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Music From Around the World at Islington Assembly Hall on July 3 is a tonic for harmony during troubled times

A round up of events around Islington and Hackney celebrating Pride Festival

It’s been a whirlwind few years for a capella group, Sons of Pitches.

Stoke Newington author and journalist Jonathan Freedland talks to Zoe Paskett about his new book, To Kill the President under nom de plume Sam Bourne

A special three course dinner at The Round Chapel in Hackney is the brand new menu by migrant and refugee women chefs on June 27

From June 19 to 25, Refugee Week is back with arts and educational events around the country to raise awareness and hope for a better way of dealing with the ongoing crisis, and Islington and Hackney are no exceptions

Hackney singer Ade Omotayo talks singing with Amy Winehouse, his band Equals and the democratisation of music

There’s music, art, dance, food, sports, workshops and a parade throughout the day, celebrating the community’s contributions

What started off in 2000 as a local festival for filmmakers living and working in east London has now expanded to present the best of British and international cinema, while still staying true to its roots

Zoe Paskett visits the Barbican’s new sci-fi exhibition, which extends throughout the building covering film, tv, literature, art and music

Hackney local Frankie Oliver, a singer turned taxi driver turned singer again, returns to music with a new album after a two decade long absence

Good Eggs is raising money for a number of charities including Dementia UK, Unicef Refugee Crisis Appeal and The Dahlia Project

The free projects, The Committee and You, Me, The World and Hackney, are running for the first time this summer for 15 to 19 at Hub67

Zoe Paskett talks to the Luminary Bakery founder Alice Boyle and Benjamina Ebuehi from Great British Bake Off about empowerment through baking

The second Show of Hands event highlights issues surrounding migration, with a focus on the facts and figures at a local level

Zoe Paskett talks to author Wendy Jones and campaigner and Women’s Equality Party candidate Nimco Ali, both speaking at Stoke Newington Literary Festival

When Too Close To Touch singer Keaton Pierce tragically lost his three year old sister, his priority was to use music to express his pain

Zoe Paskett talks to Jamie McLean and director Ron Scalpello about bringing Lenny back to life in a new and long awaited biopic

Distorted Façade brings the artists together to look at the human form, both producing bodies of work that explore the depiction of the figure in the post modern age.

The London Tango Quintet are playing at Hackney’s Round Chapel on May 25

ZOE PASKETT talks to Hackney local Ben Lloyd-Hughes about his starring role in Kiss Me, making big life choices and retaining an air of mystery in the era of social media

The artist’s illustrated portraits appeared in many British magazines, and now make up a newly opened exhibition at Goswell Road’s Lever Gallery.

Your Beautiful, based out of temporary spaces in Dalston, is bringing their travelling exhibition Junk in the Trunk to The Bomb Factory in Archway on May 28.

In celebration of National Vegetarian Week, Jenius Social hosts a class in Japanese cuisine

The Almeida’s digital series stars Ian McKellen, Fiona Shaw and Ashley Walters, with insight from Caitlin Moran and some of London’s next generation of leaders

If you’ve got a small city garden, balcony or just a windowsill, Carolyn Dunster knows how to make the most out of every inch of space

Danny Ash and Kayla Lomas-Kirton talk about getting into the spirit of circus with Stufish’s latest production, Soho

Ricky Darko returned to his birthplace of Ghana to photograph young men around Independence Day

Rita Kalnejais set her romance, This Beautiful Future, now showing at The Yard Theatre, on the backdrop of Collaboration Horizontale

Journalist and first time author Paula Cocozza talks to Zoe Paskett about embracing wildness in the city and praise from Hilary Mantel

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