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Culture

Five Mile Hike: #1. Leytonstone to Barking

Our new occasional column highlights less obvious urban hikes across the wider area

Unity Cafe
Community

Leytonstone Festival: long-running annual bash is back

Nine days of art, live music, food, performance and kids’ activities kick off this Saturday across E11’s many venues

Art

Festivals & pop-ups: E11 Arts Trail, Forest Gayte Pride, Francis Road & Host

Brilliant local one-offs, trails, galleries and unmissable stuff for the diary

Food & Drink

The old pubs of Leyton and Leytonstone: a stroll down memory lane

Which boozer barred his grandmother? Lifelong resident Alan Wells OBE recalls the watering holes, and misadventures, of his youth

Art

Six things to look forward to post-lockdown – and 6 places we miss

As we mark our sixth birthday, here’s what we’re excited by in 2021 – and a round-up of venues we once loved too

Art

Six Things We Learnt This Week: Black History Month, Luna Lounge RIP and more

How to mark the start of Black History Month locally. Plus Leytonstone Loves Film, Mora, and Abbott’s Park

Community

In Pictures: BLM protests at Northcote E11

With #blacklivesmatter protests around the world at the weekend, reader Grace Garland on the event at E11’s neighbourhood boozer