Culture

Lemzi

Leytonstone’s very own Hip Hop artist, Lemzi, sits down with Mark Wincott at the Horizon cafe in Leytonstone to talk music and growing up in East London over a...

Oxford House

Coinciding with its 127th anniversary, Bethnal Green’s Grade II Listed Oxford House has recently undergone extensive renovation work and is now ready to fling o...

Happy Anniversary LADA

Live Art Development Agency (LADA) celebrates its 20th anniversary The Live Art Development Agency (LADA) was established in 1999 by co-founders Lois Keidan a...

The Parish Squirt

Sean Gubbins explains the Parish Squirt No, this was not something derogatory to call your annoying child. It referred to the local fire engine. By a law of...

Ode to a beloved feline

The Gentle Author shares an excerpt from The Life & Times of Mr Pussy - a Memoir of a Favourite Cat When the clouds hang heavy and the atmosphere is qu...

Reading Hackney

Hackney, Portrait of a Community 1967 - 2017 Published by The Hackney Society and edited by Laurie Elks, this wonderful book was created to mark the 50th anniv...

Ali Jacko

William Wilde meets Ali Jacko, East London kick boxing champion turned singer Ali Jacko is an East End-based kickboxing champion who also gets involved with co...

Meet Hannah Gourlay

TellTails' Hannah Gourlay takes on The Dragons' Den Back in October, Dragons' Den viewers sat gasping as entrepreneur and artist Hannah Gourlay delivered an ex...

Read all about it

You don't have to look far for some local Christmas reading, discovers LoveEast The Lower Clapton Tales Published by Hackney Historic Buildings Trust and writ...
Deborah Coughlin of The Old Church Stoke Newington East London

Pull up a pew

LoveEast meets Deborah Coughlin of The Old Church in Stoke Newington What’s your story, Deborah? I spent the past decade moving from hitting a cowbell and a s...
Alfred Daniels an East End artist

East End inspiration

LoveEast is proud to collaborate with Spitalfields Life to present the final part of the exclusive preview of East End Vernacular In this final selection from ...

And baby came too

LoveEast meets Sarada and Adam from Wake Up Gigs How did the gigs start? We became parents in July 2015 and naturally wanted to look for new and interesting t...
Broadway Market

When the market stalled

We all love Broadway Market but Stephen Selby looks back to a time when it was struggling to survive In 1970 Broadway Market, once one of the most thriving mar...
Some artwork showing the heartfelt thoughts for the victims of Grenfell

For Grenfell

Angie Gough shows how East Londoners responded to the tragedy in the best way possible It’s been almost four months since the Grenfell tragedy claimed at least...
John Allin Spitalfields Market

Pride and prejudice

LoveEast is proud to collaborate with Spitalfields Life to present part two of the exclusive preview of East End Vernacular This handsome art monograph assembl...
Edmund Halley

Your end of term exam

Stephen Selby sets the questions in the summer History Hangout quiz 1. What was Hackney's Mermaid Tavern most famous for 200 years ago? Q8   &nb...
East End Vernacular book cover

Moving pictures

LoveEast is proud to collaborate with Spitalfields Life to present an exclusive preview of East End Vernacular The new book, East End Vernacular, Artists who p...
Kay Richardson and Rudimental

A Well-th of talent

LoveEast discovers breathtaking young talent at the Well Street Market live stage Last Saturday saw Brit Award winners Rudimental support local up-and-coming t...

The Angel and the Cad

Stephen Selby tells a heartbreaking story of one of London's lost houses When Wanstead House was built in 1722, it stood on the second largest parkland propert...

Good times… great jazz

LoveEast talks to drummer Clive Fenner about The East Side Jazz Club Tell us about the club... We‘ve been going for over 20 years and are open every Tuesday n...

Clean bill of health

Stephen Selby pays tribute to the men whose ingenuity brought clean water and good health to Hackney Hackney was a country village on the outskirts of London...
Childhood Museum

Museum of Childhood

What's on at the Museum of Childhood this month. New exhibition Searching For Ghosts features work by local and internationally renowned photographer Tom Hunte...

A Bit of Blue

Rachel Kolsky remembers Hackney's undisputed queen of Music Hall 2017 sees the 150th anniversary of the unveiling of the first London Blue Plaque commemorating...
Funeral

Dying Tradition

Hasina Zaman explains the history behind the horse-drawn funeral procession I recently met Gary Conway, head of marketing at The Stage – a new residential, off...
Museum of Childhood

Museum of Childhood

What's on at the Museum of Childhood this month ABC Photography opens on 11 February. Each letter of the alphabet introduces an image alongside a key word from...
Culture

Changing rooms

Rachel Kolsky points out a striking architectural feature on the Dalston skyline At the western end of Shacklewell Lane a magnificent building topped by a larg...