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Stratford Circus to show playwright’s sequel to popular Shakespeare comedy 

21 Feb

A sequel to one of the Bard’s most celebrated plays is set to shake up our perception of two of his star-crossed lovers.


Cannabis found in ‘Bob Marley’ bags in Stratford Park 

20 Feb

Police officers discovered nine bags of cannabis during a weapon sweep in Stratford Park today.


Missing teenage girl may be in Stratford 

20 Feb

Police are appealing for help tracing a 13-year-old girl.


Appeal to find missing Bromley boy Aiden Shannon, 13, who could be in Stratford 

19 Feb

Police are appealing for information to find a missing 13-year-old boy from Bromley who could be in Stratford.


Thousands evacuated from Westfield Stratford 

17 Feb

A video shows hordes of shoppers being evacuated from the Westfield shopping centre this evening as the fire doors came down.


Mayhem as shoppers evacuated from Westfield shopping centre 

17 Feb

The shopping centre has been evacuated (Picture: Instagram/ je3s) Westfield shopping centre in Stratford was evacuated this evening after a fire alarm went off in the food court area.


Lessons in ‘lagom’ for Stratford shoppers 

17 Feb

We love their meatballs and flat-packed furniture, but now one of Sweden’s most famous exports, besides ABBA, brings the latest Scandi-trend to Stratford - and it’s not hygge.


Solicitors and Italian eatery in Stratford paid worker less than the minimum wage 

17 Feb

A solicitors and an eatery in Stratford have been named and shamed for failing to pay their workers the minimum wage.


World Book Day: Stratford celebrations to host Cressida Cowell, Julian Clary and hundreds of schoolchildren 

16 Feb

Hundreds of youngsters will descend on Stratford Library on March 2 for a celebration where they can really let their imaginations run wild.


Partial U-turn on parking charge hikes at London Aquatics Centre in Stratford 

15 Feb

Olympic bosses have made a partial u-turn on hiking parking charges for users of a leisure centre after angry parents retaliated.


Jailed: Ilford man who stabbed to death Bradley Dos Reis Pais Quaresma in Stratford Park 

13 Feb

A man who stabbed to death an ‘adorable’ 20-year-old inside a park and then tried to flee to France has been jailed today.


Ninety-one-year-old former child refugee attacks government at Stratford meeting 

13 Feb

A man who was one of the first child refugees to enter the country after fleeing Nazi persecution in the Second World War has attacked the government.


Shared ownership development launches in Stratford 

10 Feb

A shared ownership development offering 35 homes in the centre of Stratford has launched.


Theatre Royal Stratford East’s artistic director steps down 

7 Feb

Theatre Royal Stratford East’s artistic director is set to step down from his role at the end of the year.


Man guilty of Stratford park killing 

7 Feb

A man has been found guilty of killing a student who was found dead in a Stratford park.


Commuters beware, severe delays between Stratford and Liverpool Street station 

6 Feb

Faulty overhead electric wires between Manor Park and Romford means trains between Stratford and Romford are being delayed by up to 25 minutes, or cancelled.


Sibling rivalry as The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry visit Stratford 

5 Feb

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry put on their running shoes today in a visit to Stratford’s Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.


Fury as diving centre in Stratford used by Tom Daley to hike parking charges by 1,500 per cent 

3 Feb

Parents who use a diving centre where Olympic bronze medallist Tom Daley trains could be force to withdraw their children if parking charges are hiked by 1,500 per cent.


Husband and wife who stole £230k from Dewhursts of Stratford butchers 

3 Feb

A married couple have been spared jail after stealing hundreds of thousands of pounds from Dewhursts of Stratford, in what police called a “particularly horrible” crime.


Pedestrian struck by car outside West Ham game in Stratford 

1 Feb

Ambulance crews rushed to Stratford on Wednesday night after a man was struck by a car outside the West Ham game.


Boy, 6, cut free from car by firefighters after Stratford crash 

30 Jan

A six-year-old boy trapped in a car had to be cut free by firefighters after a road crash yesterday evening.


Brain injury survivors stage Stratford art exhibition 

30 Jan

A stroke survivor who suffered brain damage can express himself again after picking up a paintbrush.


New Stratford headquarters for finance watchdog reaches full height 

27 Jan

Work on the International Quarter is gathering pace with the “topping out” of the Financial Conduct Authority’s (FCA) new headquarters.


Stratford teacher ‘absolutely’ loves being able to influence children’s lifes 

27 Jan

Science teacher and basketball coach, Aaron Senior, loves playing a part on influencing children’s lifes.


Child survivor of concentration camps speaks out on Holocaust Memorial Day 

27 Jan

Holocaust Memorial Day was marked today at Stratford Old Town Hall in front of a crowd of more than 400 people, as both the Mayor and a Holocaust survivor condemned ongoing atrocities around the world.


Chart-topping Irish artist set to play debut gig at Stratford pub 

24 Jan

Rising Irish artist James McGrath will be playing an intimate debut gig in the capital at Stratford’s Queen’s Head pub.


Party like Jay-Z with Stratford casino’s bling competition 

24 Jan

Aspers Casino is looking at a £2million bar bill as it hands out golden bottles of champagne to lucky punters.


Investigation highlights safety concerns at Stratford Magistrates’ Court 

24 Jan

An investigation into custody measures has raised fears over safety at Stratford Magistrates’ Court.


Lucky roulette players offered £1 million champagne prize at Stratford casino 

23 Jan

Casino owner Damian Aspinall has vowed to give away a million pounds in champagne to lucky roulette players at Aspers Stratford.


Dark comic look at mental health portrayed in Stratford Circus play 

20 Jan

Mental health isn’t a conventional topic for comedy – but then Butterfly isn’t exactly a conventional show.


Holocaust survivor to share story at Stratford memorial day event 

20 Jan

A man who survived five concentration camps will be sharing his story in an event to mark Holocaust Memorial Day.


Hyperlocal & blogs

Theatre News: New musical development organisation announces partnership with Theatre Royal Stratford East 

21 Feb

In its inaugural year, the New Musical Development Collective will be hosted at the east London theatre...


Art in Barking Road. IWD 2017 

19 Feb

Wed 8th March free Launch night 6-8pm Tower Gallery, Barking Road.


A Poem A Day .IWD 2017 

18 Feb

Annually I write a poem a day from February 8th to March 8th.


Beggars Belief 

18 Feb

Yesterday evening I bought some posh honey and Maple syrup to take along to pancake day at Claremont in Islington because I can and do.


Champions 

15 Feb

To celebrate International Women’s Day 2017 Gillian Lawrence has an art exhibition at Hackney Central Library for the month of March.


Headscarves 1950s 

15 Feb

As a nod to International Women’s Day 2017 Gillian Lawrence’s canvases in homage to the women she interviewed and indeed grew up with on her Headscarves Project can be seen for the whole of March on the wall at Stratford east Picturehouse.


Like a piece of art, “Untitled”. 

14 Feb

There was a Daily Mash article about retired people flooding galleries with their s**t art and that their relatives are emotionally blackmailed into buying the trash so that worthy art never gets sold.


Tammy WhyNot or Louise Weaver 

13 Feb

After the pretty useless art session at Claremont I waited to meet an Elders Ambassador from Tammy Whynot’s scheme funded by the Wellcome Collection in London.


Pleased As Punch 

13 Feb

To submit art work at The Mill Coppermill Lane E17  fiver To submit art work at the Claremont Project N1          zilch ”                   ”               ”        Hackney Central Library and ...


Big Offence on No Offence. Crush FGM 

11 Feb

So, what did you think of the FGM treatment/pitch on “No Offence”? There was a tanned/ olive-skinned as they used to say Egyptian woman of colour cutter with pink ears.


Up Your Street Issue 5 

11 Feb

Sun 12th Feb   free 10-12 walking wild at Walthamstow Wetlands.


Review: Review: The Bubbly Black Girl Sheds Her Chameleon Skin (Theatre Royal Stratford East) 

9 Feb

Kirsten Childs' poppy musical gets its European premiere...


Cyclist dies in Tower Hamlets on cycle superhighway 2 

8 Feb

Cycle superhighway 2 on Whitechapel Road, where a cyclist was killed.


Video: In rehearsals with The Bubbly Black Girl Sheds Her Chameleon Skin 

6 Feb

Kirsten Childs' musical gets its London premiere at the Theatre Royal, Stratford East...


Theatre News: Kerry Michael steps down as artistic director of Theatre Royal Stratford East 

3 Feb

Michael will leave the theatre at the end of 2017...


Pudding Mill Lane, Sugar House Lane & IKEA City 

3 Feb

Pudding Mill Lane I hadn’t been back to Pudding Mill Lane on the edge of Stratford for at least a year and the area around Sugar House Lane for around 2, so I was keen to see what was happening there now.


The Mill, Coppermill Lane. E17 

28 Jan

“The trouble with The Mill is that it’s too posh.


The Claremont Project 

28 Jan

Exhausted from and happy to have completed my art work for my exhibition called “Champions” acknowledging International Women’s Day 2017 because an artist has to promote and design that promotion too and curb vanity, modesty and find a path of ...


Dalston Eastern Curve Garden/Late noti 

27 Jan

Sunday 29 January 2017, 2-5pm FREE If you’ve been inspired by Winterwatch on TV this week, we’ve got an afternoon to get you outside and close up to plants and nature.


some art and cooking 

26 Jan

Up Your Street    Issue 4 Mon Jan 30th £2.


Aftermath 2012 – Anything in Stratford is an Olympic Legacy 

25 Jan

Back in July 2016 after I posted an article about job creation in the aftermath of London2012 on Games Monitor BBC Radio 4's You and Yours programme contacted me for an interview.


Made In Hackney 

24 Jan

Another Up Your Street subscriber has been joining me at the Made In Hackney food workshops on Sundays, she missing church and me braving the elements and we booked through Hackney Circle.


Up Your Street. Issue 3 

21 Jan

Issue 3 Up Your Street Tues 24th Jan    £1.


New entrance proposed for Stratford tube station 

20 Jan

A new eastern side entrance to Stratford station has been approved, which will see easier access to the station from the side streets to the north of Stratford High Street.


West Ham Labour January 2017 

14 Jan

DearJohn Happy 2017! Below are some of West Ham's January activities.


Issue 2 Up Your Street 

12 Jan

——————————– Mon 16th Jan     £5 or £3 if Newham resident   1.30-4.30pm Tea dance Stratford Old Town Hall E15 Tues   17th Jan  free 1.15-1.45pm  Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology.


It’s all hotting up. 

10 Jan

The artist in residence for next September at Walthamstow Wetlands has arrived from Glasgow into E17 for a reccie fortnight and is kinda resident at The Mill E17,which is the hub of knitting for “Urban Swifts”.


Local Arts Job Opportunity: Development Administrator, Theatre Royal Stratford East 

5 Jan

Local Arts Job Opportunity   Development Administrator, Theatre Royal Stratford East   Full time SalaryPaid...


One step forward, two steps back. 

5 Jan

Up Your Street has been active for a mere seven years.


Up Your Street Issue 1 2017 

5 Jan

2017     Sun 8th Jan    free or fiver donation  12-3pm Made in Hackney cooking workshops.




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