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Forgotten Stories: Black Saturday

Forgotten Stories: Black Saturday

Attacks from the air during World War II had a devastating effect on London’s Royal Docks and the people who lived and worked in the area. The bombings began in July, 1940, but the start of what’s known as The Blitz was marked later that year by Black Saturday. read more…

Is This a Waste Land? performances for Silvertown

Is This a Waste Land? performances for Silvertown

Artists, photographers and film-makers from all over the world have been drawn to the abandoned industrial spaces around London’s Royal Docks. In October, an outdoor performance using immersive sound is the latest project to be staged on the derelict land of Silvertown. read more…

LGBT parents feel safest in Newham

LGBT parents feel safest in Newham

Newham has been named the most LGBT family-friendly borough in London in a recent survey, thanks to its access to affordable property, good schools and safety within the community. read more…

ExCel London hosts Sewing Bee Show

ExCel London hosts Sewing Bee Show

If you spot a warm, autumnal glow surrounding the ExCel Centre at London’s Royal Docks next month, you’ll know that one of the BBC’s homeliest TV programmes, The Great British Sewing Bee, is in residence. read more…

The Royal Docks in film: The Sandwich Man

The Royal Docks in film: The Sandwich Man

The cast reads like a Who’s Who of 1960s British comedy, although it would be a little generous to describe The Sandwich Man as a cinematic classic. Most notably (to us anyway) the film opens with a sweeping aerial shot of Silvertown and the surrounding Royal Docks. read more…

Ferry Festival 2017 celebrations

Ferry Festival 2017 celebrations

The Ferry Festival, a much-loved event of the 1970s and 80s for the people of North Woolwich and Silvertown, has been revived with a series of celebrations throughout July, August and September. read more…

Landmark event marks launch of Royal Albert Dock redevelopment

Landmark event marks launch of Royal Albert Dock redevelopment

Construction has started on the £1.7 billion redevelopment of Royal Albert Dock into a European gateway for Asian business. Xu Weiping, CEO and global president of Chinese developer ABP, was joined at a launch event by Greg Hands, Minister of State for International Trade and Minister for London, as well as Mayor of London Sadiq Khan and Chinese Ambassador to the UK Liu Xiaoming. read more…

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