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With a career spanning more than four decades, Peña has toured the world with the Paco Peña Flamenco Dance Company, now bringing his production of Flamencura back to Sadler’s Wells

Shabazi’s Body House (vers. III), is being performed at Rich Mix as part of the Certain Blacks Harlem Festival in September

As well as apple themed entertainment, the cider village will let you sample a variety of home-grown ciders

Chef James Cochran is set to launch a new restaurant in Angel Central Shopping Centre, following his success with James Cochran EC3 in the city.

Stour Space in Hackney Wick is calling for submissions from any women who want to share their voice

Conor McPherson’s script and direction expertly place Dylan’s music within the plot, an exploration of the racism, poverty and hopelessness of 1930s America

A new season of work from the National Youth Theatre (NYT) running throughout August comes to Hackney Wick’s Yard Theatre.

Zoe Paskett is pampered like a queen at The Spread Eagle Hotel and Spa, trying out their new signature treatment

Brooke Dennis tells ZOE PASKETT about setting up The London Loom in Hackney Downs

Cressida Bonas stars as Sonia Brownell in Mrs Orwell, the story of George Orwell’s second and last marriage, at Islington’s Old Red Lion Theatre in August

Shoreditch High Street will be projecting messages such as “Overturn the ideology of hetero male supremacy” and “sexual revolutionaries demand freedom from sexist gender roles” on July 27

James Dawson founded Humble Grape on the philosophy that everyone should have access to good wine. Zoe Paskett finds out just how good.

Queer Season returns to the King’s Head and Zoe Paskett talks LGBTQI+ theatre with Adam Spreadbury-Maher and playwright Bertie Darrell

Potter, Past and Present is a literary conference with added oak matured mead

The annual celebration of new writing Festival 47 returns to the King’s Head Theatre. Zoe Paskett talks to two companies about bringing their work to the stage

Zoe Paskett talks to Andrea Stewart about writing recipes inspired by Twitter

Zoe Paskett tries out an aerial circus hoop class - who hasn’t dreamed about flying? But who ever said flying was going to be easy? (Spoiler: it isn’t)

Zoe Paskett speaks to actor Rosie Wyatt about starring in Mumburger at the Old Red Lion, a play about grief, family relationships and eating red meat.

Leah Donaldson talks to Eckhard Thiemann, artistic director of Shubbak Festival, a city-wide biennial celebration of Arab culture and history

Phil Wang has joined the line up for the Union Chapel’s monthly comedy showcase (and he’s definitely on pair with the Eds)

Organised by the Illustrated World Series (IWS), the annual championship revolves around a live tournament

Camden resident Jamie Willcocks has created the London-centric card game and is looking for backing through Kickstarter

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

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