Boats working the river – a Totally Thames gallery

Totally Thames is an annual season of diverse and accessible arts and culture that runs throughout the month of September. The month-long programme runs along the 42-mile stretch of the Thames through working collaboratively with artists, local communities, river interest organisations and businesses. Its aims are to: Spotlight the river with excellent, surprising and spectacular art Champion a diverse and …

Giles BroadbentBoats working the river – a Totally Thames gallery
Micky Flanagan

Micky Flanagan at The O2 – everything you need to know

East End boy made good Micky Flanagan has become one of the biggest names on the comedy circuit – so much so that he’s taking up a 10-night residency at The O2. On dates running to October 14, the 51-year-old Bethnal Green funnyman will be presenting his “An’ Another Fing” tour – following on from his record-breaking “Back In The …

Giles BroadbentMicky Flanagan at The O2 – everything you need to know
Depeche Mode at the London Stadium (Image: Getty)

48 awesome things you should be doing this autumn

September 14 Wings, Young Vic Emily, a fiercely independent aviator and wing walker, suffers a stroke that destroys her sense of reality. Fragments of her life come together as she struggles to find her voice and her self. Juliet Stevenson takes on another extraordinary role. To November 4 September 16 Open House, London Open House celebrates its silver anniversary by …

Giles Broadbent48 awesome things you should be doing this autumn
The Thinker, by Auguste Rodin

Think about this – Rodin is coming to Canary Wharf

Canary Wharf is shaping up to present the work of a sculptor a hundred years after his death. Auguste Rene Rodin was one of the most famous contributors to visual art and created of the celebrated work The Thinker which has permeated popular culture. An Exhibition In Celebration Of 100 Years: François Auguste René Rodin (1840–1917) will showcase a series of …

Giles BroadbentThink about this – Rodin is coming to Canary Wharf
The Silver Building (Image: Luke O'Donovan)

Silver lining for derelict building earmarked for creative hub

The Silver Building was built more than 50 years for British Oil and Cake Mills and sits in the sliver of land between Britannia Village and the Thames, a space which still has remnants of traditional east London industry. However, the building will join other factories and office buildings, such as the nearby Millennium Mills in the march towards a …

Giles BroadbentSilver lining for derelict building earmarked for creative hub
Artist's impression of Silvertown Tunnel

Air quality campaigners renew calls to scrap Silvertown Tunnel

Friends of the Earth has made fresh calls for the Silvertown Tunnel to be scrapped after a new assessment revealed that air pollution levels would be made worse by the tunnel. The original tests for Transport for London failed to take into account the Government’s recent Air Quality Plan which was forced by the courts to use more realistic assumptions …

Giles BroadbentAir quality campaigners renew calls to scrap Silvertown Tunnel
Preparations for a London Tunnel Run event in 2015 (Image: YouTube)

Racers cancel Surrey Quays tunnel run event

Residents of Surrey Quays can get some peace on Bank Holiday Sunday. A police crackdown on boy racers has forced the cancellation of a major tunnel run event. More than 1,000 souped-up cars were expected to descend on Rotherhithe and Blackwall – gathering at Surrey Quays Shopping Centre then heading through the tunnels. But after April’s event – which brought …

Giles BroadbentRacers cancel Surrey Quays tunnel run event