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Saturday, July 21, 2018

Arts and craft sessions are returning to the Marks Gate estate this summer.

An outdoor cinema screening of classic film Jason and the Argonauts has taken place in Dagenham.

The Unthanks have been announced as the Sunday headliners of the Barking Folk Festival.

A casting company boss is looking for two women who have never acted before to star in a BBC funded feature film.

A Barking film-maker is all set for a Soho premier of his first ever feature-length, self-produced film, which is set to be released early next month.

A comedian from Barking is set to embark on a tour around the UK.

A second West End performer has been announced to headline the One Borough Festival in Parsloes Park.

An all female comedy night is coming to a barge moored in Barking.

A hit musical star in the West End is among the lineup for this year’s Summer of Festivals programs.

Today marks the start of women’s empowerment month, and Barking and Dagenham Council will be celebrating with a range of activites over the next four weeks.

If 2018 is going to be anything like 2017, it’s going to be unpredictable.

How much do you remember about the weird and wacky world of Twitter this year?

Join In: Big food and drink quiz

Tuesday, December 26, 2017

OK, you’ve probably eaten and drunk too much and you may be suffering for it today.

Fancy yourself as something of an aficionado of Christmas TV?

A Barking community group hopes to inspire children to think inside the box.

Gallery: Colourful hot air balloons fly over Dagenham

Monday, September 11, 2017

Were you one of the lucky people to see a fleet of hot air balloons cruising over Dagenham on Sunday morning?

Boogie rockers Status Quo have had more than 60 hits and become legends in the music industry. Now a tribute band are bringing the magic to Hornchurch.

“We had what I would call a ‘council estate of mind’. Our benchmark for success was how impressive the local drug dealer’s car was, or which of the native gang members had the most respect.”

The legacy of a corrupt 19th century magistrate’s crimes against the East End’s poorest was exposed in a book talk at the Wanstead Tap.

A fast-moving roller coaster of a journey through some of the greatest songs of the 50s, 60s and 70s is coming to Barking.

The world’s first and finest Bon Jovi tribute is coming to put on a show in Barking.

A covers band is planning to take the stage by storm in Dagenham.

Youngsters will be showing off their talents on stage in Barking.

This relentlessly fascinating account of the sordid schemes of Joseph Merceron, a 19th century magistrate of Bethnal Green, charts the rise, fall and return of a man who shamelessly stole from the East End’s poorest.

It’s been 50 years, but legendary comedian Jimmy Jones is returning to the Dagenham Roundhouse.

A selfie-stick might not sound very inspiring, but for a group of drama students it helped them fill a theatre.

The greatest hits from pop-rock duo Chas and Dave will get everyone up dancing in Dagenham.

A brand-new stage adaptation of the world famous Frankenstein is coming to Barking.

The Bubbly Black Girl Sheds Her Chameleon Skin at the Theatre Royal in Stratford, is the UK premiere of this hit US musical.

One of the most respected mediums in the UK could tell you what the future holds tomorrow night.

Aformer marketer who swapped promotions for words will be showcasing her debut book at a reading next month.

Music

Thursday, June 7, 2018

The Unthanks have been announced as the Sunday headliners of the Barking Folk Festival.

Monday, April 9, 2018

A second West End performer has been announced to headline the One Borough Festival in Parsloes Park.

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

A hit musical star in the West End is among the lineup for this year’s Summer of Festivals programs.

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Today marks the start of women’s empowerment month, and Barking and Dagenham Council will be celebrating with a range of activites over the next four weeks.

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