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Community Literature Festival: entry deadline this week!

Budding writers and illustrators need to get cracking, as entries for the Community Literature Festival must be in this week – by 11th October. The categories are short story, poetic narrations and illustration, and there are great prizes to be ...

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Try something new at Sound Unbound

Classical music? That’s just the boring bits of music lessons at school, isn’t it? Well, possibly it is – but what do you do if you want to check out whether your prejudices are true? Where do you put your ...

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An invite to stand and stare

Stand & Stare editions is a new online gallery which launched last month. It concentrates on photography – and its promoters are clearly very enthusiastic about the medium. For those similarly interested in viewing photographs as art, you can browse ...

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Joan Littlewood sculpture to be unveiled in October

Joan Littlewood is often described as “pioneering”. She was part of a movement which both presented working class people on the stage and made them welcome as audiences. This wasn’t new: in Shakespeare’s time, popping down to the Globe or ...

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Enough

by Dr.Amanullah Ashru   How much is enough for a tyrant to shed blood? How strong a person before the firing squad? All I seek is to live with my own views, ideas and thoughts. I must have enough air to ...

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Love and Anger

by Dr Amanullah Ashru Everyone has love and anger. Some keep love and express anger; others hide anger and show love. Our hearts speak to us of nothing else. I feel the presence of God whenever I see the cloud. ...

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Thames is a great success

The Tower Hamlets Arts and Music Education Service (THAMES) delivered a fantastic programme of summer events this year. The free music events have not only impressed audiences in Tower Hamlets but the wider East End too. Shoreditch Church hosted the ...

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You are Eternity

by Dr Amanullah Ashru   I like to make you eternity in my poem. Has time any source? You are, if any, in my life. You never stop. You go on, go on, Then I realise that I am alive. Dear, ...

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Hang on: it’s Dog Days at Hang Up!

The last week of July sees the opening of a new exhibition for the heart of summer at the Hang Up gallery. Dog Days: Summer’s Hottest Artists opens on 24th July. It’s a group exhibition showcasing a unique blend of ...

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Go Wild at Canary Wharf

When the docks closed, there was much talk about how the vacated land could be used to help the now employed local population find new work. However, the then Tory Government gave the land to Canary Wharf to build an ...

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