East London Community Band provides relief for those affected most by Covid-19

Rohan is eleven years old and plays the clarinet. ‘I like that there’s different age groups, and we all play together, and hang out afterwards. I miss my friends, and I can’t wait to see them in real life when all this is over. But I’m glad we haven’t stopped our lessons, and we’re still seeing each other.’

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Photos by Harry East

Q&A: Local actor Jennifer Dixon on breaking boundaries in the London theatre scene

‘Sense of community is the soul of this area, Roman Road included. I felt so out of place when I first came to London but Tower Hamlets has been at the root of all my relationships with people of varying ethnicities, races and genders (or lack thereof).’

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