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Tue, 14:42

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.

A former pupil at a Romford theatre school from Dagenham has made her West End debut in London's feel-good musical Mamma Mia!

The community came together through music and dance as a festival atmosphere filled the Barking town square on Saturday.

A Bucks Fizz spin off is swapping the land of make believe for Barking to headline the One Borough Festival.

Barking's very own "pre-Edinburgh" fringe performance festival is giving artists and theatre companies opportunities to showcase new, existing and 'in development' work.

A dyslexic barber's novel inspired by the streets he grew up on is being performed on stage after a chance encounter with a theatre impresario.

A Barking and Dagenham resident has published a book detailing the profound impact that a partnership of churches in the borough is having in the community.

The full line up for the Barking Folk Festival has been announced with under two months to go until the annual bash.

Barking and Dagenham residents with visual impairments will have more access to talking books thanks to an £82,000 cash injection.

School photos are a rite of passage: a snapshot in time of bad hairstyles, gappy teeth and that hideous experiment with the blue eyeliner that went on for far too long.

A music producer and artist who works in Harold Hill has launched his first single, and is being featured alongside artists including Nick Cave, Example and the Kooks.

The Channel 4 show Location, Location, Location is planning to come to the borough.

Actor Sheridan Smith has appeared in character as the mother of the first man Stephen Port killed as filming of a BBC drama begins.

Here is a selection of the World Book Day photos sent in by our readers.

The families of the men killed by serial killer Stephen Port have welcomed a TV drama they hope will highlight police failings.

Alistair Coleman, author of the hit book Angry People in Local Newspapers, has been speaking with Layth Yousif about the cult publication about to reach the bestsellers lists...

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.

Music

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

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

Friday, July 12, 2019

A Bucks Fizz spin off is swapping the land of make believe for Barking to headline the One Borough Festival.

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Barking's very own "pre-Edinburgh" fringe performance festival is giving artists and theatre companies opportunities to showcase new, existing and 'in development' work.

Friday, May 3, 2019

The full line up for the Barking Folk Festival has been announced with under two months to go until the annual bash.

Friday, March 22, 2019

A music producer and artist who works in Harold Hill has launched his first single, and is being featured alongside artists including Nick Cave, Example and the Kooks.

Theatre

Mon, 11:58

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

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

A former pupil at a Romford theatre school from Dagenham has made her West End debut in London's feel-good musical Mamma Mia!

Tuesday, July 2, 2019

A dyslexic barber's novel inspired by the streets he grew up on is being performed on stage after a chance encounter with a theatre impresario.

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To celebrate the launch of Connected Communities, Crowdfunder has teamed up with Trust For London to award £5,000 to five projects making a difference in Barking & Dagenham.

It's the debate fans across the UK are discussing - so where better to find out more about the iconic burger than behind the scenes in a local McDonald's restaurant?

The Exchange in Ilford has added a state-of-the-art, Savannah-themed play area, with hand painted animal sculptures, to its brand new family zone, designed by American creative agency Playtime

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