Seasonal Supper Club offers a vegetarian feast

12:00pm Saturday 19th April 2014

Locally sown, grown, picked and cooked food on offer at Hornbeam Cafe's seasonal supper club Fork to Fork

V&A to celebrate William Shakespeare's 450th birthday

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: V&A to celebrate Shakespeare's 450th birthday

3:00pm Friday 18th April 2014

Would you believe it? Old Will is 450 years old on April 23 and, to celebrate, the V&A is hosting an immersive installation that examines the enduring popularity and influence of the world’s most famous playwright.

Rough Trade East among venues to celebrate Record Store Day

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Record Store Day kicks off in Enfield and Haringey

9:00am Friday 18th April 2014

Back in 2007, more than 700 independent record stores in the United States came together to celebrate their unique culture in the first Record Store Day (RSD). The UK soon followed suit, and 2014 will see the seventh celebration of our country’s unique independent sector.

Never Try This at Home

12:20pm Friday 4th April 2014

Be propelled into the madness of 70s Saturday morning television.

Festival fever is hotting up

11:20am Wednesday 2nd April 2014

London’s intimate live music festival will play host to a typically eclectic and impressive array of headline artists alongside hotly tipped acts for its annual Summer Series.

Rich Hall: ‘I’m incensed we are button-pushing squirrels’

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Rich Hall is coming to the Harrow Arts Centre

10:42am Wednesday 2nd April 2014

Step away from the mobile phone. Put away the tablet. The wonderfully acerbic comedian Rich Hall is about to come on stage in the West End, and he would like your undivided attention.

Kevin’s passion for grand designs

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Ahead of Grand Designs Live Kevin McCloud talks to Amie Mulderrig about fame, his TV show and love of buildings

12:46pm Thursday 27th March 2014

From hobbit homes to hexagonal houses and high-tech habitats – for the past 15 years, Kevin McCloud has taken viewers on an architectural journey with television show Grand Designs.

Beckham in Peckham?!

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Beckham in Peckham?!

9:00am Friday 21st March 2014

We’ve seen David Beckham on the pitch, delivering precise crosses, appearing on adverts for H&M underwear campaigns, gracing the covers of magazines, and as a sports ambassador.

Dave Davies: 'The Kinks? We're going to do something'

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Dave Davies by Ian Heath

12:33pm Wednesday 12th March 2014

It wasn’t too long ago that Dave Davies rubbished any idea of The Kinks reforming – particularly given what happened on his 50th birthday.

The Big Lebowski Party

3:10pm Thursday 20th March 2014

A night of dudeness and debauchery dedicated to the cult slacker film by the Coen Brothers, set, appropriately enough in a bowling alley.

Goldie treads the boards in Kingston 14

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Goldie by Robert Day

2:10pm Thursday 20th March 2014

Goldie answers the phone sounding like a bizarre mix between Brian Blessed and Richard Burton.

Two down, three left - The Voice

1:40pm Friday 14th March 2014

We started off with five, but following Saturday’s eliminations we’re now left with three local acts in the competition.

Strictly Pasha

9:00am Friday 14th March 2014

After more than 25 years doing the same job, a person would be forgiven for admitting it was becoming a little bit routine. But if it’s a dance routine you’re talking about and you’re Pasha Kovalev from BBC1’s Strictly Come Dancing, then you still get that buzz every time you put on that slashed-to-the-waist sequinned shirt and tight, tight trousers and go out on stage.

Joe thanks X Factor

3:10pm Thursday 13th March 2014

HE only reached public consciousness four years ago, but Joe McElderry (below) has already had a winding career.

Two and Two Make Sex

12:47pm Thursday 13th March 2014

Poor George is having a mid-life crisis and is seeking comfort in the arms of pretty young Jane.

Dixie's got The Taste to carry on cooking

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Dixie by her market stall Phat Bread at Maltby Street Market

12:40pm Thursday 13th March 2014

We saw her teary-eyed on Tuesday evening, when victory was snatched from her grasp on television cookery competition The Taste.

Ever wondered what the Queen would look like with tattoos?

12:29pm Thursday 13th March 2014

If you’ve ever wondered what the Queen would look like with tattooed arms, then, this is the show for you.

Dirty Dusting

4:58pm Wednesday 12th March 2014

Three cleaning ladies, about to be put out to pasture by their overzealous office manager, get the idea of their lives when a chance wrong number requiring A Sex Chat Line rings into the office.

Spitting Image from Start to Finish

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: John McEnroe

3:50pm Tuesday 11th March 2014

The year was 1984 and it was a Sunday night, at about 10pm, that British television witnessed the birth of a new phenomenon.

Chinelo cuts a dash on the Sewing Bee

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Chinelo Bally, 26, is competing in the Great British Sewing Bee

12:50pm Thursday 6th March 2014

In a converted depot overlooking the Thames, amidst the whirr of sewing machines, two women are having an intense conversation. Twenty-six-year-old Chinelo Bally is carefully cutting through folds of velvet, explaining why she has chosen to use the fabric for a wrap dress.

Cruising up the river

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: A magnificent view of the London Eye

4:51pm Friday 28th February 2014

As a London resident it’s easy to take for granted the city’s sights and sounds. Indeed, when thoughts turn to booking the next holiday, most of us will opt for far flung destinations which promise sand, sunshine and er... stunning architecture.

Gary Poole prepares to do battle in The Voice

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Could Gary Poole win The Voice?

6:10pm Thursday 27th February 2014

Gary Poole proved a hit on Saturday night's The Voice. But has the Essex resident got what it takes to win? Ahead of the team battles, Amie Mulderrig goes head-to-head with Gary.

Has Lucie Marie Closier got what it takes to win The Voice?

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Has Lucie Marie Closier got what it takes to win The Voice?

5:10pm Thursday 27th February 2014

She impressed judges on Saturday night's The Voice. As Lucie Marie Closier prepares to go head-to-head in the battles stage, she speaks with Amie Mulderrig

Has Jamie Lovatt got The Voice to win?

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Jamie Lovatt wowed judges on The Voice

4:10pm Thursday 27th February 2014

He wowed judges when he appeared on The Voice on Saturday evening. Amie Mulderrig speaks to Jamie Lovatt to find out just what makes him tick.

Not just a Naughty Boy

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: It's the BRIT awards tonight and Watford's very own Naughty Boy aka Shahid Khan is up for not one, but two statues.

4:09pm Thursday 20th February 2014

He’s received tons of accolades and worked with some of the hottest names in music. Naughty Boy talks to Amie Mulderrig about his past, present and future.

Art with a political comment

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Jeremy Deller is coming to the William Morris Gallery with his exhibition English Magic

4:06pm Friday 17th January 2014

When I speak with Jeremy Deller, he is busy. Very busy.

Making songs from heartache

9:00am Saturday 28th September 2013

The first time most people will have seen Tom Odell was at the Brits earlier this year. You’ll have thought, ’Who is that rabbit in the headlights having his picture taken?’

M&S hits the right vibe on the catwalk

1:48pm Friday 27th September 2013

Somerset House was a hive of activity over the weekend as fashion editors, celebrities and fashionistas alike descended for the finale of London Fashion Week, London Fashion Weekend.

In memory of Stephen Lawrence

8:00am Friday 27th September 2013

“I would like Stephen to be remembered as a young man who had a future."

'We will never move forward if we don't discuss race'

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: American actor Colman Domingo stars in The Scottsboro Boys.

4:30pm Thursday 26th September 2013

"Nine times out of ten, I’ll be standing outside waiting to hail a New York cab and if someone rocks up later, someone who is not of colour, standing further down, you can be guaranteed the cab will stop there first.

Celebrating architecture

4:07pm Friday 20th September 2013

The capital’s greatest annual architectural showcase, Open House London, returns for a city-wide celebration of the buildings, places and spaces.

Celebrity watch by Jonathan Yeo

9:00am Sunday 15th September 2013

Walthamstow’s celebrity ceramicist Grayson Perry is appearing at the National Portrait Gallery, alongside a host of famous faces.

Fame? It's a sausage sandwich for Micky Flanagan

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Micky Flanagan talks to Bruce Dessau about turning 50 and his latest show

9:00am Saturday 14th September 2013

Fame for Micky Flanagan is not fast cars or big houses. It is a sausage sandwich. The Cockney comedian likes nothing better than having a quiet moment in his kitchen making a sandwich.

Street art comes in from the cold

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: God is watching

4:34pm Thursday 12th September 2013

"The tightest spot in terms of being arrested? "Just being daft, doing stupid stuff like trying to stick a spray can on the end of a massive long stick, so you can spray two storey high bunny rabbits.

Go to be scared

9:00am Sunday 18th August 2013

TERRIFY and thrill yourself with a journey through the darker side of British cinema.

Art is vibrant in the area

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Wimereux by Paul Tucker

11:50am Saturday 17th August 2013

Just what is the state of the arts in Waltham Forest?

Identity and diversity explored in words

4:40pm Friday 16th August 2013

A UNIQUE collection of books, scrolls, topography, 3D sculpture, printed text, printmaking and word-inspired art will be on display at the Words over Waltham Forest Festival.

There’s poetry in her emotion

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Young poet Aisling Fahey uses her personal experience to inspire her writing

9:15am Friday 16th August 2013

AISLING Fahey isn’t afraid to get personal. The exact opposite in fact.

Looking on the bright side of life

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Les Dennis

11:00am Thursday 15th August 2013

For more than a decade he was one of the main faces of primetime television, keeping audiences entertained on Family Fortunes.

Lowry put the industrial scene on the map

9:00am Saturday 10th August 2013

Either way, as a follower or cynic of Lowry, this exhibition is for you. I must admit that I was a little cynical, concerned that Lowry and the Painting of Modern Life would be a little too repetitive. And he is! But I love that about Lowry.

Reason plays Rebellion

5:20pm Friday 9th August 2013

What do you get when you combine Britain’s rock ‘n’ roll bad boys with an East End hip hop artist?

Decadent Glamour

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Photographer Miles Aldridge’s exotic and statement-making fashion pictures have gone on display at Somerset House, writes Amie Mulderrig

4:00pm Sunday 4th August 2013

The work of fashion photographer and artist Miles Aldridge is thrust into the limelight this summer, as Somerset House hosts a major retrospective of his work.

Restoring Hitchcock’s silent masterpieces

9:00am Sunday 4th August 2013

The British Film Institute (BFI) has been previewing the restored works of legendary Leytonstone-born director Alfred Hitchcock.

From facing eviction to playing at One Love festival

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Kenni Wenna’s first album Real Lite is out now

2:10pm Saturday 3rd August 2013

There was a time when Kenni Wenna’s dreams of stardom looked set to remain just that – dreams.

Walking, talking, living doll collector

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Susan Brewer talks to Amie Mulderrig about her collection and her latest book

9:00am Saturday 3rd August 2013

The year was 1986 and Susan Brewer had just finished exhibiting at The Barbican when she received the call.

Stranger than fiction

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Steve Strange talks to Amie Mulderrig about the Club to Catwalk exhibition at the V&A

11:28am Friday 2nd August 2013

He’s credited as one of the founding fathers of the New Romantic movement. His records provided the soundtrack to those fumbling school disco snogs in the 1980s. Celebrities including Jack Nicholson and Sylvester Stallone have attended his club nights. And now some of his outfits, which inspired generations of clubbers, are set to be celebrated in a special exhibition Club to Catwalk at the Victoria & Albert Museum.

Open East Festival round-up

1:25pm Friday 26th July 2013

The Open East Festival celebrates the one-year anniversary of the Olympic Games ceremony hosted in London, and will prove to be an extravaganza of amusement, art and big name acts.

Dead Prez headline Open East Festival

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Dead Prez headline Open East Festival on Sunday

9:49am Thursday 25th July 2013

Regimes may change, but for American hip hop duo Dead Prez, the message still remains the same. “Our enemy is imperialism, white power in the name of imperialism.

Review: The Ladykillers

12:00pm Sunday 21st July 2013

Quintet in E, Op.11 No.5 wafting over the radio airwaves, my mind is transported back to the scene of the five gangsters pretending to be a quintet while hatching a plan for the heist in a room in King’s Cross, which they rent from an innocent old lady, Mrs Louisa Wilberforce, who lives in the flat below.

Followers of fashion

5:00pm Saturday 20th July 2013

Do you have a passion for fashion? If so, then this fashion workshop is for you. Join local artists to learn about fashion illustration, using items from Lowewood Museum’s collection. Suitable for 11 to 15 year olds.


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