Days Out

Saturday, January 21, 2017

Forget A Day in The Life, when you could have an evening of endless classics from The Beatles.

Essex-based covers band Expose are hoping to get the crowd dancing at the Dagenham Roundhouse tomorrow night.

You’ll be entertained by some of the capital’s top comedians at a new monthly club night.

Mr Spankey and The Hipthrusters are playing their first gig in the borough.

If you’re in the mood for a traditional Christmas Eve exploring the true meaning of Christmas there are plenty of church services to choose from.

Kick off your four-day weekend with a night of festive hits and fun at the Dagenham Roundhouse.

Distinguished TV producers, authors and historians will be among the special guests giving readings at a carol service on Sunday.

A gallery owner is hoping her exhibition about faith and diversity will send a message to its visitors.

A live jazz club will launch at The Boathouse on Friday.

Barking town centre was transformed into a winter wonderland with an ‘elfy number of festive jumpers – and a little help from a singing sensation.

Mod band Missing Andy are looking forward to playing a smaller scale show as they get ready for their Dagenham Roundhouse gig.

A short film exploring friendship, loyalty, sexting and stealing will make its debut on the big screen on Thursday.

Bright lights and Christmas cheer are coming to town.

Generations of clubbers can relive their party days by heading to a reunion night for one of east London’s most popular clubs.

Know your two fat ladies from your legs eleven?

Barking music and drama group stage panto

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Fancy booing some baddies and cheering on the good guys? Then get down to the Ripple Centre this week to watch pantomime Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves.

One of Britain’s most loved melodic rock acts, Martin Turner, is bringing an evening of hit music to the borough’s iconic music venue.

Unseen life on the streets of the capital has been captured in a new exhibition.

The longest established The Who tribute act will be playing all the group’s hits on Saturday night.

Love house and garage music but tired of travelling miles to get your fix?

Pantomime season is fast approaching so it’s a good idea to book your tickets early to avoid disappointment.

The medium who foresaw One Direction’s success could tell you what the future holds on Saturday night.

Worried about how you’re going to entertain the children during half-term?

An Amy Winehouse tribute act will be bringing Back to Black back to life at the Dagenham Roundhouse.

Musicians will play their hearts out in aid of Oxfam.

Schoolchildren and arts groups from Barking and Dagenham enertained thousdands of people at the Barbican.

Don your best cowboy boots and hat combo and enjoy a Wild West night out – at the bingo.

Schoolchildren from Barking and Dagenham will perform at a free open day at the Barbican.

Behind an unassuming warehouse door lies an Oktoberfest extravaganza.

Celebrate Black History month at a variety of events honouring the culture, history and achievements of black and minority ethnic communities.

A star-studded line-up will make up two starting elevens to help pay for a life-changing operation for a six-year-old boy.

Reminisce about the past at the Barking history fair.

An awardwinning author will share his thoughts on reading and writing at Valence Library.

​A four-day festival showcased a council estate’s heritage with exhibitions, spoken word and afternoon tea.

Enjoy some good old-fashioned fun this weekend and try out everything from apple pressing to breadmaking and Tudor dancing.

There’s plenty to discover as the borough’s best landmarks open their doors to the public this weekend.

An evening of pure club classics, R’n’B flavours, deep vocal, tech house, garage and dirty soul will get you up on your feet this weekend.

A celebration of a legendary rock venue’s heyday – where a typical bill would include Pink Floyd and Led Zeppelin – will take place on Saturday.

A new project is set to explore Ford’s heritage – and you can be a part of it.

Bookworms rejoice – Readfest is back.

A singer-songwriter from Barking is preparing to release his debut album later this year.

The Nineties were back with a vengeance as a host of boybands took fans by storm on a sunny day of nostalgic tributes.

Today’s the day! Peter Andre, Blue, 5ive, East 17 and more are set to perform in Dagenham’s Central Park.

Try homemade produce grown and produced at an organic farm during a special community day.

Street theatre, a colourful brass band and a circus will be just a few of the spectacles set to wow on Friday.

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