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Yesterday, 17:00

Local paper journalists may not get to review West End musicals or critique Michelin star restaurants – but they do get to enjoy the festive spectacle that is the local pantomime.

When Jack sells his beloved family cow for magic beans, he soon discovers they open up an unexpected world of thrilling adventure.

Pupils from a Rainham school explored the realities of young people navigating their way through a technology dictated world in their debut novel.

A photographer who hates having his picture taken has made a last minute call for votes after his work was shortlisted in a national competition.

Almost 60 years after his untimely death, the legacy of Buddy Holly lives on.

A teacher at a Barking school was inspired to write a book about inclusion after seeing how much his pupils valued having their unique experiences represented in media.

We know winter is just around the corner so if you fancy a little sunshine back in your life Levi Roots Caribbean Smokehouse can make you feel you’re on holiday without having to step on a plane.

An award winning play by the National Theatre has been adapted specifically for children and will be performed in schools in Dagenham and Havering.

Secondary school pupils from east London have met the cast of Dreamgirls stage production in the West End in a move to inspire the next generation of theatre talent.

Dagenham residents are part of a new initiative that has helped to transformed them from amateurs into a ‘true theatrical company’.

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 a woman who has 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.

Music

Thursday, June 7, 2018

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

Theatre

Yesterday, 17:00

Local paper journalists may not get to review West End musicals or critique Michelin star restaurants – but they do get to enjoy the festive spectacle that is the local pantomime.

Monday, December 3, 2018

When Jack sells his beloved family cow for magic beans, he soon discovers they open up an unexpected world of thrilling adventure.

Friday, September 21, 2018

An award winning play by the National Theatre has been adapted specifically for children and will be performed in schools in Dagenham and Havering.

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Secondary school pupils from east London have met the cast of Dreamgirls stage production in the West End in a move to inspire the next generation of theatre talent.

Saturday, August 25, 2018

Dagenham residents are part of a new initiative that has helped to transformed them from amateurs into a ‘true theatrical company’.

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