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Q&A with Conor Delaney from Stones in His Pockets

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

12:36pm Friday 24th October 2014

Q&A with Conor Delaney from Stones in His Pockets, coming to Watford Colosseum

The Staves find a home away from home

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

11:13am Friday 24th October 2014

Amie Mulderrig talks to Emily from The Staves about working on their new album with Bon Iver's Justin Vernon

Q&A with Mark King from Level 42

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

4:14pm Monday 20th October 2014

Q&A with Mark King from Level 42, ahead of the band's gig at Watford Colosseum

Steve's last song with Otis Redding

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

4:00pm Monday 20th October 2014

Guitar legend Steve Cropper talks to Amie Mulderrig ahead of his gig at Watford Colosseum

Legendary guitarist Steve Cropper on working with Otis Redding

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

1:34pm Friday 17th October 2014

Otis Redding and his band were just four miles from Madison Municipal Airport when their private plane crashed.

Vote for the Stow Festival

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

5:02pm Thursday 16th October 2014

Organisers of the popular Stow Festival are celebrating after the community event was nominated in two categories at this year’s UK Festival Awards.

Top 5 events taking place this week

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Your guide to some of the best things to do in the area this weekend.

5:30pm Wednesday 15th October 2014

Stuck for something to do over the next seven days? Here's our pick of the top five events taking place in the borough.

Actor Adam Pearson on disfigurement, working with Jonathan Glazer and nude scenes with Scarlett Johansson

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

2:10pm Wednesday 15th October 2014

Filmmaker Jonathan Glazer has produced some of the most culturally significant images of our time: from his advertising work with Guinness and Sony BRAVIA to his movies Sexy Beast and Birth. So when fan Adam Pearson was offered the chance to meet the director, to a secure a part in his latest movie Under the Skin, he leapt at the chance. Unfortunately their initial meeting didn’t entirely go to plan.

Just who has the X Factor?

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

1:50pm Saturday 11th October 2014

After three days of auditions the difficult decisions have been made and the X Factor finalists have been selected.

Made in Dagenham actress Sophie Isaacs on women's rights and working with Gemma Arterton

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

9:00am Friday 10th October 2014

All they wanted was to be treated fairly. To have the same rights and wages as their male counterparts. ​The story of the 1968 strike at the Ford Dagenham car plant, where female sewing machinists walked out in protest against sexual discrimination has already been dramatised into a film Made in Dagenham. Now this inspirational tale of women who paved the way for the introduction of The Equal Pay Act by Government has been transformed into a musical of the same name.

Our top picks for the BFI London Film Festival

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

5:50pm Thursday 9th October 2014

The annual BFI Film Festival kicked off on Wednesday and as always, there’s an impressive cross-section of movies. Here are our top picks:

Raise your glasses - it's Cocktail Week

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

4:50pm Thursday 9th October 2014

From parties to pop-ups, masterclasses to make-your-own, there are plenty of ways to celebrate London Cocktail Week. Here are some of our favourites taking place this week:

Walthamstow's Aisling Fahey is the Young Poet Laureate for London

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

3:37pm Thursday 9th October 2014

Walthamstow resident Aisling Fahey is celebrating after being appointed the Young Poet Laureate for London on National Poetry Day.

Theatre Royal Stratford East to build a new theatre

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

9:00am Sunday 5th October 2014

Theatre Royal Stratford East will be embarking on an ambitious project to build a new theatre, The Red Crate.

LEGO bricks built into shapes that you have never seen before

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

9:00am Saturday 4th October 2014

Some artists use paint and clay to create their artworks, but Nathan Sawaya uses bricks, LEGO bricks to be specific.

Top 5 Black History Month events taking place

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

2:31pm Friday 3rd October 2014

October marks the start of Black History Month and there’s a host of activities taking place in the borough honouring this annual celebration of achievements of black men and women throughout history.

Can we forgive those for the 7/7 bombing?

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

2:23pm Friday 3rd October 2014

On July 7, 2005, 52 people were mercilessly killed in a series of co-ordinated terror attacks in London.

Play about 7/7 bombings asks 'can we forgive?'

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

7:00am Saturday 4th October 2014

On July 7, 2005, 52 people were mercilessly killed in a series of co-ordinated terror attacks in London. The blasts, carried out by suicide bombers during the morning rush hour on trains and buses, further claimed 800 casualties, making the assaults the UK’s worst terrorist incident since the 1988 Lockerbie bombing.

David Baddiel: 'The Infidel is not trying to be blasphemous, but religious people should be sent up'

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

9:58am Monday 29th September 2014

Ten years ago David Baddiel took part in the genealogy documentary show Who Do You Think You Are?. His grandfather Ernst, a German Jew, had fled his native land with his family, weeks before the Nazis invaded Poland.

Paul Tonkinson talks football, Michael McIntyre, Big Breakfast and Walthamstow

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

3:52pm Friday 26th September 2014

Presenter, footie pundit and stand up comedian Paul Tonkinson talks to Amie Mulderrig ahead of his show in Walthamstow.

Blue plaque for Leytonstone trombonist Jackie Free who played with Louis Armstrong

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

2:21pm Wednesday 24th September 2014

A blue plaque is set to be unveiled in Leytonstone tomorrow (Thursday), honouring the musical talents of trombone player Jackie Free, who has played alongside greats including Louis Armstrong.

An evening with Errollyn Wallen

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

12:20pm Sunday 21st September 2014

Music, poetry and reflection, courtesy of leading British musician and composer Errollyn Wallen.

The Bevvy of Blues Jam

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

9:50am Sunday 21st September 2014

The Warrant Officer's monthly blues session returns.

Trolleybuses in East London

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

11:40am Sunday 21st September 2014

Historian John Clarke presents this talk on the trolleybuses.

The Time Traveller’s Guide to Chelmsford

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

9:00am Sunday 21st September 2014

If you could travel back in time to a point in Chelmsford’s past, when would you choose?

Michael Morpurgo's Private Peaceful comes to the stage

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

3:30pm Saturday 20th September 2014

Commemorating the 100th year anniversary of World War One, the show relives the life of Private Tommo Peaceful, a young soldier awaiting the firing squad at dawn.

A Night of Queen with the Bohemians

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

3:30pm Saturday 20th September 2014

Remember the long hair, the big winged shirts, even the harlequin leotards of ’77?

Sunday Jazz

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

3:20pm Saturday 20th September 2014

Sunday Jazz with Pete Corrigan and the Band of Hope.

The Ted Army

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

4:10pm Friday 19th September 2014

Rockabilly band playing rockin’ hits of the 1970s.

Sing for your Tea!

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

9:00am Tuesday 23rd September 2014

An informal concert of musical theatre, classical and folk music plus the opportunity to join in with a short workshop led session.

Fun and games at interactive event Story Play

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

7:10pm Friday 19th September 2014

A fun and interactive storytelling workshop, packed full of fun and games, based on The Tiger that Came to Tea.

Open House: Queen’s Theatre Open Day

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

8:10pm Friday 19th September 2014

Ever wondered what goes on backstage at the Queen’s Theatre?

Bell ringing and spectacular views courtesy of Open Church

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

4:30pm Friday 19th September 2014

Visit the area’s oldest building and discover what it has to offer.

Open House London

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

8:00am Saturday 20th September 2014

View the former home of Essex County Cricket Club at Open House London.

Open House London

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

6:00pm Friday 19th September 2014

Celebrating the capital’s architecture including Waltham Forest’s contributions.

Get ready for St James Big Local Jumble Trail

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

3:01pm Friday 19th September 2014

Residents are setting up stalls in their front gardens to sell their food, crafts and forgotten treasures.

Damon Albarn's Everyday Robots up for Mercury Music Award

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

2:45pm Friday 19th September 2014

Leytonstone’s very own musical maestro Damon Albarn could prove victorious at this year’s Mercury awards.

What's on at your local cinema this week?

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

9:00am Friday 19th September 2014

What's on at your local cinema this week? (From Thursday, September 18)

Russell Kane talks about embarrassing moments on the Tube

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

4:50pm Thursday 18th September 2014

People brushing up against you, the foul smell of under-deodorised, smelly armpits and inane chatter on mobile phones – where else could you find these social mishaps than on the Tube.

Plenty to laugh about at YeOldE17 Comedy Club

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

4:45pm Thursday 18th September 2014

Bringing some of the brightest new acts to the stand-up circuit.

Man’s best friend takes centre stage at talk

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

4:43pm Thursday 18th September 2014

Animal behaviourist Charlotte Keane looks at man’s best friend and what we ask of him.

Artists and writers engage in conversation for Distractions

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

4:42pm Thursday 18th September 2014

Two artists and two writers engage in conversation about the nature of distractions. How can we define distraction? There are so many meanings. It is a term loaded with associations: complex, confusing, contradictory.

Fair at Victory Park

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

10:34am Thursday 18th September 2014

To celebrate the changing of the seasons, East Village is hosting an Autumn Fair, transforming Victoria Park into an urban fairytale, resplendent with bunting, maypole ribbons and trees draped in fabric.

Mellow music from Los Otros

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

5:20pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

Enjoy mellow music and a quiet conversation or get up and dance with the jazz sounds of Los Otros.

Music in the Village courtesy of tenor Tom Randle

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

2:20pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

World famous tenor Tom Randle joins forces with the Walthamstow Collective

Highams Park Live

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

11:14am Wednesday 17th September 2014

An evening of live music, poetry and literature, thanks to area’s local creatives.

Mercury Prize folk artist Sam Lee discusses his new project A Time and Place which commemorates World War I

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

11:08am Wednesday 17th September 2014

Mercury Prize folk artist Sam Lee discusses his new project A Time and Place, an evening of music inspired by the folk song, stories and poetry of the First World War, which he will present with fellow musicians Rachel and Becky Unthank at The Barbican to park the centenary of World War I.

Treasure or trash? The Antiques Roadshow is on the hunt to find out what Walthamstow has to offer

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

1:39pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

For the past 37 years, the Antiques Roadshow has captivated viewers. Its appeal has little to do with antiques, rather, it’s about the people featured, and how one man’s rubbish can become another man’s riches.

Certainly not vanilla: blue cheese ice cream to feature at Jacob's pop-up savoury parlour

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

2:31pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

Blue cheese and ale aren’t the first flavours that spring to mind when you think of ice cream, but these are just two of the tastes available at the UK’s first savoury ice cream parlour.

Coppermill Poets

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

5:50pm Sunday 17th August 2014

Join other poets and study poetry techniques and themes from classical and contemporary poetry at this creative workshop.

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