest hits of an award-winning Broadway composer.

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