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Friday, March 20, 2020

In these troubled times, who better to rally the nation in a chorus of song than national treasure Gareth Malone?

Timeless classics are set to captivate audiences as Disney on Ice presents Magical Ice Festival at London’s iconic SSE Arena in Wembley.

Everyone’s favourite magic yellow bear is bring his spectacular show to Barking.

The Samuel twins are everything you would expect from eight-year-old girls. They’re energetic, enthusiastic and endearing. They’re also child stars, having worked in the industry since the age of four. They already boast an impressive portfolio of work.

A colourful canopy of shapes and messages has been unveiled above an alleyway as part of a bid to put smiles on people’s faces.

A budding choreographer is hoping to “bring the community” for the fifth year of an annual dance show.

A Dagenham actor has just secured the lead role in Warped Sacrifice, which opens at Battersea’s Turbine Theatre next month.

Studio 3 Art’s spoken word and open mic music night is back in Barking for 2020 showcasing more talent.

If Disney has taught us anything over the decades it’s to dream big and be inspired – and Disney on Ice 100 Years of Magic! does exactly that.

TV gardener Alan Titchmarsh has described it as “a little Shangri La in Dagenham”.

Panto is a unique British tradition and not something we have in America where this reporter is from.

Relive the magic of Frozen and timeless Disney classics this Christmas and New Year as Disney on Ice 100 Years of Magic! comes to the O2 London.

With a heartwarming message about the importance of friendship and teamwork, Queen’s Theatre’s Robin Hood panto is full of Christmas cheer.

Reporter Luke Acton reviews Jack and the Beanstalk at the Broadway, Barking

Dancing Queens and Super Troupers alike can, from today, Take a Chance on an immersive exhibition at London’s O2 paying tribute to the world’s most famous Swedish supergroup.

In the first of our east London panto reviews, we sent reporter Andrew Brookes to Theatre Royal Stratford East to experience a traditional Christmas show for the first time.

An interactive dance performance is coming to the Barking Broadway.

Dagenham’s White House gallery is opening its doors to offer free food and talks about a new project in the space.

An unsigned solo musician has beaten almost 1,000 acts to make it through to the final of a national competition.

Remember, remember the fifth of November for gunpowder, treason and plot... And an amazing fireworks display or three!

A special stage version of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time is coming to Dagenham schools.

A mum is bouncing back from depression after scooping top prize in a national cake baking competition.

Families who think they can find the most famous player of hide-and-seek in history can visit Valence House, Dagenham, to join the hunt for Wally from the beloved Where’s Wally? books.

Business reality show The Apprentice will be returning to our screens next week and this year we’ll see how a former Dagenham Sunday Market trader does his best to avoid the firing line.

Meet authors, discover new genres and celebrate the joy of reading at the borough’s own literary festival.

Dagenham is set to host an independent house music record label’s first ever festival.

It’s that time of year again where everyone fancies themselves as baking connoisseurs, talking about crème pats, even bakes, and, of course, soggy bottoms.

Barking Splash Park is adding another string to its bow as it plays host to a series of outdoor cinema screenings.

A budding film director is paying tribute to the streets where he lives in his next movie.

A new festival is set to bring house music to Dagenham this summer.

An author has published a novel about living in a cul-de-sac in tribute to the people of Dagenham.

Music

Friday, March 20, 2020

In these troubled times, who better to rally the nation in a chorus of song than national treasure Gareth Malone?

Thursday, October 31, 2019

An unsigned solo musician has beaten almost 1,000 acts to make it through to the final of a national competition.

Saturday, September 14, 2019

Meet authors, discover new genres and celebrate the joy of reading at the borough’s own literary festival.

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Dagenham is set to host an independent house music record label’s first ever festival.

Theatre

Thursday, March 12, 2020

Timeless classics are set to captivate audiences as Disney on Ice presents Magical Ice Festival at London’s iconic SSE Arena in Wembley.

Saturday, March 7, 2020

Everyone’s favourite magic yellow bear is bring his spectacular show to Barking.

Thursday, February 20, 2020

A budding choreographer is hoping to “bring the community” for the fifth year of an annual dance show.

Thursday, February 13, 2020

A Dagenham actor has just secured the lead role in Warped Sacrifice, which opens at Battersea’s Turbine Theatre next month.

Sunday, January 12, 2020

Studio 3 Art’s spoken word and open mic music night is back in Barking for 2020 showcasing more talent.

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