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Sounds on Sunday: 50 of 50/4

WHAT WERE we listening to 50 years ago? The year 1969 began with Peter Sarstedt’s Where do you go to, my lovely? occupying the top spot on the UK Charts for four consecutive weeks. The song divides opinions.  Some see it ...

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Sounds on Sunday: 50 of 50/3

WHAT WERE we listening to 50 years ago? In July 1969, Something in the Air, by Thunderclap Newman, topped the charts for three weeks. This classic track has been used as background music on TV, in film and for adverts ...

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East London’s Gardening in June

THE JUNE ISSUE of The Voice, the newsletter of the East London Garden Society is out, with news and tips about all things green. Geoff Juden sets the scene, reminding us to adopt a positive mindset to move forward. “There ...

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Friday is brothers day!

YOU’VE HEARD OF Mothers Day and Fathers Day? Now, from the USA, comes Brothers Day – a special 24 hours during which you can mark your relationship with your brother, held on 24th May. How you mark this special relationship ...

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Cite Your Sources at the Chisenhale Gallery

THE CHISENHALE Gallery is half way through its current exhibition – a display of paintings and objects presented by London-based artist Mandy El-Sayegh. The works challenge the everyday order we are used to, exploring the these of representation, abstraction and ...

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Dance the afternoon away in Bow

A DANCE TASTER afternoon is taking place today, 11th May, from 2.30-5.15pm at Bow Church. Dance-wise, there will be a free taster rueda class (please bring trainers to wear) which is suitable for beginners and improvers. If you enjoy the ...

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A struggle for liberation and for love

Hasina Momtaz reviews Shongram (The Struggle). A LABOUR OF LOVE: that’s how I would describe British-Bangladeshi writer, director and producer Munsur Ali’s struggle to bring Shongram to audiences across the UK. I was lucky enough to be invited to an ...

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