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Entertainment

Amid our hectic working lives, we all need time to chill out and simply have fun! East London is a thriving hotspot for those delivering some of the best entertainment….check out what we’ve got covered…

Be Prepared

Braced for the festival season? Toby Harris shares his top five essentials for ensuring that nothing gets in the way of the music

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Something for the Weekend

The Southport Weekender started out in 1987 before closing its doors in 2015. This year saw it return to Finsbury Park for the second year. E1 Life grabbed a chat with its founder, Alex Lowes, who is also the mastermind behind Croatia’s brilliant Suncebeat and The Liverpool Disco Festival

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On the market?

Suzy Gill is on Brick Lane, on a hangover, on a date and on a mission – mostly for bagels

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Sushi Samba

Out out April 2018

As we serve up our top EC2 bars, post-work tipples are always a goer, even on a school night!

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Out Out

From ale to chocolate milk: Liam Barker samples a fine selection of EC1’s drink spots…

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Ronnie Herel

You can go your own way

Ronnie Herel, former BBC1xtra and Radio 1 presenter, presents Drive Time and specialist slot #TheBIGRnBShow on Mi Soul Radio. He tells E1 Life why being unafraid to try new things is the key to originality and success Starting a new venture can put the fear…

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Winterville

Out Out

Words: Liam Barker Winterville Winterville started out in Victoria Park, so technically it’s an east London thing. It may have moved south for the winter, but this behemoth is too big for us to miss. The ultimate Christmas destination this year includes the festive gamut.…

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eatstreets

EatStreets

Five gold rings! Or pink, or cinnamon, or chocolate – anything just so long as they’re the baked and sugary variety Words: Liam Barker You Doughnut There aren’t many things better than those fairground-fresh fried doughnuts, dusted in icing sugar. You know the ones. You…

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George Michael

Gorgeous George

Last Christmas, the news broke our hearts. This year, we’re saving our tears to remember someone special: George Michael, singer, song writer, philanthropist and free spirit…

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Gordon Mac

IT STARTED WITH A KISS

Gordon Mac For , a childhood love of music proved the catalyst for his part in kick-starting the UK’s commercial radio revolution. E1 Life tuned in to find out more… Words: Eric Woollard-White    Podcast: Rosie Coxshaw Very few people working in any business can lay…

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Soul man

Soul man

Ronnie Herel’s DJ work takes him to some of the world’s most exotic locations, but there’s only ever been one place he wants to come home to and that’s East London. Similarly, he may rub shoulders with some of the music industry’s biggest names, but it’s the emerging,…

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Maude Hirst

Maude Hirst

DRAMA QUEEN She’s bowled audiences over with her performance in Vikings, and now she has Hollywood sniffing at her door. But actress Maude Hirst won’t be moving to La La Land anytime soon, because Hackney’s where she was born and belongs WORDS BY BETH LATHAM…

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