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E6 NEWS, HOME GROWN TALENT, THINGS TO DO

ReACT – An all day festival & exhibition at Red Door Studios

As some of you already know, our favourite East-Ham-artists- hidey-hole (Red Door Studios, duh!) is planning a 7 day exhibition on the impact of Brexit on locals and artists alike, called reACT.

It kicks off with a bang on 3rd September with an all day LIVE ART & MUSIC-ATHON (quick, get it in your diary or click here for the Facebook event.) and we’ve got the insider scoop from some of the artists! Yep, that’s right, investigative journalism, right here people… Continue Reading

GREEN SPACES, THINGS TO DO

A RUN-derful way to get to know East Ham!

East End Road Runners are a running club that might be right up your street…Ok they probably don’t literally run up your street but they do run up the greenway, and as far afield as Regents Canal or Victoria Park too sometime.

We appreciate that running is not everyone’s bag but if you looked outside this morning and thought: a) I need to get fit; b) I need to get outside; c) I need to top up my tan (shallow, we know but com’on, we are NOT the only ones who think about it, right?) then we might just have a solution… Continue Reading

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E6 NEWS, THINGS TO DO, TRAVEL & TRANSPORT

FREE CYCLING LESSONS FOR NEWHAMITES!

Get on yer bike, son!

Ever fancy getting a bicycle (or getting it out of the shed), but are afraid of the craziness of the London roads? We know how you feel…

You could change all that with Cycle Confident, the cycle safety firm that partner with Newham Council to provide free (yes, you heard us, FREE!) cycling skills workshops for all of you Far East {Londoners}, whether you live, work or are in full time education in the borough. Continue Reading

FOOD & DRINK, THINGS TO DO

An East Ham Social + Saravana Bhavan double whammy

Exploring is more fun with friends (East Ham Social Club? Who the FLOCK are they?!)

This week we were hit with an E6 explorers double whammy – we road tested Saravana Bhavan’s dosa skills with the lovely people from East Ham Social! Great food, great company, great location (because it is east, and east is best, obvs).

East Ham Social is a brand spanking new and sort of exclusive club. We say sort of exclusive because you should really live in East Ham to ‘qualify’, but you don’t have to prove your eastie credentials on the spot by having a hipster beard, demonstrating your love for jellied eels or doing a Dick Van Dyke impression (these are all things stereotypical of east London, in case you thought we had wandered off on on a tangent). Basically it is a group of friendly Far East{Londoners} keen to explore and support their local area by eating and drinking in local establishments. Novel, huh? Continue Reading

SHOPS & MARKETS, THINGS TO DO

In Pictures: The Greatfield Spring Market 2016

On 12th March, Spring arrived. No wait, the Spring market arrived! Oh well, same same right?

The quarterly instalment of the Greatfield Community Market kicked off it’s 2016 series a few weeks ago and East Blam was there. Fly on the wall journalism, mate. We clocked all the action (um, from behind our stall, because we were actually selling cool East Blam related stuff as well as being super sleuth journals and pioneers and what not) and we can confirm that a jolly good day was had by all. Continue Reading

E6 NEWS, SHOPS & MARKETS, THINGS TO DO

Greatfield Community Market dates for 2016

Your favourite market is BACK!

Soooooooo, your favourite (erm, and only) community market is back for 2016! The Greatfield Residents Association peeps will be running their market in quarterly instalments this year and hopefully well on the way to making it a permanent fixture of our East Ham lives.

The Spring edition is on 12th March 2016, and guess what? East Blam will be there selling some more limited edition prints (who saw our New-Ham print last year? They sold out BTW and we was very proud, so we was!) as well as a few cheeky fashion accessories made by our pals at Badger & Black. Be sure to drop in and say hello, eat some stuff, drink some tea and what not. Continue Reading

E6 NEWS, FURTHER AFIELD, SHOPS & MARKETS, THINGS TO DO

Fo’Gate is the new Dalston (!) and only a 15 minute ride away…

We’d love to say ‘you heard it here first. Except you didn’t. Estate agents all over the Far East{london} have been deeming areas ‘the new news’ to turn a profit for years. First Dalston was the New Shoreditch, then Peckham was the new Dalston. Hackney was the new… um, the new… Um. They invented Victoria park village and Wanstead Village and you get the jist. It is no surprise to anyone that Forest Gate (Forest GREAT, OK!) has been on the up list for a while (The Guardian told us so, it must be true) .

Why is it good for us?

This is good news for East Ham for 2 reasons:-

  1. We are ONLY a 15 minute ride away, so for those in need of a pub with a fussball table, some artisan bread or a micro brewery, you can hop on the bus, or your bike and be there in two shakes of a hipsters beard.
  2. We are AT LEAST a 15 minute ride away, so no matter how hipster Fo’Gate gets, it is a long drunken ramble before they find themselves on the beautiful original features of our East Ham doorstep.

Ok, so enough fun poking at Forest Gate. As our next ward neighbours, we actually love all the exciting things that are happening over there so we thought we would give you a round up of the delights of Forest Great. The place to be in E7 is under a railway arch – you will find most of the little gems we listed below near one, from hether it is Avenue Road, or Winchelsea Rd. Continue Reading

FURTHER AFIELD, THINGS TO DO

Everyman, Canary Wharf – a nearby cini-treat.

Indie Cinema at its finest.

Those of you who have not experienced cinema a la Everyman yet, your FOMO is totes justified (translation for anyone who doesn’t speak TOWIE: Dear fellows, if you suffer Fear Of Missing Out, it is not fear, it is totally accurate dear boy). You ARE missing out.

Everyman is a beautiful and boutique cinema experience available in a few spots across London complete with sofas, fancy chocolates, mini pizzas and in seat wine delivery and there is one just 3 miles from East Ham! Who knew??? (um, well we did and probably everyone in Canary Wharf does too so shhhhhh, it’s our little secret!).

So with this knowledge and Google’s blue dot in hand, East Blam went exploring the wilds of Canada Water and Canary Wharf just before Christmas, braving the city boys playground in the name of the Force.

Strong, was it. Yummy Pizza, we had. Continue Reading

E6 NEWS, FOOD & DRINK, THINGS TO DO

East Blam’s High 5 of 2015!

2015, you are OUTTA HERE! but before you become a distant memory along with pine needles, mince pies and um, FUN (‘No Fun January’ is upon us after all!), a moment of reflection is in order.  It has been a year since we landed on the shores of East Ham and began our exploration of the Far East{Londons} so to celebrate, here is a list of our top 5 most favouritest discoveries

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E6 NEWS, SHOPS & MARKETS, THINGS TO DO

In Pictures: The Greatfield Winter Market

On November 14th, the good people of Greatfield turned out for the second instalment of the Greatfield community and craft market. Oh, and what a day it was!

There were records to rummage through (that was us!), winter gardening goodies, the obligatory rustic christmas tree decorations that no  winter market would be complete without (we bought some, they were soooooo cute!), knitted jelly baby toys (yep, got some of those too!) and many other festive treats. And Mulled Wine.

AHEM, THERE WAS MULLED WINE! Continue Reading